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Foreign students providing $18 billion yearly boost to the sector November 05, 2015
Foreign students providing $18 billion yearly boost to the sector

Foreign students had contributed around $5.25 billion to the economy of Australia in a period of three months.According to the figures from Bureau of Statistics of Australia, the optimistic September quarter limits off to a record breaking year in the overseas student sector that brought in almost $19 billion for a yea...

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US State Department released preliminary data for the year 2015 and next year's predictions November 04, 2015
US State Department released preliminary data on visa usage for the year 2015

The Immigration Visa Control and Reporting Division Chief, Charles Oppenheim, had appeared at the Market Exchange of the IIUSA on the 22nd October 2015 in Texas, Dallas and had shared the preliminary usage of visa numbers in the year 2015 and also shared the predictions for the year 2016.According to his report, the pr...

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Obama administration seeks to sidestep federal court order for allowing work permits November 04, 2015
Obama administration seeks to sidestep federal court order for allowing work permits

The latest memo which was leaked from the DHS has revealed that the Obama administration seeks to sidestep the federal court order that had suspended the portions of initiatives based on the amnesty of the president which is also known as DAPA and the DACA.This retreat was organized for discussing the options related t...

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Reform required in European visas granted to leisure and business travellers November 04, 2015
Reform needed in European visas granted to leisure and business travellers

European Travel Commission (ETC), today has demanded the reform for the ways the visas are issued to the business and leisure travellers, referring the benefits to the economy of the Europe which is 114 billion pounds in the export revenue and creating 6,15,000 new jobs by the year 2020.According to the ETC President...

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US extends Global Entry Scheme to the UK citizens November 04, 2015
US will extend Global Entry Scheme to the UK citizens from 3rd December

Frequent travellers from the UK to the US would be able to avoid long queues at the immigration points by joining the new scheme that would allow them to use the automated passport booths at the airports.US had agreed to extend the Global Entry Scheme to the citizens of the UK from 3rd December for those travellers who...

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Crackdown in Australian immigration has hit foreign students market November 04, 2015
Australian visa crackdown has hit overseas student market

In Australia, there has been decrease in the grant of student visas at the end of the last financial year. The information from the Australian immigration department shows that there were around 3,75,000 foreign students visa holders at the end of June month, this was the highest number since the end of previous decade...

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New Zealand introduced some twists in its immigration policies November 04, 2015
New Zealand introduced some twists in its immigration policies

Around 5,000 migrants who had applied for the New Zealand moved towards Auckland after getting the PR. The new move made by the government of New Zealand regarding some changes in the immigration rules will steer immigrants to other regions. As it has promised to grant extra points for the residency if the migrants wor...

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Proposed changes to the STEM related OPT rules November 03, 2015
Proposed changes to the STEM OPT rules

On 19th October 2015, the Homeland Security Department had published in its Federal Register, a rule which was proposed for providing the OPT job authorization for longer period of time to assured qualifying F-1 students.The change in the proposed rule would allow the non immigrant students under the F-1 visa with the ...

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