Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed says

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his swearing-in in Addis Ababa. STR/EPA WVNTR – (This is Africa) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to […]

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US DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WVNTR – WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule). In July 2017, DHS published a […]

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US Embassy advises travel agencies for better visa experience

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait – Lawrence Silverman WVNTR – KUWAIT: The US Embassy’s Consular Section and the Foreign Commercial Service held a seminar for travel agents on May 9, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Hotel entitled, ‘Helping Your Clients Apply for a US Visa The Right Way.’ The objective of the workshop was to raise […]

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Warning to all Non-immigrant Students and Exchange Visitors who Overstay their Periods of Admission in the U.S.

WVNTR – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today posted a policy memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, including F-2, J-2, or M-2 dependents, who fail to maintain their status in the United States.   This policy aligns with President Trump’s Executive […]

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Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada

WVN – International Experience Canada (IEC) provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. To participate: your country of citizenship must have an agreement with Canada that allows you to apply for an IEC work permit, or you may be able to use a Recognized Organization. Eligibility requirements for some countries and […]

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Angola: Interior minister backs strict visa waiver procedure

WVN – Angolan minister of Interior Ângelo Tavares Wednesday defended strictness in implementing agreement and exemption and simplification procedures of administrative acts for granting tourist visas to citizens from 61 countries, in the interest of national security. In order to ensure the implementation of this procedure, the minister spoke of the need of the staff […]

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USCIS and CBP to Implement Form I-129 Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants

WVN – From April 30, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2018, the USCIS California Service Center (CSC) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blaine, Washington, port of entry (POE) will implement a joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This pilot is […]

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