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 US Supreme Court upholds travel ban

US Supreme Court upholds travel ban

On 26 June, the US Supreme Court upheld a September 2017 presidential proclamation that limited travel to the United States by citizens of several, mainly Muslim-majority countries. Known informally...

 New Zealand: Updated visa rejection rates will influence English requirements for 2018

New Zealand: Updated visa rejection rates will influence English requirements for 2018

New visa acceptance data from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will help inform the English proficiency requirements for student visa applicants in 2018. Under rules established in 2015, INZ...

 Report: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

Report: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

The UK’s inclusion of international students in net migration statistics has often been contentious – and perhaps never more so than now. Media reports suggest that Prime Minister Theresa...

 UK: Net migration questioned again as new data shows 97% of international students leave in time

UK: Net migration questioned again as new data shows 97% of international students leave in time

New border exit check data from the UK reveals that 97.4%...

 New Zealand tightens work visa rules

New Zealand tightens work visa rules

Earlier this month, New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse introduced a package of new rules that will tighten access to work visas for those hoping to stay and...

US administration orders H-1B visa reforms

Following months of speculation around the future of the United States’ H-1B visa programme, the US administration formally announced plans yesterday to reform this key visa category. On...

UK: Projecting Brexit fallout as non-EU enrolment stays flat

Earlier today, British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped to the podium at Lancaster House in London and set out 12 guiding principles for the UK’s departure from the...

Scotland continues to press for post-study work rights

The UK government has rejected a call for expanded post-study work rights for international students in Scotland, but the Scottish government is continuing to bring the issue forward....

UK Home Secretary signals a two-tiered visa system

The British government is considering further restrictions on student visas in line with its often-stated goal to reduce net migration to the UK. In a 4 October speech...

Education South Africa takes government to court over visa rules

Education South Africa (EduSA), the country’s peak body for English Language Teaching (ELT) schools has filed suit against the South African government in an effort to have May...

Report: British PM orders new visa review

Reports have been swirling in recent weeks of a further immigration crackdown in the UK. Immigration remains a hot political question in British politics. And, in the wake...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits. Recruiting Immigrant Workers:...

Canada introduces new visa process for conditional admissions

The Canadian government has quietly introduced an important change to how it processes visas for students entering Canada to pursue conditional admissions or pathway programmes. In such cases,...

US confirms visa policy for conditional admissions

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has issued its long-awaited final policy guidance regarding conditional admissions for international students intending to...

The uncertainty of Brexit

Theresa May has been the British Home Secretary, with responsibility for UK immigration, since 2010. In that role, and in pursuit of the Cameron government’s controversial “net migration”...