Anything worth doing is worth doing right. We at the IVC Immigrant Visa Center understand this and are committed to assisting our corporate and individual clients in a timely and professional manner. As an immigrant advocacy firm based in the Philippines, we consider ourselves global mobility advocates, helping people who need more extensive guidance through a variety of comprehensive migration services. One part of our services is outbound migration and we file applications for nonimmigrant visa applicants, skilled immigration or family sponsorship to Canada, USA, Australia, NZL, Ireland and select European countries. We also assist individuals who wish to study, retire, and invest in the Philippines.
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Having served as Chief Operating Officer of IVC since 2007, Dr. Aranda brings with her more than a decade's worth of experience in the fields of Management, HRD and Marketing. She is an Education New Zealand Trained Agent, and she has spearheaded the company's growth from a single proprietorship to a thriving corporation offering various migration services not only for Filipinos but to other Asians as well.
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Add to your CRS points to be one of thousands of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency and be among the million immigrants under Canada's Immigration Plan for 2018-2020.
When the program started, how candidates are selected, what changes were introduced since January 2015 and how to qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
How a skilled worker from overseas may qualify as a permanent resident: history of the selection system, how the criteria changed up to the present.
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.
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.
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.
Could an Internationally-educated, licensed RN qualify for a work visa? If applying for an immigrant visa, how long would be the wait? Are the procedures the same or different for both visas?
Manitoba’s Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the renewal of the program, “restructuring its economic immigration program to provide new pathways to permanent residence for international students and entrepreneurs.”
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have skills needed by Manitoba employers. Check if your occupation is on this year's In-Demand Occupations List.
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.
Applying for your first Philippine passport has never been easier as the Department of Foreign Affairs has greatly streamlined its application process. Listed below are the UPDATED documentary requirements for first-time applicants.
The United States differs from Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, and Australia in that the U.S. government imposes restrictions on part-time work that international students are allowed to do.
The Schengen area: 28 different European countries. some of which are not members of the European Union and some which are outside the European continent. As it can be a tad confusing, consider this your one-stop site for the contact information of Schengen countries that have an embassy or consulate in the Philippines. Links to the appropriate Visa Centres have also been included whenever applicable to help you with your Schengen visa application.
These FAQs are for you whether you are still at the decision stage or completing your application for a U.S. student visa. This article deals with 7 main areas of concerns including the application process to finance-related questions and inadmissibility factors.
Are you planning to study in the USA but have questions about the U.S. Standard Optional Practical Training program? Read on to learn how you can stay back in the country up to 12 months post course completion.
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.
Learn about your timeline for admission to the United States and when to depart after completing your course!
Even if you are accepted by a school, college or university in the United States and have been issued a Form I-20, you will still have to apply for your student visa at a U.S. Consular Post in your home country.
Use the Optional Practical Training program to lay the foundation to a successful career. Remain in the United States for 12 months after graduation!
International students in the United States who graduate from certain programs in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics, and related fields may have more opportunities to stay on in the country for additional training to jumpstart their career.
On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented a new extension for graduates of some eligible programs. Remain in the USA for a total of 36 months with the OPT STEM 24-Month Extension.
You can now gain valuable work experience while studying in the United States if your program incorporates practical training in its curriculum.
As the world's third most popular destination of international students in the world, Australia continues to provide innovative programs for both domestic and international students.
Based on the quality of Canada's educational programs and institutions, national income and quality of life, abundance of fresh water, low incidence of violent crime and model health care system, Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live.
New! Alberta has created the Alberta Opportunity Stream; Saskatchewan has replaced the first-come, first selected basis for applicants meeting the occupations in demand requirements - and more. See the updates as of August 2, 2018.
Ontario describes itself as “the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home.” Starting January 18, 2018, the federal government increased OINP's allocation by 600 nominations to a total of 6,600.
See how your credentials stack up against the requirements for postgrad applicants to UCC
The Visa Bulletin Cut-off Date has become more complicated since October 2015. Get to know which cut-off date applies to your immigrant visa petition.
There are stories here, tales there, hearsay everywhere. There is no prescription for gossip, so we've decided to update this old, archived post that is unexpectedly still being searched for and read.
Commuters in traffic-challenged cities around the world chart their routes through Waze™ and find so many routes to travel. Unlike that popular app though, there is no reliable visa-priority-date/traffic charter because no one can predict what may happen to other countries and the U.S. And remember, political and economic developments in and outside the U.S. affect the availability of visa numbers.
One of the provinces in the Maritime region, Nova Scotia offers a high quality of life to its residents. As a new immigrant, there are a variety of free services you may avail of to help you settle in the province.
Planning to STUDY in NEW ZEALAND? What is your criteria for selecting the school where you intend to enroll in?
With a population of less than 760,000 and low cost of living, the Province of New Brunswick may afford new opportunities for new immigrants.
Being the first Canadian province to establish its own immigration program, the Manitoba Government projected a labor shortage until 2020 of over 20,000 skilled workers.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program offers an economic immigration pathway for in demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs who can contribute to the economic development demands of the province.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic migration program, operated jointly by the government of Alberta and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The AINP supports Alberta's economic growth by attracting and retaining work-ready immigrants to the province.
Like many countries with skilled migration categories, Canada selects permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and contribute positively to their economy. Permanent residents may live, work and study in Canada permanently and enjoy the additional benefits of access to government-subsidized education, healthcare and the insurance and pension benefits if employed. And as a permanent resident, you may enjoy an opportunity to sponsor eligible family members to join you in Canada.
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).
Not a program but a system, Express Entry has made applying as an immigrant under an economic immigration program more systematic and faster - and now after November 19, 2016, more competitive and open to overseas applicants.
We're taking a break from more serious immigration matters at the moment to take a look at one of the more trivial (but nevertheless important important!) aspects of traveling overseas: clothes.
Obtaining a US degree has never been this affordable.
Of the three provincial nomination programs of Saskatchewan only the The International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer sub-category is still accepting applications.
Several Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program streams still on TEMPORARY PAUSE
If you don't qualify to apply for skilled independent immigration to Australia, then you might be sponsored by a state or territory.
As long as you are an eligible US international student, you can work for 12 months under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program. But if you graduate from specific academic programs, you may qualify for a 24-month STEM extension on your OPT, extending your stay in the US for 36 months.
A new SOL will be in effect on 1 July 2016 with the introduction and removal of some occupations.
Australia’s Department of Employment (DOE) released a February 2016 list of occupations that employers find difficulty in recruiting locally. Check if you qualify to fill the gap!
Qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers may apply directly with potential sponsoring employers in Australia. We have selected job sites where you can look for jobs that match your skills as well as State and Territory Sites for permanent migration thru nomination.
Opportunities for engineers around the world never die, they just deconstruct. If you're a recently-licensed engineer in search of the best career pathway, where do you start?
The 25th Express Entry draw - and the previous 24 draws show that for those outside Canada getting invited to apply for permanent residency is a Mission Improbable.
2 Filing Periods Starting November 4. Consider it a post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving treat from Quebec Immigration and Cultural Communities Minister Kathleen Weil.
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