Australia’s Citizenship Requirements Might Be Changed in 2019

Australia’s Citizenship Requirements Might Be Changed in 2019

The government of Australia announced its intention to overturn the country’s citizenship law in April 2017 when it proposed to have a standalone test on the English language as well as a lengthened waiting period for holders of the permanent residence permit before they would be able to apply for citizenship. The proposal met such […]

Farmers to Make Inputs to Work Visa in New Zealand

Farmers to Make Inputs to Work Visa in New Zealand

Farmers in Southland have been urged to make inputs about ways to lighten the process for migrants to get work visas to address the shortage of labor in the region. Southland had been dubbed the area with the worst effect of the labor shortage in New Zealand by top immigration experts. The floor was thrown […]

Australia’s Crucial Immigration Changes for 2019

Australia’s Crucial Immigration Changes for 2019

For 2019, Australia’s immigration system comes with lots of changes for visa rules and procedures. These include: International students must provide over $20,000 as show money Students are now required to provide evidence of funds which must be about $20,290. For students who have a spouse or a partner, the new rules need them to […]

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

Kollol Das, an engineer from Bangalore, was in August this year, contemplating which of his two employment offers to go for. Das has years of experience in the mobile industry and got two job offers from two companies in the US and Canada respectively. His job offer from the US came from a startup in […]

South Africa Plans to Attract More Tourists in 2019

South Africa Plans to Attract More Tourists in 2019

Darek Hanekom, South Africa’s Minister for Tourism, is confident things will look up for the country’s tourism sector by 2019 seeing as the drought in Cape Town has stopped and some of the country’s travel rules that restricted minors have been relaxed for some countries. These two factors will account for the stalled growth in […]

Canada Extends its Biometric Rule to More Countries

Canada Extends its Biometric Rule to More Countries

With effect from December 31, 2018, Canada’s newly-introduced biometric — being the fingerprint and photo — requirement, will be extended to countries in the Americas, Asia, and the Asia Pacific. This project started in late July when Canada introduced the biometric program to citizens of European, African and Middle Eastern countries. The introduction of the […]

Germany Eases Visa Rules for Non-EU Skilled Workers

Germany Eases Visa Rules for Non-EU Skilled Workers

The cabinet of Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, approved a new visa rule which will still need the approval of parliament by next year possibly with some amendments. The country’s Minister for Economy, Peter Altmaier, called the day of the cabinet’s decision, a “historic day” as it marked the day Germany’s first immigration law was made. […]

65 US Universities Fight Against Trump’s Student Visa Changes

65 US Universities Fight Against Trump’s Student Visa Changes

Up to 65 universities in the US of which Harvard and MIT are included, have taken the Trump administration to court over its new strict visa policy for international students. These universities warn that the newly introduced “backdating rule” will boomerang on the higher education system in the US. The Trump administration announced these new […]

US Visa Changes and its Impact on UK Citizens

US Visa Changes and its Impact on UK Citizens

Recent changes made by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the regulations for the US visa, implies that Brits who want to visit the US would no longer be able to apply for and get their ESTA on the spot. These changes apply to both business travelers and tourists from Britain who want […]

UK Relaxes Its Visa Process for Work Visas

UK Relaxes Its Visa Process for Work Visas

According to a white paper released by the UK government, the processing of work visas will take an easier route for skilled applicants who wish to work in the UK. The new visa regulations will come into effect by 2020. All non-European workers will no longer be placed under yearly immigration caps before they can […]