New Zealand waives Certified copies for temporary entry visa applications

The New Zealand Immigration Services has said that beginning from Monday, 6 July 2015, applications for most temporary entry visas no longer have to contain originals or certified copies of documents. Colour photocopies will be acceptable instead. Temporary visa entry applications include applications for work, student or visitor visas. Originals or certified copies will still […]

SkillSelect rule for Australia immigration

SkillSelect rule for Australia immigration

By Majorie van Leijen Applications for a skilled labour immigration visa to Australia are registered through SkillSelect, a programme designed to match labour demand with supply. The government of Australia has introduced significant reforms to the skilled labour immigration programme. The employer nomination scheme (ENS) and the regional sponsored migration scheme (RSMS) have been integrated […]

Australia to strip citizenship of Australian-born jihadis with immigrant parents

Australia to strip citizenship of Australian-born jihadis with immigrant parents

Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become fighters for the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in its crackdown on homegrown jihadis, according to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The government wants to change the Citizenship Act to make fighting for ISIS a reason for losing citizenship, Immigration […]