Monday, 11 March 2013

Australia Investor Migration : Why Invest in Australia by Austrade

Australia Investor  Migration : Why Invest in Australia by Austrade

Check this video created by the Australia Trade Commission.

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Great simple video to learn.

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Australia Skilled Migration - Australia Mining Myths

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US Investor MIGRATION : EB5 Immigrants Investor VISA

US Investor MIGRATION : What is EB5 Immigrants Investor VISA?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  administers the Immigrant Investor Program, 
also known as “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job 
creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

  • Established after Nov. 29, 1990, or
  • Established on or before Nov. 29, 1990, that is:
  • 1. Purchased and the existing business is restructured or reorganized in such a way that a new commercial enterprise results, or
  • 2. Expanded through the investment so that a 40-percent increase in the net worth or number of employees occurs
  • A sole proprietorship
  • Partnership (whether limited or general)
  • Holding company
  • Joint venture
  • Corporation
  • Business trust or other entity, which may be publicly or privately owned

All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise, which is a commercial enterprise:
Commercial enterprise means any for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of lawful business including, but not limited to:
This definition includes a commercial enterprise consisting of a holding company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, provided that each such subsidiary is engaged in a for-profit activity formed for the ongoing conduct of a lawful business. Read more here....

US Investor MIGRATION : What are the requirements? 

1. Job Creation
2. Capital Investment 

Job Creation 
  • Create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years (or under certain circumstances, within a reasonable time after the two-year period) of the immigrant investor’s admission to the United States as a Conditional Permanent Resident.
  • Create or preserve either direct or indirect jobs:
  • Direct jobs are actual identifiable jobs for qualified employees located within the commercial enterprise into which the EB-5 investor has directly invested his or her capital.
  • Indirect jobs are those jobs shown to have been created collaterally or as a result of capital invested in a commercial enterprise affiliated with a regional center by an EB-5 investor. A foreign investor may only use the indirect job calculation if affiliated with a regional center.
Note: Investors may only be credited with preserving jobs in a troubled business.troubled business is an enterprise that has been in existence for at least two years and has incurred a net loss during the 12- or 24-month period prior to the priority date on the immigrant investor’s Form I-526. The loss for this period must be at least 20 percent of the troubled business’ net worth prior to the loss. For purposes of determining whether the troubled business has been in existence for two years, successors in interest to the troubled business will be deemed to have been in existence for the same period of time as the business they succeeded. 
qualified employee is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or other immigrant authorized to work in the United States. The individual may be a conditional resident, an asylee, a refugee, or a person residing in the United States under suspension of deportation. This definition does not include the immigrant investor; his or her spouse, sons, or daughters; or any foreign national in any nonimmigrant status (such as an H-1B visa holder) or who is not authorized to work in the United States. 
Full-time employment means employment of a qualifying employee by the new commercial enterprise in a position that requires a minimum of 35 working hours per week. In the case of the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, "full-time employment" also means employment of a qualifying employee in a position that has been created indirectly from investments associated with the Pilot Program. 
job-sharing arrangement whereby two or more qualifying employees share a full-time position will count as full-time employment provided the hourly requirement per week is met. This definition does not include combinations of part-time positions or full-time equivalents even if, when combined, the positions meet the hourly requirement per week. The position must be permanent, full-time and constant. The two qualified employees sharing the job must be permanent and share the associated benefits normally related to any permanent, full-time position, including payment of both workman’s compensation and unemployment premiums for the position by the employer. Read more here...
Capital Investment  
Capital means cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, cash equivalents and indebtedness secured by assets owned by the alien entrepreneur, provided that the alien entrepreneur is personally and primarily liable and that the assets of the new commercial enterprise upon which the petition is based are not used to secure any of the indebtedness. All capital shall be valued at fair-market value in United States dollars. Assets acquired, directly or indirectly, by unlawful means (such as criminal activities) shall not be considered capital for the purposes of section 203(b)(5) of the Act.
Note: Investment capital cannot be borrowed.
Required minimum investments are:

  • General. The minimum qualifying investment in the United States is $1 million.
  • Targeted Employment Area (High Unemployment or Rural Area). The minimum qualifying investment either within a high-unemployment area or rural area in the United States is $500,000.

targeted employment area is an area that, at the time of investment, is a rural area or an area experiencing unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average rate.
rural area is any area outside a metropolitan statistical area (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or outside the boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more according to the decennial census. Read more here...
Here' you go, now you know what is EB5 Immigration Investor Visa.

