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Migrant workers 'treated like slaves' in Qatar

14:02 02/10/2013
A report into the conditions of migrant workers helping Qatar prepare for the football World Cup in 2022 has found that they are being treated like slaves. Some have had their passports taken away by...

Infosys sued in US court over 'abuse' of H-1B and B-1 visas

16:59 09/08/2013
US IT workers are suing Indian software giant Infosys over alleged abuse of two US visas; the H-1B 'specialty occupation' visa and the B-1 business visa. It is also accused of discrimination against...

British Council to host Tier 4 visa seminars in India

15:22 29/06/2012
Following recent changes in UK Tier 4 student visas and other UK visa changes, the British Council will host several seminars for visa applicants in India. The British Council is a non-governmental...

UK reassures India genuine Tier 4 student applicants welcome

13:11 21/06/2012
This week British diplomats in India claimed that the recent changes to the UK 's immigration policy won't affect genuine Tier 4 visa students who will find the entry process no tougher than before...

Singapore's founding prime minister defends skilled immigration

15:16 24/07/2011
On 22 July 2011, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister after the end of British Rule, defended the ruling People's Action Party's stance on encouraging skilled immigration to spur the city-...

UK Marriage visa applicants will have to pass English language test

17:19 10/06/2010
In future immigrants from non European Union Countries who wish to join their spouse or settled partner (those with permanent residence or British Citizenship) in the UK will need to pass an English...

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