Five Tips for Managing the Holiday Travel – and Visa Application – Season

Planning holiday travel?  You aren’t the only one.  Many temporary workers and students in the United States will travel internationally during the holiday season.  And many will need to apply for new visas before returning to work or school in January.  This annual rush of...

Brazil Extends Visa-Free Travel during Olympics Season to Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Relations have published an Administrative Decision expanding the current Visa Waiver Program during the Olympic and Paralympic Games to include four additional countries. This Administrative...

Brazil to Implement Temporary Visa Waiver Program in anticipation of 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian president has recently ratified a new law that will allow certain nationalities visa waiver travel to Brazil for tourism purposes through September 2016 and permit visits of up to 90 days. The measure is part of the Brazilian government’s efforts to encourage...

Use of Visas At Company Investigated — U.S. looks at hiring of foreign workers by a California utility and two Indian firms

The U.S. government is investigating two Indian outsourcing firms and a California power company over whether they violated labor and immigration laws by replacing American workers with foreigners on temporary work visas. The Labor Department said it is trying to ensure the...

AUSTRALIA VISA UPDATE: New 6-Month Validity Period for Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visas

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has issued new regulations effective November 23, 2014, extending the maximum period of stay for the Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short-Stay Activity) visa to six (6) months, an increase from the previous three-month...
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