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USCIS Fee Changes Take Effect Dec. 23

USCIS reminds applicants and petitioners to pay our new fees with forms postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23, 2016, or we will not be able to accept the filings. We will only accept previous fees if they are postmarked Dec. 22 or earlier. Beginning on Dec. 23, you will no longer have a 14-day grace period to correct a failed fee payment. USCI...
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Australian Immigration launches New Temporary Work Visas from November 2016

Australian immigration has launched a series of new, temporary work visa subclasses. From 19 November, 2016 the following four new visa types have become available: Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa. Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa. Subclass 407 Training Visa. Subclass 408 Temporary A...
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Germany to Scrap Dual Citizen for Children!

Angela Merkel was plunged into a new row over immigration on Wednesday when delegates at her party conference voted to end dual citizenship for the children of immigrants. The German chancellor quickly disowned the decision by her Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), as her coalition partners said they would block it from becoming government ...
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Dying Woman Begs the Immigration to allow her sister travel in order to save her life.

A woman with leukaemia, at the centre of a campaign to allow her donor sister permission to come to the UK, is to undergo a bone marrow transplant. May Brown, 23, from Weymouth, was told her sister Martha Williams in Nigeria was an exact tissue match, but she was refused an entry visa. The Home Office reversed its decision after more than 60,000 ...
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Trump US immigration pledge to deport up to 3 million immigrants including some green card holders

Following his surprise US presidential election victory, President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to deport up to three million immigrants convicted of criminal activities, regardless of whether they are in the US legally or illegally. Trump’s comments came during an interview broadcast on CBS program, “60 minutes.” Many of these immigrants have “gre...
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H-1B and L-1 visa fee fears for Indian IT companies following Trump win

Photo by FarboneNearbone on Flickr Donald Trump’s election as the new US president has sparked fears of H-1B and L-1 visa fee increases among Indian IT companies. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump vowed to curb visas for highly-skilled foreign workers, and threatened to clampdown on businesses who he says transfer jobs to countries with ...
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Arlington woman, in the U.S. illegally, dies at West Texas immigration facility

A British woman who had recently lived Arlington died this week at a federal immigration facility in West Texas. Olubunmi Toyin Joshua, 54, who was in the country illegally, was being held at the Rolling Plains Detention Center in Haskell, about 180 miles west of Dallas. ICE said in a statement that Joshua was found unresponsive Monday night an...
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Canada; Leniency period expires 29th Sept.

eTA leniency period ends September 29, 2016 As of September 30, 2016, visa-exempt foreign travellers will no longer be able to board their flight without an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). On March 15, 2016, Canada introduced a new entry requirement, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying t...
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UK tier 2 Visa Dependants keep their working right

Home » News » UK Immigration News UK Tier 2 Visa Dependants keep right to work in UK 14 April 2016 For concise and recent immigration information watch our news. Edited by Sanwar Ali Written by Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali Fortunately, despite a number of changes to the Tier 2 points-based system for skilled workers, prompted by a r...
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Australia's desperate need for workers

Australia is currently undergoing its largest immigration drive in 40 years, and many foreign workers are tempted to beautiful Australia with promises of shorter working hours, a better climate and a lower cost of living. Most UK trained tradespersons under 45 can obtain a lifetime work and residence visa [without having to have a pre-migration ...
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Hurry up and apply!!! Canadian new immigration policy favours immigrant.

In a news conference today, Québec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil provided the framework of a new immigration policy aimed at attracting immigrants to the Canadian province who are more likely to succeed in the provincial labour market. Ms. Weil stated that this new plan, called 'Together, We Are Québec' (or Ensemble, nous sommes le Québec),...
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UK increase Visa fees

On 26 February 2016, the government announced that its fees increases for visas, immigration and nationality applications and associated premium services will now come into force earlier than expected and will be effective from 18 March 2016. This is earlier than initially reported in our last alert which we sent you on 12 January 2016, as the gove...
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You must earn £35,000 to settle in the UK from April 2016

From 6 April 2016 most Tier 2 visa immigrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must be earning £35,000 or more to qualify for UK indefinite leave to remain (also known as permanent residence), says the Home Office. Theresa May said the new rules will help to reduce the number of non-European Union/EEA nationals and their dependants tha...
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Asylum seekers travelling to UK forced to sleep on freight shed's concrete floor

Hundreds who made journey across Channel, including 381 children, were not provided with clothing, food or hot drinks Hundreds of asylum seekers who made it across the Channel in the early autumn were detained in “wholly unacceptable” conditions in a freight shed with nowhere to sleep other than a concrete floor, an official report has revealed....
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The EU and Turkey say they have agreed the broad principles of a plan to ease the migration crisis.

