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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.

New Zealand to Introduce New Immigration Bill Allowing Broad Visa Changes

The New Zealand government has decided to introduce a new bill to Parliament, in order to support more efficient visa changes, amid the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The government has decided to temporarily amend immigration law in an effort to make it more flexible during the Coronavirus crisis, VisaGuide.World reports. According to the Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, the bill would offer pragmatic solutions, adding that one of the practical challenges is to quickly manage visa changes for large [...]

US Gives 60-Days Grace Period to H-1B Visa and Green Card Applicants

The Federal Government of the United States has given a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa and Green Card applicants, who received notices for submission of their documents amid Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The US Citizenship and Immigration Services statement stressed that the 60-day grace period for responding to its requests will include the following: requests for evidence; continuations to request evidence (N-14); notices of intent to deny, to revoke, to rescind and to terminate regional [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:59:53+02:00May 4th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

Russia’s Tourism Agency Wants Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas Valid for Five Years

The Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) has proposed a multiple-entry tourist visa for foreigners that would be valid for up to five years, in a bid to help country’s tourism sector to recover after its devastation due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As part of the measures aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus pandemic, Russia previously decided to close its borders and temporarily suspend issuing visas. Rostourism warns that these preventive measures will lead to the [...]

By |2020-04-28T11:32:33+02:00April 28th, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Over 90,000 Visa Holders Trapped in Australia Without Financial Assistance

Nearly 90,000 temporary graduate visa holders in Australia have been trapped in the country without any financial support amid the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As the virus continues to cause global economic devastation, the Morrison government has passed a $130bn support package with a new JobKeeper payment, a subsidy to keep Australians in work, but this does not include visa holders, VisaGuide.World reports. The temporary graduate visa holders income only help them to cover their living expenses. They [...]

USCIS to Reopen Its Offices on June 4

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is preparing to reopen its offices on or after June 4, after they have been closed as part of measures to try to combat the spread of the COVID-19. USCIS closed its offices on March 18, in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus. The offices were supposed to open on April 7, but the agency foresaw it necessary to extend the closure until at least May [...]

By |2020-04-27T12:45:14+02:00April 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Albania and North Macedonia to Sign First Mini-Schengen Agreement

Albania and North Macedonia will sign the Agreement of the Phytosanitary Certificates, in order to facilitate trade exchanges of agricultural products between the two countries, as part of the “mini-Schengen” agreement. The Minister of Agriculture of Albania, Bledi Çuçi and the Minister of Agriculture of North Macedonia Trajan Dimkovski will sign the final version of the agreement, on which they have worked for about six months since their last meeting in Albania’s capital, VisaGuide.World reports. “Almost everything [...]

By |2020-04-24T13:31:53+02:00April 24th, 2020|Albania Visa/Passport News|

Japan Extends Visa Suspensions Until End of May Due to Coronavirus

The Japanese Government has decided to extend the visa suspension process for foreign citizens until the end of May, in a bid to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On April 1, the Foreign Ministry announced that it had suspended visas and short-stay visa waivers for more than 100 countries until at least the end of April, as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus, VisaGuide.World reports. On March, 93 per cent [...]

Trump Temporarily Bans Immigration Into US

The US President Donald Trump has decided to temporarily suspend the immigration to the United States amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The president announced his decision this week, pointing out that he will be signing an executive order on the suspension of immigration. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:50:41+02:00April 21st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

World’s Most Powerful Passports Lose Value Due to Coronavirus

The Japanese passport has been listed the Henley & Partners Passport Index as the most powerful passport to posses for over a year now, permitting its citizens to travel to 191 countries out of 227, without the need to get a pre-approved visa. Amid coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) things have changed. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause global economic devastation, a large share of countries have imposed entry bans and travel restrictions. As a result, the Japanese [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:27:15+02:00April 21st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates|

Trudeau: US-Canada Border to Stay Closed for Some More Weeks

Canada’s border with the US will remain closed for at least another several weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a statement. According to Trudeau, this decision was taken through a bilateral agreement with the US, VisaGuide.World reports. Through border closure for at least one month, Trudeau hopes people on both sides of the border will be safer. “We are having ongoing discussions on border issues, on supply chains with [...]