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Australia to get tough on work visa fraud

Australia’s Assistant Immigration Minister, Michaelia Cash, has launched a national campaign to investigate allegations of unauthorised payments to visa sponsors in return for visas.

The minister said that although the overwhelming majority of employers do the right thing, there is a small minority who don’t abide by their obligations or attempt to defraud visa applicants. 226 more words


Oz government proposes changes to character tests

The Australian government has introduced a new bill to parliament that, if passed, would allow the Department of Immigration and Border Protection more powers to reject visas for ‘potential’ criminals. 155 more words


Effective September 12, 2014: New Fees for Some Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas

The Department of State (DOS) has revised certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visa fees. DOS has adjusted the visa fees in the following categories:

  1. E visas – treaty/trader and Australian specialty occupation visas decreased to $205 (from $270).

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Administrative & Regulatory

EB-2 India: Retrogression Expected

The State Department has released the October Visa Bulletin showing the Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) Category for India with a priority date of May 1, 2009. 143 more words

President Obama delays immigration action

Having promised to take ‘executive action’ on America’s stalled immigration reform plans by the end of the summer, President Barack Obama has backtracked and stated that action will now be taken by the end of this year instead. 183 more words

United States Of America

I-601A Provisional Waiver: Facts and Fiction

When the I-601A Provisional Waiver program started last spring, it was met with great fanfare by immigration advocates and activists. The program allows an immigrant who is the immediate relative of a US citizen (generally a spouse) to file a waiver of unlawful presence before ever leaving the United States to process the immigrant visa. 491 more words