Under the plan discussed in Brussels, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned. For each Syrian sent back, a Syrian already in Turkey would be resettled in the EU. Turkey would also get extra funding and progress on EU integration. However, the deal has not been finalised and talks will continue ahead of an EU meeting on 17...
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Confirmation of new application and service fees announced by UK Visas and Immigration.

In January, the Home Office introduced legislation to set the maximum amounts it can charge for visa, immigration and nationality applications over the next 4 years. This legislation is now in force. Today, 26 February, the Home Office laid further legislation in Parliament, which will make changes to specific application fees. The new legisl...
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UK Visas and Immigration is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting various categories

The government announced today (29 October), changes to the Immigration Rules. Most of these changes will affect all applications submitted on or after 19 November 2015 unless otherwise stated. The main changes are: Asylum making asylum claims from EU nationals invalid, unless exceptional circumstances apply clarifying the circumstances in ...
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USA; L1 Visa

The United States L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows companies operating both in the US and abroad to transfer certain classes of employee from its foreign operations to the USA operations for up to seven years. The employee must have worked for a subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch office of your US company outside of the US for at ...
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Australian skilled immigration: UK teachers in demand

Approximately one in 17 secondary school teachers and one in 20 primary school teachers in Australia are British-born. According to teacher recruitment agencies, demand for Modern Foreign Language, Mathematics and Science teachers is particularly high. However, restrictions on Australian skilled immigration visas are making it difficult for empl...
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Tier 2 visa dependants should retain UK right to work says report

In response to the Migration Advisory Committee's review of tier 2 immigration, a survey carried out by the Permits Foundation showed overwhelming support for the right of partners of highly skilled workers from outside the European Union to be able to work in the UK. On October 7, the foundation hosted an international press conference at PwC (...
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Tightening of Tier 2 Visa Rules is a 'Threat to London'

Tightening tier 2 visa rules is a massive threat to London's status as a world-leading, global talent hub. That's the view of a top UK business group, who has warned the government that stricter rules for employing foreign workers from outside the EU will have detrimental impact on the UK's capital city to attract international talent. Latest ne...
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May faces clash with cabinet colleagues on foreign students

A damaging cabinet rift has emerged between the home secretary and three senior colleagues, including the chancellor and foreign secretary, over stripping overseas students from the government’s net migration target. Philip Hammond has written to the prime minister asking for foreign students to be removed from the target, while Theresa May insist...
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Irish Immigration instead of UK Immigration

If you are unable to stay in the UK or are considering immigration to an English speaking EU Country it may be worth considering Ireland as an immigration destination. Latest news 02 September 2015 15 September deadline for French start-up visa for entrepreneurs 01 September 2015 Middle East Intervention causes Illegal immigration 26 August 2...
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15 September deadline for French start-up visa for entrepreneurs

Applications from foreign entrepreneurs are now being accepted for the 'Paris French Tech Ticket', a new entrepreneur visa package granting successful applicants a French work visa, a grant of €12,500-€25,000 for each team member, office space in Paris completely free of charge, an English speaking administrative advisor, plus a fast track to a res...
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Tier 2 visa restrictions already having negative effect says IT Leader

Guy Levin, the executive director of Coadec [the Coalition for a Digital Economy] and a former government advisor, says a proposed review of Tier 2 visa rules is already having a negative effect on British businesses. The UK government is planning to review the country's current Tier 2 visa rules and make them even tighter. Levin says: "The prop...
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Tier 2 visa restrictions already having negative effect says IT Leader

