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  • Vietnam
    Vietnam’s online visa program gains popularity with tourists

    The trialing of online visas by Vietnam carried out over the last 10 months has been classified a success, as the visitors’ numbers applying for it grew steadily, Vietnam’s Department of Immigration said on 12 December. Major General Lê Xuân Viên, director of the Department, addressing a press conference, said that about 96,478 foreign nationals… Read More »

    Dec 13, 2017
  • Nova Scotia Canada
    Nova Scotia (Canada) Demand Express Entry opened on 9 December briefly

    Express Entry immigration stream was opened for a brief period on 9 December for the Nova Scotia Demand Category B. The Nova Scotia government said that between 175 and 225 applications would be accepted during this opening of the NSDEE (Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry). Just like with earlier openings, operated on a first-come, first-served… Read More »

    Dec 12, 2017
  • Russia
    Russia to make fingerprinting compulsory for foreign nationals visiting visa-free

    The Russian Interior Ministry plans to introduce compulsory fingerprinting and photographing of all foreign nationals who intend to visit Russia for over a month, the press service of the ministry stated when asked by the TASS, the Russian News Agency. According to the Interior Ministry, the bill related it is yet to be confirmed. The… Read More »

    Dec 12, 2017
  • British Columbia Canada
    Invitations sent to entrepreneurs in B.C.’s (Canada) Immigration stream

    Invitations to apply (ITAs) were sent to 11 candidates for the British Columbia province’s Entrepreneur Immigration stream under the latest draw. To qualify for an ITA via the draw, which happened on 29 November 2017, candidates needed to get a score of at least 115. Under the Entrepreneur Category, candidates for the business category of… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • British Deputy High Commissioner
    Indian student numbers in UK have not declined, says Dy. High Commissioner

    Dominic McAllister, British Deputy High Commissioner, emphasizing the fact that Brexit had not deterred Indian students from entering their country to pursue higher education, said that student numbers from India till year ending September 2017 increased by 27 percent compared to the same period last year. He was quoted by Deccan Chronicle as saying that… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • US H-1B Visa
    US H-1B Visa system remains unchanged says Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for State

    Even as India has flagged its concerns over the proposed changes to US H-1B Visa system, the US government has given a much-needed clarification. Thomas Vajda Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for State has said that US H-1B Visa system remains unchanged. No legislation has been passed for this category of visa and the rules continue… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • Atlantic Canada
    Why are overseas students increasingly choosing to study at Atlantic Canada?

    A number of overseas students are choosing to study at Atlantic Canada as studying in this region has obvious and several advantages. It is located on the east coast of Canada being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Canada is made up of 4 provinces -Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • South Africa
    The diverse facts about South Africa Visitor Visa that you should know

    South Africa Visitor Visa is intended for overseas travelers who want to visit the nation. It permits the travelers to remain in South Africa and enjoy their vacation for 3 months. What is permitted through South Africa Visitor Visa? If you are arriving in South Africa for a vacation, you will only be allowed to… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • Brexit
    The UK and the European Union reach a historic deal over Brexit

    The UK and the EU have reached a historic deal over Brexit outlining several crucial aspects of the terms for the exit of the UK from the European Union. Below are the key terms of the exit: Exit schedule The UK will officially cease to be a part of the EU on 29 March 2019.… Read More »

    Dec 11, 2017
  • Scottish Minister urges granting of post-study work visas to Indian students

    John Swinney, Scotland’s deputy first minister, who visited Delhi and Mumbai in the first week of December with a group of representatives from 11 universities of Scotland, voicing his concerned over the stringent post-study visa regulations that Indian students were being subjected to in the UK, said that though Scotland wants to welcome more students… Read More »

    Dec 9, 2017