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  • A glimmer of hope for those wanting to study in the UK

    The recent announcement by UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne in his Autumn Statement that foreign non-European Union students could be excluded from official migration figures, has been welcomed by education experts. If Osborne’s proposal is implemented, overseas students, including those from India, will not be included in the overall migration statistics. The UK… Read More »

    Dec 21, 2015
  • US introduces Bill to cut H-1B visas by 15,000

    Within a month, another Bill has been introduced in the US Senate to cut the number of business (H-1B) visas. Co-sponsored by senators Bill Nelson (Democrat) and Jeff Sessions (Republican), it proposes cutting the number of such visas by 15,000, giving priority to the highest wage earners during the selection. The H-1B visa programme was… Read More »

    Dec 21, 2015
  • Home Office to penalise universities when their students overstay visas

    Universities with large numbers of overseas graduates who fail to return home could find it harder to bring students to Britain under new visa plans being examined by the Home Office. Under the potential reform, visa applications from foreigners wanting to study at an institution with few overstayers would be swiftly assessed in recognition of… Read More »

    Dec 21, 2015
  • New Zealand expands use of eVisas

    New Zealand has expanded the roll-out of e-visas to further encourage travel to the country. The roll out means eVisas are now available to  online applicants: student, visitor and work visa applicants (excluding Chinese nationals) who apply for a visa while in New Zealand; and student, visitor and work visa applicants from visa-waiver countries who… Read More »

    Dec 21, 2015
  • Visa policy blocks plan to bring entrepreneurs to Israel

    Dec. 10— The Interior Ministry’s continuing restriction of entry visas for foreign “experts” and entrepreneurs is blocking the Chief Scientist’s new plan to bring them into Israel. And industrialists say they are not surprised. The Economy Ministry, which includes the Office of the Chief Scientist, announced the new “innovation” visa program Oct. 22 and said… Read More »

    Dec 21, 2015
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