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Different visas are of different prices however your immigration advisor will be able to inform you of these costs.
Cash, debit or credit card, or by cheque
Your immigration advisor will be able to inform you of the documents that are needed for the visa you are applying for.
Yes, it will not be the Home Office who decides your application but the UK Embassy of your home country.
You will need to apply to the UK Embassy in your home country if you would like to enter the UK under any visa. If you are already in the UK on a visa then you will need to apply to the Home Office in the UK.
There are options; firstly, you may appeal the decision if you have been given a right of appeal, or alternatively you may submit a fresh application. There may be instances when you may appeal an incorrect appeal decision, or even take the matter to the high court.
The waiting time is around 6 weeks but this could depend upon the application.
Yes. Surprisingly a large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation. Consultants exist to help you find the best way through the immigration maze and are highly effective in doing so.
Essentially, a residence permit is a right affixed into your passport granting you the permanent right to live and work in a country. You are generally eligible for state medical care, education and social welfare assistance. Temporary residents are generally not entitled to medical care or social welfare assistance at any time and are generally unable to remain in the country for longer than 5 years.
No, not necessarily. Firstly, you will enter on a temporary visa and you will be able to apply for ILR or permanent residency after spending the required amount of time in the United Kingdom depending which visa you have been granted. Normally after one year as a permanent resident it is recommended that you apply for UK citizenship as long as you meet the residence requirements as in order to keep your permanent residence or ILR you should not spend longer than two years outside the UK. UK Citizenship law allows for the holding of two or more passports but you must check that your own country of citizenship allows dual-nationality, as this right must be reciprocal. If not, you will need to surrender your other passport in order to become a citizen of the United Kingdom.
No. Unlike many other countries, the United States does not determine eligibility for immigration in its visa categories by use of a points system. Eligibility for a family-based visa is determined by proof of relationship and the willingness of a relative to sponsor you. Eligibility for an employment-based visa is determined by your qualifications, the state of the local labour market, and an employer's willingness to sponsor you.
A "green card" is the common term for a United States Permanent Resident Card, which is a document that identifies you as a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. It got the name because an earlier version of the card was green.
In the United States, permanent resident visas are issued by the State Department. In most cases, before you can apply to the State Department for a permanent visa that allows you to stay in the United States, someone sponsoring you (an employer or relative) must petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to establish your eligibility for the visa. USCIS can take several months to complete its work. Even if you have an approved petition from USCIS, you may have to wait a long time for a visa to become available for you. This is because the U.S. limits the number of permanent resident visas it issues every fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) for every category of immigrants except immediate relatives (spouses, minor children, and parents) of U.S. citizens. It also limits the number of visas available to citizens of any one country. If there are more people in your category with approved petitions than there are visas available, you will be put on a wait list. Your place in line (called your "priority date") is determined by the date your petition process was started. Currently there are many categories in which people who had petitions filed many years ago are still waiting for a permanent resident visa to become available. Employment-based and family-based permanent resident visas are divided into preference categories, with the highest-preference workers and relatives usually experiencing no visa shortage problem, or a shorter wait than persons in other preference categories. Persons from countries with many citizens seeking to immigrate to the U.S., such as mainland China, India, the Philippines, and Mexico, are more likely to face longer waits for a visa to become available. Once the State Department notifies you that a visa is available for you, the application process will take several more months.
With a "green card" establishing your lawful permanent residence in the United States, you have the right to live and work there. You are generally eligible for state medical care, education, and social welfare assistance. One right a permanent resident does not have is the right to vote - this right is only granted to U.S. citizens. Temporary residents are generally not entitled to medical care or social welfare assistance at any time and are generally unable to vote.
The United States has several categories of temporary, non-immigrant visas that allow persons to work there in various capacities. Generally, you will need to have an employer petition for you, and you will have to have certain education and skills to qualify. The employer (or any other) can petition for a permanent resident visa for you while you are in the United States on the temporary work visa. In most cases you will be able to remain working in the U.S. while your application for permanent residency is pending.
No. The authorities exist to enforce immigration law, make decisions on residence applications, and to issue residence visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the authorities are unable to provide independent advice and personalised guidance on your specific case. Only a professional migration consultant can provide this kind of service.
Yes. Surprisingly a large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced. Many applications are refused or delayed due to errors or omissions on the application or by the submission of inadequate supporting documentation. Moreover, the immigration authorities themselves may erroneously or unreasonably interpret the evidence submitted by the applicant, and knowing how to respond is crucial. So the moral of the story is to seek the professional guidance and independent advice of a migration consultant before lodging an application for residence. Consultants exist to help you find the best way through the immigration maze and are highly effective in doing so.
No. Although you may fundamentally qualify under the immigration policy, you are by no means guaranteed of success. The immigrations laws and regulations of the United States, and the ways in which they are interpreted and applied by the various immigration agencies, are among the most complex in the world. In order to be approved, your application must be prepared in accordance with the constantly changing immigration regulations and procedures, and submitted with the appropriate supporting documentation. The ways in which to do this are not always clearly set out by the immigration authorities and can result in many applicants presenting their cases incorrectly, inevitably leading to lengthy delay or refusal. So you are strongly advised to seek the assistance of a migration consultant for the entire residence visa process.
US citizens do not need a Visa to enter/visit/live temporarily in Canada. They do not need a Temporary Resident Visa. However, one may have to apply for a work permit depending on the job they do. Certain jobs may also require labor market opinion. The detailed and more comprehensive information can be found on http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5487ETOC.asp
PhD student can also engage in full-time CPT during his /her dissertation and CPT authorization ends when the student defends dissertation. PhD candidate who is registered for PhD Continuous Registration, in which case may be eligible for CPT following completion of all required semester hours but prior to submitting the first deposit of the thesis in the Graduate College.
CPT is offered in many Universities in USA, based on the course availability in the university. Almost 50%--60% universities in USA offers CPT for F1 Students. Getting admission to a University depends on the pre-requisites (GRE, TOEFL & IELTS)
You need to have a Master's degree in the same field to be eligible for applying for PhD. Universities that offer PhD in Automobile Engineering are: University of Michigan ,Indiana University ,Michigan State University ,Purdue University ,Cornell University ,Kettering University ,Michigan tech University ,University of Texas Austin/Arlington ,Texas A&M ,Virginia Polytechnic Institute ,Virginia State University ,University of California ,California Polytechnic State University ,Clemson University ,Georgia Institute of technology.
Essentially, it is a right affixed into your passport granting you the permanent right to live and work in the Australia. You are eligible for state medical care immediately, but must be resident in Australia for two years before qualifying for social welfare assistance (i.e. unemployment benefits). You are not permitted to vote as a permanent resident in Australia. After two years, you can apply for citizenship, entitling you to an Australian passport. Temporary residents (those on student and work visas) are generally not entitled to medical care or social welfare assistance at any time and are generally unable to remain for longer than 4 years. These applicants are recommended to take out private health insurance.
Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. As a general rule however, it takes most applicants for permanent residence visas in Australia 9 to 18 months (including the time required to prepare the application before lodgement) to receive a decision on their visa application. Spousal cases and temporary work visas tend to be a little quicker at 3 to 6 months, while applicants requiring professional registration can take an additional 6 to 12 months to process.
A formal tertiary qualification will definitely aid you if you are below 50 years of age.
Yes, but a lot depends on personal circumstances and the type of visa you apply under.
If they are still under your roof and dependent on you, they will be included on your visa. Married / Independent children will not qualify under your visa.
Yes, A surprisingly large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation.
Yes, but it is very expensive. It requires extended periods of quarantine abroad and proves to be very traumatic for animals. Most people prefer to consider alternative arrangements like foster homes etc.
If you have a Distinguished Talent and you have an exceptional or outstanding record of achievement in the arts or sport you may apply under this sub class. You must be nominated by an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian organization of national reputation in the occupation, profession, or activity in which you have an outstanding talent. Your nominator should complete an application form and include a brief resume of their own standing in the field.
A medical test is standard procedure and you need to pass that. A blood test will be conducted and X-rays of the chest will be taken.
You will need to confirm current prices for a container to ship your furniture over. Major moving companies will give you a free quote. There is also an option of sharing a container.
The Australian Citizenship Act 1948 provides the information regarding the acquisition of Australian citizenship. There are a number of factors which the Australian Government considers before granting Australian Citizenship.
If you're a Permanent Resident of Australia, you can live and work in New Zealand without a visa or work permit. Depending on how long you've been a PR and how long you intend staying in NZ, you may need to get an Australian 5 year Resident Return visa before you go there. Make sure you understand how a PR visa works and its eligibility requirements as your PR will expire if you are out of Australia for too long.
Once the PR is granted to the primary applicant and the accompanying dependent family members, the main applicant can return back to India. This won't affect the social security and employment status of the dependent.
Yes, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is required for all the applicants including the dependents from the country where one lived for more than a year.
Doctors who wish to practice in Australia must first be registered with the Medical Board in the State or Territory where they intend to practice. Doctors can apply for either a temporary or permanent visa. For immigration purposes, doctors seeking permanent residency in Australia must hold full medical registration. After the visa is granted, doctors must apply to Medicare Australia for a Medicare Provider Number if they will be working in general practice or will be prescribing drugs.
Canadian Immigration policy recognizes the concept of dual intent.
Canada Immigration PR visas may be issued to qualified skilled workers, provincial nominees, and business persons under Canada economic immigration categories. Close family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be issued Canada immigration Visa through family sponsorship.
Your Spouse/Common law partner / conjugal partner and any dependent children must be included in the application.
A Quebec Selection Certificate allows you to immigrate to, and settle in Quebec. If your intended destination in Canada is within the province of Quebec, you must obtain a CSQ before you obtain a PR Visa.
Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants to settle within province. You receive your PR Visa after being approved at federal level.
Possibly, the selection is done on points based assessment. If you meet the minimum points requirement without speaking French you may still be granted the CSQ.
The Provincial Nomination Program was established by CIC to allow Canada's different provinces and territories to select individuals who indicate an interest in settling in a particular province/territory and who will be able to continue to that province economic development.
Yes, of course, irrespective of the age everyone should schedule an appointment with the embassy for Visiting visa processing as drop-box facility permitted by the concerning authorities.
A Canada Immigration Visa is a form of permanent residency that helps a foreign individual to live or work at any place of Canada. The Canadian government issues this visa through evaluating certain responsibilities accomplished by the applicant and the holder can also be revoked, if he or she does not meet the Canadian Residency Obligations or found to be involved in a criminal or illegal activity.
There are various types of visas depending on the need and purpose of stay in Canada under Canada immigration process namely Work permits , Skilled Visa, Business Visa, Investor and Entrepreneur Visa , Family visa etc.
The principle documents to be submitted at the time of interview for a visitor visa is a Valid Passport, Travel, health and identity documents of the applicant's, Financial or monetary documents of applicants for the trip, a valid letter from the employer granting leave for the visit.
The main difference is a work permit visa is a temporary visa whereas Canada immigration visa is a permanent resident visa. The individuals availing work permit visa can work in Canada for a period and are abound to certain regulations of the government. The individuals bearing Canada immigration visa can live anywhere in Canada of their choice and enjoy a set of privileges provided by the government of Canada.
The rules and regulations of Canada immigration bound to change. These changes certainly effect the individual depending upon their application requirement. The changes will not affect the applicants whose application are already launched.
Yes, there is a small variation in the process of immigration, in the provinces of Canada in relation with the Canada process, mainly this variation observed in Quebec province where the candidates applying for Quebec visa then they should meet the eligibility criteria of the Quebec immigration authorities.
In addition to application fee, the applicant may expect to pay fees related to the medical examinations and translation of documents to French to English if necessary.
A residence permit under the Green Card Scheme gives you the right to carry out paid or unpaid work. However, the Ministry of Integration specifies that such a residence permit does not give you the right to work as a self-employed person (run your own business).This will be clearly stated in the next version of the Danish Aliens Order.In order to be granted a residence permit under the green card scheme, you must attain a minimum of 100 points. Points are given for: educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and age.
You can be granted a first-time residence permit under the green card scheme for up to 3 years. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to 1 year. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to four years.
You can be granted a first-time residence permit under the green card scheme for up to 3 years. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to 1 year. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to four years.

