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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.

June 25, 2018

UK Visa Fees June 25, 2018

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.

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April 8, 2018

Millions of grads. No jobs for grabs.

April this year (2018) the first batch of graduates of the Philippines' K to 12 program - theoretically work and world-ready - will be scanning the Want-Ads. Are there enough jobs at home or overseas?

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January 14, 2018

How to find a genuine RN-employer in the UK

There are tens of thousands of jobs for registered nurses according to UK's Department of Health and approved orders on the POEA website. Yet vacancies remain unfilled in years. Why?

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July 3, 2017

British-speak for students. How English are you?

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.

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June 28, 2017

EU Migrants welcome to remain in UK indefinitely - UK PM May

Prime Minister Theresa May announced today plans to allow EU citizens living in the UK to remain here as residents following Brexit designed to put their "anxiety to rest".

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June 27, 2017

2017 Guide to Working in the UK

At least a million foreign skilled workers intend to leave the UK after Brexit. Is that good or bad for Overseas Filipino Workers? Find the fine print and details of the current rules in place. (Be warned that the policies are fast-changing due to the pace of the Brexit negotiations)

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June 25, 2017

Why thousands of job orders for PH RNs in the UK remain unfilled

Claiming the student visa program had been abused, the UK Home Agency and Border Agency impose restrictions on the entry of international students, among them those taking up courses leading to registration as UK RNs. Then Brexit came, UK voted to close its borders and the orders remain open.

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February 23, 2017

UK Supreme Court Rules on Minimum Income for Foreign Spouses

The Supreme Court has ruled that controversial minimum income rules for non-EEA spouses set by the Home Office, which campaigners say have split thousands of families apart preventing British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK, are lawful "in principle". - Guest blog from Charles Kelly, UK Managed Migration Specialist and Marketing Consultant.

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February 17, 2017

EU Nurses coming to UK drops by 90% since Brexit: good or bad for Filipino RNs?

POEA job orders for RNs to UK show unlimited number of registered nurses needed. Why has it remained unfilled for so long?

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January 8, 2017

Top Migration Destinations for 2017

2016 was not migrant-friendly. Fear of immigrants occupying space and taking away jobs from a host country's citizens and legal residents saw migration in the spotlight- then turning into a bulls-eye. So, where to migrate in 2017 temporary or otherwise?

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December 30, 2016

Shortage Occupations in the UK for 2017

The December 2016 list from the UK Home Office shows what jobs are available, the academic and experience requirements needed, how to apply and who can get in first.

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November 8, 2016

UK desperately needs RNs. Why are there no applicants?

A likely reason is that RNs with the skills, experience, English proficiency required by the UK Home Office and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have several more attractive, less costly option to work and become permanent residents elsewhere, such as Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

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Updated October 26, 2016. Originally posted on October 19, 2016.

Still, 8 Great Tips for Visa Approval

With 10 to 12 million Filipinos overseas – half of them as permanent residents – it’s no wonder there are tens of thousands of tourist, work, student and immigrant visas. Why are there many refused admission at ports of entry even as they hold valid visas?

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August 14, 2016

EU wants welders, engineers in the fast lane

Employers and headhunters in Germany are going to areas with high unemployment rates looking for welders, fitters and other tradespersons. Porsche on the other hand needs engineers to outrun the competition

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August 14, 2016

Sweet Taste of Migration - Visas for Belgium

We are posting the official information from the Belgian Embassy in Makati as service to our viewers and eReaders. For more info, log on to http://philippines.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/visa/visa-belgium

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Updated July 13, 2016. Originally posted on July 6, 2016.

Canada's National Consultation on Immigration

Right on the heels of Brexit and the emergent call of Scotland, France and other EU member countries about remaining or breaking away from the European Union, Canada has initiated a nationwide consultation on how Canada's immigration program should define Canadian citizens and residents 150 years from now.

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July 4, 2016

How Does Brexit Roil the Migration Waters?

Immigration was the thunder that drove majority of British voters to choose Leave instead of Remaining in the European Union.

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May 30, 2016

How to Avoid UK Jobs Scam: Supplement to POEA Advisory

Domestic worker visas are still being issued, but not Au Pair visas. In all cases, work permits to the UK must have a Certificate of Sponsorship from a UK registered employer authenticated by the Philippine Labor Attache.

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April 30, 2016

Help on the Way. Visa Questions Answered Live, On Air - DWIZ

So, it's the weekend and you have a visa or migration question. Get the specific and detailed answer you need - FREE. Just Pay attention.

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Updated April 12, 2016. Originally posted on April 7, 2016.

10 Tips to Determine if US. Job Offer is Genuine

Beware of job offers through the internet. Do not get caught in the web of scams. U.S. employers intending to recruit foreign workers must comply with U.S. labor and immigration laws. A simple "job offer" direct to the applicant is not enough.

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March 29, 2016

Shortage Occupations in Germany

Three years after announcing the opportunity to work and migrate to Germany for Skilled Worker (with completed Vocational Education and Training), the demand and shortage remains. Three reasons why.

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March 29, 2016

Germany Needs 200,000 RNs: How to Qualify

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced Germany's need for 200,000 - and the countrys preference for Filipino Nurses. Here's what you need to qualify.

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Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 29, 2016.

Best Countries to Study Abroad for Filipinos

In 2015, international students contributed more than $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; a record $17.5 billion to the Australian economy for the 12 months to the end of March 2015; $8 to 10 billion to Canada and more billions of tuition fees to educational institutions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. So, if you were to choose, what would be your reasons to spend your (or your parent’s) funds?

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Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 15, 2016.

Why Employers Cannot Fill Jobs for Skilled Workers

A recent report by Manpower Group (Talent Survey 2015) shows employers globally are experiencing difficulty in filling job vacancies despite the availability of skilled workers and professionals worldwide. Read the reasons why.

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Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 14, 2016.

Top 10 Jobs Worldwide

Jobs that employers find hard to fill amidst the glut of skilled workers worldwide is a reminder of the Mariner's Rhyme - "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

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