Dubai aims to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020

  WVNTR – The UAE department of tourism and commerce marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai.   Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 is a strategic roadmap with the key objective of attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in […]

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U.S. Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WVNTR – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking public comments on a proposed 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). Read the notice […]

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Nigerian visa to be obtained in 48 hours in U.S.

Mr Tanko Suleiman, Nigeria’s Acting Consul-General in New York, with some Nigerians during the introduction of the biometric visa. WVN – The Nigerian Consulate in New York has said that applicants for the Nigerian visa can now get it in 48 hours with the introduction of the issuance of the biometric visa. The acting Consul-General, […]

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US Apologizes After Indonesian General Denied Entry

WVN – A U.S. diplomat said Monday “there are absolutely no issues” with the Indonesian military chief’s ability to travel to the United States, after he had been refused entry to attend a conference in Washington. Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was preparing to board a flight to the U.S. with his wife […]

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Report: US delegation arrives Turkey over visa rift

The US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey WVN – The United States delegation sent to Turkey to resolve the visa rift between the two countries arrived on Monday. The mission will be chaired by senior diplomat Jonathan Cohen and talks will begin Tuesday, Turkish official says. According to Anadolu News Agency: Senior U.S. diplomats are due […]

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New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously

WVN – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. To lawfully work […]

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U.S. visas to six Muslim nations drop after Supreme Court backs travel ban

WVN – (Reuters) – In the first two months after a June Supreme Court ruling allowed partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, visas issued on average each month to citizens of six countries targeted by the order were 18 percent lower compared to the month prior to the ban, a Reuters analysis of […]

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