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INDIA: (Oct. 20, 2014) Employers must provide Provident Fund ID number on employment visa applications

October 21, 2014
INDIA: (Oct. 20, 2014) Employers must provide Provident Fund ID number on employment visa applications

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? As part of the employment visa process, India now requires that employers provide their Employees’ Provident Fund Organization identification number. What does the change mean? Employers must enter their EPFO identification number on employment visa applications. Foreign nationals from countries exempt by a social security agreement must provide other evidence....

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INDIA: (Oct. 20, 2014) Employers must provide Provident Fund ID number on employment visa applications

October 21, 2014
INDIA: (Oct. 20, 2014) Employers must provide Provident Fund ID number on employment visa applications

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? As part of the employment visa process, India now requires that employers provide their Employees’ Provident Fund Organization identification number. What does the change mean? Employers must enter their EPFO identification number on employment visa applications. Foreign nationals from countries exempt by a social security agreement must provide other evidence....

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Posted in bal, Countries, Employers, Employment, epfo, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, fund, India, number |

UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

October 20, 2014
UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

The UK and Ireland have signed a visa agreement that will allow foreign nationals to travel to both countries with a single visa from either country. Chinese and Indian nationals will be the first to benefit from the program. The UK and Ireland will accept certain short-stay visas issued by either country for business or tourism,...

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Posted in Business, Countries, country, FEM Global Immigration News, Ireland, Nationals, Travel, UK, United Kingdom, visa |

UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

October 20, 2014
UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

The UK and Ireland have signed a visa agreement that will allow foreign nationals to travel to both countries with a single visa from either country. Chinese and Indian nationals will be the first to benefit from the program. The UK and Ireland will accept certain short-stay visas issued by either country for business or tourism,...

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Posted in Business, Countries, country, FEM Global Immigration News, Ireland, Nationals, Travel, UK, United Kingdom, visa |

UNITED STATES: November 2014 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries

October 13, 2014
UNITED STATES: November 2014 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries

As expected, the priority date cut-off for EB-2 India will retrogress by more than four years, to February 15, 2005. EB-3 will advance to January 1, 2010, for China and to June 1, 2012, for most other countries except India, which will advance one week, to November 22, 2003. According to the State Department’s November...

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Posted in Advance, China, Countries, cut, date, eb, FEM Global Immigration News, India, November, United States |

UNITED STATES: November 2014 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries

October 13, 2014
UNITED STATES: November 2014 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries

As expected, the priority date cut-off for EB-2 India will retrogress by more than four years, to February 15, 2005. EB-3 will advance to January 1, 2010, for China and to June 1, 2012, for most other countries except India, which will advance one week, to November 22, 2003. According to the State Department’s November...

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Posted in Advance, China, Countries, cut, date, eb, FEM Global Immigration News, India, November, United States |

GLOBAL: Muslim holiday will delay processing in many countries

September 17, 2014
GLOBAL: Muslim holiday will delay processing in many countries

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Around the beginning of October, countries with majority or large Muslim populations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia will shut down for periods ranging from two to nine days in observance of Eid al-Adha. What does the change mean? Companies and foreign nationals seeking government services...

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UNITED STATES: October Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide to advance; EB-2 India remains unchanged

September 10, 2014
UNITED STATES: October Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide to advance; EB-2 India remains unchanged

The U.S. State Department has released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin. The priority dates for nationals of China in the EB-3 (employment-based third preference) category will advance moderately by five months to April 1, 2009. EB-3 priority dates will also advance by five months for workers from Mexico and the Philippines to Oct. 1,...

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Posted in 2009, 2011, Countries, Dates, eb, FEM Global Immigration News, nov, oct, Priority, United Kingdom |

UNITED STATES: October Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide to advance; EB-2 India remains unchanged

September 10, 2014
UNITED STATES: October Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide to advance; EB-2 India remains unchanged

The U.S. State Department has released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin. The priority dates for nationals of China in the EB-3 (employment-based third preference) category will advance moderately by five months to April 1, 2009. EB-3 priority dates will also advance by five months for workers from Mexico and the Philippines to Oct. 1,...

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Posted in 2009, 2011, Countries, Dates, eb, FEM Global Immigration News, nov, oct, Priority, United Kingdom |

GLOBAL/UNITED STATES: Ebola virus triggers travel and immigration restrictions

September 10, 2014
GLOBAL/UNITED STATES: Ebola virus triggers travel and immigration restrictions

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted numerous national responses affecting travel and immigration rules and procedures around the world. The disease has infected an estimated 3,685 people and claimed 1,841 lives as of Aug. 31, according to the most recent World Health Organization figures. The U.S. Department of...

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