13 février 2019

US-Turkey non-immigrant visas resume

By Kerrie Kennedy. The US embassy in Turkey has resumed normal visa services for Turkish citizens, including student visas. It said Turkish authorities had adhered to assurances that no local staff would be detained or arrested for performing their duties. More...

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Ireland strengthens education links with Middle East

By Kerrie Kennedy. Students from the United Arab Emirates are able to travel to Ireland without a visa following the easing of travel restrictions to boost trade, tourism and business relationships between the two countries. More...

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Possible limit on Chinese visas “devastating”

By Kerrie Kennedy. The Trump administration is considering placing visa restrictions on Chinese students coming to the US and ending a program that allows frequent travellers to obtain visas that last 10 years – a move that has been described by CEO of NAFSA Esther Brimmer as potentially “devastating”. More...

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USCIS suspends fast track H-1B visa petitions to clear backlog

By Kerrie Kennedy. US Citizenship and Immigration Services has temporarily suspended fast-track H-1B visa petitions in a bid to address a backlog and lengthy processing times. More...

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08 février 2019

Homeland Security proposes international student visa fee hike

By Kerrie Kennedy. International students could soon be paying more for their US study visas after the Department of Homeland Security revealed a new proposal to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. More...

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DHS cracks down on student visa violators

By Kerrie Kennedy. US Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a revised policy memorandum that gives international students and scholars less leeway when it comes to “unlawful presence” due to violating the terms of their visas. More...

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UKVI to roll out digital Tier-4 Visa process

By Kerrie Kennedy. The UK Visas and Immigration department is trialling a digital Tier 4 visa service whereby international students within the UK will no longer have to leave their passport with a visa issuing office and risk the potential loss of sensitive documents. More...

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UK missed out on billions due to student visa restrictions – UUK

By Kerrie Kennedy. The UK economy may have lost out on billions of pounds in export earnings from international students due to immigration rule changes, according to a new analysis published by Universities UK. More...

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31 janvier 2019

Aus: 482 skill shortage visa in effect, global talent visa pilot announced

By Anton Crace. Australia has a new skill shortage visa after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly announced plans to replace the former scheme in April 2017. Meanwhile, plans for a pilot “global talent” visa have also been unveiled. More...

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29 janvier 2019

English Malaysia urges ELT visa changes

By Anton Crace. English Malaysia, the country’s representative body for ELT providers, has called upon the new government to simplify visa requirements for English language students looking to continue onto higher education. More...

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