Category Archives: Visas and International Travel

Man wearing green shirt, smiling, with dark hair, and woman wearing shirt with green sleeves and black vest, smiling, with dark hair, both are from India, filling out paperwork for immigration that is subject to increased premium processing fees

USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fees to Improve Adjudications and Service Processes

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fees to Improve Adjudications and Service Processes The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will increase premium processing fees for some forms starting on October 1, 2018. The fees will increase by 14.92%, reflecting the percentage increase in inflation since implementation…

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EU Blue Card and Single Permit Directive Allow Non-EU Citizens to Work in EU Countries

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EU Blue Card and Single Permit Directive Allow Non-EU Citizens to Work in EU Countries Within the European Union (EU), the EU Blue Card program allows non-EU citizens to work in EU countries. Applicants for the EU Blue Card must meet specific criteria before they…

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Global Talent Shortage Can Be Mitigated With Global Relocation

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Global Talent Shortage Can Be Mitigated With Global Relocation Korn Ferry’s study “Global Talent Crunch” highlights the skilled talent shortage impacting countries and specific industries around the world. Many countries are already facing a skilled talent shortage across several industries. The study examines the talent…

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United States Internal Revenue Service Could Deny or Revoke Over 362,000 Passports

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United States Internal Revenue Service Could Deny or Revoke the Passport of Over 362,000 Holders The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act signed by President Barack Obama on December 4, 2015, includes a provision regarding a United States Passport and delinquent tax debt. This provision…

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India’s Economic Growth Continues and Becomes Sixth-Largest in World, Surpassing France

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India’s Economic Growth Continues and Becomes Sixth-Largest in World, Surpassing France According to the World Bank’s data for 2017, India’s economic growth has now pushed the country forward to become the world’s sixth-largest economy. With a 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2.597 trillion, India’s…

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