Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates

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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|

Canada to increase annual immigration to 350k by 2021

The Government of Canada has released details on its immigration levels plan for 2019-2021 period, which replaces the three-year plan introduced in fall 2017. Through the new immigration plan, the government intends to take in 40k more immigrants in Canada in 2020, compared to this year. According to a notice issued by the Government of Canada, the new immigration levels plan is designed to contribute to an immigration system that strengthens the Canadian middle class through economic [...]

2018-11-07T09:07:14+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Canada Visa/Passport News|

US ambassador vows to move Poland under the Visa Waiver Program

Poles may soon join the other Schengen nationals in traveling to the United States without a visa under business and  tourism purposes. After the US President Donald Trump told to the Polish President Andrzej Duda, that the US is considering the inclusion of Poland in the US Visa Waiver Program, the US ambassador in Poland has also promised she would scrap visas to US for Poles. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher in Warschaw, who was officially credentialed by President [...]

2018-11-06T08:53:17+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|US Visa/Passport News|

Turkish Embassy to Indian Travelers: Obtain Your E-Visas Before Your Departure to Turkey

The Turkish Embassy in New Delhi has issued a note informing all Indian travelers wishing to visit Turkey that from October 28 and on, they will have to get their e-visa prior to their departure to Turkey. So far, Indian citizens alongside with nationals of few other countries have had the chance to obtain their e-visas upon their arrival at a Turkish airport. However, according to a note posted in the website of the Turkish Embassy in [...]

2018-11-01T15:48:15+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Turkey Visa/Passport News|

US is not the only country that offers birthright citizenship, 29 more countries do

A statement of the United States President Donald Trump, that the US would soon end the so called "birthright citizenship" has sparked criticism towards him once more. The president, during an interview for "Axios on HBO" said that the US is the only country in the world to grant with citizenship children of foreign nationals, born in the US soil. The US media, including the Axois itself, rushed to confute the President, pointing out that there are [...]

2018-11-01T09:05:18+00:00 November 1st, 2018|US Visa/Passport News|

British Demand for Irish Passports Almost Doubled

Ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the number of Britons applying to get an Irish passport has been increasing constantly. Alongside with the rise in the number of applications filed, the number of refused applications has increased as well. Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond was provided with the latest statistics by the Irish Embassy in London. The statistics show that while in 2015 there were 46,229 applications, the number has risen to 80,752 in [...]

2018-10-31T11:48:52+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Ireland Visa/Passport News|

British holidaymakers can no longer obtain e-visas upon arrival in Turkey

British citizens wishing to visit Turkey for holidays or business will no longer be able to obtain their e-visas upon arrival. Starting Monday, October 19, every Briton will have to present a printed e-visa, obtained previously, when they arrive at the Turkish port of entry. So far, no British holidaymakers heading to Turkey troubled about a visa. The country straddling Eastern Europe and western Asia, accepted e-visas obtained upon arrival at Turkish airports or in designated Wi-Fi [...]

2018-12-24T14:54:44+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Turkey Visa/Passport News|

The U.S. to redefine the occupations that qualify for H-1B visas in January

The US administration has issued a rule, announcing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose the revision of “specialty occupations" definition for the H-1B visa program. According to the rule published on the website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs last week, such changes will be proposed with the aim of increasing focus on obtaining the best and brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose [...]

2018-12-21T14:30:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B: Apple wins fight to get ‘immigration scheme’ whistleblower lawsuit thrown out

Tech companies, Apple and Infosys, have won a case, in which they were sued by a whistleblower for allegedly bringing trainers into the US, illegally and fraudulently, to avoid the expense and difficulty of obtaining H-1B visas. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court in San Jose ruled last Tuesday that the lawsuit filed in 2016 by former Apple employee Carl Krawitt, contained inflammatory claims. In the lawsuit, whistleblower Krawitt claimed that Apple “schemed” and “conspired” [...]

2018-10-20T11:59:40+00:00 October 20th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

French government warns UK citizens will need visas in case of no-deal Brexit

British citizens will have to obtain long-stay visas to France for stays longer than three months, in case of a no deal Brexit. According to a bill published this month by the government of France, which was introduced as a preemptive bid to avoid no-deal chaos, in case of a no deal Brexit, Britons would become third country nationals. Thus, they would need long-stay visas, for stays longer than three months. As per Britons already residing in [...]

2018-10-19T10:49:59+00:00 October 19th, 2018|France Visa/Passport News, UK Visa/Passport News|
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