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July 21, 2024

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in the third Express Entry draw this week. The department issued 1.800 ITAs in a category-based selection draw for candidates with French language proficiency. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 400 to be considered. Get a Free Express Entry

July 21, 2024

The Federal Council of Switzerland has introduced new changes to the regulations for the European electronic information system, the Central Visa Information System (C VIS). The amendments, out for consultation, have been made as part of efforts to deal with the challenges in the fields of visa policy and border security, Schengen.News reports. Through a…

July 20, 2024

Schengen Area, which consists of 29 countries, represents the largest borderless zone in the world that permits unrestricted movement of people from one country to another. However, not everyone is as lucky as just packing their luggage and travelling to Europe without worrying about the Schengen visa application process. A Schengen visa is a travel…

July 19, 2024

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has outlined recent progress on Skills Missions, one of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Immigration Review released in October 2023. The report comes from an Access to Information Request (ATIP) obtained by CIC News. According to the ATIP, the department is working on establishing the foundations for

July 3, 2024

Newcomers to Canada often seek to obtain work permits. When eligible, newcomers may want to consider the International Experience Canada (IEC) program as a route to obtain a work permit. Unlike most other programs, the IEC pool gives candidates greater clarity on their likelihood of obtaining a work permit. What is the IEC and what

July 2, 2024

Sweden issued 11,760 work permits between January and May 2024, the country’s Migration Agency has revealed. Such a figure represents a 30 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2023, when the number of granted work permits stood at 8,180, Schengen.News reports. India, Türkiye, Iran, China, and Pakistan emerged among the most common…

July 2, 2024

Cyprus Council of Ministers has decided to withdraw two more golden passports issued to Russian oligarchs. The two Russians had acquired Cypriot citizenship during the 2008-2013 presidency of Demetris Christofias, Schengen.News reports. Cyprus’ Golden Passport Program, terminated in 2020 following its involvement in irregular affairs, permitted foreigners from other countries to acquire citizenship in exchange…

July 1, 2024

Foreigners residing in Ireland who do not enjoy visa-free travel privileges to the EU have complained of being mistreated when applying for Schengen visas. Schengen visa applicants in Ireland said that embassy staff show unpleasant behaviour and often make them feel belittled, Schengen.News reports. An Indian passport holder, Arpita Chakraborty, is one of the most…

July 1, 2024

In 2023, Germany recorded 1.9 million new arrivals and nearly 1.3 million departures, thus bringing the net migration to 663,000, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Such a figure represents a 55 per cent decrease compared to 2022, when the net migration accounted for more than 1.4 million, Schengen.News reports. Although net migration has…