U.S. EB-5 Visa Comes Under Fire

U.S. EB-5 Visa Comes Under Fire

With all the talk for now being on the changes to the H1-B visa class in the USA attention has been drawn away from possible changes to other via categories. In particular, the EB-5 visa often referred to the ‘golden ticket visa’ is under scrutiny. Many have been calling for an end, or at least […]

Kuwait lift visa ban on Pakistani residents

Kuwait lift visa ban on Pakistani residents

The government of Kuwait has announced that it is to life a ban on visas for residents of Pakistan.  The ban has been in place for the past six years and has caused difficulties for the two countries in terms of investment, trade and immigration.  At a meeting between the two prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Mubarak […]

UK five year post-Brexit visa planned

UK five year post-Brexit visa planned

The implications of the Brexit vote last year have left the world wondering how the vote and subsequent exit from Europe will affect the immigration situation in the UK. Much uncertainty surrounds who will be allowed to stay in the UK and who will be granted visas to enter and work in the country.  There […]

Premium Investor Scheme introduced in Australia

Premium Investor Scheme introduced in Australia

In a bid to attract foreign investment it has been the policy of both Australia and New Zealand to allow wealthy entrepreneurs gain visas in exchange for large investment.  Australia has for some year had what has been dubbed the ‘golden visa’ which allows those investing over AUS$5m to gain permanent residency. The visas were […]

India ask Canada to relax visa rules for short term visas

India ask Canada to relax visa rules for short term visas

  There has been much talk about the impact of the changes to the H-1B visa in the United States on the Indian tech sector.  Proposed changes to the visa class, and the already announced changes are expected to heavily impact the tech sector and concerns have been raised by the government of India in […]

No visas for fast food workers in Australia

No visas for fast food workers in Australia

The government of Australia has announced that it will be cracking down on the issuing of 457 visas for the fast food industry.  There has been huge political debate surrounding immigration over the past few years and the Australian government is under huge pressure to tighten visa regulations and immigration into the country.  This announcement […]

More restriction for H-1B visa applicants

More restriction for H-1B visa applicants

The US Government has suspended fast track visa applications for its H-1B visas. This comes in the wake of a huge amount of uncertainty surrounding the future of the H-1B visa category following the election of Donald Trump last year. It is still unclear how H-1B visas will be affected by the Trump administration but […]

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Increasingly tight visa restrictions on Indonesian students wanting to study in Australia have come under criticism from the Indonesian government. Currently in trade and cooperation talks the Australian and Indonesian governments are working on ways to increase cooperation between the two countries and relaxed visa regulations is part of this discussion. Currently Indonesians wanting to […]

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