Non-EU scholars can rejoice as Germany launches easier study visas

Non-EU scholars can rejoice as Germany launches easier study visas

Non-EU scholars can rejoice as Germany launches easier study visas

Non-EU scholars can rejoice as Germany launches easier study visas

The Parliament of Germany has passed a law that makes it easier for overseas immigrant scholars from the non-European nations to carry our research or study in Germany if they are already residing in another European nation.

This new law is in furtherance of the European Union Policy to abolish hindrances for scholars who are pursuing their academics in any fellow member nations. This implies that for instance, a researcher from India in France will now easily be able to immigrate for a semester’s study to Germany.

Working professionals of overseas firms will also now be able to arrive and depart with ease from one EU nation to another, quoted The Local DE.

The Parliament of Germany also concurrently passed another law to give effect to one more directive of the European Union to give seasonal workers from non-EU nations more rights. They will not be permitted to reside on a permanent basis. Before arriving in Germany they will also have to possess a valid job offer or work contract as per the regulations for wages and work hours.

The new regulations are yet to be ratified by the upper house of the Parliament also known as Bundesrat.

These new policies are aimed at harmonizing regulations amongst member nations of the European Union at a time when the EU is struggling for its future as a unified organization in the wake of last year’s decision of the UK to exit from the union through Brexit referendum.

These new policies are aimed at making it easier and more appealing for citizens from non-EU nations to carry out research or study, as quoted by the parliament of the EU last year.

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European companies court Asian investors by offering Golden Visas

European companies court Asian investors by offering Golden Visas

European companies court Asian investors by offering Golden Visas

European companies court Asian investors by offering Golden Visas

Quite a few companies from European nations such as Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Spain will be present at the IPS (International Property Show) to be in held in Dubai, UAE in a bid to attract investors from this part of the world with Golden Visas.

To be held from 2 April to 4 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, IPS will see meetings being held to showcase real estate opportunities where returns on investments could be lucrative in these European nations.

The Golden Visa programs will allow investors and their families to obtain a passport and second citizenship after investment in the realty sector of these countries.

Investors could purchase real estate, deposit cash in a government development fund or invest in one of the major industries of these countries.

This year, companies will offer investors adaptable investment programs with clear-cut legal requirements to enter one of these European countries with the opportunity to invest in the top real-estate destinations of the world.

Trade Arabia News Service quotes industry experts as saying that many countries were welcoming entrepreneurs to stay and become citizens by investing.

With its developing economy, Europe offers increasing prospects of obtaining a second passport. Featuring prominently in this year’s Golden Visa program are Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Spain.

According to experts, Golden Visa Programmes have been increasingly attracting investors from Asia, Middle East, and Africa.  In fact, the adoption of investor visa programs in the past few years has increased, with many investors considering it to relocate to one of the European nations.

Dawood Al Shezawi, the CEO of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizer of IPS, said that demand to acquire real estate in Europe is high and Golden Visas have served to increase their appeal further.

Saying that real estate was an investment, financial asset, and market commodity, he said that many countries in Europe offer residency through investment to individuals intending to purchase property and invest strategically in other sectors.

Dual citizenship through investment changes lives of realtors by giving them personal and professional freedom. Advantages of this include traveling visa-free to several countries, economic stability and more freedom to invest and enter into partnerships.

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Indian applications for US visas decrease by 70%

Indian applications for US visas decrease by 70%

Indian applications for US visas decrease by 70%

Indian applications for US visas decrease by 70%

Immigration consultancies and legal experts based in India have confirmed that the applications for US visas have decreased by an enormous 70%. This decrease comes at a time when North America’s two senators have proposed a drastic decrease of annually issued green cards to 500,000 visas from the existing 1 million visas.

Th USA had in fact offered almost 900,000 visas to Indians in 2014 and there is likely to be a drastic cut in the number of visas that will be issued to the Indians this year, as quoted by the Times of India.

An associate member of the bar in Canada, UK and the USA, Kuldip Singh who possesses more than 45 years in immigration law has said that on a day to day basis he is receiving almost 100200 applicants and around 400500 e-mail queries regarding changing their destination to either New Zealand, Australia or Canada.

Rushil Verma a student of Civil engineering at the State University of New York has said that though earlier he had planned to settle in the US after completion of his studies, he has changed his plans now. He also added that he has many Sikh friends in the US who are planning to relocate to Canada now along with their families. It will also not be surprising if there is a decrease in the number of Indian student applicants in the next academic year, added Rushil.

Indian based immigration consultancy firm IDP’s official has confirmed that there has been a decline in the visa applications by students who planned to study in the US. He added that students now prefer Germany, Australia, and New Zealand instead of the US. The students are also worried that Trump might send them back home after a while, explained the official.

Capability Developer at the Indian based The Chopras Sapna Hundal has said that several students are withdrawing their applications for US study visa in the middle of the process of submitting the applications. This is unprecedented, added Sapna.

A student from Amritsar Nitin has also conveyed the similar opinion that he no more aspires to study in the US and is looking for alternate destinations.

In fact, Indians who are already in the US are also edgy as Aditi Sharma said that she had moved to the US recently with her husband employed in the IT firm but they are now not sure whether they should return to India or stay back in the US.

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