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  • Jordan to relax entry visa regulations for tourists

    Following a meeting with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the Jordanian Government has approved a proposal put forth by Nayef Al-Fayez, minister of tourism and antiquities, to ease regulations regarding entry visas for tourists coming into Jordan. Commenting on the announcement Erik Huyer, general manager, Corp Amman Hotel said, “It is a great development… Read More »

    May 27, 2015
  • English-language school reform welcomed

    Revised Government plans to protect foreign students and halt the closure of rogue English-language school operators have been welcomed by student and private college groups. The regulatory proposals by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald would require advance fee payments to be ringfenced in special accounts, and greater transparency around the ownership… Read More »

    May 27, 2015
  • Australia revoke visas of foreigners who commit serious crimes

    The Australian Government has announced that it is committed to ensuring that people who travel or migrate to Australia abide by the nation’s laws and community standards. Immigration and Citizenship Minister Peter Dutton warned that those who don’t will risk their visa being cancelled, which, in turn, will lead to their removal from Australia. He… Read More »

    May 27, 2015
  • Reforms of private colleges to protect non-EU students

    The Government has announced reforms aimed at preventing the abuse of non-EU students by private colleges operating here. The new measures include a requirement for colleges to hold fees paid in advance by students in separated ring-fenced accounts. Colleges will also be obliged to disclose fully the names of all directors, and all owners. The… Read More »

    May 27, 2015
  • Scam warning for Indian nationals

    Indian nationals are being targeted in a scam where callers posing as immigration officials demand thousands of dollars, threatening deportation if the person doesn’t pay. The callers claim to be calling from Immigration New Zealand and tell the person there has been a problem with the processing of their visa or arrival card information. They… Read More »

    May 24, 2015
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