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# visas - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas US

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.

# visas - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

# visas - Friday 20 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Ireland: Immigration permissions due to expire to be automatically extended for two months

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced the “exceptional measure” this evening.

# visas - Friday 15 March, 2019

New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas

It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill.

# visas - Monday 24 December, 2018

'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas

Shashank Chakerwarti said changes introduced this year also interfere with business trips which are often planned last-minute.

# visas - Friday 21 December, 2018

US visa bill for Irish graduates set to be casualty of 'mayhem and crisis' in Washington

It looks like it won’t pass the Senate in time today.

# visas - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people

It’s not a done deal yet, but advocates are cautiously optimistic about a big win.

# visas - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Garda frustration as suspected pimp retains permission to stay in Ireland Exclusive

The man currently has no serious convictions.

# visas - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Cameroon athletes go missing during Commonwealth games

The disappearances have triggered suspicion that the athletes want to overstay their visas in Australia.

# visas - Friday 30 March, 2018

Travellers to the US to be asked for their social media history

Applicants will be required to identify which they use.

# visas - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules

Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year.

# visas - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa

Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.

# visas - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gang who flew in Lithuanian brides to UK as part of sham marriage scam jailed

People involved in the scam swapped roles in fake bridal parties.

# visas - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

# visas - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Mexicans can enter Canada without a visa from December onwards

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the move will “make it easier for our Mexican friends to visit Canada.”

# visas - Saturday 12 December, 2015

If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)

You need a job before you go out, so go get one.

# visas - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.

# visas - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience J1 Hun

10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience

A crazy time. But a great time.

# visas - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Gone in 12 minutes: Canadian visas for new Irish emigrants were snapped up tonight

The online application portal opened at 7pm and shut minutes later.

# visas - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy

As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.

# visas - Monday 26 January, 2015

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high

Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.

# visas - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year

18-29 year-olds comprise a whopping 78% of Irish visa applicants.

# visas - Friday 22 August, 2014

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion

HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.

# visas - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Just 44 out of 2,500 Canadian visas for young professionals claimed

Almost 4,000 working holiday visas were snapped up in less than 10 minutes earlier this month.

# visas - Friday 14 March, 2014

Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes

One person got visa number 301 just two minutes after registration opened.

# visas - Thursday 17 October, 2013

UK visa changes will boost Irish tourism numbers - Shatter

The Justice Minister says that the Common Travel Area with the UK will allow Ireland attract thousands of Chinese tourists.

# visas - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Column: What you need to know about applying for a visa

Both work and holiday visas to locations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand are growing in popularity… but which one is best for you? Edwina Shanahan explains.

# visas - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Couple take fight to High Court to get daughter back from China

Three-year-old Jiayi Shao has been in China since 2009.

# visas - Monday 18 February, 2013

White House defends leaked plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants

During his State of the Union address last week, Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the next few months.

# visas - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year

Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.

# visas - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Australian visa price hike criticised

The move has been criticised by tourism boards which believe it will price them out of the backpacker market.

# visas - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report UAE

Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report

Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.

# visas - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration

Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella gives the view from the US – as well as her tips for any Irish people looking to head Stateside.

# visas - Friday 13 July, 2012

Senator calls for introduction of technology visa

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said technology companies in Ireland are struggling to fill vacancies due to a lack of IT talent.

# visas - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Varadkar calls for 'mini-Schengen' of UK and Ireland

Tourists should receive a common visa to travel freely between the two countries, the transport minister said.

# visas - Monday 5 March, 2012

Column: ‘Everywhere it’s hollowed-out people’ – a day at the emigration fair

Mum-of-one Ann Cronin went to Sunday’s event hopeful for opportunities abroad – but found the reality very different.

# visas - Monday 9 January, 2012

Agency reports surge in Australian visa applications before rules change

A visa support services company says the number of Irish people applying for permanent residency visas is still rising.

# visas - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# visas - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Six children among Irish people arrested in Sydney visa raid

Ten Irish nationals were arrested in two raids by police.

# visas - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Australian government to target employers of illegal immigrants

Australia is calling out for Irish workers and is willing to make the visa process easier, but it also tackling a huge labour black market.

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