Category: USA

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

US State Department Addressed Excessive US Visa Waiting Time

At a briefing, the US Department of State responded to criticism that wait times have been too long and have harmed workers, families, and companies.  The delays for visa applications have gone up due to reduced workforce and coronavirus-related restrictions in operations since March 2020. The US department cited data showing improvement stating that “The…
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Highest Ranked European Universities For 2023

According to the 19th annual edition of The Times Higher Education ranking, 36 of the Global Top 100 universities will be in Europe. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a popular listing published annually, which in 2023 includes 1,799 universities from 104 countries and regions.  The Times Higher Education ranking has become a…
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EU Warning: ETIAS Not Yet Operational

Countries required to use Etias have been warned of fraud opportunities around the upcoming Etias European visa waiver. ETIAS will allow visitors from visa-waiver countries to freely travel through 30 European countries for up to 90 days for tourism, transit, or business.  The travel waiver doesn’t come into effect until November 2023, however, some scammers…
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China Relaxes Some Travel Restrictions For International Travellers

China has been among the most restrictive countries in the world when it came to travel amidst the pandemic. The Chinese government has been implementing aggressive contact tracing, regular testing, forced quarantine and strict lockdown measures to prevent COVID transmission. After almost three years, the country is now easing some of those restrictions. China relaxed…
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New UK Travel Rules At The Irish Border

EU citizens will soon be required to provide biometric data to enter the UK, including Northern Ireland, under new legislation to be introduced next year. Under the Nationality and Borders Act, non-EU travellers to the UK will need to apply for an American-style Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), and this will involve registering facial and eventually…
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