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canada-bill-c-35Canada: Bill C-35 update for offshore agents; greater scrutiny for student visas

ICEF Monitor turns to Canada today for two important updates: clarification on Bill C-35 for offshore student recruitment agents and upcoming revisions to the country’s...

H1B_visa_processNew report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

The H-1B programme allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a temporary period of time. The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public...

UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

Things are anything but dull at the UK Border Agency these days. In the wake of some of the most significant changes in immigration rules...

Numerous visa changes from Australia to kick off 1 July 2012

These days, the high Australian dollar has made things that much more difficult for the Australian education and tourism industries. Luckily, the government is doing...

France repeals controversial foreign student and graduate visa restrictions

The new French government has annulled a controversial measure that imposed stiff visa restrictions on foreign students and graduates, as the newly elected president, François...

Thinking back on NAFSA: Aligning institutional, industry, and government goals

Nearly 9,000 international education professionals from around the world attended the annual NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas that wrapped up on June 1st. The great...

How Canada’s Bill C-35 affects education agents

Update: This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in August 2012 with respect to the impact of...

UK educators alarmed by impact of visa restrictions

For years, the United Kingdom has been a leading study abroad destination worldwide, second only to the United States in many markets. But the British...

Canada steps up its marketing effort: new visa regs and new investment

In this exclusive video interview, Languages Canada Executive Director Gonzalo Peralta is optimistic about Canada’s competitive position in international education. In particular, he speaks to...

European survey reveals intentions of international students, compares legislation

Yesterday we reported that Germany is easing post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students in the wake of an interesting report based on a...

Germany eases post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students

University World News has reported that regulations just approved by the federal parliament, to implement a European Union (EU) directive on the highly qualified, could...

Latest visa news from Australia and the UK

Last Friday saw two important announcements for visa processing in major destination countries, with Australia easing the process for non-universities and the UK initiating mandatory...

US consular officials share advice for visa applicants

Updates on the US education system and visa process were shared at last week’s ICEF Moscow Workshop. International educators and student counselors attended an educational...

UK announces changes to visa application process

Timothy Hughes, Entry Clearance Officer at the British Embassy in Moscow, delivered a presentation on behalf of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to announce new...

New committee will advise US Homeland Security on student issues

The US Department of Homeland Security recently announced the formation of a new council to advise Secretary Janet Napolitano on student visa issues and other...

US expands post-grad work term for science and tech students

The US government announced recently a planned expansion of  post-graduate work term opportunities for international students graduating from science and technical programmes. Currently, an F-1...

Australia eases visa processing for students from 29 countries

A statement released today by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced that the Government will make the visa application process easier...

Britain defines circumstances in which foreign students can stay

Under new rules set to start within weeks, foreign students in Britain will be allowed to remain in the country only if they have graduated...

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