Guy Levin, the executive director of Coadec [the Coalition for a Digital Economy] and a former government advisor, says a proposed review of Tier 2 visa rules is already having a negative effect on British businesses. The UK government is planning to review the country's current Tier 2 visa rules and make them even tighter. Levin says: "The prop...
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Court overturns refusal of student loan based on UK immigration status

A school-leaver has successfully overturned a ban on certain immigrants receiving Government backed loans for higher education. The UK Supreme Court found in favour of 20-year-old, Beaurish Tigere who had been refused a student loan, a decision that could potentially pave the way for many other young people living in Britain, to finance their highe...
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IHMS can't locate refugees due to poor Australian immigration records

A combination of poor recording keeping by the Australian Immigration department and bad data management by International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) has resulted in the IHMS being unable to locate asylum seekers under its care. Latest news 17 July 2015 Australian 457 visa applications up 15% 15 July 2015 Russian space agency delegates ...
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Mayor of New York blasts EU immigration policies

The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, blasted EU immigration policies while speaking at an event in the Vatican on 21 July. He believes that the European Union has 'gravely failed Italy' over issues surrounding asylum seekers and immigration. De Blasio, who was at the Vatican to deliver a speech on climate change and human trafficking, sai...
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Tough new UK immigration rules for Tier 4 visa students

More non EU/EEA Tier 4 students International students will be banned from working in the UK while they study. Many Tier 4 students will be forced to leave the country when their studies finish under tough new rules to be outlined next week. There are significant immigration rule changes for Tier 4 students at publicly funded further education coll...
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California will subsidize health care of illegal immigrant children

A recently announced budget deal in California could pave the way for children, living in the USA illegally, to receive state-funded healthcare coverage. California would be the first state in the US to subsidize the healthcare costs of illegal immigrant children. A deal struck between Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would provide c...
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UK Tier 2 Visa Immigrants must earn £35,000 to settle from April 2016

From 6 April 2016 most Tier 2 visa immigrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must be earning £35,000 or more to qualify for UK indefinite leave to remain (also known as permanent residence), says the Home Office. Theresa May said the new rules will help to reduce the number of non-European Union/EEA nationals and their dependants tha...
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New UK Visa system for Chinese visitors announced by Home Secretary

UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, hopes to boost the number of Chinese visitors coming to Britain by introducing a new UK visa scheme. The scheme will enable Chinese nationals, for the first time ever, to apply for European and UK visas in a single process. Latest news 30 June 2015 Landlords to check UK immigration status of tenants 30 June 2015...
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Liz Kendall calls for 'Australian style' points UK immigration system

Britain should emulate Australia's "strict points-based" immigration system, according to UK Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall. It should be mentioned that the UK has had a points based immigration system since 2008. Since 2008 it has become increasingly difficult to meet the requirements of the tier based UK points based system. The Tier 1 G...
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EU Immigration: Migrant Refugee Quota discussed by EU Leaders

EU leaders discussed migrant quotas during talks in Luxembourg on June 16, with EU justice and home affairs ministers meeting to discuss a more even distribution of asylum seekers across the European Union's 28 member states. Latest news 27 March 2015 2014 Sees Biggest Immigration Increase in Germany in Years 05 August 2014 Greek farmers acqui...
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Did You Know? A Green Card Does Not Always Have a Signature

We want you to know that Green Cards (also known as Permanent Resident Cards) do not always include the holder’s signature. In limited cases, we may waive the signature requirement for certain people, such as children under the age of consent or individuals who are physically unable to provide a signature. Since February 2015, we have been waivi...
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H-1B visa employees are crowding out other workers says new study

According to a new study published by researchers from the University of California, Notre Dame University and the US Department of Treasury, H-1B employees are crowding out other workers and new H-1B hires did not lead to an increase in patent applications. The study, titled 'The Effects of High-Skilled Immigration on Firms: Evidence from H-1B ...
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New US L-1B Visa Guidance may reduce visa refusal rate

Barack Obama has announced plans to make doing business in the United States as 'simple and as attractive' as possible by easing the application process for L-1B work visas. The L-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa category which allows international companies to transfer workers with specialised knowledge into the US for up to 5 years, provided they ...
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Immigrants applying from overseas need Biometric Residence Permits

