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E-Verify shutdown causes delays for US work permit authorisations

E-Verify shutdown causes delays for US work permit authorisations
Prospective migrants to the USA are being advised to file their applications as soon as possible in case the government shutdown suspends visa applications. Immigrants who have filed for work permits are already being affected as the E-Verify authorisation process centrally funded by the government has now closed down. Those applying for...

US visa delays expected as a result of shutdown

US visa delays expected as a result of shutdown
The shutdown of the US government is expected to hit hard on immigrants waiting for visa approvals and others planning to submit their applications. US consular and mission services across the world are to continue to work as normal for a few more days, after which embassies and consulates will only function to serve diplomatic issues and...

Top UK politician warns of migrants recreating their cultures in Britain

Top UK politician warns of migrants recreating their cultures in Britain
Former Conservative Party chairman and Tory grandee Lord Tebbit has warned against immigrants who arrive in the UK and attempt to recreate their own cultures in their new country. Lord Tebbit said that many third-world immigrants had no intention of integrating into UK society, adding that a number are engaged in building separate...

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis

New Zealand PM tasks UK government over unfair visa restrictions for Kiwis
During his official visit to the UK, Kiwi Prime Minister John Key is holding talks with UK government representatives over the difficulties faced by Kiwis wishing to enter Britain. Mr Key’s visit to the UK was prompted by an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to spend a weekend at Balmoral, her Scottish retreat. Whilst in London he held...

US Immigration reform prospects fall over congressmen dropouts

US Immigration reform prospects fall over congressmen dropouts
Two key members of the bipartisan working group have backed off from the final round of negotiation, saying they can’t back the reforms as they can’t trust President Obama. Sam Johnson and John Carter, both Texan Republicans, confirmed on Friday they had backed out of negotiations, saying they’d reached a tipping point after four...

Brits living abroad could regain their entitlement to free NHS treatment

Brits living abroad could regain their entitlement to free NHS treatment
At present, the only way British expats can access free NHS healthcare at home is via a medical emergency, even if they’ve paid National Insurance contribution throughout their working lives. The rule applies to those who spend more than three months of every year overseas and, along with losing the right to vote and the scandal of...

MP poll of UK emigrants reveals most are middle income workers

MP poll of UK emigrants reveals most are middle income workers
The results of a poll commissioned by a Conservative MP have revealed that most Britons planning to emigrate are middle-income workers. Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab commissioned the largest poll ever taken of would-be migrants from the UK. Immigration and relocation specialists Global Visas conducted the survey,...

UK emigrant dilemmas over when to sell property

UK emigrant dilemmas over when to sell property
With real estate prices soaring in Britain’s southerly counties and London, prospective migrants and expats face dilemmas over selling or renting their UK homes. The UK’s property sector is now in better shape than at any time in the last seven years, with average prices across the board up by 3.1 per cent and London prices soaring by...

Conservatives warn 400 middle class professional emigrate every day

Conservatives warn 400 middle class professional emigrate every day
More than 400 Britons are giving up on the UK and leaving every day, according to a report. A report issued by the Office of National Statistics has revealed that over 400 British citizens are leaving the UK every day, an increase of 20 per cent since the start of the present coalition government. A further report by the OECD states that...

Canadian immigration foreign service strike creates more backlogs

Canadian immigration foreign service strike creates more backlogs
As industrial actions by Canada’s foreign service workers drags on, Treasury Board president Tony Clement is running out of time to agree to arbitration. The selective strike by immigration workers in far-flung locations such as Thailand, China, India, the Philippines and Mexico is now affecting a wide swathe of visa applicants. Tourists...