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Strike causing delays for Canadian visa applicants

11:49 28/06/2013
Continuing industrial action by the Canadian Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) is causing increasingly long waits for Canadian visa applicants who apply abroad...

UK immigration failed to investigate student visa holders

9:08 03/12/2012
The UK's chief inspector of immigration has issued a report on the UK Border Agency's management of the Tier 4 student visa system. The report is broadly positive. However, it speaks of 'a...

UK immigration service improves China visa service

16:21 16/08/2012
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says that it hopes to increase the number of applications from Chinese nationals for tourist, student and business visas in 2012 after a rapid rise in visa applications in...

Hunt announces £8m plan to attract visitors to UK

16:11 16/08/2012
The United Kingdom Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, announced an £8m advertising campaign to attract visitors to the UK on 14 th March 2012. He said that he wanted to build on the success of the...

Australia opens visa application centres in Beijing and Shanghai

9:41 26/07/2012
From 3 September 2012 Australia 's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will open two Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in Beijing and Shanghai. The AVACs, operated by VFS...

Australia launches global tourism campaign in China

16:53 07/06/2012
Australia launched a multi-million dollar global tourism campaign in Shanghai on 4 June targeting Chinese visitors. The Australian government announced they will spend AUD$170 million over the next...

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