30 April 2015 For concise and recent immigration information watch our news. Biometric residence permits have been a requirement for non EU/EEA nationals applying for UK visas from within the UK since November 2008. It is now a requirement for non EEA nationals applying for a visa from outside the UK as well. Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs)...
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Canadian Immigration's new Express Entry system a slow starter

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) says that less than 50 percent of immigrants coming into the country this year will be selected through its much-anticipated Express Entry system. The new system, introduced by Canada's Conservative government, promised to match skilled economic migrants with the needs of employers. Since the launch of th...
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Passport exit immigration checks now in force at UK borders and ports

A new scheme is being phased in at UK border crossings, so that UK immigration can collect data on all passengers leaving the country. The information is obtained by staff working for airlines, ferry companies, etc who record details of every traveller leaving on a commercial flight, or by sea or by rail. The data collected is then passed on to the...
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H-1B visa cap reached near the beginning of April says US Immigration

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) has announced that the H-1B visa quota for the 2016 fiscal year (October 1 2015 – September 30, 2016) has been reached, inclusive of the 20,000 granted to US advance degree holders such as those with a masters degree or higher. This means that no new cap-subject H-1B visa applications may be lodged ...
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Australian Immigration Department in World Leaders' Security Breach

The personal details of world leaders including Cameron, Merkel, Modi, Obama and Putin, were accidentally sent to Asian Cup football tournament organisers. Despite the security breach, the Australian Immigration Department did not deem it necessary to inform world leaders of the incident. In an exclusive report published by the Guardian newspape...
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UK Immigration : changes to transit visa

1. Direct Airside Transit visas Direct Airside Transit Visas (DATVs) are needed for some nationals who require a visa to transit to the UK both airside and landside. The nationals include: country country country country Afghanistan Ghana Nepal Uganda Albania Guinea Nigeria Venezuela Algeria Guinea B Pakistan Vietnam Angola India Palestinia...
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2014 Sees Biggest Immigration Increase in Germany in Years

Immigration concerns Growing concerns about immigrant numbers has led to rising support for extreme right-wing political parties in Germany, including the newly formed Alternative for Germany (AfD) and movements such as the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA), which had large rallies in the eastern city of Dresden t...
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Lib Dems and Labour would Reinstate Tier 1 PSW Visa if Elected

Senior Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs announced that they would bring back the previous Tier 1 Post- Study Work Visa (PSW) for overseas students if they're elected in the 9 May General Election. Latest news 10 April 2015 Research says Fear and Anger Caused By UK Anti-Immigration Campaign 08 April 2015 British Army Interpreter Denied UK Immigr...
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US E-2 Visa holders lives could change with new bill

Florida congressman, David Jolly, has announced that he will be filing a bill that would allow those on E-2 Treaty Investor non-immigrant visas to gain lawful permanent residence after ten years. Speaking to an audience at a crowded Italian restaurant on 66th Street Park in Pinellas Park, he said: "Every day the immigration reform debate hits the h...
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2014 Sees Biggest Immigration Increase in Germany in Years

The number of overseas nationals residing in Germany grew at the quickest rate in 20 years in 2014 according to figures released by the Statistics Office on March 16. Data shows that in 2014 a total of 519,340 people, equivalent to 6.8 percent of the population, arrived in Germany compared to 2013, which saw 437,000 people coming to the country. ...
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UK Visit Visa System to undergo reforms announces Theresa May

Theresa May has revealed plans to overhaul the visa system for visitors to the UK. Mrs May wants to make it easier for business people and performing artists and certain others to access Britain. She has outlined sweeping changes, set to be introduced in April, which will see the current 15 visa categories scrapped and in its place a new system ...
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Voluntary Assisted Return Programme

Integrazione di Ritorno 2- Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme – How it can help you Share The assisted voluntary return project, INTEGRAZIONE DI RITORNO 2 (integration of return 2). DO YOU WANT TO RETURN TO YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN? With the project “Integration of Return 2”, we can offer a concrete assistance to those w...
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UK Visit Visa System to undergo reforms announces Theresa May

