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UK and US visa changes may affect Indian students & professionals

 At a time when leadership changes are taking place in UK and United States, these countries started implementing stringent visa regulations which will affect students and skilled workers from India whom forms major portion of immigrants. Recently UK Government approved Migration Advisory Committee recommendations (MACR) to further tighten visa regulations. MACR suggested salary thresholds for Tier 2 Visa holders and English language requirements for non European Union immigrants. In order work in UK under sponsored category, the experienced workers need to earn minimum salary of 25000 British Pound per annum which may be increased to ...
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Airlines to assist students aspiring for overseas education

Recently cost of overseas education is increasing day by day. Parents and students are finding difficult to cope up with the situation. Taking in to account the cost escalation and rupee depreciation, airline companies are offering novel scholarships and special concessions for Indian students aspiring for foreign education. Virgin Atlantic, a group of Virgin Group has instituted a scholarship of Rs five lakh for an Indian student for their higher education in UK or US. Students need to send an essay highlighting how they plan to use their education and college experience to benefit the world. It could be anything from an initiative to help ...
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Closure of UK Post Study Work Visa: Fewer Indian students opt STEM courses

International students always preferred UK as the best destination for higher education due to cutting edge technology, infrastructure facilities, flexible curriculum and availability of short duration courses. Moreover there are options for students to complete graduate /MBA programme within one year period. As a sequele to closure of UK Post Study Visa with effect from 6th April 2012 number of Indian students applying for university courses started declining. Each year, foreign students coming to the UK generate nearly 14 billion UK pounds to the nation’s economy. Hence, the closure of the UK Tier 1 visa program is being criticized by ...
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Major breakthrough in UK immigration norms for graduate and doctoral studies

Recent changes in the UK immigration rules will benefit skilled foreign workers and bright students. Foreign MBA students from UK Universities would be allowed to stay on for up to a year after graduation in UK as part of Entrepreneurship development programme. Up to 1000 international students per year can able to stay in UK as per Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme. During this period they can generate Business ideas of work with startup companies. Then they can apply for skilled worker or entrepreneur visa. Moreover the changes would allow PhD students to stay on after their studies up to a year and work, without taking any course. Intra ...
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US Visa-Points to remember

Prior to your consular interview try to gather the following Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee. Visit student exchange visitor programme’s website for making payment appropriate for your programme and save the I-797 receipt. SEVIS is student exchange visitor information system which is used to generate your I-20 or Ds-2019 and keep record of your immigration status while student/exchange visitor in the US Complete and sign electronic e form Non immigrant visa application form DS-156 along with DS-158. US embassy in New Delhi and Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Application DS-160 is the latest one ...
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