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The Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has recently announced that United States intends to add Chile to its Visa Waiver Program. During the last several years, Chile has made important progress towards joining the program which gives to the country's citizens permission to visit United States for up to 90 days without having a need for visa. ...
 
 
Europe starts to witness immigration levels that have not been seen since the great exoduses to North America and Australia during the 19 century. This may create a hollow periphery of the European Union. ...
 
 
During a meeting with the Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, US State Secretary John Kerry said that it would like that Poland join the US Visa Waiver Program. Poland is just one of the three countries in the European Union which are not part of the Visa Waiver program, but it is expected to join in the near future. ...
 
 
The government of Canada has announced that it will simplify the citizenship application process and will allow candidates, who fail the relevant tests to rewrite them instead of making an appointment with a citizenship judge, who can make the final decision about their application. After 3 of June 2013 all applicants for Canadian Citizenship will be immediately informed about their results immediately after the test. ...
 
 
The number of skilled immigrants that have entered Australia with subclass 457 visa has increased with 20% during the last year. Currently there are 108 810 457 visa holders. ...
 
 
Bulgaria will insist the issue of lifting of the US visas will be brought up during the talks between EU and USA on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement.The issue will be on discussion during the Foreign Affairs meeting on June 14 when the ministers will approve mandate for negotiations between the EU and the USA. Bulgaria wants the current visa regime with USA to be removed because it will contradict the spirit of the future agreement and will prevent it from achieving its goals. ...
 
 
The readers of the British newspaper Telegraph's Ultratravel magazine have named Australia as the nest country for tourism. Among British readers, Australia is ranked ahead of other countries such as USA, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and China for its desirability as a travel and holiday destination. ...
 
 
The number of international students in UK falls as a result of the current policy of the UK conservative party which aims to reduce the number of immigrants which come to UK. The changes initially had little effect on net migration numbers but eventually began to take hold and the latest report confirms the trend is continuing. ...
 
 
Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney has announced that there will be new immigration visa whose aim will be to attract high-tech immigrants. The new visa is intended to make Canada more attractive destination than USA for immigrants with qualifications which allow them to work for the high tech industry. ...
 
 
Australia has changed its visa rules so that foreign students who have graduate in the country will have the right to remain in the country for four years after they finish their studies. UP until now everyone, who had graduated from Australian university had the right to remain in county for 18 months in order to gain work experience. ...
 
 
After the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and the recent resource boom in Australia the population rates in New Zealand showed losses as more and more people started searching for work elsewhere. As the rebuild operations in Christchurch start to gain momentum immigration rates are beginning to improve with six of the last seven months showing net inflows - the highest since before the earthquake. ...
 
 
A recently released report by the Australian Statistical indicates that Northern Territory's capital city Darwin is the best place for people who want to find jobs, as it has more job vacancies than unemployed workers. In the last years Australia has experienced steady decline in unemployment mainly because of its booming mining industry. ...
 
 
The Girl Band Saturday had problems with US immigration authorities after it turned out that they have used airbrushed photos for their visa applications. The group is coming to United States in order to participate in their "Chasing the Saturdays" tour, when they were stopped for using digitally enhanced photos. ...
 
 
According to the UK immigration minister Mark Harper the government is right on track for its immigration policy whose aim is to reduce net immigration to tens of thousands per year. The coalition government has inherited an immigration rate of more than 250 000 people per year. ...
 
 
The immigration minister of Canada has announced the immigration department has managed to reduce significantly the number of backlog visa applications since the beginning of the year. Not all of the measures that were undertaken are popular. ...
 
 
The cost of the Australian visa subclass 457 will double in July and will reach a price of $900. The 457 visa which is used as by many foreigners who want to work in Australia on a short term basis has been severely criticized form various people including the Prime Minister of the country Julia Gillard. ...
 
 
The Government of New Zealand considers the introduction of new type of retirement visa that will allow retirees to live in the country without paying taxes. The visa will be suitable for financially independent retirees and will allow them to live in New Zealand on a permanent basis. ...
 
 
Australia's Fair Work Commission is presently considering whether or not to restructure wage rules where there are penalty rates included. Under the current system all employers must pay penalty rates when their employees work Saturday or Sunday. ...
 
 
The UK conseravite-led coalition government has struck harder position immigrants than the Labor Party. The unexpected success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in recent local elections combined with the looming prospect of Bulgaria and Romania acceding to the European Union (EU) and potentially being able to move to Britain without the need for a UK visa has caused some Conservatives' rhetoric to further intensify. ...
 
 
Five citizens of Fiji are detained in Australia for overstaying their visas and working illegally in the country. In an interview with The Fiji Times yesterday, Australian Department of Immigration spokesperson Lancia Jordana said the Fijians, who were among 27 illegal workers and visa over-stayers, were nabbed following a raid in New South Wales last week. ...
 
 
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has stated that it has attracted more than 170 applications for its new significant investor visa program. The new visa was launched in November 2012 and requires all successful applicants to invest 5 million Australian dollars into the country's economy. ...
 
 
According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of statistics the number of employed Australians rose by 50 000. This number greatly exceeds the expectations which were set at 12 000. ...
 
 
After Shanghai and Beijing, Guangzhou will be third Chinese city that will allow short term visa free travel. Guangzhou is the third largest city in the country and one of the most important ports in its region. ...
 
 
The Bulgarian ambassador to UK has criticized UK Independence party for using propaganda against Bulgarian immigrants in UK that he finds unacceptable. Bulgarian and Romania will gain full access to the Western European job markets after 31 December 2013. ...
 
 
The Queen Elizabeth has announced the importance of the UK immigration policy in its speech at the State Opening of the Parliament. The legislative program for the Government is usually set in the Queen's speech which takes place in the Westminster Palace. ...
 
 
According to Tourism Australia the country's hospitality industry is performing better than average and is expected to be worth around 76 billion US dollars until the end of the decade. Despite the strong Australian dollar and the weak economic conditions in many countries which are traditional markets for the Australian hospitality industry there are a lot of reasons to think that the Australian tourism industry will enjoy significant growth in the next five years. ...
 
 
The H1B visa for USA has reached its annual cap of 65 000 30 days before the staritng date for new applications – 1 April was announced US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced. For the first time since 2008 the annual cap has been reached so fast. ...