Theresa May has revealed plans to overhaul the visa system for visitors to the UK. Mrs May wants to make it easier for business people and performing artists and certain others to access Britain. She has outlined sweeping changes, set to be introduced in April, which will see the current 15 visa categories scrapped and in its place a new system ...
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H-1B Annual Visa Quota to Open on 1 April 2015

New H-1B visa applications will be accepted from April 1st, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) have announced. With an annual quota of 85,000, employers wishing to bring in graduate level overseas nationals into the country are being urged to start preparations now to be ready to submit an H-1B visa application at the beginni...
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Foreign students on F-1 student visas add billions to US economy

A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) confirms that record numbers of overseas students now study in America at US universities. The total number of US student visa holders for the year 2013-2014 was 886,052. Foreign Students Contribute $26.8 billion to the US economy The record numbers of foreign students studying ...
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First batch of express entry skilled migrants to Canada.

Inviting In-Demand, Skilled Immigrants to Canada First round of Express Entry candidates invited to fill labour market needs and contribute to Canada's economic growth February 2, 2015 - Ottawa - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada's Express En...
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Changes to transit visas

1. Direct Airside Transit visas Direct Airside Transit Visas (DATVs) are needed for some nationals who require a visa to transit to the UK both airside and landside. The nationals include: country country country country Afghanistan Ghana Nepal Uganda Albania Guinea Nigeria Venezuela Algeria Guinea B Pakistan Vietnam Angola India Palestinia...
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US Visas: Increase in British E-1/E-2 Treaty Visa applications

British citizens are applying in increasing numbers for E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visas. The high value of the pound against the US dollar has made investments in the US more attractive for British citizens. E-1 and E-2 visas are treaty-based visas for nationals of certain countries with which the US has agreed a trade related treat...
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Minister for Security and Immigration (James Brokenshire

I am pleased to inform the House that, subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary secondary legislation, I plan to implement important new provisions under part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014 to tackle sham marriages and civil partnerships on Monday 2 March 2015. Part 4 of the Act will give us a much stronger platform for effective, syste...
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Obama and Cruz clash on immigration

President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S. Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked about tonight," in a Nov. 20 address to the nation. Cruz, meanwhile, claimed that "this last election was ...
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Canada: Working Holiday

Working Holiday Program in Canada Canada has Temporarily Employment Programs for people aged 18 - 35 and who are citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The maximum ...
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A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters were arrested today.

A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities. The applicants were referred by the UK Visas and Immigration to Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo. The visa applicants had previously applied in...
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Myanmar to debut tourist e-visas on September 1

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - The e-visas set to debut on September 1 will be for tourists only, but other types will be issued online in the future, the Ministry of Immigration and Population has said. The tourst e-visas will cost US$50, though the fee may change, said Aung Thiha, assistant director of the ministry’s office at Yangon International Airpo...
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UK Visas and Immigration changes to Visa Applications in Sierra Leone

From 11th August 2014 our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of visa services in Sierra Leone. The Visa Application Centre will be located at No 7, Lumley Beach Road, Aberdeen, Freetown. The visa section at the British High Commission, 6 Spur Road, Freetown, will close. In addition to the new location, we...
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Spain: Foreign tourist spending up 7.8 percent

MADRID, Spain - The amount of money spent by foreign tourists in Spain from January to June rose by 7.8 percent year-on-year to 26.3 billion euros (35.4 billion U.S. dollars) according to a report published on Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. Tourists from Britain spent the largest quantity of money in the first ...
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The Minister for Immigration and Security (James Brokenshire):

The Minister for Immigration and Security (James Brokenshire): ...
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Arizona rushing supplies to site holding hundreds of migrant children

Angry about the federal government sending from Texas to Arizona immigrants who are in the country illegally, Arizona officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift...
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New international enquiry service for visa applications. There are 20 languages available.

