Australia and New Zealand eyeing new visa agreements with UK post Brexit

Australia and New Zealand eyeing new visa agreements with UK post Brexit

The hunt for new trade deals for the UK following Brexit is leading to the governments of Australia and New Zealand to use their bargaining power to increase cooperation for the movement of people between the UK and their countries. The Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer has said that he will be […]

Georgia citizens gain visa free travel to the EU

Georgia citizens gain visa free travel to  the EU

  The long running efforts to secure visa free travel to the European Union for Georgian citizens received a boost. The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to allow citizens of Georgia visa free travel to thirty European Union countries.  The news was greeted with national festivities in Georgia. The policy was voted in with 553 votes […]

International student visas subject to huge restriction

International student visas subject to huge restriction

A report published in The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom today has revealed that the government is considering cutting international students attending UK universities by up to 50%. Following a promised by home secretary Amber Rudd recently that there would be crack down on international student numbers university sources have said that they have […]

Irish/United States J1 visa arrangements to continue

Irish/United States J1 visa arrangements to continue

Further to the much discussed migrant crackdown reported by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign there has been concern over the future of migrants to the United States across the world.  One group have had their fears allayed with the announcement that the J1 visa scheme which allows citizens of the Republic of Ireland travel […]

Visa free Travel to EU for Ukrainian Citizens

Visa free Travel to EU for Ukrainian Citizens

Long awaited visa free travel to the European Union for Ukrainian citizen was announced this week by European Council President Donald Tusk.  He announced that Ukraine had worked hard to meet the standards that were set for the process to go ahead and that in the next few weeks European Union officials would be working […]

Further Turkey EU stalemate on Visa Free Travel

The latest reports on the long standing discussions on visa free travel between Turkey and the European Union suggest that there will be no agreement between the two bodies by 2017. The European Parliaments Vice President Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said this week that visa free travel for Turkish citizens by 2017 are ‘unlikely’.   The Vice […]