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

US Migration : Top 7 Myth and Facts about Immigration in the United States

Hi there everyone and a very good evening to all my readers.

Today we will cover a slightly different topic all together. Migration Avenue a professional registered migration consultant agency in Malaysia specialize in consultation, providing up to date, accurate migration services in the area of Australia Migration, and USA migration program.

Randel K. Johnson the Senior Vice President Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits said that "Despite the numerous studies and carefully detailed statistical reports outlining the positive effects of immigration, there is a great deal of misinformation about the impact of immigration. It is critical that policymakers and the public are educated about the facts behind these fallacies."(

Here's today topic

US Migration : Top 7 Myths and Facts about Immigration in the United States

The Chamber's Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division has prepared a total of seven most common myths about immigrants to the country. The 7 myths are Job, Wages, Population, Taxes, Welfare, Integration and Crime. 

US Migration : #1 Myths and Facts about Jobs 

Myth : 

Every job filled by an immigrant – especially an illegal immigrant – is
a job that could be filled by an unemployed American.


Immigrants typically do not compete for jobs with native-born workers
and immigrants create jobs as entrepreneurs, consumers, and taxpayers.

US Migration : #2 Myths and Facts about Wages

Myth : 
Immigrants drive down the wages of American workers.

Facts : 
Immigrants give a slight boost to the wages of most Americans by increasing their productivity and stimulating investment.

US Migration : #3 Myths and Facts about Population 

Myth : 
Immigrants will “over-populate” the United States

Facts : 
Immigrants will replenish the U.S. labor force as the Baby 
Boomers retire.

US Migration : #4 Myths and Facts about Taxes

Undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes.

Undocumented immigrants pay 
billions of dollars in taxes each 
year, often for benefits they will 
never receive.

US Migration : #5 Myths and Facts about Welfare

Immigrants come to the United States for welfare benefits.

Facts : 
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal public
benefit programs, and legal immigrants face stringent eligibility restrictions.

US Migration : #6 Myths and Facts about Integration

Myth : 
Today’s immigrants are not assimilating into U.S. society.

Facts :
Today’s immigrants are buying homes and becoming U.S. citizens.

US Migration : #7 Myths and Facts about Crime

Myth :
Immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than U.S. natives.

Immigration does not cause crimes rate to rise and immigrants have lower
incarceration rates than native-born Americans.

For the full version of the report, please click here to download it. 

Hope you enjoy reading this simple post. Acknowledge that all information was taken from the US Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Celebrating International Women's Day

Today 8 March 2013 marks the day we celebrate International Women's Day.

A little history of Women's Day.
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.
1910n 1910 
a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.
Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events. 1911 also saw women's 'Bread and Roses' campaign.

On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Wommen's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
1918 - 1999 
Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 
was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.
2000 and beyond 
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers. Read More Here....

Here's also another Video talking about Celebrating International Women's day.

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

USA Investor Migration Program : All about Investing in USA

USA Investor Migration Program : All about Investing in USA 

Hi there everyone. Here's a short post about Investing in USA.

Many people ask why invest in USA?

Well here's some information for companies in Malaysia looking to invest in USA. 

1. The United States is a market without parallel. 
2. The United States has a productive, ready workforce.  
3. The United States is business and investment friendly  
4. The United States is the world’s center for innovation.(Read more here:
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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Migrate to Australia: Australia's health SHINES

Migrate to Australia: Australia's health SHINES

Part of the reason why people invest in Australia is because of its excellent quality lifestyle.
My previous blog Why Invest in Australia ? EXCELLENT QUALITY OF LIFE talks about it.

