Category: Student Visa

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Germany Relaxes Student Visa Rules

Germany has implemented the second phase of its updated skilled worker law, ushering in fresh regulations.  Effective March 1, 2024, the German government has extended the working privileges and duration of validity for student permit holders. Moreover, it has initiated adjustments to facilitate certain permanent residency and family reunification procedures. The government aims to draw…
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British Government Launch A Probe On Graduate Route Visa

The Home Office has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to conduct a rapid review of the Graduate Route visa, a post-study work option for international students. The review, requested by Home Secretary James Cleverly, aims to assess the visa route’s effectiveness in attracting and retaining the brightest students while supporting the UK’s higher education…
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Finland Simplifies Student Residency Applications With Automation

Finland, known for its high-quality education system and vibrant student life, has become an increasingly attractive destination for international students. In a move to accelerate and standardise the processing of student residence permits, the Finnish Immigration Service initiated a pilot program on 19 October 2023 to automatically issue positive decisions on student residence permit applications …
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UK Visa Health Surcharge Fees Set to Increase in 2024

Following the recent amendments to UK visa and nationality fees, the British government has set its eyes on another substantial change, which is slated to go into force in 2024. This upcoming change will largely affect the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is a fee placed on any individual wishing to stay in the UK…
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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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