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27 Sep 06

Fewer Brits, but more visitors flock to New Zealand

There were 155,700 short-term overseas visitor arrivals to New Zealand in August 2006, up 5,000 (3 percent) on August 2005, Statistics New Zealand has announced.
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26 Sep 06

US Diversity Lottery opens 4th October

Registration for the United States' 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery program (DV-2008) will be held October 4 to December 3, the State Department has announced.
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25 Sep 06

Western Australia employers urged to hire migrants

The Federal Immigration Minister is urging Western Australian employers struggling to find skilled workers to look overseas.
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25 Sep 06

Australian migrants to be fingerprinted

Australia's new citizenship test could include the fingerprinting of candidates and cost applicants more than $100 according to reports coming from Australia News.com
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25 Sep 06

USCIS expands Premium Processing service

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expedited visa processing service is being extended to three more employment based visa categories.
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20 Sep 06

Australia changes Migration Occupations in Demand List

The Australian Government has announced changes to it's Migation Occupations in Demand List. Emigration applicants whose occuaption appears on the MODL recieve bonus points and their application for an Australian visa fast-tracked.
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20 Sep 06

Australia the place to be for IT professionals

A series of massive IT projects have led the Australian Government today to add a variety of computing professionals to its Migration Occupations in Demand List. Government led IT projects in the country’s Departments of Defence, Immigration and Workplace Relations have left agencies and contractors desperate for workers and poaching staff.
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18 Sep 06

New requirements for Australian Citizenship

New residence requirements will mean migrants will have to wait a minimum of four years before being able to apply for Australian Citizenship. Currently the minimum period is two years. The Australian Government made the announcement today.
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18 Sep 06

New Zealand extends Seasonal Worker Permit programme

New Zealand have announced they are extending applications for the Seasonal Work Permit until the end of September 2007.
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18 Sep 06

USCIS hits Citizenship processing targets

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it has eliminated the backlog for the N-400 Naturalization Application.
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15 Sep 06

Australia flags English test for 'fair dinkum' migrants

Migrants to Australia would have to pass an English language test to prove they were "fair dinkum" (genuine) about fitting into the country's society, Prime Minister John Howard has said.
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