Category: Asia Pacific

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

The Chinese Market & Hong Kong

The Office of National Statistics reveal that China now provides the biggest total number of immigrants to the UK, recent figures shows that last year were 40,000 people. We can’t forget that China belongs to the BRIC countries (BRIC is the acronym to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China which are all considered…
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Happy New Year China

iam (immigration and migration) team wish to all Chinese a Happy New Year 2014. This year for the Lunar New Year will be the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. 2014…
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Australia Day Public holiday closure

Due to the Australia Day public holiday, the biometric enrolment centres in Australia will be closed on Monday 27 January 2014. Also, the call centre will be closed for this public holiday. Australia centre standard processing times are: – 15 working days for non-settlement applications, and – 12 weeks for settlement applications. Before you need…
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Tier 5 – Youth Mobility Scheme for Australian Citizens

Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 for Australian passport holders If you are an Australian passport holder and between 18 and 30 years of age, you are eligible to apply under this category. Your national government will be your ‘sponsor’ during your stay. The number of the vacancies will be 38,500 and if your application is successful…
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New Address – Visa application centre in Hangzhou

The UK visa application centre in Hangzhou (China) will change to new premises on 20 Jan, 2014. The address of the new UK visa application centre in Hangzhou is now on: Room 1501-D, Deep-blue Plaza, 203#, Zhaohui Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R.China.