USCIS: Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process for H-1B Visas Completed

The United States Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it received enough applications during the initial registration period in order to reach the 2022 fiscal year cap for the Person in Specialty Occupation Visa, known as H-1B visa. Through the H-1B visa, internationals engaged in different fields are permitted to temporary work in some US companies. The US authorities issue 85,000 new H-1B visas yearly for all persons interested in working as architects, doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc., [...]

By |2021-04-05T12:14:29+02:00April 5th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

UAE Approves Issuance of Remote Work & Multi-Entry Tourist Visas

The United Arab Emirates government has approved two new visas, the remote work visa that will permit employees from all countries worldwide to live and work in the country for one year and the multiple-entry tourist visa granted to nationals of all world countries. The decisions came after a meeting of the cabinet chaired by the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who stressed [...]

By |2021-03-26T14:14:10+02:00March 26th, 2021|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

Qantas’ Director: Many Governments Consider Making Vaccination “a Condition of Entry”

Vaccines may become mandatory for international travelers, as the government will insist on this issue, the Chief Executive of Australian airline Qantas, Alan Joyce, has declared for the BBC. Joyce mentioned the fact that the vaccines against the Coronavirus pandemic are being considered essential by many governments worldwide to revive the tourism industry, which last year marked a 75.6 percent decrease in the number of international travelers, VisaGuide.World reports. Whether it is a good idea or not, [...]

By |2021-03-22T10:22:29+02:00March 22nd, 2021|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Rejected Previously by Trump Administration

The Biden administration has unfolded its plans to reopen H-1B petitions that have previously been denied due to three rescinded Trump policy memos. Such announcement has brought hope to many Indian professionals, who are the largest national group of applicants or the US H-1B visa program, obtaining nearly two-thirds of the total of 85,000 H-1B visas issued annually, as well as other internationals interested in working in the US companies, in different fields such as professors, doctors, [...]

By |2021-03-17T15:49:07+02:00March 17th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

England Imposes Compulsory Form for International Travel to Prevent Illegal Trips

England’s citizens who wish to travel abroad from March 8 will be obliged to fill a “Declaration to Travel” form; otherwise, they will be prohibited from traveling, and even face a £200 fine. Before traveling, England citizens must download the form available at the UK’s government website, VisaGuide.World reports. “Police have been stepping up their presence at ports and airports in recent weeks. Officers will be conducting spot checks and have the power to ask travelers to [...]

By |2021-03-08T13:26:17+02:00March 8th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Global Travel Taskforce to Introduce Plan for Safe Return of International Travel

The United Kingdom's government is seeking to restart international travel safely and sustainably. The plan has been discussed by Britain's Secretary of State Grant Shapps during the first meeting of the new Global Travel Taskforce. The task force's work and how international travel could be safely restored have been discussed by several UK government departments, transport operators, industry bodies, and travel agencies, VisaGuide.World reports. The current plan includes developing a framework that would ease the international travel [...]

By |2021-03-03T18:26:27+02:00March 3rd, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June 17

Australia's government has decided to extend its international travel ban until June 17, 2021, due to the rough spread of the Coronavirus disease and its new strains in other territories, the country's Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced. According to the Minister, the rest of the world "continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk" to Australia's borders, VisaGuide.World reports. On March 17, authorities in Australia imposed the travel ban in an effort to contain the further [...]

By |2021-03-03T17:45:57+02:00March 3rd, 2021|Australia Visa/Passport News|

Biden Reverses Trump Ban on Certain Family Members of US Citizens & Residents

The United States President Joe Biden has decided to lift the ban that prohibited many diversity visa applicants from entering the country, stressing that keeping the doors closed on legal immigration did not help the United States. "It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here," Biden pointed out in the proclamation, removing the previous proclamation, VisaGuide.World reports. In April last year, [...]

By |2021-02-26T14:22:57+02:00February 26th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

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|
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