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Donald Trump talks tough on US immigration

Donald Trump talks tough on US immigration

Washington, Aug 17: If he becomes president, Donald Trump would repeal a law granting citizenship to all US-born children, put stricter limits on legal immigration and force Mexico to pay for a wall on its border. The frontrunner Republican presidential candidate outlined his immigration policy in a nearly 1,900-word policy paper Sunday on an issue


Indians queuing up to migrate to Australia

Indians are seeking increasingly to migrate to Australia, drawn by the work opportunities that Australia offered. A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in this connection, stated that India has now replaced Britain as the top country of origin, regarding applications for “457 visas” in Australia, The Melbourne Age reported. According

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Passport officers no better at spotting fake photos

Passport issuing officers are as bad at spotting a fake passport photo as an average person, says a study. Security measures would be enhanced if passports carried a multitude of images of a person, said the study, indicating that your passport may soon have to make space for more of your photos than just one.

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Melbourne Indian Consulate’s new website

Getting information from the Indian Consulate has become easy now. The Consulate General of India, Melbourne has now launched its user friendly redesigned website: More or less all relevant information/links have been incorporated in the website. The new site has many sections including information about the Consulate, Consular Services and Trade & Investment. The

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Australia to accept alternative English tests from visa applicants

Australia has announced that English Test scores of TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic of skilled migrants coming to the country would be acceptable across several visa categories from November. These tests will be alternatives to the currently accepted International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational English Test (OET). “From November 2014, the department will

Indians to benefit from Australian student visa ‘simplification’

Melbourne, Oct 31: Australia’s new government is set to change its strict visa laws to attract more students from “high risk” countries like India and China. According to the recommendations of the Review of the Student Visa Assessment Level Framework 2013 report which was released, the Australian government is likely to streamline the student visa

Man told he’s too fat to live in NZ

Wellington: An obese South African man has been told he is too fat to live in New Zealand despite shedding 30 kg since he moved to there six years ago. Albert Buitenhuis , who now weighs 130 kg and his wife, Marthie, said they face deportation after an application to renew their visas was rejected

Canada opens doors to skilled foreign workers

Canada began accepting applications from skilled foreign workers  under a new programme to address labour shortages being witnessed in parts of the country. The new Skilled Trades Programme will address serious labour shortages that some regions of the country are facing, and will help grow Canada’s economy, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said. “These long-overdue changes

New US citizenship plan could help 200,000 Indians

Washington; Even as President Barack Obama is set to announce an immigration reform plan, a bipartisan group of US senators have unveiled their own scheme offering millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The compromise plan proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators would give 11 million undocumented immigrants, including an estimated 200,000 Indians,

India is Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants

New Delhi: Surpassing China and Britain, India has become the largest source of permanent migrants for Australia. “India has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the largest source of permanent migrants with 25,509 and 25,274 places respectively.” Australian high commissioner Peter Varghese said in a press statement here Friday. “Indian migrants comprised a total