Melvina Kelmendi

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About Melvina Kelmendi

Melvina Kelmendi is the Content Editor of VisaGuide.World. She is responsible for providing our readers with easy-to-digest information about worldwide travel visas.

Visit US Coalition Supports Renaming the Visa Waiver Program to the Secure Partnership Program

The Visit US Coalition has shown its support to the JOLT Act, the bipartisan legislation that suggests the renaming of the US Visa Waiver Program to the Secure Travel Partnership. According to a press release of the coalition, the change would better reflect the program’s security standards and traveler benefits. Andrea Riccio spokesperson for the Visit US Coalition, which is a broad cross-section of industries that have come together to address the decrease of foreign travelers to [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:02:57+00:00 April 13th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

Japanese Introduces New Work Visa Regulations in a Bid to Tackle Labor Shortages

The new Japanese visa regulations, which intend to bring more foreign workers to fill job gaps in Japan, have come into force on April 1.  Though Japan is known for its strict immigration policies, the country has been forced to undertake such move in order to deal with the growing problem of labor shortages in the country. The governing coalition of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushed the law to let foreign workers come to the country, [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:02:57+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Japan Visa/Passport News|

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule That Favors Most-Skilled, Highest-Paid Foreign Workers

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially proposed the recent warned changes regarding the H-1B visa. According to a press release of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the proposed changes require that petitioners first electronically register with the USCIS, to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. They will also reverse the order of the H-1B petition's selection, by increasing the number of beneficiaries with a master's or higher degree from a US institution, under the [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

New visa for parents of Australian migrants to be available in 2019

The Australian Federal Government has announced that the new much-sought after Parent Visa will be available next year. On Wednesday, the Federal Senate finally passed the Migration Amendments Bill 2016, with Government’s amendments. The same bill was adopted by the lower house later on the same day, thus creating the path for the Australian Home Office to start accepting applications for the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa by the first half of 2019. According to a press release [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:21+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Australia Visa/Passport News|

New H1-B visa lottery process and more paperwork for those who hire foreigners

IT companies based in the US will now have it harder to hire and bring foreign professionals to the country under the H1-B visa. According to the latest reports, the Trump administration has set new rules for H-1B petitioners, who will now have to pre-register electronically for the annual H-1B lottery. Then, only the lottery winners would have to subsequently file the petitions. Though the move will help the companies hiring foreign professionals to save significantly, it [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:22+00:00 November 28th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

UAE introduces long-stay visas in a bid to support its economy

The United Arab Emirates will soon start granting foreigners that wish to live in any of its seven emirates, with long-stay visas. The Arab world’s second-largest economy plans to issue long-term visas valid from five to ten years, to: investors entrepreneurs scientists, doctors and researchers outstanding students Reportedly, such a move has been undertaken in a bid to support the economy of the country and real estate market, which are hurt by the recent low oil prices. [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:22+00:00 November 27th, 2018|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

EU proposes visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

The European Commission has decided that UK nationals should not fall under the Schengen visa regime, after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union at the end of March next year. During today’s meeting in Strasbourg, the senior executives of the European Union have come up with a proposal that EU should permit British passport holders to enter its territory for short-stays without a visa. Still, according to a press release of the European Commission, the UK [...]

By | 2019-08-26T08:58:34+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Schengen Visa News, UK Visa/Passport News|

Kosovo Boxers Face Indian Visa Issues

Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku may again lose the chance to represent her country at the Boxing World Championship for Women in India all due to visa issues. Despite of having an Albanian passport, alongside with the Kosovo passport,  the Indian authorities have still not processed her visa application. While the Boxing Championship is due to start on November 15, the President of the Boxing Federation of India Ajay Singh is still hopeful that the authorities would issue [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:22+00:00 November 13th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

US to revoke work permits to H4 visa holders within three months

After months of intimation and discussion on the changes that the Trump administration could make to the H-4 visa, last week concrete steps have been taken in this direction. The US administration has told to a federal court that it would come with a decision on the revocation of work permits to H-4 visa holders within the next three months. The US Department of Homeland Security told the US District Court in District of Columbia through a [...]

By | 2019-08-26T08:51:31+00:00 September 24th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Chinese birth tourism in Canada is 100% legal, expert says

Ian Young, the SCMP's former International Editor and winner of awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year, claims “birth tourism in Canada is 100% legal”. Young used the 2014 operational guidelines by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to back his claims. “Giving birth in Canada does not represent a violation of any terms or conditions which may be applied to a temporary resident,” he cites [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:08:56+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Canada Visa/Passport News|