Your residence permit can be extended if you have worked for the past 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week.

Your residence permit can be extended for one year if you have lost your job through no fault of your own (e.g. due to cutbacks) no more than three months before applying for an extension, and if prior to this, you worked for 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week. When applying for an extension of your residence permit, it is crucial that you submit your application on time, i.e. before your current residence permit expires. Failure to do so will normally result in your application being rejected due to your residing illegally in Denmark. As such, an application which is submitted too late will not be processed by the Immigration Service. Instead, you will have to leave Denmark and apply for a new residence permit from your country of origin.
In your application you must include an official statement from your university which clearly states which educational degree you have achieved, and during which period you achieved it.
The Immigration Service cannot tell you in advance how many points you will be given. If the Immigration Service is unable to assess your educational level, they will ask the Danish Agency for International Education to assess it. You should be able to get a general impression of the points you can obtain on the page describing the point system.
You can submit it at the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) in your country of origin (or the country where you have resided legally for the past three months). The mission will then forward your application to the Immigration Service in Denmark, where it will be processed.

If there is no Danish diplomatic mission in your country of origin (or country of residence), it is often possible to submit your application at the mission of another Schengen country.
The Immigration Service has received far more applications under the green card scheme in 2009 than expected. The Immigration Service is working hard to reduce the number of pending cases. This means that the normal 30 day service goal for maximum processing time has been temporarily suspended. If it is necessary to have your educational level assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education, you will be notified by the Immigration Service.
Please make sure that your application contains all information and documentation needed by the Immigration Service to process your case. If your application lacks required information or documentation, the Immigration Service may choose to reject your application on these grounds. This means that your application will not be processed.

If it is necessary to have your educational level assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education, you will be notified by the Immigration Service.
If you hold a residence permit under the green card scheme, your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner, as well as any children under the age of 18 who are living at home with you, are also eligible for residence permits. Your family members must be able to support themselves and you must live together in Denmark at the same address. Your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner is allowed to work full-time for the entire period his or her permit is valid.

The Green Card Scheme of Denmark is a matchless program, which assist qualified highly skilled foreign workers and professionals to get Residence and work permit of Denmark (Europe). There are a lot of benefits of this immigration program, for instance;

  1. Green card holders will be capable of visa free trip to all Schengen Zone countries.
  2. Permanent Residence Permit Status would give the right the immigrants to work in all European Union countries.
  3. Green card let outsider to get permanent residence permit class within 7 years.
  4. The rights of major applicant are given to his family members as well.
  5. Danish Government supports a family to come together with a foreigner and even gives extra right to work and live in Denmark.
  6. Subsequent to getting Permanent Residence Permit, a foreigner can take pleasure in social benefits of being Danish and obtain grants in aid, buy assets and children add right to get free of charge higher education.
  7. Accompanied by main applicant, their family members will too be allowed to inhabit in the Denmark and to get permanent residence.
Denmark is a representative Democracy. The most important decisions are made by politicians democratically elected to the Danish Parliament, regional councils and municipal councils.

On receiving the residence permit you will be registered in the Danish national register. This will be done in the municipal authority where the foreign national decide to live.

 If you have obtained a residence permit as a foreign national, the municipal authority or Immigration Service will ensure that you are registered. Once you have been registered, you will automatically be assigned a civil registration number.

