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

  • Australia visa scam news
    Have you checked if your Australia visa agent is genuine?

    Australia is one of the most sought-after countries to migrate overseas. As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], in 2019, there were over 7.5 million people in Australia that had been born overseas. According to ABS’s Top 10 countries of birth for overseas-born Australians on June 30, 2019, as many as 2.6% were those… Read More »

    Jul 4, 2020
  • Australia visit visa
    Can I work on my Australia visit visa?

    The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs clearly states “If someone says you can work on an ETA or a Visitor visa, they are lying to you.” Generally, to go to Australia on a short trip – for tourism, on business or to visit family – for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months,… Read More »

    Jun 29, 2020
  • Canada Visa Scam
    4 common scams targeted at newcomers to Canada

    Newly immigrated to Canada? Be cautious of certain scams that specifically target newcomers to Canada. Many are duped by scammers that take advantage of the fact that the newcomers do not generally have an understanding of the way that the government in Canada – both federal as well as at the provincial level – works.… Read More »

    Jun 10, 2020
  • Nigeria Visa Scam Alert
    Nigeria visa firm run by man accused of fraud

    In a joint investigation with the Premium Times, the BBC has unearthed that the owner of a company arranging Nigerian travel visas from across the world has been accused of money laundering and fraud in Nigeria that is linked to another company. The company arranging visas was appointed by the Nigerian government. As such, there… Read More »

    May 12, 2020
  • Australia Supernannuation targeted by scammers in COVID-19
    Australia: Supernannuation targeted by scammers in COVID-19

    As per Scamwatch, Australians financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have reportedly been victims of new superannuation scam.  Scammers are taking advantage of the recent announcement by the Australian government regarding partial access being given, from mid-April to superannuation to those facing financial constraints due to COVID-19.  Scamwatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer… Read More »

    Apr 23, 2020
  • Australia reports over 2,700 visa scams in past 5 year
    Australia reports over 2,700 visa scams in past 5 year

    The Department of Home Affairs in Australia received 2,796 allegations for visa scams from 2014 to 2019. The visa scams were reported to the Department’s migration fraud division. As per Freedom of Information Request FA 19/09/01554, Border Watch has received 2,796 scam related allegations between the period July 1, 2014 to September 19, 2019.  The… Read More »

    Apr 21, 2020
  • Identity-fraud-will-lead-to-revocation-of-citizenship
    Identity fraud will lead to revocation of citizenship

    An Indian man was stripped off his Australian citizenship after discovery of identity fraud committed by him in the past. The identity fraud was committed on various occasions. The first instance of fraud was in 2003 for obtaining an Indian passport. It was this passport that was used for travelling to Australia. A partner visa… Read More »

    Apr 16, 2020
  • Australia cancels visas of violent migrants
    Australia cancels visas of violent migrants

    In the recent 5 years, Australia has canceled visas of migrants that have been convicted of violent crimes, especially against women and children.  Over 5,000 violent migrants have been deported by Australia in the recent years. As per official figures from the Department of Home Affairs of the Australian government, among the deportees, a significant… Read More »

    Apr 2, 2020
  • Spain arrests 34 for immigration fraud
    Spain arrests 34 for immigration fraud

    In February 2020, the Policia Nacional of Spain detained 34 for their alleged involvement in illegal immigration. In a police operation called ‘Llama’, the police agents arrested 6 Spaniards and 28 foreigners.  Those arrested were held by the police for various crimes – belonging to a criminal organization, promotion of illegal crime, and forgery.  Arrests… Read More »

    Apr 2, 2020
  • Jungle Jabbah seeks overturn of sentence in immigration fraud
    Jungle Jabbah seeks overturn of sentence in immigration fraud

    Better known as “Jungle Jabbah”, Mohammed Jabateh, now aged 53 years, is a former Liberian rebel general. Convicted in 2017 and awarded a 30-years’ sentence in violation of US Immigration Law, Jabateh recently approached a Federal Appeals Court in Philadelphia for overturning the sentence.  As per Fox News, the 30-years’ sentence awarded to Jabateh is… Read More »

    Apr 2, 2020
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