Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between New Zealand and South African which has been in place for over a decade has officially come to an end for travellers in both directions. The New Zealand High Commission announced in September that they were to reintroduce visa requirements for all South African travellers travelling to New Zealand. South Africa […]

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 […]

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India has gone one step further to liberalising travel between India and Afghanistan in a bid to ‘boost people-to-people ties”.  Visa policy has been eased to make it easier for Afghans to visit India. The length of a tourist visa has been extended to a year with a continuous stay allowance increased from 30 days […]

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

In a major setback for Indians travelling to Hong Kong, Hong Kong has taken the surprise step of withdrawing the visa free travel arrangements between the two countries.  From now on Indians will have to complete a pre-arrival registration before travelling to Hong Kong. “The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January […]

Australia Announce New Framework for Temporary Work Visa

Australia Announce New Framework for Temporary Work Visa

Further visa changes for entry to Australia have been announced.  A new outline for temporary work visas came into effect late 2016. This has culminated in the scrapping of some visa subclasses, and the introduction of a two new subclasses. There have also been changes to sponsorship arrangements announced at the same time. The Training and Research Subclass is […]

Concern in Indian IT Sector over H-1B Visa Changes

Concern in Indian IT Sector over H-1B Visa Changes

There is a growing concern in India over a United States bill which has been introduced to reduce the number of skilled workers travelling the United States to work.  Indian citizens currently received 85% of H1-B visas mostly coming from the IT sector.  Recently put before to the United States House of Representatives  the H-1B visa changes […]