Category: Post Study Visa

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

IHS Fee Update: IHS Fee Set to Increase on February 2024

The UK Government has approved a significant 66% increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), with the change set to take effect from February 6, 2024.  The IHS, introduced in 2015, requires migrants to contribute to NHS healthcare costs and is payable alongside most visa applications for access to the National Health Service (NHS) during…
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Canada Announces Temporary Cap On International Student Admissions

The Canadian government has announced that it will set a cap on approved international student permits for the next two years. The cap will result in a decrease of 35% in approved study permits and will take effect immediately. In 2023, around 560,000 study permits were issued. Immigration Minister Marc Miller stated that Canada aims…
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Schengen Visa: France Offers 5-Year Schengen Visa For Indian Students

France has unveiled an enticing opportunity for Indian students by introducing a new initiative—a five-year Schengen circulation visa. Under the new scheme, Indian alumni who have a Master’s degree or above and have spent at least one semester in France will be eligible for a five-year Schengen visa. This is aimed towards fostering academic excellence,…
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UK To Ban International Students From Bringing Family Over

The United Kingdom is preparing to announce new measures preventing international students from bringing family dependents into the country. According to reports, the Department of Education, the Home Office, and the Treasury are set to finalise plans that prevent master’s students on one-year courses from bringing family members to the UK with them.  UK net…
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Australia Will Reduce International Student’s Work Hours

Australia is all set to bring back the cap on working hours for international students but with a catch. The new rule will come into effect on 01 July and re-introduce a cap on the number of hours international students can work to 48 hours per fortnight. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, student visa holders were…
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