Latest Australia, Canada, US, UK immigration and visa news updates:

  • The US bans 11 firms from applying for H-1B visas
    The US bans 11 firms from applying for H-1B visas

    The US Department of Labour bans 11 firms from filing H-1B petitions. 6 out of the 11 found to be willful violators. Article In December 2019, the US Department of Labour released a list of 11 firms that had been currently banned from applying for H-1B visas. These firms were often used by Indian workers.… Read More »

    Mar 13, 2020
  • Fake documents can cost you your citizenship
    Fake documents can cost you your citizenship

    An Afghan migrant had his Australian citizenship canceled after it was found out that he had used fake documents to get his Australian citizenship. Ali Haidari, aged 26 years, had migrated to Australia by boat from Afghanistan in 2010. Haidari became a citizen of Australia in November 2014. His citizenship was canceled later when it… Read More »

    Mar 13, 2020
  • Is your PR through investment a scam
    Is your PR through investment a scam?

    According to CBC News, a Chinese woman looking for Canadian immigration got caught in a “shadowy, confusing world of government-supported megamall”. Apparently, the Saskatchewan government did not appropriately scrutinize the wholesale mall project that the woman hoped to lead to her Canadian permanent residency. With the aim of gaining Canada PR through investment, the 45… Read More »

    Mar 11, 2020
  • How technology is being misused to fool Canadians
    How technology is being misused to fool Canadians

    With the rise in the number of people preferring the digital route for almost every transaction, there has also been a corresponding increase in the number of people that have been at the receiving end of online frauds and scams. Online tech support scams have duped many in Canada. Figures from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • Another visa scam reported, this time in the UK

    In November 2019, a Schengen visa application company wound up in court. Charging UK customers a fee for assistance in visa application services – available for free on Embassy websites – the company failed to deliver the same. It was in the public interest that International Visa Services Limited of London wound up in the… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2020
  • UAE Visa Scam
    Many Indians trapped in the UAE in visa scam

    In the recent past, there have been many reports of migrant workers, especially Indians, being trapped in the UAE in abusive jobs. As per activists and police, many of the migrant workers that are in such a situation had been hired on tourist visas to the UAE. The exact scale of the problem is relatively… Read More »

    Feb 3, 2020
  • Japan Visa
    Why is Japan revoking visas at a record rate?

    Japan has been revoking visas at a record rate. While Japan has long had the reputation of being unwelcoming to immigrants, all that changed with Japan deliberately adopting a more relaxed stance towards immigration. The revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act seeks at admitting many skilled foreign workers into the country. Japan aims at… Read More »

    Nov 29, 2019
  • Denmark Embassy
    Visa scam: Caution Notice by the Embassy of Denmark in India

    The Embassy of Denmark in India, taking cognizance of the growing incidences of job seekers in India being duped in the name of the Embassy, has issued a Caution Notice. As per the Embassy of Denmark, India, there have been many reports of individuals communicating with jobseekers in India, impersonating officials of the Embassy. The… Read More »

    Nov 16, 2019
  • Canada Visa Scam
    Common visa scams aimed at newcomers to Canada

    Canada features prominently in the overseas dream of many people from all over the world. Nevertheless, newcomers to Canada often fall prey to various visa scams. Scammers take advantage of the fact that when newcomers come to Canada, in all probability, they are clueless or have a limited understanding of the ways that the government… Read More »

    Nov 9, 2019
  • New Zealand
    New Zealand: Many travellers to NZ cheated in visa scams

    Recently, there have been many reported cases of tourists to New Zealand falling prey to visa scams.  Immigration New Zealand has warned that many are being overcharged by third parties, all in the name of processing new visa applications. As per reports, many unofficial foreign websites have mushroomed online and are fleecing international tourists contemplating… Read More »

    Nov 5, 2019
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