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5th Aug 2020

ICEF Podcast: Reopening visa services for the ELT sectors in the UK, Ireland and Malta

Our podcast series continues today with a special focus on visas.

It is fair to say that visa processing has been one of the biggest issues in student mobility this year. Indeed, the availability of visa services, plus any changes in visa policy – remain one of the biggest question marks in many destinations, as we move towards the second half of the year. 

We are now seeing a number of major destinations – most recently Canada, Australia, and the UK – reopen visa offices. Each destination will have a large backlog of files to work through but the re-starting of processing services means that progress can now be made, and new visa applications can now be filed too.

There is a lot of detail and a number of new developments to be discussed and so we’re going to put the focus on three important study destinations today – the UK, Ireland, and Malta – and the ELT sector in each country in particular.

We have assembled a special panel to help us sort out the latest detail for each country: Huan Japes is the Membership Director for English UK, James Perry is the CEO of FELTOM – the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations – in Malta, and David O’Grady is the CEO of Marketing English in Ireland.

You can listen to the episode in the player below, and we encourage you to subscribe via your favourite podcast app in order to receive future episodes automatically.

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