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UK immigration to require tuberculosis screening for some UK visa applicants

14:36 28/05/2012
The UK Home Office announced that immigrants from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) will soon be required to be screened for the disease before being approved for a UK visa. UK...

4.5 million people have become Australian citizens since 1949

10:53 23/05/2012
Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen announced this month that 4.5 million people have gained Australian citizenship since the first citizenship ceremony in 1949. Bowen...

Decrease in number of New Zealand visas issued

13:30 16/05/2012
New figures released by New Zealand 's Department of Labour show that the number of skilled migrants arriving to the country is decreasing. The figures show that the number of people who arrived in...

South Africa sees influx of asylum-seekers

10:42 08/05/2012
The South African government has announced that they are working to deal with the high number of asylum-seeker claims they continue to receive. Currently, South Africa receives more individual asylum...

US immigration adds more countries to list of eligible applicants for H-2A and H-2B visas

19:38 24/01/2012
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that there have been five more countries added to the list of eligible nationals who can participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs...

Indian immigration expands tourist visa on arrival facility

12:11 24/01/2012
Indian immigration has announced that within the next year they will be expanding their visa on arrival facility to Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports. Currently, the facility is only...

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