Today on, it is found that Australia has ranked best in the world for mortality and life expectancy rates.

Check this article below, 

BRITONS are among the unhealthiest people in Western Europe, says a UK study which has ranked Australia as the highest performer in two health categories. 
Using data collected for the Global Burden of Diseases project, international researchers analysed rates of sickness and death from 1990 to 2010. 
Australia ranked No. 1 for mortality rate and No. 1 for life expectancy compared with the US, Canada, the UK and the European Union. 
However, experts described the UK's results as "startling" and said Britain was failing to address underlying health risks in its population, including rising rates of high blood pressure, obesity and drug and alcohol abuse. 
"It's incredibly surprising," said Dr Christopher Murray, who studies health metrics at the University of Washington in Seattle and is the lead author of the latest report.
"We all think of the UK as having a great health system and as one of the most sophisticated medical research communities in the world." 
"Nobody would have really expected that the UK would be toward the bottom."
Murray and colleagues said there was virtually no change in the rate of premature deaths among British adults aged 20 to 54 but found a spike in deaths caused by drug and alcohol abuse for that age group. 
Cirrhosis, or liver disease often linked to alcohol consumption, has jumped by more than 65 per cent in Britain in the last two decades, prompting a recent government proposal to crack down on cheap drinks by setting minimum prices.
As in most Western nations, heart disease, stroke and cancer were the leading killers.
Heart disease remains Australia's biggest killer but it led to 32 per cent fewer deaths in 2010 than it did in 1990, the research found. 
Alzheimers, however, has rocketed up the rankings, jumping from 26th place as a cause of premature death in Australians in 1990 to ninth in 2010. 
Lung cancer has replaced stroke as Australia's second biggest killer, while road injury deaths have dropped 40 per cent. 
The research was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published online in the UK journal Lancet.  Read more:
 Dr Christopher Murray was incredibly surprise because people often think that UK has the greatest health care system and sophisticated medical research communities in the world. Nobody expected that UK will be at the bottom when it comes to healthcare.

Among the reason why UK's health is going down is because of failure to identify health risk among the population including, high blood pressure, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse.

With the advance technology and modern healthcare system, Australia's health shine today.

So here's an overview of Australia's health today.

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Investor Migration Program in Australia - Invest in Tourism

Invest in the Tourism Industry - The benefits of it

According to Australia Trade Commission Tourism Australia, Australia's tourism industry is the eight largest tourism market in the world and a major destination for business investment. Australia offers a secure and stable environment for tourism investors.

Today we will discuss on the benefits of investing in Austrlia Tourism industry.

Invest in the Tourism Industry - A Wealth of Tourism Investment Opportunities

Let us look at some facts and figure :
The Australian tourism industry encompasses almost 280,000 enterprises across a range of sectors including short-term accommodation, luxury resorts, theme parks, casinos, nature retreats, travel agents, transport companies and retail and education providers. 
Tourism is Australia’s largest services export, contributing A$35 billion to GDP. Read more here....
We see the tourism industry contributing a large amount to t he GDP which is A$35billion.

We further see that Australia is set apart by its vast landscapes and nature based tourism offerings, blending in with friendly, tolerant and culturally diverse population.

Australia is set apart by its vast landscapes and nature-based tourism offerings, indigenous culture and heritage,  sophisticated cities and regions, and a friendly, tolerant and culturally diverse population. Supported by highly efficient and inter-connected tourism infrastructure, Australia offers investment opportunities across a wide range of tourism products and facilities. 

Invest in the Tourism Industry- Strategic location 

Because of it's strategic location to Asia market, there are significant tourism growth and investment opportunities available. 

Australia’s proximity to expanding Asian markets presents significant tourism growth and investment opportunities. Asia is expected to contribute more than half of the projected growth in international visitation to Australia over the next decade and the Australian market is expected to sustain growth from New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. Read more here....

Invest in the Tourism Industry - Strong domestic market 

Australia alone takes about 70 millions overnight trips and spend A$43 billion with Australia each year. See how strong their domestic market is? 

