25 février 2018

Visa policy for overseas students with a disability is nonsensical and discriminatory

The ConversationInternational education is one of the pillars of economic growth in Australia. The government is committed to welcoming people who genuinely want, and can afford, to study here. More...

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23 février 2018

A Year of Travel Bans

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences. More...

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09 février 2018

Steep rise in visa charge for international students

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A sharp increase in the visa application charge for international students, plus a significant increase in the minimum amount that international students must deposit in the country before beginning their studies in Norway, have drawn criticism from student groups and political opponents. More...

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23 décembre 2017

Cautions for international students about holiday travel

University Business Magazine logoBecause of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the San Diego Community College District warned students to determine whether they will be able to reenter the U.S. before they leave the country for holiday travel. More...

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18 décembre 2017

Britain Records Increases in Indian Student Visas

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The number of Indian citizens receiving student visas from the United Kingdom increased this fall for the first time since 2010, Times Higher Education reported. More...

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Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban to Go Into Effect

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Supreme Court on Monday issued an order permitting the third iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into full effect. The ban, announced by presidential proclamation in September, bars all travel by prospective immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations, plus North Korea, while imposing varying entry restrictions or enhanced vetting requirements on nonimmigrant travelers, including visiting students and scholars, from the affected nations. More...

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24 novembre 2017

New Cuba Regs Shouldn't Stop Academic Travel

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Experts expect new regulations on travel to Cuba published in the Federal Register to have limited effect on educational travel to the nation. The regulations restrict Americans from patronizing certain hotels and businesses deemed as controlled by the Cuban military, intelligence and security services and require that so-called “people-to-people” educational travel be conducted under the auspices of a U.S.-based tour group. More...

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U.S., Turkey Resume Limited Visa Processing

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The U.S. suspended all non-immigrant visa processing -- a category that includes visas for international students and visiting scholars -- in Turkey last month over concerns about the arrest of a diplomatic employee, prompting Turkey to suspend visa processing for American citizens in a tit-for-tat action. More...

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Federal Judge Blocks Third Trump Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the implementation of a new iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban. The ban, which was scheduled to go fully into effect today, would block all would-be travelers from North Korea and Syria in addition to prohibiting all immigrant travel and imposing various restrictions on certain types of nonimmigrant travel for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Venezuela, and Yemen. More...

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Australian Academic Refused Entry to the U.S.

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A professor at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, said she was initially denied entry to the U.S. after the academic honorarium she was to receive from a U.S. university came under scrutiny. More...

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