If you do not have a permanent residence permit, you can apply for one with the Danish Immigration Service.

Moreover, it is a general rule that you must have lived in Denmark for a continuous period of at least 9 years. The residence period is reckoned from the date of your first residence permit.


If you have held a temporary residence permit for over four years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. In order to be granted a permanent residence permit, you must obtain 100 points by meeting a number of requirements.

Please note: If you apply for a permanent residence permit, you must also fill in and submit an application for a temporary residence permit. Make sure to use the application form which fits your situation. An application for a permanent residence permit will only be processed if it is submitted together with an application for a temporary residence permit.
An overall IELTS score of 7 bands is required for PhD courses while 6.5 is the required score for Masters.
IELTS requirement for Australian Masters is at least a band score of 6.5; however conditional acceptance may be issued with an English course and further extended to Masters.
Dependents can be added at any time before the visa outcome is known, and there are no additional costs involved.
The study duration for PhD is 3 years.
Annual tuition fees for full-degree students would be 18000 Euros to 20000 Euros/year Living costs would vary depending on the lifestyle of the student.

English proficiency of IELTS-6.5-7.0/TOEFL IBT 83-90IBT and proof of sufficient funds for education and housing support in Denmark ( average 60,000 DKK or equivalent amount of scholarship)
The time gap required to submit the documentation for the Canada immigration varies depending upon the applicant visa specification. For Skilled Worker category, the applicant should submit all the required documents along with the immigration application. In Family Sponsorship Visa category, all the documents along with police and medical clearance certificates should be submitted with the initial application form at the Case Support Centre. Under Self employed and Entrepreneur category the applicants should submit an initial application with fee to the Canadian Visa Office responsible in concerning country. Before four months of the assessment initiation, the individuals should submit the specified documents to the embassy. Under Investor, Provincial Nomination Program and Canadian Experience Class visa categories, the applicant should submit all the documents along with the initial application.
The concerning Canadian immigration authority specifies all documents in English or French language only.
As per CIC, the time for an application processing for permanent residence varies from between 6 months and 10 months, in some case it may also exceed the time. It depends on the immigration Officer. There are many factors that influence the processing time of the application such as immigration office where the application is submitted, category of visa, supporting documents, verification, assessing the need for a personal interview, evaluating the demographics of the applicants. All these factors influence the processing time of the application. If, all documents are submitted as per requirement, then it takes less time to process an application.
You will lose India Citizenship Upon acquiring Canadian citizenship you will become an NRI for India, you need to get a visiting visa to visit India, with multiple entries, you cannot have the right for voting or cannot stand in elections (as politician)etc.( India is planning to give Dual Citizenship but still not confirmed)
No, not exactly, only the dangerous disease, which is dangerous to public health, may be denied to issue visa or to enter into Canada, such as T.B, HIV,
For the safety of the baby inside, X-rays are not allowed for pregnant women applicants until the delivery. After the birth, mother and infant will undergo medical examinations.
Yes, you can break the funds after receiving the visa, but you need to carry the required funds by the time you are leaving to Canada, as the immigration officer will ask you for the same at the board of entry.
No. To be a permanent resident of Canada, you need to cross a Canadian port of entry along with your valid Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa and your valid passport .
Initial Port of entry has to be made as stated in the Visa grant letter.
Dependent applicants can be included before the visa decision outcome is known and any points of time during the processing. It is always beneficial to attend for medical examinations at same time and attach both yours and spouse medical forms to same visa application. This is necessary because the validity of these is for one year. If you get married after the issue of visa, then you have to sponsor your spouse.
No, the expiry date on the Canada Immigration Visa will not be extended by the immigration authorities of Canada. If you fail in landing, in Canada, before the date of expiry then you should file reapplication.
Yours and accompanying family members Valid Passports all old & New, unexpired Canada Immigration Visa and PR Confirmation letter issued from CHC. Your accompanying dependents, if applicable, will need the same. It is also advisable to carry the evidence of your settlement funds, all the original Education & Experience documents required.
They can land along with the main applicant or after the landing of principal applicant; but in either case, they should land before the date of expiry printed on the Canada Immigration Visas.
Social Insurance Number (SIN) is compulsory to initiate working procedure for non-Canadian nationals in Canada. Immediately after your arrival you need to apply for your SIN card.
Before applying citizenship of Canada, it is compulsory to stay in Canada for a period of 1,095 days, or 3 years.
Children between the ages of 4 and 16 to 18 years, depending on province, need to attend school. The school year runs from September through June. Registration can be done as early in February previous to the September academic year. All the provinces of Canada possess separate school boards.The applicant should contact the concerning school board located near their stay for further details to join their ward.
 Both Primary applicant and the Accompanying spouse can work after getting SIN card
Any eligible relative can sponsor a family visa; provided the sponsor has valid Canadian PR Status or a citizenship of Canada.
The selection of an applicant is performed through accessing the performance on points scale system. If the applicant reached the basic points then oral French language is not compulsory, and you may still be granted the CSQ, but if falling short in points then need to get French language certificate as per the requirement, it is advisable to learn French as Quebec is a French country.
There is a possibility to include your married partner or civil partner on the CSQ application, as well as children aged 22 or younger can also be included as dependents.
It is possible to possess a dual citizenship if the parent country,  accepts it then Canada government accepts the dual citizenship of the applicant.
FSW Visa application can be through courier , however someone may be called for an Interview and It depends on the immigration officer and is case specific.
ICCRC (The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) is a non-profit organization appointed by the Government of Canada to regulate the immigration consulting profession and safeguard consumer interests.
We are not immigration consultants; in fact it has been on record millions of times that we provide secretarial services for any types of visas including the Canadian Visas. It's just like the MARA for Australia and OISC in UK, which clearly state that getting recognized by these counsels do not guarantee a VISA or have an edge on others but these are people who registered with the counsels and should abide by the do and don't which we here at Opulentus follow very closely. On a personal note, we have seen that companies or individuals do it because it gives them an opportunity to charge client 3-5 times more than the normal market price, as they flaunt this recognition. On the other hand, we momentarily agree that having one would give more authentication to a entity but we here at Opulentus decided to give it a miss because we are not migration experts we are visa experts in which migration is a part and we believe in success in numbers and can assure you that we, at any given point of time can challenge that any consultant in the world wouldn't have as many success as we have. We here at Opulentus have created history and will keep doing it with our dedicated VISA SECRETARIAL SERVICES.
No. If you want to work in the US, get a visa for the US. Canadian PR will not help except as a backup in case the work visa in the US is not renewed, moving to Canada could be a better option to him rather than going home. Still, using Canadian PR as a backup is also dependent on not being away from Canada too long because then he will lose the PR he'd already have waited for and paid money to get. As for getting Canadian citizenship, that's at least a 4 year process after getting PR so it's a question if he's ready to do that just for the right to be able to get a NAFTA visa to the US if his profession qualifies him for that.
US citizens do not need a Visa to enter/visit/live temporarily in Canada. They do not need a Temporary Resident Visa. However, one may have to apply for a work permit depending on the job they do. Certain jobs may also require labor market opinion. The detailed and more comprehensive information can be found on http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5487ETOC.asp
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Canada and Mexico. The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. Among the types of professionals who are eligible to seek admission as TN nonimmigrants are accountants, engineers, lawyers, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers. You may be eligible for TN nonimmigrant status, if:
  • You are a citizen of Canada or Mexico;
  • Your profession qualifies under the regulations;
  • The position in the United States requires a NAFTA professional; You have a prearranged full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer (but not self-employment - see documentation required below); and
  • You have the qualifications to practice in the profession in question.
Eligibility Criteria Unlike Mexican citizens, Canadian citizens are generally eligible for admission as nonimmigrants without a visa. The TN category, a nonimmigrant classification, simply reflects this general exemption from the visa requirement. NAFTA governs which evidence is required to prove whether a Canadian or Mexican citizen is a professional in a qualifying profession. Canadian Citizens If you are a Canadian citizen, then you are not required to apply for a TN visa at a U.S. consulate. You may establish eligibility for TN classification at the time you seek admission to the United States by presenting required documentation to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station.
Yes, every child in Canada receives Free Education and this is applicable to immigrants too. It starts at the age of 4 or 5 and continues till the age of 15 or 16 i.e., until they complete their secondary school.
Yes, Police Clearance certificate (PCC) is required for all the applicants including the dependents from the country where one lived for more than a year.
Initial Application will be lodged at Nova Scotia, Canada. Once the file no is received, application along with the supportive documents are sent to New Delhi, High commission for further processing and decision making. However, there could be changes with the proposed process which will be clarified accordingly.
PCC   Police clearance certificate is asked by immigration authority to determine whether you are of good character. Immigration authority can ask for police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16. PCC is issued based on the character records of the person. If you have received PCC for company or organization purpose, it wouldn't be a problem to receive the same for immigration. A person will not pass the character test where:  If you have a substantial criminal record . If you have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where a person escaped from immigration detention, or if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention . If you have or had an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been, or being, involved in criminal conduct .  If on review of past and present criminal conduct, the person is found not to be of good character . If on assessment of past and present general conduct, the person is found to be not of good character .If the Immigration authority find that the person can be a significant risk to country's safety and may engage in criminal conduct in Country, harass, molest, intimidate or in stalking etc.
A Schengen visa (or short stay visa) is valid within the whole Schengen space. The following countries are part of the Schengen space: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