Australians are enthusiastic holiday-makers in their own country, taking about 70 million overnight trips and spending A$43 billion within Australia each year.  Domestic tourism spend continues to underpin the tourism sector, accounting for 62 per cent of total tourism consumption. Read more here....

Invest in the Tourism Industry - A secure and stable environment to do business

Two consecutive years, Rank number 2 the world's second most resilient economy. 
Australia’s economy continues to perform solidly, building upon 20 consecutive years of growth. For two consecutive years, Australia has ranked as the world’s second most resilient economy.  At the beginning of 2012, Australia was one of only 14 countries to retain a Triple-A long-term foreign currency credit rating for sovereign bonds. Read more here....

So here are some reason why you should consider investing in Australia's industry. Information given above were taken from the Australia Trade Commission Tourism Australia. 

So if you are keen to invest in Australia, and looking for an opportunity to invest, here's the overall highlights of investing in the tourism industry.

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Getting Arrested Because of Harlem Shake

After the Video 'Harlem Shake' went viral, many have started creating their own Harlem Shake parody and posted on Youtube. The Harlem Shake meme was established by 5 teenagers from Queensland Australia registered on Youtube as TheSunnyCoastSkate. 
The Harlem Shake video was a success because it attributed to the anticipation of breakout moment and short length, making them very accessible to watch.

Today it is almost a month since the internet meme Harlem Shake was created. According to BBC, 
The Harlem Shake viral video trend, which has sparked over 100,000 imitations and garnered nearly a billion views, has been going a month. It's been unique in the speed of its spread. (BBC)
Youtube says about the Harlem Shake 

On 2 February, the Harlem Shake video meme was born. By 11 Feb, YouTube claimed there were 4,000 videos being uploaded a day.
Over 700 million people have viewed the videos, YouTube says. More than 100 versions have at least a million views. The most has nearly 40 million.
 The fact that it is short and easy to replicate, with a consistent format, has been central to its success, says Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager. read more here...

 Although we see there are great success in this meme, but lately the meme that people mimic and create their own Harlem Shake version have caused people getting arrested, some of them lose their job because of Harlem Shake.


A mere 30 seconds fun of dancing the Harlem Shake and creating the video has caused 15 miners lose their job in West Australia.

A group of workers from Barminco and Hahn Electrical Contracting were fired for their involvement in a re-enactment of the viral dance craze, the Harlem ShakeRead more: 
Barminco Staff have not only been fired but banned for life according to a dismissal.

Let us hear from the miners about the incident.
"It was 2.30 in the morning and we thought we just had to do something to get us going again," one unnamed worker said.
"Sometimes you lose a bit of momentum at that time of the morning." Read more....

Michigan high school suspends 30 students for Harlem Shake video on YouTube using live bird

  A suburban Detroit high school suspended 30 students for their Harlem Shake video which featured a live bird, the simulation of oral sex and a boy in a President Obama mask. 
Milford High School, in Oakland County’s Highland Township, took the drastic action because they said the boys lied to gain access to the classroom.  
Read more here...

4 Egyptian Students Arrested After Making ‘Harlem Shake’ YouTube Video: ‘A Scandalous Act’

According to the Agence France-Presse:
Egyptian police said Saturday they have arrested four students who filmed themselves publicly dancing in their underwear, as more people around the world emulate a viral dance craze called the “Harlem Shake.” 
The four pharmaceutical students shocked residents of a middle class Cairo neighbourhood when they removed most of their clothes and videotaped themselves performing the pelvis-thrusting dance, a police official said.
The hostile audience tried to assault the students, who are accused of committing “a scandalous act,” the official added. Read more here...
From here, we see although we can mimic the viral video Harlem Shake and do it in your own version. There are several elements to take into consideration like from  the Michigan incident, there were sensitive elements like oral sex, and in Egypt we all know that Egypt has strict public indecency law. 
Be mind full when you mimic the meme Harlem Shake again.

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