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US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, has recently announced that Chile will be added to the visa waiver program (VWP). The program is designed to allow citizens of countries that are eligible to participate, visa free travel to US for business or tourist purposes, in case that the stay will be less than 90 days. ...
 
 
The UK Home office has announced that after 5th May all Venezuelan citizens will be required to apply for a visitor visa for short stays – up to six months. Other rules that currently apply for citizens of Venezuela that want to visit United Kingdom will remain unchanged. ...
 
 
There will be 10 000 U-1 (non-immigrant) visas that will be issued in US in 2014. The U visa is set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. ...
 
 
The new Skills Stream system is designed in such a way so that it will address shortages that exist on the local Australian market in order to stimulate economic growth and improve the general skill level of the Australian labour force. Currently around 67% of all the Australian visa applications are managed through the skill stream system. ...
 
 
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will launch an social media campaign that will be targeted at foreign students that are currently in Australia. They will receive information about the requirements of their visas and the conditions that they need to fulfill in order to preserve their immigration status. ...
 
 
Australia has announced that there will be visa provisions for Ukrainian citizens that are currently residing in the country. According to the Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison this is necessary due to the politically volatile situation in Ukraine. ...
 
 
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Mr Kyriakos (Akis) Gerontopoulos has recently announced that a new Work and Holiday Visa agreement will be signed with Australia in May 2014. This will happen during the visit of the Greek Minster of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni in Australia. ...
 
 
It will be easier to residents of Laos to apply for visa to UK since the British embassy will reopen its visa application centre in the country. This means that local residents will no longer need to travel to Bangkok in order to apply for UK visa. ...
 
 
Minister of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander is currently visiting Hong Kong and Shanghai in order to highlight the broad range of opportunities that Chinese students, businesses and workers have in Canada. During the last year there were more than 250 000 Chinese citizens and visited Canada on temporary visa and more than 34 000 that gained permanent residence in the country. ...
 
 
New visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for the multiple entry visas automatically. Canadian immigration rules give the right to foreigners to come in the country for up to six months at a time within a ten year period. ...
 
 
Belgium has increased the frequency with which it expels foreigners from the European Union in case they are jobless or sometimes even when they are sick. There were more than 2900 Europeans that were expelled during 2013, while during 2012 they were only 1800, while in 2010 the number was just 900. ...
 
 
After a meeting between US, Mexico and Canada, the three countries decided to create a trusted zone, which will allow business travelers to cross the borders very quickly. The new agreement comes in the broader context of strengthening the economic ties between the three countries that constitute the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). ...
 
 
A deal on issuing a single visa for cricket fans to visit the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup has been agreed by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his New Zealand counterpart John Key. This means that all Cricket fans, who will be attending the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, will have the right to visit both countries using a single visa. ...
 
 
Despite the fact that the recent changes in the immigration policy of the United Kingdom have resulted in lesser immigrants coming from outside the European Union, the number of net immigrants in still on the rise, due to the increase foreigners that are coming from within the Union. Those include mostly nationals from France, Germany and Italy, who are coming in Britain to find a job. ...
 
 
The UK coalition government has announced that it will introduce new restriction that will prevent EU immigrants from claiming housing benefits in UK. The new changes will take effect from 1 April 2014 and will not allow EU immigrants to take advantage of UK benefits system. ...
 
 
The New Zealand Herald which is one of the leading newspapers in the country has called on the government to drastically increase the immigration in order to help the New Zealand economy. This comes as a reaction to the last population census in New Zealand which showed that the increase in the population between 2006 and 2013 slowed significantly in comparison with the period 2001 – 2006. ...
 
 
According to a new survey conducted by Chartered Institute of Personnel Development many UK employers think that immigrant workers have better skills and qualifications than local employees. The aim of the poll was to establish the effect on the immigration on the local job markets. ...
 
 
The Australian Industry Group, (Ai Group), which is an organization that lobbies on behalf of the Australian industry, wants that the Australian government increase the net immigration numbers from 190 000 per year to 210 000 per year. According to Ai Group this is necessary if the country wants to support the current level of economic growth. ...
 
 
More jobs will be created in the Australian state of Victoria due to reform undertaken by the local government in order to cut red tape for new hiring new immigrants. The oil and gas sector traditionally attracts a lot of foreign workers, who bring their expertise into the field. ...
 
 
Lonely Planet has named Brisbane the hippest city of Australia. It was ranked above both Sydney and Brisbane. ...
 
 
The Australian Council of Trade Unions wants to impose moratorium on the Australian Working Holiday Visa program due to the fact that the unemployment level among young people in the country. The new demands come at the same moment when Australia is signing new Working Holiday Agreement with Greece. ...
 
 
The increasing number of foreigners who receive temporary working visa is causing a lot of Australians to fear for their job opportunities. Working holiday arrivals numbering in the hundreds of thousands have poured into the country, along with students allowed to take part-time jobs and skilled workers on temporary visas. ...
 
 
The US media magnate Ruppert Murdoch has stated that his desire is to see Australia as the world's most diverse nation due to the political advantages that this will bring to the country. Mr Murdoch was speaking at Sydney Town Hall as a guest of the Lowy Institute, a right-wing policy institute. ...
 
 
Taiwan is very close to signing a new Working Holiday Agreement with Hungary. Both countries are negotiating for a period of time and have reached the point where all the bilateral discussions are in their final stage. ...
 
 
The opposition party in Canada wants to impose travel restrictions to Russian Members of parliament, who have voted for the controversial law which bans the homosexual propaganda among young people. The New Democratic Party has initiated a petition and encourages all other members of the Canadian Parliament to sign it. ...
 
 
A man from the Pacific island republic of Kiribati is to appeal to the High Court in New Zealand claiming to be a refugee because of global warming. His first application was rejected by the New Zealand Department of Immigration and Citizenship. ...
 
 
The speaker of US house of representatives Joe Bohner has expressed optimisim that the US immigration reform will pass before the end of the year. He told journalists on October 23rd 2013, 'I think immigration is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I'm hopeful [that it will be]'. ...