This visa allows you to travel to these 25 countries. It is issued for a maximum of 90 days per semester.

You will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the risk of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents.
This visa can be valid between one and five years and entitles its holder to make several trips to France and to the Schengen space for a maximum stay of 90 days per period of 6 months. This type of visa is issued to people who make frequent trips to France.

If you are planning a trip to several Schengen countries, you have to submit your visa application to the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which you intend to stay for the longest period. In case the period of stay is the same in all the countries to be visited, the visa will be issued by the Embassy or the Consulate of the country where you would be entering first.

This visa is issued for business purposes with a maximum duration of 90 days.

Important!

If you are a frequent traveller and wish to apply for a long term validity visa, you can ask for it in the covering letter. The decision to grant a circulation visa remains with the French Consulate.

In accordance with the guidelines of the European Union, any Schengen visa application has to be accompanied by a payment of visa fees.
The fees (Processing + Visa) are to be paid to VFS on the day the application is being submitted. They are not refundable whether a visa is granted or refused.
Schengen visa: 60 Euros (as per current exchange rate) + Processing fees

Visas for overseas territories: 9 Euros (as per current exchange rate) + Processing fees

As of 1st June 2009, holders of long stay visas for France (3 months +) will be exempted from applying for a residence permit (carte de sejour) at the Prefecture after their arrival in France.

Beneficiaries of the reform

  • foreign dependents of French Nationals
  • visitors
  • students
  • employees
  • temporary workers
As holder of a long stay visa, you no longer need to apply for a residence permit at the Prefecture. The applicant must enclose with his application a document called « attestation OFII » that will have to be posted by registered mail to the local “Delegation territoriale de l’OFII” within three months of arrival in France - Addresses can be found at the back of the Attestation OFII or online at website of the OFII. Note that this registration process is compulsory and non-compliance will result in the person being considered illegal by the French Authorities. Holders of one of these visas are allowed to travel in all Schengen States for a period of stay up to 3 months within the validity of the visa. Visa processing time will be about one week (depending on nationality and purpose of stay).
All visa applicants except those fewer than 12 years will be required to submit all ten electronic fingerprint impressions. At the time of the visa interview, applicants will be asked to electronically scan all five fingers of each hand.
Your visa sticker will have the validity of the visa and the number of days that you can stay in Schengen countries. Say your visa is valid for a month with duration as 10 days. This means that within one month you can stay up to 10 days only. You must leave the country before the visa expires / duration of your stay. A short stay visa permits you to stay for not more than 90 days.
 A one year visa entitles you to stay up to 90 days once in six months.

If you wish to stay in France for more than 90 days (as a student, on employment, for research purposes etc) then you need to apply for a long stay visa (D type visa). If you wish to take short trips to France within the year (on business purposes etc.) then you need to apply for a short stay visa with longer validity. The decision to grant a longer validity visa lies with the French Embassy / Consulate.


You are encouraged to apply for your long stay student visa at the earliest. You can apply for your visa about two months prior to the commencement of your course. Please ensure you get the No Objection Certificate from an Education Attache (Officer) before submitting your application.

Since the 1st of June 2009, long stay visa holders are allowed to reside in France for up to 12 months according to the validity of their visa and purpose of stay. They will no longer be required to obtain a residence permit ("carte de séjour") from the French local authorities ("Préfecture") as long as their visa is valid.

However, long stay visa holders will have to register with the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) within the first three months of their stay in France.

Skills and Expertise residence card (La carte “Compétences et Talents”) is a temporary permit, valid for up to three years at a time on a renewable basis, enabling the holder to perform a salaried or business activity in France. It is designed for foreign nationals who have the potential to make a significant enduring contribution to economic development, particularly in intellectual, scientific, cultural, humanitarian or sporting fields in France and their native country. This permit also enables employees to work and/or executives to register their project with the Companies Register (Registre du commerce et des sociétés).

The criteria are defined by the “Commission Nationale des Compétences et Talents”, which meets in France at least twice a year.

The applicant must submit a credible professional project meeting the criteria set forth by the National Commission.

The applicant must supply proof that he/she is in every way capable of carrying out this project.

The application will be accepted/rejected based on:

  • the project’s interest/quality
  • the applicant’s motivation/commitment
  • the applicant’s skills and qualifications
  • the means to carry out the project.
  • University graduates
  • Qualified professionals, regardless of their level of education
  • Investors in an economic project
  • Independent professionals such as artists, authors, athletes, etc.
  • Senior manager and high level executives employed by a French company that is part of an international group.
Tuition fees for French universities and colleges vary between 3,000 to 10,000 annually. Visa fee charged by Austria is INR 3571. INR 8500 has to be deposited in the BNP France Bank to get visa approval for French studies. Living Expense can be up to 500 Euros per month.
Employment Pass for Eligibility Certificate.
No, EPEC is only a certificate.
No, there is no processing fee for EPEC application.
Once you have submitted an EPEC application online, you will receive a reply within 2 working days. Applicants can check the status of their applications online by keying in their reference and passport number in the EPEC website.
No, you cannot submit multiple applications online. Only the first application submitted will be accepted by the system.
No, you cannot take your dependent along with you.
Any Foreigner may apply for an Employment Pass to be employed or to do business in Singapore if he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria.
You may submit an application for PR as soon as you are granted an Employment Pass.
An Employment Pass holder may apply for Dependant's Passes for his wife and unmarried children under 21 years of age.
A Dependant's Pass holder can apply for a Letter of Consent from the MOM if he/she wishes to work in Singapore.
The advantages of studying in Singapore are; Through the Work Holiday Programme and Internships, students will get the opportunity to experience a challenging working environment in Singapore.

A foreigner must apply for a Student's Pass if he/she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.


Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). The students studying at these universities are allowed to work part time 16 hrs a week.
The employer or the appointed agent should submit the Employment Pass application.Client should be able to submit all the required documents from his employer, and employer should be willing to pay levy to the government on annual basis for employing a foreigner. As you already have a job offer, you won't require profile evaluation (IRR).
Non-local students are given the option to live on or off campus. For those who would like to live on campus, a hostel place will be made available for the full period of their undergraduate studies at the University. However, non-local students are encouraged to take up off-campus accommodation for one academic year during their studies to enrich their exposures and broaden their perspectives. For those who would prefer not to take up off-campus accommodation for financial or other reasons, their respective colleges will continue to provide them with a hostel place on campus.
There is a quota system for QMAS.
These points are given based on age, educational qualification, experience, IELTS score and family background.

