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  • Only Five Insurers to Cover Schengen Travellers

    As of June 1, 2011, only five insurance companies in Ethiopia will be accredited to issue travel health insurance to Schengen visa holders. All Schengen system member states are required to extend the validity of a visa with a grace period of 15 days in addition to the period which was applied to afford visa… Read More »

    May 31, 2011
  • How the U.S. courts can spur immigration reform

    The Supreme Court of the United States made a decision on Thursday in favour of an Arizona statute – one that does not help resolve the status of the 11 million people whom President Barack Obama calls “undocumented immigrants.” But if the Legal Arizona Workers Act sets a trend for many other states, it could… Read More »

    May 31, 2011
  • Immigration reform should start with better policies for skilled workers

    “In India, business is easier. It’s cheaper to start something, things are growing here and, of course, you don’t have to deal with visa issues like in the U.S. But there are still benefits to moving to America. The infrastructure is better.” The young Indian woman who told me this works for a television and… Read More »

    May 30, 2011
  • Cheer for Indian’s waiting for US visa

    India  which ranks third on the list, with 311,000 applicants  waiting to migrate to US has reasons to cheer if the “Families Reunited Act” introduced by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif becomes law. At present there is six million applicants waiting for past eight years and Mexico tops the list. Honda feels that with the reuniting… Read More »

    May 28, 2011
  • Luxury sector wants easier U.S. visa rules

    An unfriendly U.S. tourist visa system is bad for the luxury business and the government needs to ease its rules, according to industry officials. The expense of applying for a tourist visa for the United States, followed by an often weeks-long wait to get the document, is turning off a lot of wealthy tourists from… Read More »

    May 28, 2011
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