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Germany to begin accepting EU Blue Card applications

9:22 11/07/2012
Germany has announced that they will begin accepting EU Blue Card applications for assignments having an effective start date of 1 August 2012. Applicants must have a job offer and work contract...

Head of Syria's National Olympic Committee refused UK visa

15:48 22/06/2012
The head of Syria's National Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, was refused a UK visa to travel to attend next month's Olympic Games in London. Joumaa is reportedly regarded as a close...

3000 blank passports and visas stolen in England

11:00 30/07/2008
• Media Center » Video Immigration News A security van carrying blank visas and passports was hijacked near Manchester in north England at 6:40 a.m. Monday, 28 July 2008. At least 3,000 blank...

Romania and Bulgaria lobby the UK for open-doors

15:38 25/09/2006
• Watch This Video Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK at some of the highest levels of banking, law, commerce and industry urged the British Government today to utilize the same open-door...

UK woman wears wedding gown to protest deportation

18:01 20/09/2005
A UK woman caught in a fight over her husband's deportation will lead a demonstration of asylum seekers' wives dressed in bridal gowns on the first day of Parliament in October. Heather Bullen, 32,...

UK - Visa difficulties may deter foreign students

9:03 21/02/2005
UK Universities may be suffering due to a higher rate of student visa refusals, the BBC reports. According to the latest figures from the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS), the...