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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



US H-1B visa update

Recently the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they have received sufficient quota of H-1B visa for 2018. The USCIS has received about 200 000 petitions this year compared to the previous year 236 000 it is visible that there is a drop of applicants. The quota was 65 000 for […]

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US H-1B Visa is Stopped

Recently the H-1B visa was stopped. Obviously the new president of the USA is going to make a lot of changes to the US visa and migration policy. Earlier this year Trump banned passport holders of 7 countries from entering the USA. It echoed globally and in the same time made a statement that US […]

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United States Immigration System

United States is one of the most desired destinations for immigrants in the world. It is famous for giving the opportunity to everyone hungry for success and work. Everyone knows the moto “the land of endless opportunities”. For sure there is a reason for that and it stays for decades. It is proven that it […]

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Canadian vs U.S. Immigration Policies

Canada and the United States have very different immigration policies. One of the biggest difference between the migration systems of both countries is that Canadian immigration is based on employment and qualification while the U.S immigration is based primarily on family ties. Canadian migration policy is an example of an employment-based system with a lot […]

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US Work and Tourist Visas – A Short Guide

For those of you hoping to move to the US permanently, the Green Card and permanent residency are definitely the best approaches. But keep in mind there are numerous alternative visa options for you to go and settle there. Travel Visa If you are Irish or UK passport holder a citizen of one of the […]

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11 New Countries Eligible for US H-2A and H-2B visas

The US government will add 11 new countries to the list of eligible nationalities for H-2A and H-2B visas this year. The countries to be included to the scheme are Barbados, Belize, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Madagascar, Portugal, Sweden. This change was announced on 18th January, allowing US companies to hire […]

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Top 10 July 4th Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Did You Know These July 4th Facts? 1. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia in 1776. 2. The first official 4th of July party was held at the White House in 1801. 3. The population of the United States in 1776 was about 2.5 million, spread around 13 states. Now, the population […]

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US Business wants the government to proceed with the immigration reform

Heads of major US companies urged the government to proceed of the immigration reform if it wants US to retain the pace of its economic growth during the next decade. The Business Roundtable, an influential group representing top chief executives, said that fixing America’s “broken immigration system” would unleash a powerful force that drives growth […]

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