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The government of Australian announced that it will begin accepting application for new category of visa called Significant Investor Visa. The requirements are that foreigners invest at least 5 million AUD in the Australian economy. ...
 
 
New Zealand Immigration authorities have denied to four private colleges the right to issue visa for international students. The reason for this is that a recent investigation carried out by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that they knowingly enrolled international students who had obtained a New Zealand visa fraudulently. ...
 
 
According to the mayor of London Boris Johnson the new immigration policy of the UK is damaging its international reputation and is hampering its ability to attract top students from abroad. IN the beginning of the last week Johnson said that the he is disappointed by the current policy of its party to combat the inbound migration by trying to reduce the number of international students. ...
 
 
From the beginning of 2013 there will be two significant changes the will be introduced to the International Experience Canada initiative for Irish citizens:
1. Irish citizens will be able to come to Canada under International Experience Canada for a period of up to 24 months, on a maximum of one occasion.
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration (APPG) has started an inquiry into the new changes that were introduced in the UK immigration system. The efforts of the UK government to reduce the immigration to "tens of thousands per year" have brought significant alterations in the immigration rules of the country. ...
 
 
The German Blue Card program that was introduced earlier this year and whose aim is to attract foreign immigrants is not as successful as expected. The card has attracted just 137 so far which is far below than the initial targets. ...
 
 
US tourism industry has put a lot of efforts to attract visitors form abroad during the last several years. The legislation for legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington has prompted fears that those states may become "drug tourism" destinations. ...
 
 
The Culture Secretary of UK Maria Miller is planning to reduce the visa requirements for Chinese tourists who want to visit Great Britain. A lot of recent statistics shows that wealthy Chinese people, who travel abroad tend to spend much above the average travelers. ...
 
 
The Chinese capital city Beijing has recently announced that visitors who come to the city for less than 72 hours will no longer require a Chinese visa. Beijing often serves as a transit city for both domestic and international travelers. ...
 
 
The New Zealand Immigration authorities have announced that they have made a deal with a Chinese airline which will allow frequent travelers from China, who visit New Zealand to be eligible for a fast track visa. Chinese visitors will still need a visa for New Zealand but under the new deal they will be exempt from answering questions as part of their visa application and processing. ...
 
 
The immigration mnister of UK Theresa May has denied the rumors that any immigration measures will be taken that will prevent the Bulgarian and Romanian citizens from working and coming to UK. Bulgaria and Romania were accepted to EU in 2007, but both countries are subject to restrictions that prevent their citizens from working in many EU countries. ...
 
 
Statistics New Zealand – the statistical agency of the government of New Zealand has issued a report which shows that there is a population net decrease of 3000 people. The reasons is the emigration of New Zealand citizens most of which usually go to Australia. ...
 
 
Australian tourism export council (ATEC ) and 30 of the most influential backpackers organizations in Australia have decided to send a letter of complaint to the Wayne Swan because of his decision to increase the application processing price of the Working Holiday Visa. On first January 2013 the cost of the visa will be increased from 270 AUD to 350AUD. ...
 
 
Taleb Rifai, who is general secretary of UN World Tourism Organisation has welcomed the reelection of Barack Obama as president of USA. "The Obama administration has clearly understood the impact of tourism on the economy and jobs," said Mr Rifai. ...
 
 
The immigration minister of Australia said the Australian Working Holiday Visa is the most popular such program in the whole world. He added that there are 220 000 Working Holiday Visas granted every year to foreigners that want to work and travel in Australia. ...
 
 
The Shortage of IT specialists in Ireland leads to record number of visa applications from Irish companies which are trying to fill the gap on the local market by hiring professionals form outside EU. Google whose European headquarters are located in Dublin was granted only 49 work permits in 2006, but in 2011 the number rose to 149. ...
 
 
According to a recent report released from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, a streamlined visa application process for Chinese visitors will be of a great benefit for the Australian tourism industry. The reason for this is that with the emergence of the middle class in Asia the number of Chinese tourists coming to Australia has increased with 16% just during the last year. ...
 
 
During the next several years Canada will accept between 240 000 and 260 000 new immigrants. Although the country will suffer from workforce shortage after the baby booming generation retires there won't be an increase of the number of visas that will be available. ...
 
 
Hurricane Sandy, which is the most powerful storm that has hit the United States west coast since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005, has forced United States Citizenship and Immigration service (USCIS) to close many of its offices located in the affected states. On Tuesday 30th October 2012, USCIS that will be closed are located in: • Connecticut • Delaware • Maryland • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island and • Virginia All appointments in these offices will be rearranged. ...
 
 
The UK Bureau of statistics has recently released a report which shows that around 25% of the babies born in UK during the last year were born to mothers, who come from abroad, according the report this is a proof of how the demographic profile of UK is changing. Furthermore the report added that in order UK to be able to plan such services as maternity provisions and schools it is very important to understand the patterns of childbearing among foreign migrants. ...
 
 
Britain has joined several other Western European countries which want to reintroduce entry visas for some Eastern European nations. This intention comes in the context of the promise made by the Coalition Government to reduce the incoming foreign migration to tens of thousands of people. ...
 
 
After the Australian Federal Government has announced a $80 increase of the Working Holiday Visa price many employers who rely on seasonal work has criticized this decision, pointing out that it will deprive them of important source of workforce if backpackers decide to choose competing destinations over Australia. Australian Horticulture Industry for example relies very heavy on Working Holiday Makers. ...
 
 
Canadian Government has announced that it will adopt its own Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for countries, which do not require visa for Canada. The system will be similar to those of Australian and USA. ...
 
 
After it had become clear that Australia will raise visa application prices it is recommendable for all prospective immigrants to apply for OZ visa as soon as possible in order to avoid the higher costs. Two of the most popular visas for foreigners – the Working holiday visa and the Australian Sponsorship visa will raise with by €55 and €83 respectively to €276 and €359. ...
 
 
The Australian Government announced that the price of many of the Australian visas will rise. The reason for this is that the Australian finance minister wants to raise around 500 million dollars for the country's yearly budget. ...
 
 
A new investor visa scheme was announced earlier this year by the Australian Government with only basic details. It will allow wealthy investors to gain residency in the country provided that they are willing to invest AU$5 million (£3.2 million) in the country's economy. ...
 
 
According to the Canadian Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney immigration may solve many of the workforce problems of the country. As the baby-boomer generation is starting to retire, there is a need the country needs to replace its vast workforce. ...