Non Immigrant Visas – Decoded

There are two major categories of visas, we spoke about them in brief in the article dated on September 20, 2017, you can read it here. Today we would like to take a deeper dive into non-immigrant visas and divide them further into subcategories.

Non-immigrant visas are the mainstream visas and are used for everything ranging from recreational visits to business visits. A non-immigrant visa is issued to a person who wishes to be in other country on a temporary basis for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study etc. However, many of these visas do not allow you to live and work in the other country for extended periods of time. Instead, these visas are designed to allow visitors to visit other countries for a specific purposes.

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Categories Of Visas

There are several visas that a foreign national may apply for to be lawfully admitted into other country, either temporarily or permanently. The purpose of your travel determines what type of visa is required to you. As an applicant, you have to meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you apply. When you apply for visa, a consular officer will determine whether you are eligible to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate for you.

Visas are broadly divided into two categories.
1. Immigrant Visa (IV)
2. Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV)

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Moving To The Land Down Under

Surrounded by Pacific and Indian oceans, Australia is one of the most urbanized countries, providing a quality lifestyle and high standard of living. The government of Australia encourages international skilled workers to come and settle in Australia with a promise of a better life. But before doing that, you might want to know the benefits associated with moving there for a long time; with the help of Permanent Residency (PR) visa which allows you and your eligible family members to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis, here are some pointers for you.  

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Australian Immigration Is Changing, Are You Ready?

If you are traveling to Australia in the near future for work, or planning on moving there, you might have to keep a close watch on the news. New changes have been introduced to Australian visa requirements which will come in effect from 1st July, we expect that it will result in several applicants becoming ineligible for the RSMS and ENS applications in Australia, and an increase in the difficulty General Skilled Immigration programs to avail these visas especially for the category in which age limit will be decreased.

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Effect of H-1B Visa Reforms

US president Mr.Donald Trump has signed an executive order to reform H-1B visa norms in Wisconsin. This may have a major business impact on Indian IT companies sending skilled workers to US under H-1B visa programme.

“Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery, and that’s wrong. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans. No one can compete with American workers when they’re given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades,” Mr. Trump said.

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Visa Problems On Airports, Let’s Avoid Them!

So, you have finally received your much awaited visa? Don’t revel in euphoria right just yet! The journey has just started and Mario needs to tackle some more levels before he gets his princess.

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Immigration Ban : Don’t Get Trumped!

Trump Travel Ban
“Let’s make America great again!”

Mr.President has started his journey in White House with a ‘ban’. It has shook the world, but we could see mixed responses around the globe on this decision taken by Donald Trump lead government. Some countries are condemning the ban while as others are following the suit and banning other countries (Kuwait banned five Muslim majority countries). This blog gives information on banned countries, correlation with other countries and current situation on this proposal.

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President Donald Trump’s 10-point U.S. Immigration Law Plan

In past several weeks, we have heard numerous talks on U.S. immigration and nationality laws. As your trusted visa consultants, we, Visa Guide, remain vigilant about how this section of President Trump’s initiatives may be implemented.

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