Britian to relax visas for Middle East citizens

Britian to relax visas for Middle East citizens

Recently becoming the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council Theresa May has been discussion with Gulf states in an attempt to secure trade deals with the Gulf states post Brexit. Despite concerns in the United Kingdom over human rights abuses in many of the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia the British government […]

Tighter restrictions for Indians travelling to Hong Kong

Tighter restrictions for Indians travelling to Hong Kong

Hong Kong has revised the entry requirements for Indian visitors and announced that that they will now be required to “successfully complete online pre-arrival registration” before visiting Hong Kong visa-free. The regulations come into force in January 2017.  The change announced by the government is in response to the large number of asylum seekers from India.  At present it […]

New Zealand calls for stricter residency Visa rules

New Zealand calls for stricter residency Visa rules

New Zealand is currently in the grip of sweeping immigration reforms as the government attempts to quell the criticism surrounding the attraction of the ‘wrong’ type of migrant to the country. The government has been facing internal criticism, from politician and the press, that the surge in international students is lowering the skills level of […]

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 […]

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

Recent bilateral meetings held between two leaders – the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Delhi have resulted in four deals between the two countries. These include cyberspace, investments and crucially visa arrangements between the two countries. The new regulations announced allow holders […]