Study Visas

To support biometrics expansion, Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and offering interim services at some missions

WVNTR – In 2018, Canada will expand its biometrics program. Expanding biometrics will strengthen Canada’s immigration programs through effective screening and will also facilitate application processing and travel – while maintaining public confidence in our immigration system. Canada currently collects biometrics from in-Canada refugee claimants and overseas refugee resettlement applicants, individuals ordered removed from the […]

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Canada adds New payment option and other changes to benefit Chinese travellers

WVNTR – To make applying online more convenient and accessible for Chinese travellers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has added UnionPay as a new payment option. UnionPay is the largest and most popular payment provider in China. Today IRCC Minister Ahmed Hussen highlighted this initiative on the eve of a federal, provincial, territorial tourism […]

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Exclusive New Services for UK Student Visa Applicants in Hong Kong

WVNTR – In a move to enhance visa application services for student visa applicants who intend to study in the United Kingdom, VFS Global, in association with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), is launching exclusive services that would help support and ensure their student visas are processed on time. The newly launched solutions like the […]

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Canada launches Student Direct Stream for express processing of student applications from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines

WVNTR – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is making great strides in promoting Canada as a destination of choice for international students seeking a quality education by finding efficient ways to process applications. To support the growth in study permit applications, IRCC today announces the Student Direct Stream (SDS), which is available to students […]

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Reports: US to Change Visa Policy for Chinese Students

FILE -In this May 2012 file photo, Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China. WVNTR – (VOA) – U.S. news reports said Friday that the State Department was expected to change its policy later this month for some visas issued to Chinese students. The Associated Press reported […]

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Study: US Job Program for Foreign Students Expands

FILE – Brooklyn College students walk between classes on campus in New York, Feb. 1, 2017. WVNTR – (VOA) – A new report says a United States government program for foreign students has been expanding in recent years. The government’s Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program was set up to help foreign students graduating from […]

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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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