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U.S. Embassy warns visa lottery applicants of being scammed

THE US Embassy has cautioned applicants of visas through Diversity Visa Programme (DV- 2018) to avoid middlemen who ask for money in exchange for help to get the document. As the embassy announced the opening of this year’s entry submission for DV programme whereby people participate in lottery for winning the visa, the embassy stated … Continue reading

Indians remains highest beneficiary of H-1B and L-1 visas

During the August 2016 visit to India, Michele Bond, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs revealed that despite a hike in USCIS H-1B and L-1 visa fees on December 19, 2015, Indian nationals remain the highest beneficiary of these non-immigrant visa categories. According to Bond, India accounts for 70% of H-1B visas … Continue reading

Why Leandro Silva gambled with his career for U.S. work visa

Brazilian lightweight Leandro Silva only had one win in four UFC fights when he decided to move to the United States for better opportunities — and he saw a short-notice fight with welterweight Lewis Gonzalez as the perfect chance to get a work visa. He gambled with his career, and won. “I decided to move … Continue reading

What you need to know about Canadian skilled visa!

Canada is considered one of the most loved places in the world to live and work. The country has managed to attract a great number of migrants every year, who wish to work and settle in Canada permanently. Canada has been facing a skilled shortage with its economy that strives to attract skilled professionals. This … Continue reading

International students on F-1 can now work three years, legal fights continue

The federal government this month officially extended the length of time someone with a STEM degree can work on a student F-1 visa from 29 months to three years. Students are eligible to work on their F-1 visa for one year under the government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. But in 2008, near the end … Continue reading

Jobs now harder to get in Australia

The number of job advertisements in Australia fell last month, suggesting that the steep deceleration in job growth seen in recent months is likely to last for some time yet. According to the latest ANZ job ads survey, the number of job advertisements fell by 0.8% to 153,873 in April after seasonal adjustments, leaving the … Continue reading

Indian-American couple charged with H-1B visa fraud

An Indian-American couple has been convicted on charges of H-1B visa fraud and will face up to 30 years imprisonment, the Department of Justice has said. Raju Kosuri, 44, and his wife Smriti Jharia, 45, of Ashburn, along with four co-conspirators fraudulently applied for more than 800 illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program. … Continue reading

Japan seeks more foreign workers to bridge rapidly ageing population gap

Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly ageing population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an “immigration policy”. Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where conservatives prize cultural homogeneity and politicians fear losing votes from workers worried about losing jobs. But a tight labor market … Continue reading

How to apply for a German work visa

The job market in Germany Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU at just 6.4 percent (www.destatis.de December 2014) and in some parts of southern Germany, such as Bavaria (where you’ll find Munich), the unemployment rate is significantly lower. A study by the German Federal Institution for Population Research showed that … Continue reading

NZ work visa changes will pave way for Kiwi job-seekers first – Minister

The Government says new changes to work visa rules will make it easier for New Zealanders to get low-skilled jobs. Employers applying to hire foreign workers for low-skilled jobs must now check with Work and Income to make sure there are no New Zealanders available to do the job. The rules apply to cases of … Continue reading

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