Yes, if the immigration official thinks that your qualification needs to be assessed then the qualification assessment would be done.


Visas issued under QMAS are usually valid for one year period.
Under this scheme, applicant does not need to acquire an offer of local employment beforehand.
Yes, even dependents can work and study under this scheme.
Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. It enjoys a mild climate from the middle of September to the end of February, while the weather from May to mid-September can be hot and humid. About 80% of Hong Kong's rainfall occurs between May and September, with August usually the wettest month.
Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of seven days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Indians have a visa free period for visit not exceeding 14 days.
October to early December is usually the autumn. Mid-December to February is usually the winter. March to April is the spring. May to September is the summer.
Hong Kong offers you a wide range of post graduate studies with opportunities to study on taught Master degrees, diploma and certificates, research degree (MPhil and PhD) and professional doctoral degree programmes. Academic staffs are highly qualified and recruited worldwide.
Any person other than those who have the right of residence or right to land in Hong Kong must obtain a visa before coming to Hong Kong.
International students can choose major programs offered by the Faculty of Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Science and Social Sciences; as well as the Contemporary China Studies program offered by the Center for East Asian Studies.
Tuition fee is HK$120,000 for the academic year 2013-14. They do change every year depending upon the Hong Kong Universities requirements. Hostel fee is around HK$10,000 per academic year, Living and other expenses would be around HK$35,000 per academic year.
All international applicants applying for admission to CUHK undergraduate programs for 2013 entry will automatically be considered for undergraduate entrance scholarships once formal admission offers have been given. There is no need for you to submit a separate application for a scholarship.
Persons admitted for studying in full-time undergraduate or post-graduate programmes in local degree-awarding institutions may apply to bring in their spouses and unmarried dependent children under the age of 18.
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi is handling all visa applications to Norway. You can however submit your application to the Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Kolkata, Chennai or Mumbai.

Skilled workers who wish to come to Norway before they have been granted a residence permit can apply for an entry visa. You are eligible for such a visa if you are a skilled worker and have received a concrete offer of employment from an employer in Norway.

The entry visa does not entitle you to work in Norway, but it does entitle you to stay in Norway while you wait for your application for a residence permit to be processed. 

To apply for a D-visa for employment please submit one schengen visa application form along with the same documents as for the work permit you are applying for (see over), together with your passport and the visa fee of INR 3700 paid as a draft.

If you have already got a clearance from UDI to work in Norway, please submit your passport together with one Schengen Visa application form duly filled in, 1 recent passport size photograph with white background and 1 copy of first and last page of passport. Those who applied from New Delhi will only need to submit their passport.

  • You must have entered into an employment contract with an employer in Norway.
  • You must as a minimum have completed a vocational education. The embassy or consulate can only in exceptional circumstances grant an entry visa to foreign nationals who have not completed a vocational education, but who can document 'special qualifications'
  • You are not eligible for an entry visa if you are to work as a religious leader/teacher or ethnic cook.
Special rules apply for skilled workers who want to come to Norway to seek employment here. You can be granted a residence permit as a jobseeker if you are a skilled worker and are subject to a visa requirement. Your purpose must be to seek employment as a skilled worker or specialist in Norway.

You must be a skilled worker.The term skilled worker covers the following categories:

  • Specialist training corresponding to upper secondary education level. You must have completed vocational training for a specific occupation. The education must as a minimum correspond to upper secondary level, i.e. at least three years. You must have achieved the same level of expertise as you would have achieved had you been educated in Norway.
  • Craft certificate. It must have resulted in the same level of expertise as a Norwegian craft certificate.
  • University college or university education. The requirement is a completed degree or study programme, for example a Bachelor or Master's degree.
  • Special qualifications. You must have gained expertise through professional experience of a certain duration, alternatively in combination with courses and similar. If there is a formal education in the field, you must have achieved a corresponding level of expertise as such education leads to. A permit is only granted on the basis of special qualifications in exceptional cases.

You are not eligible for a residence permit as a jobseeker if you wish to seek employment as a religious leader/teacher or an ethnic cook.

You must have sufficient funds for the period in which you intend to stay in Norway. This must correspond to salary grade one in the pay scale for Norwegian state employees. This currently corresponds to NOK 107,450 for six months, which amounts to NOK 17,908 per month.

You must have travel or medical insurance that covers expenses incurred at a medical care facility for necessary and acute medical treatment, and for medical repatriation services related to patient transfer. The insurance shall be valid for all the Schengen countries with minimum coverage of EUR 30,000. The insurance shall be valid for the period you are applying for a residence permit.

  • If you are not subject to a visa requirement and are qualified as a skilled worker, you can stay in Norway without a residence permit for six months to seek employment as a skilled worker or a specialist. You will not be granted a resident permit nor a sticker in your passport during the six month period. You must comply with the visa requirement, if you decide to leave Norway and you have not applied for and  been granted a resident permit.
  • You must report to the police in the place where you live no later than three months after your arrival in Norway, provide proof of your identity and inform the police that you are a job seeker.
  • If you travel out of Norway, you can only re-enter the country if your total residence period in the Schengen area does not exceed 90 days during a period of 180 days.
  • If you have held a residence permit in Norway, you must have stayed outside the Schengen area for at least 90 days before you can seek employment in Norway.
  • However, you need a residence permit if you are seeking work as a religious leader/ teacher or an ethnic cook.
  • The residence permit allows you to seek employment as a skilled worker or specialist in Norway, but it does not entitle you to work.
  • The permit can be granted for six months.
  • The permit entitles you to repeated entry into Norway for the duration of the permit.
  • The permit does not form the basis for a permanent residence permit.
  • The permit does not form the basis for family immigration.

The permit is not renewable. A new permit as a jobseeker cannot be granted until the applicant has stayed outside Norway for one year.

Once the case has been sent to UDI in Norway, the Embassy has no further bearing on the case. The processing time depends on the work load at UDI at any time, but you can find an average expected processing time for the various types of permits.

Norway Exports is a series of publications that market Norwegian export companies abroad. It covers a number of sectors and is distributed to, among other places, Norwegian consulates, a good number of international trade fairs and through our cooperative partners. Norway Exports carries the Ministry of Foreign Affairs design and seal, and it has been a channel for the Norwegian export industry since 1957. Norwegian companies have the possibility to present themselves to foreign parties in one or several pages in these publications. The Norway Exports publications focus individually on certain sectors and contain industry-related articles.

In order to travel to Norway, Indian citizens need a Schengen visa. A Schengen visa is a document showing that you have permission to enter Norway and other Schengen countries for a limited period of up to 90 days. You may be granted a Schengen visa if you intend to travel to Norway as a tourist, on a family visit, on public business or a business trip, a study visit or other business which does not require a work or residence permit.

A Schengen visa should be applied from the member state where you will spend the most days. If the same amount of time is to be spent in more than one country, applications should be submitted to the country where you are to visit first.

A Schengen visa for Norway and the rest of the Schengen countries has a maximum duration of 90 days (in any six months period). The visa cannot be extended once the holder has entered the Schengen area. Exceptions may be made if unforseen circumstances arise after your arrival in the Schengen area.

If you intend to work or stay more than 90 days you need to apply for a work/residence permit.

A visitor to the Schengen countries is issued on condition that the applicant leaves the Schengen area before the visa expires. If you remain in Norway for longer than the visa period, you may be expelled from the country. You may also encounter difficulties in connection with any future applications for visa or residence permit. A Schengen visa does not entitle you to work in Norway.

