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Biden introduces US visa bypass policy for Ukrainians

10:51 25/04/2022
The Biden administration will launch a program enabling US citizens and groups to financially sponsor Ukrainians forced to flee their homeland following the Russian invasion. Ukrainians selected for...

Care sector urges US visa prioritization for foreign workers

11:35 13/09/2021
Organizations in the senior living and nursing sector have urged the US State Department to prioritize US visas for foreign-trained nurses and healthcare workers amid a staffing crisis. In a letter...

Afghan US visa program applicants hit 100,000

10:31 24/08/2021
The number of Afghans who have applied for the US Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has hit 100,000, according to a refugee assistance group. Head of the US-based International Refugee Assistance...

Legal US immigration program expanded for minors

12:30 20/06/2021
The Biden administration has expanded a program that allows legal US immigration for Central American minors. The move comes as the government continues to grapple with a surge in the number of...

US visa processing delays likely for foreseeable future

10:23 11/06/2021
Delegates at the 2021 NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference were warned that US visa processing delays are ‘unlikely to be resolved anytime soon’. Large numbers of US Embassies and...

US visa snubbed by Chinese students in favor of UK

13:52 23/05/2021
Delays to US visas mean that Chinese students are snubbing American higher education in favor of studying in the UK. According to the Chinese embassy in the UK, nearly 216,000 Chinese students are...

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