Hopes for Extra US Visas for Irish people Hit by setback

Hopes for Extra US Visas for Irish people Hit by setback

Hopes for the introduction of the US E3 Visa for citizens of Ireland has met a setback as Congress decided against voting on the bill this week as earlier expected. Note though, that Australia, being the only country that the visa is available to, has raised some concerns over Ireland’s proposed bill of taking up […]

Thailand Waives Visa Fees to Attract Indian Tourists

Thailand Waives Visa Fees to Attract Indian Tourists

Thailand is likely going to be a popular Indian destination for this December. To attract more Indian tourists this year, Thailand waived its visa-on-arrival fees for. This visa free-travel will be valid from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Thailand took this step in a bid to improve the inflow of travellers in the […]

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

The H-1B Visa is designed to give companies in the US the opportunity to hire foreigners who are experts in speciality occupations that need technical or even theoretical competence. It is a non-immigrant visa and most tech companies in the US leverage it and its provisions to employ tens of thousands of employees every year […]

The UAE Extends Deadline for Visa-Amnesty

The UAE Extends Deadline for Visa-Amnesty

Since August this year, the UAE has been running a visa amnesty program which allows immigrants in the country whose visas have expired to update their visa standing with the government and take either of the two options of going home or officially extending their visa without fear of any consequences. This amnesty scheme was […]

Canada’s New Policy Affects Nigerian Immigrants

Canada’s New Policy Affects Nigerian Immigrants

Nigerians make up a significant percentage of the thousands of people who cross into Canada from the United States seeking asylum. Since January 2017, there have been over 7,600 Nigerians who have entered Canada from the US. The trend started increasing at an alarming rate so much that the Canada government became so worried about […]

Ukraine Issues Over 3,670 Visas To Nigerians

Ukraine has issued over 3,700 visas to applicants from Nigeria over the last two years. This statement was made in Abuja by Dr. ValeriiAlesandruk, the Ukrainian ambassador to Nigeria. According to him, the number of Nigerians who were successful in getting the Ukrainian visa rose by 45% in 2018. In 2017, only 1642 Nigerian applicants […]

Japan to Offer E-Visa to Tourists Starting 2020

Japan to Offer E-Visa to Tourists Starting 2020

The government of Japan recently announced its plan to introduce an online system for processing electronic visas for tourists come 2020, before the starting of the Tokyo Olympics.   The government intends to meet its goal of having up to 60 million tourists visiting the country every year by 2030. So by introducing the electronic […]

Foreign spouses of Indians now eligible for OCI card

Foreign spouses of Indians now eligible for OCI card

The Home Ministry of India has announced a news on Tuesday that the spouses of Indian citizens, who belongs to foreign origin are now eligible for obtaining the OCI card. The OCI card (Overseas Citizen of India) is a multi-purpose visa which grants permission to enter and exit India at will. OCI card has a […]

UAE Reviews Visa Rules for Divorcees and Widows

UAE Reviews Visa Rules for Divorcees and Widows

UAE’s recently-reviewed visa rule allows widows and female divorcees to extend the validity of their visa for up to a year. Concerned applicants can submit their application at the GDRFA short for, General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs Center, Dubai. The cabinet of UAE has recently been enacting new reforms which directly affected many […]

The US to Review Occupations for the H-1B Visa

The US to Review Occupations for the H-1B Visa

In the coming three months, immigrant workers in the US with their spouses are going to be in very critical times. In the 2018 Unified Fall Agenda of the Department of Homeland Security (DHA), the US government will be reviewing the meaning of “specialty occupation” come January 2019. This specialty occupation is a requirement for […]