Category: Philippines

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

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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Spain Approves Startups And Digital Nomad Law

The Spanish Parliament finally approved the eagerly awaited startups law or Ley de Startups on 03 November 2022. The new startups law will bring tax benefits and other perks to entrepreneurs, remote workers and digital nomads who want to live and work in Spain.  Spain’s Economic Affairs Minister Nadia Calviño says the new startups law…
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Spain: The Only EU Country With Remaining COVID Restrictions

More than two years into the pandemic, Europe is finally open for tourism with no restrictions – or most of it. It certainly feels like the pandemic is over, especially now that a majority of countries worldwide have decided it is time to move forward by scrapping COVID-related travel restrictions. Sadly, not the whole of…
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Hong Kong Eases Travel Rules – Flight Bans and Quarantine

Hong Kong will lift the ban on flights from nine countries and reduce hotel quarantine alongside a “roadmap” towards eased restrictions that suggest a departure from the zero-Covid policy. The ban on flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the UK, and the US will end on 1 April. Flight bans are…
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UK Visa Priority Services Suspended

Amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has taken the decision without prior notice to suspend priority and super-priority visa processing services for all applications being made from outside the UK.  Not only have the priority services been suspended, but the UKVI update says that “applications for study, work and family visas…
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