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Updates on the new IRCC Study Permit Application Process

  IRCC sets cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024 Following Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) announcement on the 22nd of January, the department has also set a cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024. Furthermore, according to ministerial instructions released by IRCC (see Canada [...]

By |2024-02-22T17:27:48+00:00February 22nd, 2024|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

IRCC now accepting Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration

IRCC now accepting Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration As of January 30th, 2024, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core test will now be accepted for all immigration pathways, except for the Student Direct Stream (SDS). Beginning 'late 2023', the PTE will be accepted as a Designated language. This means that Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates, candidates [...]

By |2024-02-22T17:19:51+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process

  Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process The USCIS has introduced significant changes to the H-1B visa registration and selection process for Fiscal Year 2025, for professional foreign workers seeking employment in the United States. The final rule is entitled, Improving the H-1B Registration Selection Process and Program Integrity was published on February 2, [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:47:47+00:00February 17th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

U.S. Pilot program for stateside renewal of H’s

  Pilot program for stateside renewal of H’s On January 29, 2024, DOS started a pilot program for stateside renewal of H’s that allows certain H-1B visa holders to renew their visas online without having to leave the United States to visit an embassy or consulate abroad. Currently, the program is available only for individuals [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:41:38+00:00February 17th, 2024|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees USCIS has published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. DHS is adjusting the fee schedule to fully recover costs and maintain adequate service. This final rule is effective April 1, 2024. Any [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:29:20+00:00February 17th, 2024|Breaking News, U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process

Changes to the FY2025 H-1B Registration and Application Process The USCIS has introduced significant changes to the H-1B visa registration and selection process for Fiscal Year 2025, for professional foreign workers seeking employment in the United States. The final rule is entitled, Improving the H-1B Registration Selection Process and Program Integrity was published on February 2, 2024, [...]

By |2024-02-17T18:24:26+00:00February 17th, 2024|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Express Entry: IRCC invites 7,000 Express Entry candidates in category-based draw for French Language Proficiency

Express Entry: IRCC invites 7,000 Express Entry candidates in category-based draw for French Language Proficiency On February 1, 2024, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) conducted Express Entry Draw #282, inviting 7000 candidates in category-based  selection draw for candidates with French language proficiency. Invitations were sent to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 365, the [...]

By |2024-02-08T17:38:30+00:00February 8th, 2024|Canadian Immigration|0 Comments

Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants

Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants OVERVIEW The Department of State has announced a pilot program to resume domestic visa renewals for qualified H-1B nonimmigrant visa applicants who meet certain requirements. The pilot program will accept applications from January 29, 2024, through April 1, 2024, or when all application slots are filled, [...]

By |2024-02-04T15:27:46+00:00February 4th, 2024|U.S. Immigration|0 Comments

Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record f you’re applying for a green card in the United States, you have to submit Form I-693, which is a medical exam and vaccination record completed by a specific doctor. This form shows that you’re eligible to enter the United States based on health reasons. If [...]

By |2024-02-04T15:19:48+00:00February 4th, 2024|U.S. Immigration, U.S. Visa Bulletin|0 Comments

Canada Pauses the Issuance of New Study Permit Applications until March 31, 2024

Canada Pauses the Issuance of New Study Permit Applications until March 31, 2024 The recent announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada  (IRCC) decreasing the number of new international student permits issued in 2024 has caused confusion amongst new and existing international students in Canada. IRCC has announced that there is now a pause on [...]

By |2024-02-04T15:12:19+00:00February 4th, 2024|Canadian Immigration|0 Comments
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