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Canadian immigration strike: Visa applicants face delays

19:54 29/08/2013
A strike by Canadian visa and immigration staff has continued into its fourth month; there is currently no sign of the dispute being resolved. Some overseas students at Canadian universities are...

Immigration strike may delay Canada student visas

11:57 25/07/2013
The Dean of Students at Canada's prestigious McGill University says that the strike by Canadian immigration officers posted overseas may prevent some students from successfully enrolling before the...

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 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...

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