Visas. Legal news and articles for March 13 - 15, 2012

Hong Kong's school place shortage deters expatsUS H-1B Visa Applications Accepted from 2 April - Global VisasWe can be a better friend to IrelandEgypt bans conversion of visaImmigration crackdown impacts 11 million wanting the American DreamFinancing new hotel development today: Finding the right "regional center" and ...Why do you want to study abroad?UK Union argue new Tier 5 visa rules could increase abuse of domestic workersForeign Tech Pros May Benefit From Visa ChangesIs It the Illegality—or the Immigration?Abuse of tourist visasArmenia: Turkish Migration Crackdown Leaves Thousands of Armenians in the LurchREVEALED: Goran Stevanovic's contract leakedREVEALED: Goran Stevanovic's 'hidden' contract leakedMyVisaJobs.com Released 7th Annual H1B Visa and Employment Green Card Reports

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Complex immigration laws create headaches, costs for foreigners
Kyiv PostMarch 1, 2012

Receiving a business visa, work permit or temporary resident status is no easy task for foreigners. To navigate through Ukraine's knotty legal system, hiring out a lawyer for a few hundred dollars may be the simplest solution.more »

Bob Voelker: Foreigner Investors Filling Real Estate Funding Gap
D MagazineMarch 5, 2012

Q. What is the criteria for an EB-5 Visa? A. In order to qualify for an EB-5 Visa, an investor must invest at least $500000 in a “targeted employment area” (as discussed below) in an enterprise that will create at least 10 new full-time jobs for US ...more »

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Hong Kong's school place shortage deters expats
FRANCE 24March 15, 2012

Immigration department figures show the number of US and UK passport holders issued with Hong Kong employment visas increased 42.48 percent from 2009 to 2011, as more people are drawn to the city as a gateway to the Chinese market.more »

US H-1B Visa Applications Accepted from 2 April - Global Visas
PR Web (press release)March 15, 2012

As of Monday 2 April, the US immigration department will start accepting applications for H-1B skilled work visas for the fiscal year of 2013 - Global Visas. As of Monday 2 April, the US immigration department will start accepting applications for H-1B ...more »

We can be a better friend to Ireland
New York Daily NewsMarch 15, 2012

Chuck Schumer supports a bill to create 10000 E-3 work visas for Irish immigrants, which would allow work stays but not permanent residence to those who meet stringent requirements for educational and professional achievement.more »

Egypt bans conversion of visa
TempoMarch 15, 2012

Citing a report from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said yesterday that the Egyptian government will no longer allow foreign tourists to convert their tourist visas into work permits once they arrive in the ...more »

Immigration crackdown impacts 11 million wanting the American Dream
HULIQMarch 15, 2012

In some cases, immigrants who spent years completing advanced studies here and had job offers lined up instead left the country because of quotas on employment visas.” The readers also described “shuttling between United States Citizenship and ...more »

Financing new hotel development today: Finding the right "regional center" and ...
Hotel LawMarch 14, 2012

One important capital source is foreign investors using the EB-5 immigration visa investment. We have advised clients on more than 40 EB-5 projects, and along the way we have written quite bit about EB-5 financing for hotel projects.more »

Why do you want to study abroad?
Hindustan TimesMarch 14, 2012

Finally, the UK, which is the strongest competitor for the US in attracting advancement students, is restricting post-education work opportunities by tightening immigration laws. In contrast, the US has adopted visa rules favouring international ...more »

UK Union argue new Tier 5 visa rules could increase abuse of domestic workers
Workpermit.comMarch 14, 2012

... UK immigration to drop reforms of Tier 5 domestic worker visas that were announced by the Home Office on 29 February. They claim that such changes will disadvantage migrant domestic workers as they may become trapped working for abusive employers.more »

Foreign Tech Pros May Benefit From Visa Changes
InformationWeekMarch 13, 2012

By Paul McDougall InformationWeek A pair of high-ranking senators are warning that possible changes to immigration rules could make it easier for foreign tech pros and other workers to obtain US employment visas that are supposed to be reserved for ...more »

Is It the Illegality—or the Immigration?
Reason OnlineMarch 13, 2012

Scott Brown for seeking to grant “an additional 10500 work visas to Irish nationals in time for St. Patrick's Day.” This is bad, FAIR claims, because it would “increase immigration—and competition for scarce jobs.” Besides, “the bill lacks a ...more »

Abuse of tourist visas
Financial Express BangladeshMarch 13, 2012

... in a bid to help boost employment opportunities for the Bangladesh workers there. He has identified illegal employments of Bangladeshis entering those countries with tourist visas as one of the major reasons for shrinkage of the manpower market.more »

Armenia: Turkish Migration Crackdown Leaves Thousands of Armenians in the Lurch
EurasiaNetMarch 13, 2012

In the meantime, the scarcity of work in Armenia encourages many illegal Armenian migrants to stay in Turkey after the expiration of the 90-day visas. Although Armenia's official unemployment rate (6 percent) is lower than Turkey's (9 percent), ...more »

REVEALED: Goran Stevanovic's contract leaked
GhanaWebMarch 13, 2012

6.5 The Association shall obtain at its expense for the Coach and his wife all visas and permits required under the laws of Ghana to enable the Coach live and work in Ghana for the duration of this Agreement. 7.0 Good faith/Loyalty 7.1 The Coach shall ...more »

REVEALED: Goran Stevanovic's 'hidden' contract leaked
GhanaWebMarch 13, 2012

6.5 The Association shall obtain at its expense for the Coach and his wife all visas and permits required under the laws of Ghana to enable the Coach live and work in Ghana for the duration of this Agreement. 7.0 Good faith/Loyalty 7.1 The Coach shall ...more »

MyVisaJobs.com Released 7th Annual H1B Visa and Employment Green Card Reports
Virtual-Strategy MagazineMarch 13, 2012

All H1B Visa and Green Card reports are available for free on http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/, which also includes visa sponsorship profiles of half million US employers who have filed labor certifications for work visas since 2001.more »

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