All nationals who wish to enter Norway must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules. Before applying for a Schengen visa to Norway, you must make sure that your Passport/Travel document shall have been issued within the previous 10 years and should be valid for 90 days after expiry of the visa with at least two blank pages. 

A medical travel insurance is required with a minimum coverage of €30.000 which should be valid for 15 days after the return from the Schengen area. Medical health/travel insurance must  meets the following criteria:

  • It is valid throughout Schengen territory.
  • The coverage includes repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in a hospital

Norway's weather is warmer than might be expected from its geographical location. Due to the warmth of the Gulf Stream, most of Norway falls within temperate climate.

In Norway, the climate varies considerably from coastal to inland areas. The coastal regions have a climate with relatively mild winters and cooler summer months. Inland areas have a continental climate with colder winters, but warmer summertime (for example Oslo). You can also check the current local weather conditions in Norway.

The Scandinavian country Norway has a climate that easily fluctuates from year to year, especially in its most northern parts. Those are located at the edge of the global temperate zone.

An interesting phenomenon in Norway (and some other parts of Scandinavia) is the seasonal change in the length of day and night. In midwinter, daylight lasts 5-6 hours in southern Norway and in the north, darkness prevails. Those dark days and nights are a Scandinavian phenomenon called the Polar Nights.

In midsummer, daylight takes over and there is no night darkness during June and July, even as far south as Trondheim. The name for this is the Midnight Sun.

The Red-White-Red Card is issued in the shape of a bank card and is a combination of residence permit and employment permit. It is valid for one year and entitles its holder to settlement and to employment with a certain employer. If the employer is changed within the first year, a new Red-White-Red Card must be applied for.

The Red-White-Red Card plus is issued in the shape of a bank card and entitles its holder to settlement and unrestricted employment. Holders of a Red-White-Red Card plus may change their employer at any time without needing to apply for a new permit.

Holders of a Red-White-Red Card may apply for a Red-White-Red Card plus if they have been continuously employed in accordance with the requirements decisive for admission for a minimum of ten months within the preceding 12 months. Family members of Red-White-Red Card holders and of holders of an EU Blue Card may apply for a Red-White-Red Card plus from the beginning.

Workers are considered very highly qualified if they achieve at least 70 out of 100 points according to the points system. This category is addressing very highly qualified and experienced top-level personnel, such as scientists and senior top-level management.
Third-country citizens with a very high level of qualifications may apply for a six-month visa for the purpose of job searchif they reach a minimum of 70 points.

The main criteria for education points will be

Graduation from an institution of higher education, minimum duration of programme: four yearsin the subjects of mathematics, informatics, natural   sciences or technology (MINT subjects)

Post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) or PhD.

Visas for the purpose of job search have to be applied for at the competent Austrian representation (embassy, consulate) of the applicants’ home countries or countries of residence. Visas for the purpose of job search will be granted if the Public Employment Service (AMS) confirms to the Austrian representation that the required points for admission have been reached.
Very highly qualified workers who have obtained a job search visa may apply for a Red-White-Red Card with the competent residence authority in Austria if they are able to submit an employment offer (work contract) during the period of validity of the visa. The competent authority can either be the Provincial Governor (Landeshauptmann), the authorised Regional Administrative Authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft) or the Local Administrative Authority (Magistrat).

The Red-White-Red Card is a combination of residence permit and employment permit for qualified third-country citizen workers. It is available for the following groups of applicants:

  • Very highly qualified workers
  • Skilled workers in shortage occupations
  • Other key workers
  • Graduates of universities and colleges of higher education in Austria
  • Family members of Red-White-Red Card holders or EU Blue Card holders
  • Holders of a Red-White-Red Card after a period of 12 months (10 months of continued employment with the same employer according to their qualification)
  • Holders of a EU Blue Card, if  they have been employed for at least 21 months during the previous 24 months according to their qualification
  • Family members of Red-White-Red Card holders or EU Blue Card holders
  • Holders of a Red-White-Red Card after a period of 12 months (10 months of continued employment with the same employer according to their qualification)
  • Holders of a EU Blue Card, if  they have been employed for at least 21 months during the previous 24 months according to their qualification

Residence titles affording the right to gainful employment

  • “Red-White-Red – Card” (right of settlement and the right of being employed with a specific employer on the entire Federal Territory)
  • “Blue Card EU” (right of settlement and the right of being employed with a specific employer on the entire Federal Territory)
  • “Red-White-Red – Card Plus” (right of settlement and unrestricted access to the labour market)
  • “Settlement Permit” (right of settlement; unrestricted gainful self-employment possible, salaried employment only with additional AES approval)
  • “Long-term Resident– EC” (after 5 years settlement without interruption and completion of Module 2 of the Integration Agreement; long-term residence permit including unrestricted access to the labour market)
  • “Long-term Resident – Family Member” (after 5 years settlement without interruption and completion of Module 2 of the Integration Agreement; long-term residence permit including unrestricted access to the labour market)

Stay Permit

  • Rotational employee (Austrian Employment Service (AES) approval required: confirmation of employment or employment permit as rotational employee; no AES approval required in the case of Section 18(3), clause 2 of the Aliens Employment Act)
  • Seconded employee (AES approval required: confirmation of employment or employment permit as seconded employee; employment longer than 6 months)
  • Self-employed person (if the alien has contracted to perform certain services and the contract covers a period of more than 6 months; AES may be involved)
  • Artists (self-employed or employed; activity is predominantly of an artistic nature and the income earned covers their livelihood; a liability declaration is permissible; when employed: AES approval required: confirmation of employment or employment permit as artist)
  • Specific cases of gainful employment (if such employment is exempted from the Aliens Employment Act; explanation of exemption circumstances required)
  • Researchers (having a hosting agreement with a certified research facility

Austria covers an area of 83,878 square kilometres with a population of 8,375,290 residents (as of 1st January 2010), including 895,144 foreign citizens (11% of total population). In 2010, an average of 1,543 million people with migration background lived in Austria, that is 18, 6% of the entire population.

Vienna is Austria's most densely populated province with 4,097 residents per square kilometre; the Tyrol is the least densely populated province with 56 inhabitants per square kilometre. In 2009, the average life expectancy was 80 years.

Austria is bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy.

Austria has a typical central European transitional climate, i.e. warm summers, cold winters and adequate precipitation.

Additionally, there are two distinct climatic regions in Austria:

  • The east shows a Pannonian climate (warm to hot summers, relatively low precipitation and cold winters).
  • The central Alpine region has the characteristic features of the Alpine climate (more precipitation in summer compared to the east and long winters with heavy snowfall).

The Austrian economy grew by 2.1% in 2010 (according to preliminary WIFO calculations). In 2010 the GDP rose by €10.1 billion or 3.7% to around €284.4 billion at current prices. The GDP per capita was €33,900 (+3.4%). As measured by the GDP per capita, Austria is in the upper sector not only within the EU but world-wide (source: Statistik Austria).

The Austrian economic structure is mainly dominated by small and medium enterprises. The most important industrial branches are:

  • Food industries
  • Machine and steel industry
  • Chemical and vehicle industry
  • Electric and electronic industry
  • Wood and paper industry

Austria, anyone can take a job from age 15 on, respectively after later completion of compulsory school. Before completion of compulsory school, young people from age 15 on may be employed in certain cases such as an apprenticeship or practical training. Children and young people up to age 18 are covered by child and youth employment legislation.

Part-time working is widespread in trade. Seasonal work is common in tourism and the hotel and catering trade in cities and tourist areas as well as agriculture and forestry. In the building trade, fixed-term employment contracts are also possible. Freelance service and work contracts are replacing conventional employment contracts in all fields of employment.

