The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.
Are you still choosing between a skilled immigrant and international student application to Canada? We've revisited the Federal Skilled Worker and Canada's international student programs with two case studies for your review.
Regardless of the reason for studying abroad, there are several reasons why you should consider studying in New Zealand. New Zealand, with its magnificent scenery and laid-back lifestyle of its citizens, continues to be a popular destination for international students.
For a successful student visa application, you must meet the financial requirements set by the government of Canada.
International graduates, with their Canadian education, relative youth, and exposure to Canadian culture, can fill the lack of skilled workers to fuel Canada’s growing economy. But, finding employment is a significant issue. Whether for a part-time job or full-time work, you will face competition from Canadian permanent residents, citizens, and other graduates.
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Being issued a visa is not the end but the beginning of an intended journey to the country of destination such as the United States. Know your obligations at a port of entry and even after being allowed into the country.
If you are in the U.S. or would be in the U.S. mainland or territories, the U.S. CIS issued a reminder that starting March 22, 2019 the new Form I-539 must be used. Failure to do so could result in refusal and deportation order.
Until the combined Houses of Congress come up with a spending bill that U.S. President Donald Trump will sign, there is a wall of uncertainty. Fear not, we have obtained a plan of action.
With 6 million petitions and applications received every year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services transfer cases when a particular office simply cannot cope with the workload. A transfer is then made. Check if your case is among those affected.
The changes include reducing the current eight (8) criteria to just eight, but a 3-stage orientation may not be as easy as it counts.
Starting September 11, 2018 if you do not have a complete or completed petition or application form, the USCIS can simply refuse your petition or application without requesting for further evidence.
The changes take effect from 26 November 2018. Find out the length of time you can work after completing your studies under the new rules.
July has been a very busy month for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - issuing policy guidance, and memorandum that affect nonimmigrants and immigrants alike.
Calling the visa fees charged by the Home Office for immigrants and their dependents, Members of the Parliament have called for an inquiry to determine the fairness of the charges. For Philippine applicants we have compiled the current visa fees for easy and immediate reference.
Despite the rise of many study destinations, the United States still remains the top choice for international students. However, while there has been an overall increase, colleges reported decline in enrollment.
Find out how to score Brownie points towards your career and migration pathway as an international student with George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Today the USCIS announced a new policy on how F1, J1 and M1 visa holders in the U.S. would be considered unlawful - and therefore deportable. The guidance will go into effect on August 9, 2018.
Study your options because while you wait, you add years to your age which reduces the points and preference to pursue permanent work and residency.
With a established and permanent program in place allowing international students to experience working and living in Canada while studying in preparation for a successful career or migration pathway. Filipinos have been moving North of America.
As an international student in Australia, you can work part-time or full-time in some situations to complement what you learn in your classes.
This page contains information on the language requirement for international students bound for Australia. Check if you are exempted from taking any Secure English Language Test.
You need to show proof that you have sufficient funds that are genuinely available to you to pay for your course fees and living costs when applying for an Australian student visa. You may need to provide specified documentary evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application.
If you have been granted an Australian student visa, check the conditions stamped on these. Remember, you must comply with each of those or risk the cancellation of your visa.
As a popular destination of international students, Australia merged several student visa subclasses into one. With the simplified structure, apply for a Subclass 500 Visa if you want to study full-time in an education institution.
If you are looking to study in Australia and your application is at Assessment Level 3, make sure you know what the acceptable sources of funds are to ensure your visa application is approvable.
Are you planning to apply as an international student to New Zealand? You may be required to submit the result of an English language exam to prove that your level of English proficiency will meet the requirements for the program you are applying for.
You may have options once you have completed your Australian study program to work or apply for permanent residency in Australia.
Like all responsible hosts, the government of Australia does its best to ensure that international students enjoy a good quality of education. Australian universities and colleges that accept international students therefore try to meet the requirements as explained in the National Code of Practice.
Within a year of taking office, U.S. President Trump issued orders banning travel to the U.S. from certain countries and purportedly supported proposed law to reduce legal migration. How do you get the visa you want under the current climate?
If you want to launch a European career, why not start by taking further studies in Ireland to improve your credentials? Know what documents are needed to apply for an Irish student visa.
More than a million foreign nationals ;pursue studies in the United States. The countries with the largest number of students studying at U.S. colleges in 2016 were: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Colleges and universities are hoping the travel ban will not affect the U.S.' attractiveness to international students.
Check the equivalent scores for the various official English exams recognized by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada - shared with the immigrant community as part of Immigrant Visa Center Inc. advocacy.
Borders.gov of Australia, the official website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection emphasizes that the DIBP "retains the discretion" to determine the language proficiency of international students.
Okay, our title might confuse non-English speakers, but there is a certain way British English is spoken. And when applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa, English proficiency is an immigration requirement.
Like the United Kingdom, the English proficiency of a student visa applicant is required under the immigration rules of Ireland. Specific English language requirements, however, apply to the academic programs an international student intends to enroll in.
Before you dive into the migration waters, check which stream you need to choose. In the case of students it is the Study Direct Stream. Find the whys and how.
Students from the Philippines, India, and other countries with an approval rate of less than 80% for student visa application, will have to sit for an English language proficiency exam.
Do you want to work around Europe? With Ireland's National Framework of Qualifications system, the knowledge, skill and competence per qualification and education level are clearly defined. This allows other countries to see how Ireland's qualifications fit in with theirs, making it easier for employers to pinpoint your skills sets and competence.
If you are a graduate in any of the colleges and universities on this list, you may save time and money by not having to undergo an individual assessment from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
If you have worked in Canada as a temporary foreign worker or on a postgraduate work permit, you might be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class (or CEC).
UK is a leader of the European Union but is not a signatory to the Schengen Agreement allowing mobility and free travel within member European countries. Here are the transient to settlement options.
Education is a great equalizer. In a country where the playing field is not level, getting up a career ladder and achieving your full potential is extremely difficult. Studying abroad evens the odds, regardless of your religious affiliation. Watch testimonials from Filipino students taking up courses in New Zealand with the Cornell Education Group.
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