Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates

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10 Years Analysis for the H-1B Visa Program and Applications

The United States of America is a very popular working destination, in particular among youngsters. A high number of workers from all across the globe travel to the US under a work visa. The number of foreign workers employed on a full-time basis in the US as of December 2017 is 125.44 million. Thus, foreign workers make 17.1 percent of the 27.4 million workers in the US, as of the same date. The H-1B visa also referred [...]

2019-02-15T09:43:12+00:00 February 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Putin:  Russia must adopt short-term visa-free entry to promote tourism

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has suggested that Russia should adopt short-term visa-free entry to Russia in order to promote tourism. However, he has insisted that such a move must not be undertaken at the expense of the security of the country. "We’re not going to achieve anything through bans in tourism or any other areas,” President Putin is quoted to have said during the Business Russia forum held in Moscow this week. Russia [...]

2019-02-07T16:17:50+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Police Arrests 32 Travel Visa Forgers in Albania

The Albanian police have hit a criminal group of 36 suspected members in a police operation called "the Wrong Path". According to a Joint Statement of the State Police and the Prosecution for Serious Crimes, 32 Albanian citizens have been arrested, a police officer among them. Four other citizens have been declared wanted. Around 250 police forces were involved in the operation, during which four workshops with equipment for forging travel visas have been discovered and seized. [...]

2019-02-07T09:33:01+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Albania Visa/Passport News|

DHS Introduces Electronic Registration Requirement for H-1B Visa Program

The United States Department of Homeland Security has decided to change the way H-1B visa application forms are submitted. According to a press release by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services new amended to the application process, require from H-1B petitioners to first electronically register with the USCIS. The USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna claims that the new changes are simple and smart, and a benefit for employers in the US as well. “The new registration system, [...]

2019-02-01T15:03:05+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to bring back the premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions. According to an alert published in the official USCIS website, the premium processing will also be available for the advanced degree exemption or else known as the "master's cap". “USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree [...]

2019-02-01T11:20:37+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 €60 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 [...]

2019-01-31T08:59:17+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Schengen Visa News|

UK Government Sets Out Provisions for EU Citizens in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

The United Kingdom government has set out provisions for EU citizens coming to the UK, upon Brexit, in case of a no-deal. According to an outline published in the UK govt portal, if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the government will seek to end free movement as soon as possible. Nationals of the EEA and Switzerland, as well as their family members will be able to travel to the UK for visits, work and study. [...]

2019-01-30T15:38:00+00:00 January 30th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

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 [...]

2019-01-28T11:16:39+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Pakistan Visa/Passport News|

PM May Scraps £65 Fee for EU Nationals Seeking Post-Brexit Settled Status

Nationals of the European Union living in the United Kingdom will no longer need to pay to remain in the country post-Brexit. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to scrap the £65 fee that previously announced. According to her, the decision has been taken to remove the "financial barrier for any EU nationals who want to stay.” “I can confirm today that when we roll out the scheme in full on 30 March, the government [...]

2019-01-24T14:08:40+00:00 January 24th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

Brazil May Abolish Visa Regime for US, Australia, Canada, Japan Visitors

Nationals of the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan may no longer need visitor visas to travel to Brazil. In a bid to increase the revenues allocated from foreign tourists to $18 billion, Brazil is looking forward to eliminating visa requirements for wealthy countries as the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. Brazil has a unique visa policy, applying visa reciprocity to every world country, even in terms of visa fees. The USA, Australia, Canada and Japan are [...]

2019-01-21T12:15:16+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Brazil Visa/Passport News|