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AUSTRALIA: Polio vaccination required for certain travelers

July 23, 2014
AUSTRALIA: Polio vaccination required for certain travelers

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? In response to a World Health Organization (WHO) alert, Australia is requiring polio vaccination certificates for certain travelers. What does the change mean? Travelers who have spent 28 days or more after 5 May 2014 in one of 10 countries deemed to be at risk of polio infection or exportation...

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AMERICAS: Working Holiday program announced by four countries

July 16, 2014
AMERICAS: Working Holiday program announced by four countries

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The four countries in the Pacific Alliance – Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – have announced a Working Holiday visa program. What does the change mean? Nationals of the four countries who are aged 18 to 30 will be eligible for Working Holiday visas that allow them to live...

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Posted in alliance, Americas, bal, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Holiday, Mexico, Program, working |

UNITED STATES: August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and EB-2 India To Advance

July 9, 2014
UNITED STATES: August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and EB-2 India To Advance

The priority date cut-off for EB-3 China will advance by more than two years, to November 1, 2008 in August, with further advancement likely in September. EB-2 India will advance by nearly five months, to January 22, 2009, but could be retrogressed in the coming months. According to the State Department’s August Visa Bulletin, the...

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

UNITED STATES: August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and EB-2 India To Advance

July 9, 2014
UNITED STATES: August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and EB-2 India To Advance

The priority date cut-off for EB-3 China will advance by more than two years, to November 1, 2008 in August, with further advancement likely in September. EB-2 India will advance by nearly five months, to January 22, 2009, but could be retrogressed in the coming months. According to the State Department’s August Visa Bulletin, the...

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

GLOBAL: Several countries change visa rules for certain visitors

July 3, 2014
GLOBAL: Several countries change visa rules for certain visitors

IMPACT – MEDIUM Several countries have relaxed or tightened visa rules for certain visitors recently, including the following: Ireland. Venezuelan nationals are now required to obtain a visa before traveling to Ireland, and if planning to work in Ireland they must obtain an employment permit before applying for a visa. Ireland does not have a...

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Posted in bal, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Ireland, Nationals, visa, Visas |

GLOBAL: Ramadan to reduce many government office hours

June 23, 2014
GLOBAL: Ramadan to reduce many government office hours

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Muslim month of Ramadan beginning at the end of June will reduce operating hours of many offices across the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa. What does the change mean? Government offices in some regions will operate at half schedules during the month, with Friday hours in...

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Posted in appleman, bal, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, local, month, offices |

KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

June 23, 2014
KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Kazakhstan has announced a one-year pilot program offering visa-free travel for citizens of 10 countries. What does the change mean? Citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States will not be required to have visas...

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Posted in 10, bal, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Kazakhstan, Program, visa, Visas |

KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

June 23, 2014
KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Kazakhstan has announced a one-year pilot program offering visa-free travel for citizens of 10 countries. What does the change mean? Citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States will not be required to have visas...

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Posted in 10, bal, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Kazakhstan, Program, visa, Visas |

UNITED STATES: India EB-2 to advance nearly 4 years; EB-3 Philippines to jump forward 1 year, according to July 2014

June 11, 2014
UNITED STATES: India EB-2 to advance nearly 4 years; EB-3 Philippines to jump forward 1 year, according to July 2014

The priority date for Indian nationals in the EB-2 (employment-based second preference) visa category for India will move forward significantly by approximately four years from Nov. 15, 2004 to Sept. 1, 2008, according to the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. This past April, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the...

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Posted in 2009, appleman, category, Countries, eb, FEM Global Immigration News, India, July, United States, visa |

ISRAEL: Israel-U.S. reciprocal investment visas to launch soon

June 4, 2014
ISRAEL: Israel-U.S. reciprocal investment visas to launch soon

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Israeli government has signaled its readiness to offer a new B-5 investment visa for Americans investing in Israel. What does the change mean? The new visa would create a reciprocal arrangement in which Israeli investors will be offered E-2 visas for entry into the U.S. in exchange for...

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