The type of employment stipulated in the employment contract does not necessarily correspond to the real-life situation: e.g. a contract may state a freelance services contract, althogh the occupation is carried-out in personal dependence, meaning the employed person is bound by instruction, directions regarding working hours, place of work, etc. In this case the contract is in fact a regular employment contract and the respective rules apply.

Full and Part-time work

Independent contractors

Minimally employed

New self-employed workers

Apprenticeship

Seasonal workers

Agency workers

Voluntary workers

The Public Employment Service (AMS) offers a wide range of services and support for jobseekers and employers. In the area of labour migration, the AMS decides over admission to the labour market according to the Act Governing the Employment of Foreign Nationals (AuslBG). The AMS also examines whether the criteria for the grant of a Red-White-Red Card are fulfilled.
Austria is 12th richest country in world,country has high living standards - it ranks among the top ten countries in several topics in the Better Life Index. In Austria, the average person earns 27 541 USD a year, higher than the OECD average of 22 387 USD. In terms of employment, over 72% of people aged 15 to 64 in Austria have a paid job, above the OECD employment average of 66%.
Austria is in the middle range in terms of prices. Food and drink is available in all price categories. For accommodation, apartments are the cheapest option if a longer stay is planned. Rental cost is calculated from meter squarage, depending upon quality of apartment. Healthcare costs are average compared to other places for doctor visit, hospital stay, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance.
Visa fee for Austria: INR 7260. Tuition fees would vary between 360-500 Euros, depending upon the university and course. Living expenses would change as per the student's lifestyle.
There are 3 capitals Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria. At Bloemfontein the Supreme Court is located and at Cape Town, the Parliament is situated, while at Pretoria, one comes across the administrative center.
The entire year is a holiday year in South Africa. Much would depend upon your activities and what sort of experiences you so desire. For game watching, one can visit during spring (August-October), for whale watching one can plan a visit from mid-June to end of October, for diving as well as surfing from April to September. As far as summers are concerned, that is from November to February, one can spend time at the gorgeous beach front.
The normal banking hours are from 9.00 am-15.30pm from Mondays to Fridays and on Saturdays, it is from 8.30 Am-11.AM. Banks are of course closed on Sundays and also on public holidays. Credit cards are accepted widely such as Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
South Africa is considered to be casual country and therefore people like to usually dress up causally. T- Shirts, denims as well as skirts, which are fine to wear during the day time. To work one wears semi-formal attire and that applies to upper class clubs and restaurants. In most of the restaurants, pubs and bars one can wear casuals. For swimmers at the beach 2 piece or 1 piece swim attire will do. In other words, jeans, sneakers shirts, sneakers, blouses, skirts as well as pants.
The entry is pretty straightforward. Certain nationals, like those from Scandinavian countries, and USA and most of Europe need not apply for a visa. On arrival the visitor is provided with a free entry permit sticker  which furnishes details about the duration of their stay. This permit is valid up to 90 days, In case, one wants to stay longer than 90 days then one is required to apply for a visa.
Visitors visiting the country for the first time prefer to visit Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng, where Soweto Township is situated. The cosmopolitan and urban lifestyles attract people to these places. Kruger National park is worth visiting and one can take some time off and visit Western Cape, especially Cape Town and also spend their leisurely hours at Garden Route.
Certainly, Johannesburg is a sprawling city much wider than New York and London. One comes across 5 -star accommodation and there are 4 star hotels as well at Sandton and Emperors Place quite close to the airport. One comes across several cosmopolitan restaurants.
Very easily as they are friendly and easy to converse with. They speak in English and are frank and open and receive foreigners well.
Decade ago this was burning issue, but now South Africans have successfully managed to overcome their racial biases by putting them aside. Now, the South African government reflects all races.
Certainly it is. In fact, some establishments are child- friendly.
The currency is Rands and cents.
There are markets catering to local handicrafts, gold and diamond jewellery, leather goods, carvings, paintings , sculptures, bead work as well as woven articles. In fact, South Africa is a tourists delight.
One must not leave one's luggage unattended in the hotel or perhaps in the lobby. One must keep one's valuable in the safety locker in the hotel. One can go for stroll alone at night but not walk around in deserted places.
Yes, we can process your visa. Since you already have a job offer in hand, you can go for General Work Permit. The General Work Permit is issued in the name of the employer, and it shall lapse if, within six months of its issuance, and within every year thereafter, its holder fails to submit satisfactory proof that he or she is still employed and of the terms and conditions of his or her employment, including the job description. For VISA processing, you should be able to get all the required documentation from future employer in support of your employment. Visa fee payable to the Minister of Home Affairs is R1520 (i.e. INR 9822, approx). It's also mandatory to go for qualifications assessment by SAQA. Application fee for SAQA can cost anywhere from R440 to R880 (INR 2843.00 to INR 5686.00) depending up on how fast we want the processing to be done. Postage and handling charges will cost up to additional R365 (INR 2358). Opulentus charges for South Africa General Work Permit is INR 35,000.
No, as Ireland doesn’t come under Schengen area you need to get a visa to take an entry to Ireland.
An Online Visa Application Form needs to be filled by each and every applicant.

Approx. processing times for applications lodged on or after 1st January 2011 is

  • Business Visa:  1-3 Days
  • Short term visas:  1-5 Days
  • Long Term Visas: Up to 10 Days
  • Spouse of EU/Irish Citizen:  4 Weeks
  • Study Visa:  4 Weeks (Approval in Principle 5 Weeks)

Note: All these are indicative processing times only; once an application reaches Irish embassy.  It may take longer time, depending on the complexity of the application.

Yes, Irish Government has started collecting biometric data in the form of fingerprints as a part of the visa application process.

Dates shown on visa are the dates between which you may seek entry to the State of Ireland.

Below is a review of C and D type of Visas for Ireland

C Visas

C visas are for short visits and are issued solely for tourism, family visits, business meetings and conferences. Maximum duration with a C visa is 90 days.

D Visas

This visa is for long term stay. Garda Registration Card is issued to a D-type Visa holder on registration with Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Multi-entry visas are issued to persons in the following circumstances.

  • Regular short visits to Ireland for business meetings. Employer signed document or a duly signed letter by the Ireland Company you are serving is required.
  • To and fro journey between different countries solely for business meeting purpose.
  • Travelling  to and from another country, via Ireland
No, Study visa doesn’t allow any of your family members to join you in this duration.
Yes. An individual Visa in the name of the child is required and it applies even if the child is included on your passport.

Please keep copies of all documents submitted along with your application. Original documents like the marriage and birth certificates will be returned where as bank statements, letters of invitation etc will not be returned.

Please submit a list of your documents (that you want to be returned) along with your application for convenience.

Applications can be processed locally in the Irish Embassy, Consulate or Visa Office in the country in which you applied, within few days for some cases.

But, if your application cannot be processed locally, it will be forwarded to Dublin for further processing by the Department of Justice and Equality.

An official notification will be sent by the Embassy once a decision on your application is taken.

You can file an appeal against the decision by writing to the


Visa Appeals Officer

Visa Section

Department of Justice and Equality

13/14 Burgh Quay

Dublin 2

Submit your appeal to the relevant office either in Abuja, Abu Dhabi, London, Beijing, Moscow or New Delhi.

Duly filled up written form can be forwarded to the Visa Appeals Officer. Faxed and emailed comments will not be considered.

