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Australian Government Promises That Will Not Prohibit Entry for Non-English-Speaking Spouses

Australia has announced that internationals maintaining a relationship with an Australian citizen, will be ineligible to enter the country through the partner visa program if they do not know the English language, the country's government has announced. However, the federal government has promised that internationals will not be barred from entering, as a result of the new requirement, VisaGuide.World reports. According to the acting minister for immigration, Alan Tudge, the recently imposed rule will not prohibit internationals [...]

Australian Government Promises That Will Not Prohibit Entry for Non-English-Speaking Spouses2020-10-09T10:02:41+02:00

Albanian Govt to Reimburse Its Citizens Fined Abroad for Overstaying Visa During COVID-19 Lockdown

Albania has decided to reimburse the fines imposed by international countries' authorities for Albanian citizens that overstayed their visas amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The fines, which have occurred between March 10 and June 1, will be reimbursed by the General Directorate of Taxation (GDT) in Albania, VisaGuide.World reports. The GDT's announcement clarified the documents that citizens must send via email so that they could be refunded. Proof of the payment of the fine, translated and notarised fine [...]

Albanian Govt to Reimburse Its Citizens Fined Abroad for Overstaying Visa During COVID-19 Lockdown2020-09-03T09:38:39+02:00

US Resumes Processing K Visas, as a Priority

The United States government has announced that the processing of K visa applications will be resumed with high priority, according to the United States Department of State announcement. K visas are created for international citizens who plan to marry a citizen of the United States. Still, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, their processing has been temporarily suspended, since mid-March, VisaGuide.World reports. However, the new statement from the US Department of State has revealed that since August 28, [...]

US Resumes Processing K Visas, as a Priority2020-09-01T14:28:06+02:00

USCIS Cancels Its Plan to Furlough More Than 13,000 employees

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has canceled its plan to furlough more than 70 percent of its staff, while also stressing that some applications could be prolonged due to the financial hardship that the agency is facing. In a press release announcing the move, the agency stressed that more than 13,000 employees could be furlough, more than 750 of them in Virginia, VisaGuide.World reports. According to USCIS Deputy Director for [...]

USCIS Cancels Its Plan to Furlough More Than 13,000 employees2020-08-28T15:07:06+02:00

Japan to Permit Re-Entry of Visa Holders From Next Month

Authorities in Japan are discussing the possibility to permit international visa holders to re-enter the country from next month, according to Japan's national broadcasting network NHK. In April, Japan banned the entry for citizens from 146 countries in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, VisaGuide.World reports. Due to the entry bans and travel restrictions imposed by a large share of countries, amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau received many requests [...]

Japan to Permit Re-Entry of Visa Holders From Next Month2020-08-28T13:09:02+02:00

China to Restrict Visas for US Citizens with ‘Anti-China’ Links

The Chinese government intends to ban US nationals who have so-called “anti-China” links from entering the country. China’s Ministry of Public Security has been planning to restrict the travel of anyone who is linked to U.S. Intelligence Services and human rights groups for months now. However, the decision at this time is likely a result of rising concern in Beijing that the US and other governments are using these organizations to encourage the anti-government protests in mainland [...]

China to Restrict Visas for US Citizens with ‘Anti-China’ Links2019-10-21T09:56:43+02:00

EP and Council Agree to Increase Schengen Visa Fees

Third country nationals will soon need to pay a higher fee when applying for a Schengen Visa to the EU countries. The European Parliament and Council have voted pro a new EU Visa Code, which among others increases the fee for a Schengen visa application from €80 to €80. According to a press release of the European Parliament, the Parliament and Council negotiators supported the proposed changes, and now the new code will be passed to the [...]

EP and Council Agree to Increase Schengen Visa Fees2019-08-26T09:11:02+02:00

Pakistan Introduces New Revolutionary Visa Policy in a Bid to Attract Tourists

The citizens of 50 world countries will soon no longer need to apply for a regular visa to Pakistan. The country has updated its visa policy allowing the citizens of these countries to obtain visas-on-arrival. Electronic visas will also be available to 175 nationalities. On January 25, the Government of Pakistan announced through a tweet in its official Twitter account that they were introducing a "New Visa Policy" to encourage tourism in the country. The new revolutionary [...]

Pakistan Introduces New Revolutionary Visa Policy in a Bid to Attract Tourists2019-08-19T15:05:21+02:00

British holidaymakers can no longer obtain e-visas upon arrival in Turkey

British citizens wishing to visit Turkey for holidays or business will no longer be able to obtain their e-visas upon arrival. Starting Monday, October 19, every Briton will have to present a printed e-visa, obtained previously, when they arrive at the Turkish port of entry. So far, no British holidaymakers heading to Turkey troubled about a visa. The country straddling Eastern Europe and western Asia, accepted e-visas obtained upon arrival at Turkish airports or in designated Wi-Fi [...]

British holidaymakers can no longer obtain e-visas upon arrival in Turkey2020-10-15T13:21:34+02:00

H-1B: Apple wins fight to get ‘immigration scheme’ whistleblower lawsuit thrown out

Tech companies, Apple and Infosys, have won a case, in which they were sued by a whistleblower for allegedly bringing trainers into the US, illegally and fraudulently, to avoid the expense and difficulty of obtaining H-1B visas. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court in San Jose ruled last Tuesday that the lawsuit filed in 2016 by former Apple employee Carl Krawitt, contained inflammatory claims. In the lawsuit, whistleblower Krawitt claimed that Apple “schemed” and “conspired” [...]

H-1B: Apple wins fight to get ‘immigration scheme’ whistleblower lawsuit thrown out2019-08-19T15:07:52+02:00