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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

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

No more issuance of Nigerian international passport without NIN – Immigration

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that international passport will no longer be issued to those who do not have national identity card number. The NIS comptroller general, Mohammed Babandede, disclosed this on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 4th annual meeting of the ID4Africa movement hosted by the National Identity Management Commission … Continue reading

France passes tough asylum law

The French National Assembly has passed a tough new immigration law that tightens the rules around asylum. The bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained, and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally. President Emmanuel Macron’s governing centrist party says the bill will speed up … Continue reading

Brits to pay €7 after Brexit

Brit holidaymakers will also have to provide personal details and their criminal history as well as paying the €7 fee BRITS will have to pay €7 (£6) if they want to go on holiday in the EU after Brexit. The plans on cross-border travel were signed off by EU ambassadors yesterday – sparking anger among … Continue reading

California signs protection law for illegal immigrants in U.S.

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law protections for some 2.3 million immigrants living in the US illegally. The Trump administration warned against the first-of-its-kind law, but the trendsetting state may have a national impact. Beginning in January, Senate Bill 54 , dubbed the California Values Act, will prohibit local law enforcement from asking … Continue reading

Kenyan MPs excluded from travel clearance – Kihalangwa,

Director of Immigration Gordon Kihalangwa has denied claims that MPs have been asked to produce travel clearances at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport whenever they are travelling out of the country. Mr Kihalangwa, in a letter to National Assembly Clerk Mr Michael Sialai said his office is cognizant of the separation of powers between the … Continue reading

New visa curbs to affect Non-EU nations from April 6

Cost of application for Tier 2 visas will increase because of measure intended to reduce Britain’s perceived dependence on non-EU workers. A series of new visa restrictions that will affect Indian and other non-EU countries come into effect from April 6, including an ‘immigration skills charge’ of £1000 per year, higher salary thresholds and a … Continue reading

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