Visa relaxation to attract Chinese investment

Visa relaxation to attract Chinese investment

Outward tourism from China has witnessed massive growth over the past few years. Now this tourism from the massive number of Chinese tourists across the world is fuelling a race to attract Chinese investment and tourism leading to a number of countries relaxing their visas rules for wealthy Chinese tourists. Many countries, including Australia and […]

Vietnam trials e-visa system

Vietnam trials e-visa system

Vietnam has become the latest in a long line of countries that has introduced e-visas to their travel systems.  Many countries have already successfully introduced the e-visa scheme including India, who have introduced partial e-visa systems for tourist and medical travellers. Vietnam has introduced a pilot scheme for the past two years trialling an e-visa […]

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 […]

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 […]

American’s face EU visa rule

American’s face EU visa rule

American citizens travelling to Europe this summer may now have to apply for a visa before travelling. For many years now Americans have enjoyed visa free travel to the European Union and this news will come as a shock to many Americans planning to travel this year. The news comes as a response to actions […]

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 […]

Malaysian travellers to Australia warned over visa scam

Malaysian travellers to Australia warned over visa scam

In a bid to stem the flow of illegal immigrants from Malaysia the Australian High Commission has issued a statement reminding Malaysian citizens to apply and obtain a visa prior to travelling to Australia. Australia is working hard to reduce immigration to the country, or at least allow only those that have the necessary skills to enter […]