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Shkurta Januzi is the News Editor of VisaGuide.World. She is an experienced journalist, content and news editor with an expertise in Traveling, Free Movement, Visas, and Immigration. At VisaGuide.World, she holds the responsibility of providing accurate and relevant news and updates regarding worldwide travel and immigration.

UK Government Launches Digital Process for Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

All persons interested in applying for the Hong Kong BN(O) visa with biometric passports will be eligible to do so from a smartphone app in order to scan their passport. Persons will be able to fill an application within the United Kingdom or overseas, and all British National Overseas BN (O), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) or European Economic Area (EEA) biometric passport holders will be able to submit their biometrics as well as to validate [...]

By |2021-02-24T15:29:27+02:00February 24th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

Croatia One Step Closer to Becoming Part of the US Visa Waiver Program

Croatian passport holders may soon be able to travel to the United States with only a travel authorization, without needing to apply for a tourist or visitor visa in advance (B1/B2), as the US Ambassador in Croatia has announced that the country has met another very important criterion to become part of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The US Ambassador in Croatia, Victoria J. Taylor herself, announced the news through a tweet in her official Twitter [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:43:43+02:00February 18th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

DHS Introduces Final Rule to Make H-1B Visa Program More Effective & Efficient

A final rule changing regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, counting also those that could be eligible for the advanced degree exemption has been posted for public inspection by the Department of Homeland and Security. An announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) noted that the final rule moves back the order based on which the USCIS chooses H-1B petitions under the regular cap as well as the advanced degree exemption. It also introduces an [...]

By |2021-02-15T18:01:15+02:00February 15th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

UK Opens New Visa Route for Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holders

The United Kingdom has opened its doors to migrants coming from Hong Kong through the new visa for residents coming from Hong Kong’s territory after the Chinese authorities’ imposed the National Security Law in Hong Kong last year, which the UK believes is in breach of its commitments under international law. “The visa reflects the UK’s historical and moral commitment to the people of Hong Kong who have had their rights and freedoms restricted,” reads a statement of the [...]

By |2021-02-02T18:18:21+02:00February 2nd, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

H-1B Visa Rejection Rates Declined Profoundly for Top 10 Companies in Summer 2020

The rejection rates for H-1B work visas has marked an enormous decrease for the top 10 companies in the quarter ended September 31, 2020, based on an analysis published by the United States immigration data. The rejection rate decreased to 1.5 per cent from July until September, compared to 21 per cent in the previous nine months, VisaGuide.World reports. Previously the National Foundation for American Policy concluded that even though the H-1B denial rates remained high compared [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:28:04+02:00February 1st, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

Biden Plans to Abolish Entry Ban for Non-Married Partners of US Citizens

Internationals who are in a relationship with a citizen of the United States, and who have been stranded in other countries amid the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, may soon be able to reunite. The speculations that such a decision would become a reality has been raised by the Daily Caller Senior White House Correspondent Christian Datoc, through his Twitter account, VisaGuide.World reports. Datoc said that according to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden's administration is seeking [...]

By |2021-02-01T11:55:09+02:00February 1st, 2021|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

President Biden to Strengthen Migrant Worker Visa Rights

The US President Joe Biden has introduced new legislation to reform immigration, which intends to increase the number of international specialists in the United States. In addition, the President's new legislation would help international specialists eventually gain US citizenship, and would enable to about 12 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United States to do the same, VisaGuide.World reports. Through the Citizenship Act of 2021, undocumented immigrants could be permitted to file an application for their [...]

By |2021-01-29T14:32:59+02:00January 29th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

President Biden Signs Proclamation Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to US

The United States President Joe Biden has signed the Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States, which puts an end to the bans imposed by the former President Trump on some Muslim and African countries. Through the recently signed Proclamation Ending, Discriminatory Bans will also terminate several imposed proclamations regarding extreme vetting, VisaGuide.World reports. “And when visa applicants request entry to the United States, we will apply a rigorous, individualized vetting system.  But [...]

By |2021-01-25T10:39:51+02:00January 25th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

Seychelles Lifts Quarantine for Travellers Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Seychelles will reopen its borders for all persons who have taken a vaccine against the Coronavirus, the government of the island nation has announced. From now on, all vaccinated travellers will be permitted to enter Seychelles without being obliged to follow ten days of mandatory quarantine. However, they still will be required to present a negative result of the Coronavirus PCR test not older than 72 hours, VisaGuide.World reports. Passengers will be required to submit a certificate [...]

By |2021-01-22T10:57:53+02:00January 22nd, 2021|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

Australia Will Not Lift International Travel Ban Even After COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Australia will not reopen its borders any time soon, as the chief medical officer Paul Kelly has stressed that international borders "will be one of the last things to change", even when the Coronavirus vaccine is rolled out nationwide. Kelly said that while countries are attempting to end the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, persons arriving from international countries would be "the source of new cases", VisaGuide.World reports. Australia's chief medical officer highlighted that Australia would not [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:15:20+02:00January 20th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|