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Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has announced that the commencement of new resource projects in Western Australia may provide more working opportunities for skilled foreign immigrants. According to the Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen, there are only few resource companies that have applied for permission to hire foreign workers. ...
 
 
A new study published by Perth's Edith Cowan University School of Management has concluded that immigrants who work in the Australian resource industry with 457 visas are not stealing jobs from Australian citizens. According to the study, foreign workers are filling highly demanded jobs for which the local labor market cannot provide adequate supply. ...
 
 
South Korea requires from United States to increase the number of H1-B visas available for its citizens. Presently around 3500 South Korean citizens receive H1-B visas for USA each year. ...
 
 
According to the CEO of the educational organization Navitas, Rod Jones, the stricter student visa rules that Australia implemented earlier this year are the main reason for the decrease of the inflow of international students to the country. Statistics of Navitas show that the total number of foreign students has dropped with 12% during 2012. ...
 
 
United States and Russian have ratified a new agreement which will liberalize the visa regime between the two countries. The agreement will be signed by the Russian president Vladimir Putin in the end of this month. ...
 
 
The border agency of United Kingdom has announced that it will start a priority visa service in Ghana. The new service will be offered to prospective applicants who are ready to pay an additional fee for the processing of their visa application. ...
 
 
The Government of Russia is considering turning the capital Moscow into a visa free city. According to the plan all foreign visitors will be allowed to spend three days in Moscow without the need to apply for a visa. ...
 
 
Increasing number of Chinese visitor are going to Australia as they are being actively lured by the Australian government as a part of a 10 year plan to encourage them to spend more time in the country. The reason for this is that China is currently the largest market for Australian tourism services. ...
 
 
According to a recent new opinion research, Australia is the top choice for British immigrants. Around 21% of the people say that OZ is their first choice followed United States of America at 18%, Canada at 14% and Spain at 10%. ...
 
 
Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship will open two new Visa application and processing centers in Beijing and Shanghai. The main function of the centers will be to accept visa applications and handle basic enquiries from the clients. ...
 
 
Recent statistics released by the New Zealand Government shows that there is a sharp increase in the number of student visa applications. The largest contributors for the increase are mainly Asian and Middle Eastern countries. ...
 
 
UK border official cancelled their strike which they had been planning for 26 of July - the first day of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The strike would have included border staff that is responsible for passport and visa checks on the Heathrow airport and could have possibly created significant delays and disruption of the border checks as the Olympic visitors come to London General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) Mark Serwotka said that there is a significant progress in the negotiations between the government and the unions. ...
 
 
The number of young people from Taiwan who have visited Australian with Working Holiday Visa has grown 46.3% during the last year in comparison with 2010. In fact, youths coming to Australia on a work holiday have increased from all over the world, yet the increase is especially noticeable among Working Holiday Makers from Taiwan,. ...
 
 
British Airport Border Officials threaten with a strike on 26 July, one day before the begging of the Olympic Games. If this happens a lot of delays in large airports such as Heathrow may occur. ...
 
 
United States hospitality industry expects that 2012 will be a record year for the US tourism. According to statistics released from the US Department of Commerce, the total annual spending of the international tourist visiting United States has reached 14 billion US dollars. ...
 
 
Australia and Argentina have signed Work and Holiday agreement earlier this year, which will allow Australian and Argentinean young people to visit each other's countries in order to work and travel. The objective of the agreement is to deepen the intercultural exchange and to strengthen the economic ties between the two countries. ...
 
 
A lot of market demand for skilled IT professionals exists currently in New Zeeland. According to a recent industry research it is very difficult to find business analyst and solution architects for large informational technology project in New Zealand. ...
 
 
After 17 July 2012 all applicants for the UK Tier 4 visa will be eligible to apply through the UK Border agency priority visa service in Malaysia. This service will be available only to applicants, who pay additional fee of 80 British pounds to have their visa processed before the other applicants. ...
 
 

A record number of Canadian Visitor Visas were issued in the period between January and June 2012. Canadian Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, has announced that there were around 500 000 visas issued which is 50 000 more in comparison with the same period during the previous year. ...

 
 
New data released by the European statistical agency Eurostat, shows that Spain and Germany have more immigrants than UK. According to the research the number of foreigners living in UK is around 4,5 million, which constitutes 7 percent of the total population. ...
 
 
UK immigration minister Damian Green has announced that a new targeted interview system will be implemented for both prospective foreign students, who want to come to UK and foreign students who are already studying in UK. The emphasis of the new system will be the high-risk applicants. ...
 
 
The UK visa application centre in Seoul will begin to accept applications for the Tier 5 UK Youth Mobility Scheme. Earlier this year Britain and South Korea signed a working holiday agreement which will allow 1000 eligible South Koreans, who are aged between 18 and 30 to travel and work in UK for up to two years. ...
 
 
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship considers attracting more Working Holiday Makers in order to reduce the labor shortages in the tourism sector. According to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard there is already an increase in the number of Working Holiday Makers coming from Indonesia. ...
 
 
Industry figures from the Australian IT sector reveal that in the future more foreign IT professionals are to be imported in the country in order to fill the gaps on the local labor market. Furthermore it is expected that the local market shortages will continue to grow if Australian students continue stay away from computer science and information technology Recent statistics released the number of students which graduate from IT related degrees has dropped from 17, 9 % in 2003 to just 7 % in 2011. ...
 
 
Two House of Lords members have expressed concern that the UK will loose its attractiveness for foreign students because of the recent restrictive changes in the Immigration and Visa policies of Britain. Under the new changes, foreign students will not have Post Study Work Rights. ...
 
 
After 1 October 2012 people, who have overstayed their UK Visa with more than 28 days will be refused application for a later leave. The new rules are going to apply for all people, who have the following type of visas.
• Work visas, Student visas and Business visas
• Visitor visas
• Long Residency visas
• UK ancestry visas
The new rules were expected, given the fact that analogous regulations were recently introduced for the UK family visas. ...
 
 
New research made by the Canadian government indicates that immigrants, who cannot speak good English or French are forced to work in ethnic enclaves and therefore earn less money than the other Canadian Immigrants. Furthermore the report indicates that immigrants, who have good command of English or French, earn as much money as the Canadian born workers. ...