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Ecuador.travel: a mega-diverse country

Ecuador.travel: a mega-diverse country...
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UK Boarder agency: Tougher sanctions against employers

Proposals for tougher sanctions against employers who exploit illegal migrant labour...
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UK Boarder agency: changes to immigration rule

Changes to the Immigration Rules - July 2013...
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Japan : Tourists are big spenders

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Brazil and Mexico clears way for visa exemption

Mexico and Brazil approve visa exemption...
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US Immigration news

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians...
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UK Boarder agency: New changes

Changes to the Immigration Rules - April 2013...
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UK : New changes to certificate of sponsorship

Important changes to the restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS) application process from 6 March 2013...
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UK Boarder agency

MAC report: Revised shortage occupation list to cover a smaller proportion of labour market...
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UK Boarder agency

Independent Chief Inspector’s report on an inspection of applications to enter, remain and settle in the UK on the basis of marriage and civil partnerships...
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UK boarder agency

Capita Business Services contacting overstayers in the UK...
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Travel News: Increasing challenges for Border Agents

Border Agents’ Power to Search Devices Is Facing Increasing Challenges in Court...
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Germany: German Companies fault delay of visa application

Visa applications take too long, representatives from German industry say. They argue that companies lose money when a foreign business partn...
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US Immigration News

USCIS Begins Transition to Centralized Policy Manual...
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USCIS Begins Transition to Centralized Policy Manual...
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US: Changes to Family Separation Rule

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UK: Foreign Criminals live freely

Almost 4,000 foreign criminals live freely in UK...
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UK Boarder Agency

Changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 13 December 2012...
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UK:immigration News: Sham marriage by a Nigerian

Arrest at suspected sham marriage in Kendal...
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Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today ...
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Tourism ministry to set up multi-lingual helpline

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Europe: Swiss Alps get the tallest suspension bridge in Europe

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US, Canada warn citizens against travel in Nigeria

The United States, Canadian and Taiwanese governments have warned their nationals against non-essential travel to Nigeria, following increased terrorist attacks in the North-East....
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East Africa: How Feasible Is EAC Single Tourist Visa?

PLANS to have an East African Community (EAC) single tourist visa remain in bala...
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Rwanda Entry Points Open to Africans As Kagame Urges Patriotic Stance

Some visitors bring luck, others financial glow. Let's forget the bad visitors f...
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Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended for Haitian Nationals

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today an extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationalswho have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and seek to maintain that status for an additional 18 months. Given the impact Hurricane Sandy has...
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UK : Seven Arrested in Kent

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US immigration News - New Application Fee

Implementation of New USCIS Immigrant Fee Feb. 1...
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New UK immigration News

Changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 13 December 2012...
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Arrested groom in UK illegally

A groom who was intending on getting married is in immigration detention after he was arrested by the UK Border Agency shortly before his planned wedding in Llandudno. UK Border Agency officers went to Llandudno Register Office, Lloyd Street, on 30 July after receiving information that an immigration offender from Egypt w...
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Immigration offenders removed after Basildon raid

Two immigration offenders arrested in Basildon last week have been removed from the UK. The Turkish and Uzbek men were returned to their home countries on 26 June. They had both been arrested in an operation by our officers on Thursday 21 June at New Capital Burger Bar in Whitmore Way, Basildon. ...
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Fourteen arrests in London's Chinatown following immigration raids

Fourteen arrests were made following an operation to crack down on illegal working in the heart of London's Chinatown on Wednesday 27 June. Acting on intelligence, officers targeted New World Restaurant, Gerrard Place at around 16:30. Immigration checks were carried out on individuals to see if they we...
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Leicester post office to take biometrics for migrants

On 27 June we announced that a new centre which will help prove foreign nationals' right to be in the UK will open later this year in Leicester. The centre will operate from the Post Office sub-branch at WH Smith in Gallowtree Gate making it more convenient for foreign nationals living in Leicester who currently have to t...
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Sham marriage fraudster to be deported after jail term

An Indian man who attempted to stage a bogus wedding in a bid to cheat UK immigration rules is set to be deported after serving time in jail. On Friday 29 June at Newtownards Crown Court Salauddin Daudbhai Bhadki, 38, from Leicester was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment but will now be deported having been on remand sin...
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Two detained in Manchester illegal working operation

Two immigration offenders from Pakistan are awaiting removal from the UK after they were arrested following an illegal working operation in Manchester. The arrests were the result of information received and part of a wider national campaign by the agency to remove illegal immigrants from the UK. ...
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