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Russia promises visa-free travel for all World Cup ticket holders in 2018

12:43 23/01/2012
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced this week that Russia would allow visa-free travel for fans at the 2018 World Cup. Putin discussed the visa-free arrangements with FIFA president Sepp...

Survey finds majority of Irish university students plan to immigrate after graduation

9:32 19/01/2012
Two-thirds of college students plan to emigrate after graduating from school in Ireland , according to a new survey released last month by Student Marketing Network. The survey cites better job...

Sri Lanka now requires all visitors to apply for visas online

12:46 14/01/2012
From 1 January 2012, all short term visitors and transit passengers to Sri Lanka must apply for their visas online. Sri Lanka closed their visa on arrival facility for citizens of all but two...

China proposes fingerprinting of foreign workers

16:38 07/01/2012
Chinese legislators are considering introducing new visa rules that would require fingerprinting of foreigners wanting to work or study in China. The draft law, which proposes to give the public...

Taiwan sees increase in first-time in-person biometric passport applications

14:08 01/01/2012
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry announced that more than 300,000 citizens have applied for their first-time biometric passports in person this year; Now a requirement in Taiwan for all first time passport...

Japan set to launch new migrant grading system

19:01 29/12/2011
This spring, Japan is set to begin grading skilled foreign workers. Those immigrants with higher grades will receive preferential treatment from the Japanese government. The government will break...