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More Visitors to US will be fingerprinted

17:02 05/04/2004
More people travelling to the United States as visitors will be subjected to systematic fingerprinting and getting their photograph taken in the wake of tougher new border control laws. These rules...

Australian Skilled Migration pass mark increased

9:21 01/04/2004
Today the Australian Government announced an increase in the pass mark for the General Skilled-Independent visa category for migration to Australia from 115 to 120 points. This will increase the...

UK suspends visas from Romania and Bulgaria

18:39 31/03/2004
Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced the suspension of all immigration applications from Romania and Bulgaria as the Government launches an inquiry to investigate claims that certain cases,...

UK - SBS Hospitality quota suspended

11:30 30/03/2004
The Home Office has announced that because the quota of 10,000 SBS Hospitality sector work permits has almost been reached, the programme will temporarily be suspended from today. Any applications...

Australia - Skilled migrant age limit could be scrapped

11:41 29/03/2004
The joint standing committee on migration has proposed that the age limit of 45 should be removed on skilled migration applications for Australia. Currently, migration legislation is such that no one...

EU - Residence permits might be used as transit visas

17:11 25/03/2004
The European Commission is planning to propose measures aimed at making easier movement of non-EU nationals who hold resident permits in the current EU-15 but who would need a visa to transit through...

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