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  • Government sets out proposals for major reform of the student visa system

    The UK government published a consultation on the reform of Tier 4 of the Points Based System – the student entry route to the UK. The UK Border Agency has confirmed that the government is poised to introduce tougher entrance criteria, limits on work and an end to students staying in the UK to look… Read More »

    Dec 28, 2010
  • European Union is in Need Of Skilled Migrants

    The EU is eager to attract high-skilled immigrants in order to fill its looming demographic crisis and related skills shortage. According to a new report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), European Union countries need skilled migrant labour The report based on a survey of 27 countries says it may take years for the… Read More »

    Dec 22, 2010
  • Tier 1 (General) closes for overseas applicants and new interim limit for Tier 2 set

    An entry route into Britain for ‘highly skilled’ economic migrants will be slammed shut after the numbers allowed in reached the legal limit – four months early. The UK Border Agency has announced that from 00:01hrs (GMT) on the 23 December 2010 the agency will no longer accept Tier 1 (General) UK Visa applications made overseas.… Read More »

    Dec 22, 2010
  • Estonia will join EU blue card system

    The Estonian Riigikogu board decided to take into its proceedings a law of amendments to the Aliens Law that will create the EU blue card system which enables to work in high qualification jobs and move to another member state for the same aim, Äripä reports. The aim of the bill that was initiated by… Read More »

    Dec 18, 2010
  • Australian Student Visa Program to Be Reviewed

    As the number of international students coming to Australia continues to drop, the Federal Government has announced a review of the student visa program. A federal government review of the student visa program aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the international education sector is critical to stopping the industry from contracting further, educators say. Immigration… Read More »

    Dec 18, 2010
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