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H-1B Visa Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended by Federal Agency

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that starting from April 2, 2018 it will begin to accept H-1B visa applications. However, the Trump administration has temporarily suspended premium processing for the Fiscal Year 2019 cap-subject petitions. The suspension of the premium processing, which is an option that permits certain petitioners to …

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WHO: Over 50 Palestinians Waiting for Israel’s Medical Visa, Died in 2017

54 Palestinian nationals lost their lives during their wait for an Israeli medical visa, World Health Organization reports. Since Gaza Strip hospitals lack of medical equipment for serious illnesses like cancer, Palestinians are forced to seek medical help in Israel, which has imposed a land, air, and sea blockade on Gaza since 2007. The number …

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Tourists From India to Israel Reached an All-time High in 2017

According to the latest report, Israel saw a record increase of Indian tourists in 2017 for the second year in a row. While in 2016, 45 thousand Indian nationals visited the country, this number increased for 31 percent more last year. However, Israeli Tourism Authorities plan to increase the number of 60 thousand Indian tourists …

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Japan Saw Record Number of Refugee Applicants in 2017, Justice Ministry says

Japan’s Minister of Justice announced that in 2017, the country reached a record of 19,628 asylum seekers, which is 80 percent more than last year. Most of the economic immigrants, as Japan calls those who apply for refugee status to land jobs in Japan, came from countries like Egypt, Syria and Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, …

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Maldives to Deport International Journalists Working on Tourist Visa

Two journalists, an Indian national and a British national, employees of AFP (Agence France-Presse) have been caught by the police of Maldives working in the country on a tourist visa, on Friday February 9. Indian citizen photojournalist Money Sharma and British citizen Atish Ravji Patel, were caught while covering the political situation in the island …

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Turkey to press visa liberalization issue at Varna Summit

Turkey Hopeful of Visa-Free European Union Travel by 2018

The Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday that Turkey expects the European Union to lift its visa regime for Turkish nationals soon, after Turkey submitted a paper detailing Turkey’s roadmap for the fulfillment of the remaining benchmarks out of 72 for visa liberalization, in return for the implementation of the Readmission Agreement. Kalin …

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Spanish Singer Denied US Visa After Serving Prison Time for Money Laundering

The United States Embassy in Spain refused to issue a visa to the famous Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja, who was scheduled to perform in Miami on February 11. According to a statement issued by the Universal record label, Pantoja’s visa application has initially been approved, but then it got rejected after a second revision. On …

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