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Online visas widen 'gate' for students
Stuff.co.nzSeptember 2, 2014

Foreign students and tourists can now apply for student and working holiday visas online and track the progress of their applications on the internet. Victoria University vice-chancellor Roberto Rabel said the move would allow more students to pick New ...more »

Quick route to US green cards: After Chinese & Koreans, HNIs go for EB5 ...
Economic TimesSeptember 7, 2014

The EB5 programme for Indian nationals is still current unlike the Chinese, and does not suffer the crushing backlogs for green card as in other employment-based immigrant visa categories, such as the EB3 for professional workers with a US bachelor's ...more »

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Navigating Employment-Based Visas for Startups
JD Supra (press release)September 30, 2014

Startups often seek to hire highly educated employees with degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and science) fields in order to compete with their established competitors. Post-graduate international students have emerged as the leading ...more »

Neglected internationals
The Lion's Roar NewspaperSeptember 30, 2014

It didn't surprise me that many international students don't have cars after I learned student visas typically only allow international students to hold student worker jobs. While I love my work-study job, it isn't enough to support someone through ...more »

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong's recent mainland migrants
South China Morning Post (subscription)September 30, 2014

Some 8,017 new visas were issued for mainland citizens under the “mainland talents and professionals” scheme last year, slightly less than a year earlier. Many more from the mainland work in Hong Kong with ordinary employment visas. More than 40 ...more »

Navigating Employment-Based Visas For Startups
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 30, 2014

Startups often seek to hire highly educated employees with degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and science) fields in order to compete with their established competitors. Post-graduate international students have emerged as the leading ...more »

US Immigration Law: Barometer for Recovering Economy
New York Law Journal (registration)September 30, 2014

This information is critical, being the gateway for discussing non-immigrant visa categories and the best strategy to move forward. Detailed resumes will also highlight potential problems including unexplained gaps in employment and failure to maintain ...more »

Employment Visas Vexing Startups
Corporate Counsel (registration)September 29, 2014

Startup companies based in the U.S. seeking international talent have one major hurdle to clear: visas. “Post-graduate international students have emerged as the leading source of talent for startups as nearly one-third of all international students ...more »

Employment Visas Vexing Startups
Corporate Counsel (registration)September 29, 2014

Startup companies based in the U.S. seeking international talent have one major hurdle to clear: visas. “Post-graduate international students have emerged as the leading source of talent for startups as nearly one-third of all international students ...more »

Foreign worker paid consultant $25K to get visa, but arrived to find no job
CBC.caSeptember 29, 2014

An Ontario immigration consultant is under investigation for charging foreign clients up to $25,000 to help them enter Canada to work at low-skill jobs. In at least one case, the worker arrived to find the employer no longer existed. “[The consultant ...more »

Foreign worker paid $25K for a non-existent job
CBC.caSeptember 29, 2014

It turned out that when the federal government authorized one-year work visas last fall, for Tehrani and nine other foreign workers, Trade Nine Enterprise had already gone out of business. The B.C. corporation was dissolved months earlier, in June ...more »

Foreign worker paid $25K for a non-existent job
MSN CanadaSeptember 29, 2014

“After a year of employment, we would proceed to apply for the permanent residency,” reads the site. It stipulates clients must pay him $5,000 up front plus another $20,000 when the work visa is approved. However, rules governing immigration ...more »

Tight watch on expat Haj workers under
Yahoo! Maktoob NewsSeptember 29, 2014

Authorities have discovered that some foreigners are arriving with Haj seasonal employment visas, mainly to preform Haj. "We found 5,706 violations till Saturday, committed by foreign workers arriving in the Kingdom to work as seasonal workers for the ...more »

Saudi- Tight watch on expat Haj workers under
MENAFN.COMSeptember 29, 2014

... inspection teams have found that some of these workers are working contrary to their specific job description for which they have been recruited and brought into Kingdom. Some of the expatriates holding seasonal worker visas have come to perform Haj.more »

Port Authority is a work-visa qualifier
Toledo BladeSeptember 29, 2014

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has obtained a federal designation under which it can qualify foreign citizens for work visas to the United States if they establish businesses that meet investment and employment thresholds in the area.more »

Navigating employment-based visas for startups
Lexology (registration)September 29, 2014

However, the lack of a true “startup visa” makes hiring post-graduate international students and other foreign nationals alike difficult. Generally speaking, the three most common employment-based visas used to staff emerging companies are the H-1B, E ...more »

Tight watch on expat Haj workers under
Arab NewsSeptember 28, 2014

... inspection teams have found that some of these workers are working contrary to their specific job description for which they have been recruited and brought into Kingdom. Some of the expatriates holding seasonal worker visas have come to perform Haj.more »

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