Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates

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MEPs Vote for Romania and Bulgaria to Join Schengen

The European Parliament members have given the green light for the accession of Romania and Bulgaria into the Schengen Zone, in a plenary session on December 11. With a majority of votes, the EP members approved a call for the swift admission of both EU countries into the borderless EU area. According to a press release of the European Parliament, the MEPs called on the EU Council to take a swift and affirmative decision, adopting the non-legislative [...]

2018-12-12T14:08:09+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Schengen Visa News|

UK govt suspends Tier 1 investor visa route

The United Kingdom government has suspended the Tier 1 Investor Visa route, due to concerns about corruption. The move has been taken as a part of the Home Office reforms that aim to fight organized crime and money laundering. The Tier 1 investor visa is granted to foreigners who prove they will be running a business in the UK where they would invest at least £2 million. It is also known as “the golden scheme”, and it [...]

2018-12-11T14:17:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|UK 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 [...]

2018-12-03T13:37:22+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 [...]

2018-11-30T13:56:25+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 [...]

2018-11-28T15:49:05+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. [...]

2018-11-27T14:02:56+00:00 November 27th, 2018|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

India May Lose Chance to Host Men’s World Boxing Championship Due to Kosovo Boxer Visa Denial

India is the latest proof that politics should not be meddling in sports. The South Asian country now faces the threat of losing its chance to host the Men’s Boxing World Championships in 2021, after denying a visa application for the Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku. Sadiku, who also has an Albanian passport alongside with the Kosovo passport, was set to represent her country at the Boxing World Championship for Women in India. She was also listed among [...]

2018-11-20T14:19:56+00:00 November 20th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Work Authorization of H-1B Spouses

Revocation of work authorizations for H-4 visa holders would split up families, Representatives Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have asserted last Friday in front of US lawmakers. Both Democratic Representatives introduced the H-4 Employment Protection Act legislation that prohibits Trump Administration from scrapping the Obama-era rule, which permits spouses of H-1B visa holders to work. Upon the introduction of the proposal, Representative Eshoo said that protecting work authorization for these H-4 visa holders is a matter [...]

2018-11-19T13:26:04+00:00 November 19th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 [...]

2018-11-13T16:43:56+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 [...]

2018-11-13T09:01:19+00:00 November 13th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|
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