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UK - Home Secretary resigns

19:50 16/12/2004
UK Home Secretary David Blunkett resigned on Dec. 15 following accusations of his involvement in fast-tracking a visa application for his ex-lover's nanny. e-mail correspondence suggest that Mr...

US - New law expected to tighten visa application requirements

19:34 15/12/2004
After weeks of fighting, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a bill which implements the 9/11 Commission recommendations. President George W. Bush is expected to sign it into law...

US - Changes likely to lead to greater Shortage of Nurses

17:36 14/12/2004
The US government has announced plans to block a shortcut that has allowed thousands of foreign nurses to get their work permits fast-tracked, a move that could worsen a nationwide shortage in nurses...

US - Green Card lottery entry period ends 7 January 2005

14:51 14/12/2004
January 7 next year will be the final date for Green Card lottery applications, so if you are planning to apply you better hurry up. Each year, the State Department conducts a lottery through its...

UK - Home Secretary still under investigation

12:05 14/12/2004
UK Home Secretary, David Blunkett, is still being investigated onallegations of fast tracking a visa application for his ex-lover'snanny. The finding of the investigation is supposed to be published...

Work Permits UK processing times as of December 14

9:49 14/12/2004
Processing times for work permits have not changed much over the last month. A work permit application in the UK takes up to five days. Applicants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) can...