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(US) The EB-5 Visa Program: A Popular Real Estate Financing Program's ...Startup Act 4.0: senators reintroduce bi-partisan bill aimed at increasing ...Dozens line up in Cuba with hopes of getting immigration visaForeigners bribing officials to get passports: CIAA reportHouse De-Funds Obama's Executive Order for UndocumentedWhat to Know About the Fraud Detection and National Security DirectorateBiometric Immigration Documents to replace visasMonarchs sure Aussie aces will be granted work visasCramped in a dingy room, Indian workers dream to get back homeHealthcare employers: plan now for filing H-1B petitions for foreign national ...Coons' immigration stand hurts tech workersAnnual H-1B Visa Quota Available But Expected to Be Exhausted in Early AprilPlan now for filing H-1B petitions for foreign national candidates and OPT ...The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied ...Australian IT sector sees skills glut

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Dubai residents warned against buying fake tenancy contracts online
The NationalJanuary 1, 2015

“If you are not financially able to sponsor your spouse, an alternative option is to look for an employer or company that can provide your spouse an employment visa,” he said. “When both spouses are financially stable, one can transfer the visa ...more »

Overseas workers will be allowed to work for a year without applying for 457 visas
Sydney Morning HeraldJanuary 7, 2015

The change would mean overseas workers would not have to apply for a 457 working visa, which imposes stricter entry requirements including English language tests. Employers are also required to demonstrate they have looked for local workers before ...more »

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(US) The EB-5 Visa Program: A Popular Real Estate Financing Program's ...
JD Supra (press release)January 31, 2015

EB-5 Visas are available to investors who make a direct minimum investment of $1,000,000 in an ongoing project or start a new business in the U.S. which preserves or creates ten or more jobs for U.S. workers. The direct investment amount is reduced to ...more »

Startup Act 4.0: senators reintroduce bi-partisan bill aimed at increasing ...
Lexology (registration)January 31, 2015

The Startup Act would provide immigrant entrepreneurs who create new jobs access to a specifically designated visa. The bill would also create new visas for foreign degree recipients in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.more »

Dozens line up in Cuba with hopes of getting immigration visa
Local 10January 31, 2015

... IT'S YOUR DOCUMENTS AND DETERMINATION THAT MAY GET YOU IN THE DOOR, EMPLOYMENT OFTEN AWAITS. -- DISEMPLOYMENT OFTEN WAITS. THIS CUBAN JOURNALISTS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES GETTING A VISA TO GO TO PUERTO ...more »

Foreigners bribing officials to get passports: CIAA report
RepublicaJanuary 30, 2015

The report noted that migrant workers were able to fly to foreign countries even without valid passport and visa. "Nepali nationals who fly to foreign countries on visit visas are forced to go through hassles and pay bribes to government employees...more »

House De-Funds Obama's Executive Order for Undocumented
India WestJanuary 30, 2015

... double the number of H1-B visas for temporary high-skilled workers, raising the existing cap of 65,000 to 115,000, and to 195,000 during periods of high demand for overseas workers. The proposal also doubles the number of employment-based visas.more »

What to Know About the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate
Texas LawyerJanuary 30, 2015

The site visits are based on office capacity by zip code. The Standard Operating Procedures indicates ... Attorneys should make sure the petitioning employer and recipient of the visa follow the regulations of the particular type of visa category ...more »

Biometric Immigration Documents to replace visas
Lexology (registration)January 29, 2015

It is often the case that a migrant's start date of employment is shortly after his or her entry to the UK – sometimes as early as the same or next day. As UKVI currently states that neither the new decision letter nor the short term visa vignette can ...more »

Monarchs sure Aussie aces will be granted work visas
Edinburgh Evening NewsJanuary 29, 2015

Before the UK Border Agency came into being in 2009, the BSPA would always receive an invite from the old immigration authorities to attend their offices to discuss or go over any changes that had come into force regarding the employment of overseas ...more »

Cramped in a dingy room, Indian workers dream to get back home
indiatvnews.com (press release) (blog)January 29, 2015

He also said that they told the agents that the visas were not employment visas but work visit visa that allows only 90 days stay. However these trapped people say the travel agent promised them that they were going on work visa with one year renewable ...more »

Healthcare employers: plan now for filing H-1B petitions for foreign national ...
Lexology (registration)January 29, 2015

Only 85,000 new H-1B visas are available each fiscal year. For all applicants subject to the cap, applications should be filed during the first week in April. Employment cannot commence earlier than Oct. 1 of each year. Are there exceptions to the cap ...more »

Coons' immigration stand hurts tech workers
The News JournalJanuary 29, 2015

Coons might as well have thrown middle-class STEM workers employed in the tech sector under the bus. He signed his name to the so-called “I-Squared” bill, which is aimed at removing the cap on H-1B foreign worker visas. This bill seeks to expand the ...more »

Annual H-1B Visa Quota Available But Expected to Be Exhausted in Early April
JD Supra (press release)January 28, 2015

On April 1, 2015, the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas that are subject to annual quotas for the 2016 fiscal year (which would allow employees to start working October 1, 2015). The H ...more »

Plan now for filing H-1B petitions for foreign national candidates and OPT ...
Lexology (registration)January 28, 2015

Those with advanced degrees who are not selected (due to the cap) for one of the 20,000 available visas are then considered for one of the remaining 65,000 H-1B visas. For all applicants subject to the cap, employment cannot commence any earlier than ...more »

The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied ...
VICEJanuary 28, 2015

They also offer contracts to foreigners who do not qualify for work visas, instruct potential teachers to lie on their visa applications to avoid revealing work plans, provide paychecks late or not at all, and deny teachers the paid leave and paid sick ...more »

Australian IT sector sees skills glut
ZDNetJanuary 28, 2015

Sponsored 457 Visas allow skilled overseas workers to come to Australia to work for an approved business for up to four years. The hiring of IT graduates was the lowest in five years, a trend that Clicks refers to as "mystifying", while external IT ...more »

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