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What to know about Australia’s new skill transfer visa

The Australian government has announced a new visa scheme aimed at attracting highly skilled migrants from different countries. According to Sam Hopwood, managing director at immigration consultants Sable International, the new visa will be piloted from 1 July 2018 and is aimed at transferring skills to local workers, in a bid to help grow Australian … Continue reading

Study-in-Belarus mobile app processes admission in 60 seconds

Budapest — October 2016 — Goziex Tech today released the Study in Budapest Mobile App and Study in Europe BETA app, the world’s first university admission and travel assistance apps. The Nigerian technology company has added a fast, easy navigation and a tuition based university and course search for international students seeking to study abroad … Continue reading

Turkey to begin issuance of biometric passport

Turkey will begin issuing new biometric passports in November in a bid to fulfill one of the remaining criteria required by the European Union to grant a visa waiver to Turkish citizens as part of March 18 deal between Ankara and Brussels, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Oct. 31. The new passports will contain microchips … Continue reading

House Republican lawmakers seek $120M to bolster visa scrutiny

House Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation intended to bolster the scrutiny of people entering this country. It’s impetus is last year’s terrorist attack by a married couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. and wounded 22. But the bill’s provisions will affect all visas, including the H-1B. The legislation, submitted Thursday and led … Continue reading

Major security loopholes discovered in US visa data system

A crucial State Department database used to vet travelers to and from the US has gaps in its security that cyber defense experts think could have allowed hackers to either alter or steal visa information, said anreport. “We are, and have been, working continuously… to detect and close any possible vulnerability,” State Department spokesman John … Continue reading

Gabon adopts Gemalto to facilitate integrated border and visa management system

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Feb. 2, 2016 — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected as end-to-end solution provider by Gabon’s Department of Homeland Security DGDI* to supply and implement a fully integrated border and visa management system . The new scheme will strengthen national security, improve operational efficiency and … Continue reading

German government launches New Smartphone App to help asylum seekers integrate

The German government has launched a new smartphone app to help asylum seekers integrate in their new country. Known as Ankommen (“Arrive”), the Android app is available for free on the Google Play Store , and will launch on iOS soon, according to its website. Ankommen was jointly developed by the Federal Office for Migration … Continue reading

Germany approves issuance of ID cards to Migrants

BERLIN—Germany’s cabinet approved plans to issue asylum seekers a unified identity card linked to a centralized data system in bid to keep better track of who is entering the country. According to a draft law presented Wednesday, asylum seekers as of early next year will be issued one ID card containing all the information relevant … Continue reading

Australia proposes passport change to cloud-based passport

The night before any international flight, I’m guaranteed to wake up at least 17 times, terrified that I’m going to forget or lose my passport at some point between my front door and the departure gate. Then, for the duration of the trip, I worry that it will somehow disappear from the drawer where I … Continue reading

USCIS proposed Electronic Immigration System to cost six times more

An online tool to “create, manage and track” immigration applications has been delayed for nearly a decade and is estimated to cost $3.1 billion – more than six times the original prediction. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began developing the Electronic Immigration System, or ELIS , more than 10 years ago to digitize the immigration … Continue reading

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