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US Plans to Cancel Visas of Chinese Graduate Students

Thousands of Chinese graduate students’ visas may be cancelled by the United States, as President Donald Trump’s administration believes they have links with China’s military. The United States plan could affect 3,000 to 5,000 Chinese students and could be announced as early as this week, VisaGuide.World reports. According to sources of Reuters, Chinese students currently in the United States will have their visas cancelled and will be expelled, while those already outside the United States will not [...]

By |2020-06-01T09:54:57+02:00June 1st, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

Russia Seeks to Revive Tourism Through Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

The Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rostourism) plans to relax visa rules after the country reopens its borders, as an effort to help the country recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic caused global devastation Russia followed the example of a large share of countries by temporarily suspending international flights, in a bid to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus. Also, Russia closed all border crossings and suspended issuing visas [...]

By |2020-05-23T14:33:15+02:00May 23rd, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Trump Administration Failed to Properly Screen Travelers For Coronavirus

Trump’s administration has failed to effectively screen passengers from Italy and South Korea for COVID-19, while those countries where the epicentre of the disease, House investigators stressed. In March, when Italy and South Korea were hit hard by the deadly virus, Vice President Mike Pence announced that “we are now screening 100 per cent of travellers from those countries for the coronavirus before entering the United States,” VisaGuide.World reports. According to a report released on Thursday by [...]

By |2020-05-15T14:49:08+02:00May 15th, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

H-1B Spouses May Continue Working in US

Donald Trump's administration may allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to legally work in the country, as according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) their employment in the US does not mean they are taking jobs from US nationals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed to a US district court not to put an end to the earlier Obama's law, the  H-4 employment authorisation document (EAD), which allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to [...]

By |2020-05-11T16:48:32+02:00May 11th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

‘Late’ US Ban on Travelers from Europe Might Have Caused Rapid Spread of Coronavirus

A ‘late’ ban imposed by the United States to travellers coming from Europe could have been fatal for the US Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). In January, just as a large share of countries, the United States as well, turned all eyes on China, when the Coronavirus started to be spread, introducing entry bans and travel restrictions, but at the same time, the virus also started to be spread in the European countries. The US government didn’t impose bans [...]

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|