Immigration and Visa News - Latest Updates

  • Australia Immigration Updates
    Australia makes changes to support Family visas applicants

    In a Media Release dated November 30, 2020, the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge has announced “further changes to support Family visa applicants”. The Australian government is making further changes to the Family visa program for supporting applicants that have been impacted by the pandemic. These changes will… Read More »

    Dec 1, 2020
  • Study in Canada
    Canada invests in DMS, increasing student jobs

    Investments by the Government of Canada in Digital Main Street [DMS] support businesses as well as students. A program and service helping main street businesses achieve their digital transformation, Digital Main Street runs various programs as part of a partnership between the federal government and the provincial government of Ontario. Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More »

    Dec 1, 2020
  • Canadian Immigration
    Canadian VACs reopen across India, offering limited services

    Canadian visa application centres [VACs] have been reopened across India and will be allowing those applying for Canada study permit or family sponsorship to submit their biometrics. By ‘biometrics’ is implied the foreign national’s photograph and fingerprints. There is also a fee connected to the submission of biometrics. India is the largest source country for… Read More »

    Dec 1, 2020
  • Canada Immigration
    Service Canada reopens online scheduling for biometrics

    As per an official notice dated November 27, 2020, “The Service Canada appointment system for scheduling biometrics appointments will reopen online on Monday, November 30, 2020”. The notice was published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC]. A program operated by Employment and Social Development Canada, Service Canada provides a single point of access to… Read More »

    Nov 30, 2020
  • New immigration pathway announced under the NLPNP
    New immigration pathway announced under the NLPNP

    In a News Release dated November 18, 2020, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a “New Immigration Pathway to Attract Newcomers to Stay in Newfoundland and Labrador”. Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the 10 provinces that make up Canada, along with 3 territories. Joining the confederation in 1949, the province of Newfoundland… Read More »

    Nov 30, 2020
  • UK visa
    The UK updates advice for visa applicants

    The UK Government has eased visa restrictions for migrant entrepreneurs, NHS workers as well as overstayers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Penalties for overstaying a UK visa have been done away with. Moreover, NHS workers – that are currently in Britain on a visa – can work anywhere throughout the country, without there being any… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2020
  • Morden’s Community Driven Immigration for Manitoba
    Morden’s Community Driven Immigration for Manitoba

    Often referred to as the “City of Discovery”, the City of Morden is located in the Pembina Valley region of southern Manitoba. Situated towards the south of Winnipeg, Morden is the eighth largest city in the province. Morden prides itself on being a vibrant community offering an extraordinary quality of life. A place where the… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2020
  • US Green card backlog
    Indians account for almost 70% of US Green card backlog

    According to a report by the Congressional Research Service – The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog – “Currently in the United States, almost 1 million lawfully present foreign workers and their family members have been approved for, and are waiting to receive, lawful permanent resident (LPR) status (a green card).” As per the Report, this employment-based backlog… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2020
  • Canada Express Entry Draw
    Express Entry: Another 5,000 invited in all-program draw

    Canada has issued another 5,000 invitations in the latest Express Entry Draw #168 held on November 25, 2020 at 13:04:56 UTC. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] requirement dropped to 469. Candidates that are issued Invitations to Apply [ITAs] from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] can then proceed to applying for Canadian permanent residence.… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2020
  • BC PNP Draw
    British Columbia invites 360 to apply for BC PNP nomination

    Canada’s British Columbia has held its latest provincial draw on November 24, 2020. A total of 360 immigration candidates have been issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. These invitations were issued under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]. The province is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2020
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