Visas. Legal news and articles for August 27 - 31, 2012

How to rein in visa traders?Damian Green is dragging the dysfunctional student visa system into the ...Infosys Visa Fraud: Judge Dismisses Whistleblower SuitYears Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-ExploitationInfosys Chief Downplays US Visa ProbeStudent visas – the Government continues to do the right thing over immigration457 Dependent visa conditionsNew Visa Rules Hurt Foreigners, Britons AlikeThree men arrested in Burwell restaurant for overstaying visasConcern as UAE 'halts' Bangladesh recruitmentConcern as UAE 'halts' issuing visasConcern as UAE 'halts' Bangladesh recruitmentInvestment Visas: Swapping Boat People for Yacht PeoplePosted by Parvez JabriE-visas: the way forward?

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Visa fraud: Trial against Infosys postponed to September 17
Economic TimesAugust 16, 2012

NEW YORK: The trial in the alleged visa fraud case against software services major Infosys in the US has been postponed by almost a month to September 17. The trial related to visa fraud allegations levelled by Infosys' former employee Jack Palmer was ...more »

Concern as UAE 'halts' Bangladesh recruitment
The Daily StarAugust 27, 2012

"Since last week we haven't had any working visas issued from the UAE," said Shahjalal Majumdar, president of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA). There has been no official confirmation from the UAE, but Bangladesh ...more »

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How to rein in visa traders?
Saudi GazetteAugust 31, 2012

He broached the possibility of involving the Prosecution and Investigation Commission to prevent forgery of official documents to issue employment visas. Fakieh said if trading in visas has become a form of human trafficking, then it is the ...more »

Damian Green is dragging the dysfunctional student visa system into the ...
Daily MailAugust 30, 2012

The government is getting to grips with the bogus study centres which acted as visa-processing centres. Now they must get to grips with policing who has the right to be here under student visas in reputable universities. If they wish to stay on to work...more »

Infosys Visa Fraud: Judge Dismisses Whistleblower Suit
PolicyMicAugust 30, 2012

By way of background, when these allegations first arose in early 2011, I wrote about the strong likelihood that Infosys may have been engaging in a perfectly legal action under existing U.S. immigration law on B-1 visas. ... his claims alleging ...more »

Years Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-Exploitation
New America MediaAugust 30, 2012

People trafficked into the country receive temporary government and nonprofit social service benefits after rescue or flight from captivity: shelter, health care, counseling, employment and legal help. But once these benefits term out, counter ...more »

Infosys Chief Downplays US Visa Probe
Wall Street JournalAugust 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice is probing allegations that Infosys, which is based in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, used short-term U.S. business visas to send engineers to carry out client projects instead of work visas, which are expensive ...more »

Student visas – the Government continues to do the right thing over immigration
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)August 30, 2012

Generally it's going to be unpopular because few people really consider “students” a problem when it comes to immigration, since by definition the term implies intellect and hard work – the things one would reasonably desire in an immigrant. But it's ...more »

457 Dependent visa conditions
Expat ForumAugust 30, 2012

Seeking advice on behalf of my friend. He and His wife work for the same company in India. He had applied for 457 visa but could not travel because delay in Aus-project. His wife has got 457-dependent visa. Now his wife is getting an opportunity to travel.more »

New Visa Rules Hurt Foreigners, Britons Alike
Huffington Post UK (blog)August 30, 2012

Foreign graduates were formerly able to stay for two years and work anywhere, hence why your barista at Pret may have an MSc or two. Now, if they haven't found a job by their visas' expiries, graduates have to leave and no longer have the right to work...more »

Three men arrested in Burwell restaurant for overstaying visas
Newmarket JournalAugust 29, 2012

Checks revealed that two men had overstayed their visas and were working without permission. A third man, who was on the premises but not working, was also identified as an overstayer and arrested. All three were taken into UK Border Agency detention ...more »

Concern as UAE 'halts' Bangladesh recruitment
Business Recorder (blog)August 27, 2012

"Since last week we haven't had any working visas issued from the UAE," said Shahjalal Majumdar, president of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA). There has been no official confirmation from the UAE, but Bangladesh ...more »

Concern as UAE 'halts' issuing visas
Gulf TimesAugust 27, 2012

“Since last week we haven't had any working visas issued from the UAE,” said Shahjalal Majumdar, president of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira). There has been no official confirmation from the UAE, but Bangladesh ...more »

Concern as UAE 'halts' Bangladesh recruitment
The Daily StarAugust 27, 2012

"Since last week we haven't had any working visas issued from the UAE," said Shahjalal Majumdar, president of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA). There has been no official confirmation from the UAE, but Bangladesh ...more »

Investment Visas: Swapping Boat People for Yacht People
Minyanville.comAugust 27, 2012

Established in 1990 as a component of the Immigration Reform Act, signed into law by President Bush, and known technically as the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, 10,000 foreign nationals per year have been permitted to invest their way into the United ...more »

Posted by Parvez Jabri
Business Recorder (blog)August 27, 2012

The UAE has emerged as the biggest recruiter of Bangladeshi labourers in recent years, accounting for about 50 percent of all overseas employment opportunities after jobs dwindled in Saudi Arabia. "Since last week we haven't had any working visas...more »

E-visas: the way forward?
News24August 27, 2012

While there are many types of visas the study focused primarily on leisure and business travel. Excluded from the analysis were entry visas for work, residency or students. A key part of the analysis took into consideration non-visa programmes which ...more »

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