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New Zealand: Changes for International Students 0

New Zealand: Changes for International Students

The Government has announced a package of new initiatives to encourage further growth in New Zealand”s $2.6 billion international education sector. Changes will make it easier for some international students to work during their...

UK:New application forms starts October 28, 2013 0

UK:New application forms starts October 28, 2013

We are publishing new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 28 October 2013: SET(BUS) – settlement (overseas business representative or retired person of independent means) SET(DV) – settlement (victims...

USA:New USCIS Immigrant Fee 0

USA:New USCIS Immigrant Fee

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Manila processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education,...

Australia:Changes to online lodgement services 0

Australia:Changes to online lodgement services

We are making changes to our online lodgement services from 22 November 2013. The changes will affect all current un-submitted saved online visa applications. After this date, you will not be able to retrieve...

UK:Change to family visitor appeals 0

UK:Change to family visitor appeals

The Home Office is removing the full right of appeal for applicants refused leave to enter the UK as a family visitor.   On 25 April 2013 Royal Assent was given to a clause...

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USA: Reminder on Visa Appoinment

Beginning May 8, 2013, the Immigrant Visa Unit will no longer accept walk-in applicants without visa appointments.  Applicants with emergency needs (i.e., ageing out cases, visa correction requests, and expiring visas) will be allowed...

Australia:Visa Application Centre in Singapore is now Open 0

Australia:Visa Application Centre in Singapore is now Open

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) has introduced an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Singapore. The AVAC provides the following services: access to information extended service hours streamlined processing. Location of...

Australia: Visitor and Medical Treatment Visas 0

Australia: Visitor and Medical Treatment Visas

From 23 March 2013 the government intends to introduce significant changes to the Visitor and Medical Treatment visas. These changes are subject to the approval of the Governor-General in Council. We will no longer...

Australia: Changes to subclass 457 Visa 0

Australia: Changes to subclass 457 Visa

The Worker Protection Act 2008 introduced a sponsorship framework which was designed to ensure that the working conditions of sponsored visa holders meet Australian standards. These reforms introduced amendments to  Australia’s temporary skilled migration...

Canada:New Federal Skilled Worker Program to accept applications beginning May 4, 2013 0

Canada:New Federal Skilled Worker Program to accept applications beginning May 4, 2013

New Federal Skilled Worker Program to accept applications beginning May 4, 2013 Ottawa, December 19, 2012 — The new selection system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will take effect on May 4, 2013...