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Trump plans an overhaul of U.S. policies on H1-B visa holders

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration is planning an overhaul of U.S. policies for specialty visa holders from other countries working in the United States. “H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a … Continue reading

Canada to reopen parent and Grandparents immigration program on January 28

IRCC will resume first-in, first-served approach to processing expressions of interest Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen to interested sponsors beginning on January 28, the federal government announced today. The program, known as the PGP, allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian … Continue reading

Why you should be more careful when applying for U.S. Visa

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has come out with a new policy under which it is free to reject a visa application for errors and missing documents. The new policy will affect almost all immigration applications, petitions and requests, including H-1B visas and Green Card applications. “This policy is intended to discourage frivolous or substantially … Continue reading

Work in Belgium

Before leaving Before leaving for Belgium, you should go through certain formalities. Depending on your country of origin, some may not be necessary. – You must have a valid passport issued by your country of origin (for citizens of some countries, an identity card will suffice). – You must have a visa if you need … Continue reading

Asylum seekers living in limbo in Germany

Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany are living in limbo because of a confusing asylum process. More than 166,000 have been denied asylum but are temporarily allowed to remain. Al Jazeera spoke to a Kurdish asylum seeker , who said he cannot do much with the temporary status, as he is not able to … Continue reading

Philippines revokes visa for Australian missionary

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ immigration bureau has revoked the missionary visa of Australian Sister Patricia Fox over her alleged involvement in “partisan political activities.” Ucanews.com reported that a statement released by the bureau April 25 said the 71-year-old nun, who was arrested April 16 and detained overnight, had been ordered to leave the country … Continue reading

Many men are issued essential skills visa than women

More than twice as many men are granted the ‘essential skills’ visa to work in New Zealand than women are, statistics reveal. Last year, Immigration New Zealand granted almost 33,000 essential skills work visas to foreigners, Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment figures show. The majority, 23,693 of the visas, were granted to men. Women … Continue reading

Foreign investors still interested in Canada except Oil and Gas

Outside of oil and gas, foreign investors haven’t given up on the Canadian economy. That’s the takeaway from detailed industry data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada that showed the sharp slowdown in foreign capital inflows last year was energy-related. The stock of foreign direct investment, including debt, in Canada outside oil and gas rose 4.7 … Continue reading

Government to establish a digital register for foreign workers in Kenya – Audit Report

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has given a number of directives on the operations of the Immigration Department and the Police Service following his 60-day ultimatum on regularisation of work permits for foreigners. Speaking during a recent meeting in Mombasa, the CS emphasised the need to have more strict processes for approval of permit applications. He … Continue reading

Wealthy Chinese migrants snubs Australian golden ticket visa

Australia’s controversial significant investor visa – the so-called “golden ticket” visa aimed at Chinese investors who invest $5m in Australia – is being snubbed by wealthy migrants, with applications at their lowest levels. A Productivity Commission report in 2016 said the program should be scrapped, suggesting it was prone to rorting and money laundering, and … Continue reading

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