Appeals filed within 2 months of the refusal date would only be considered.
The German society is modern and one can make avail of several work and educational opportunities. It has the biggest economy in the world and also happens to be the third largest country globally. It has the best industries and workers and is slowly emerging into a "balanced economy". Historian and other luminaries simply love visiting Germany on account of its architectural grandeur. Berlin has beautiful galleries and several topnotch restaurants offering delicious German cuisine. There are several eateries that one could simply hang around. The music and art paintings are worth seeing and one would be able to experience medieval culture amidst modernity. German carnival and other music festivals attract people from far and wide.
Yes, Foreign students are allowed to work in Germany without requiring a work permit. On the other hand in case they are not citizens of the European Union and those who belong to the ten newly formed EU member states are allowed to work for only a limited period. They are permitted to take on work for either 90 days or perhaps 180 half-days every specific year without work permit. In many of the Federal States one can only work during summer vacation. The Foreign Office can authorize perhaps an additional number of 10 hours working period per week by seeking approval from the local employment office. Students belonging to EU (except for those from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech and Slovenia) can as a principle work unrestrictedly.
If the applicant belongs to a country that is outside European Union and wants to study in Germany, then a visa is required. On the other hand students from Japan, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA, Mexico, Honduras, Monaco, as well as San marina are exempted from such a rule.
No. A student visa cannot be converted into student visa and a tourist cannot study in Germany.
There are 3 types of student visas: • Language visa- this cannot be converted into student visa and is valid till the duration of the course. • A 3-month study applicant visa- This is valid in case you do not yet get admission to German university. It has to be converted as quickly as possible into resident permit for student purposes at the foreign office. • Visa for study purposes- This is actually valid for about a year. In order to acquire a visa, one has to provide proof of one’s admission to a university and financial support required during the study period.
One must approach the student services for flat or room. These student services have their own accommodation facilities and provide value for accommodation for the students. They also have addresses of private landladies and landlords addresses. Many of the Student Services sell service sets to students.
There are manifold reasons: • High quality standards of treatment • State of art treatment methods • Long waiting lists in one’s home country. • Modern equipment and facilities. • Competent and reliable medical practioners. • Privacy and anonymity is maintained in the case of cosmetic operation procedures. • One can link a vacation or business trip with medical treatment.
Yes. One must have a working knowledge of German.
There is no overall minimum wage in Germany that has been defined by law. At the same time, there are certain rules as well as regulations to adhere to by employers. For example, construction companies are much obliged to pay their workers an hourly based minimum wage based upon an agreement between the employer and the unions. The trade unions are quite strong as compared to several other countries.
Whether one works or not one is entitled to limited income. In case one works for less, than one will get the remaining amount from the locally based Socialamt,( social welfare administration which is actually managed by the county or city government.
There are several funding arrangements that can be availed by scientists doing research. Many organizations tend to promote research and the infrastructure is well set up for conducting research.
If one gets hold of a residence permit for researchers than one is automatically provided with a work permit.
Spouses require a work permit to work exceptions being those belonging to EU countries, or from Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein. Spouses of research grants holders, who are keen on taking up employment in Germany have to inform the German consulate before they leave for Germany and apply for the required work permit.
Similar to all places in Europe, it is difficult to find a place to live in Germany. It is better to search for accommodation before one leaves for Germany with one’s family or spouse.
A Philippines visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Philippines on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Philippines.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Philippines for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Yes, all Indian nationals require a Visa for visiting Philippines


Your Passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity for successful processing of Philippines VISA application.

Philippines visas are issued according to the purpose of the trip, choose the visa that best describes your trip :

Activities which require a Philippines Tourist Visa

Tourism trip; visits to relatives and/or friends; scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences, seminars or meetings (services provided must not be paid by organizations/corporations in Philippines, except reimbursement for expenses); unpaid participation in athletic or performing arts events or competitions.
Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Philippines.

Activities which require a Philippines Business Visa

Business trips, except when the trip involves the provision of technical assistance services of any nature.

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process in the Philippines Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate.

The validity of a single- entry temporary visitor's visa for both pleasure and business is three months. This means that you should use your visa to enter the Philippines with three months from the date of issuance. Otherwise, you have to apply for a fresh visa.

The validity of a multiple-entry visa temporary visitor's visa for pleasure is six months. This means, that you can use the visa to enter the Philippines many times within six months and stay within the authorized length of stay as indicated in your visa for each visit. Please note that issuance of a multiple-entry visa temporary visitor's visa for pleasure with a validity of more than six months requires the approval from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

The validity of a multiple-entry visa temporary visitor's visa for business is six months OR one-year. This means, that you can use the visa to enter the Philippines many times within six months OR one year from the date of the visa's issuance and stay within the authorized length of stay as indicated in your visa for each visit.

The authorized stay in the Philippines with a temporary visitor's visa would depend on the evaluation of the visa officer. For each visit, however, the authorized stay will not go beyond 59 days. Moreover, the immigration officer at the port of entry has the discretion to grant the visitor, upon admission, an authorized length of stay less than the number of days granted by the visa officer. If you wish to stay longer than the maximum allowable period, you can request for an extension through the Visa Extension Section, Philippine Bureau of Immigration, Manila.
You may get an application form from the Visa Extension Section located at the ground floor Annex building, Bureau of Immigration. Fill up the form, provide a photocopy of your passport, visa, latest arrival card, valid extension of stay, if any and other pertinent documents which will support your application.
You should file your application seven (7) days before the expiration of your approved stay.
The Entry Permit happens to be a document that is issued as per Section 4, of the Immigration Regulations 1959/63. The Entry Permit actually allows a person to enter and also live without any limits in Malaysia and has the status of Permanent Residence. One’s spouse has to apply for an identification card at the National Registration Department(NRD).
It is necessary for the Entry Permit holders to apply for entry permit confirmation notice at the Office of the State Immigration.
One’s wife can apply for the Entry Permit in case she has lived in Malaysia on a Social Visit Pass for a period of 5 years. The approval for the Entry Permit is well under the jurisdiction of the Government of Malaysia and is usually awarded to foreigners who meet up to the eligibility requirements of applying for visa.
The visa to enter Malaysia is issued by the specific Foreign Missions. The addresses as well as the contact details can be had from the Malaysian Foreign Missions.
Children of a Malaysian citizen are eligible to apply for extending the Social Visit Pass on 6 to 6 month basis.
Foreigners who require medical treatment in either Government or Specialist hospitals in Malaysia can stay on the basis of Extended Social Visit Pass on 6 to 6 month basis.
No. It is an offence and necessary action can be taken under the provisions laid down by the Immigration act and regulations of Malaysia.
One needs to obtain the necessary permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs before informing the Foreign Worker’s Division at the Immigration Department.
Yes. It can be renewed but not automatically. One has to go through similar processes as in the case of first filed application. Usually, the renewal is cleared unless the person is blacklisted by the Immigration Department.
Work permit is actually granted to the concerned company and not the individual. The company will of course comply with capital requirement that has been duly set up by the Immigration Department. The applicant must possess the necessary qualifications as well experience to justify for the specific position.
Yes. One can apply for a Permanent Residency after a period of 5 years of holding a work permit in Malaysia based on the point system that has been recently implemented by the Government.
One is considered to be working if one has an office, has a name card with one’s local address on it and signed documents which are on behalf of the company. One needs a work permit. One can carry only one pass at a time.
In case, one has a license from one’s home country, then one can convert that into a Malaysian license. Depending upon one’s position in one’s company as well as one’s nationality, the application will then be submitted to the JPJ, Putrajaya for approval as well as processing.
No. Banks will not allow one to open an account as most banks need a work permit of at least 6 months. However, one can open an account under the name of the company before company’s incorporation, before processing one’s work permit.
Yes, all Indian nationals require a Visa for visiting Switzerland.
Yes, Switzerland is country under Schengen area.
Your Passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity for successful processing of Switzerland VISA application.

There are 2 types of Visa application:

Type C Visa: This Visa is required for stays of up to 90 days and targets tourism, family and business visits, sports and cultural events participation, and other short duration schooling and education programs. These visa types are valid for all Schengen countries.

Type D Visa: Persons who intend to stay for more than 90 days, need to apply for D type Visa. Type D visas are issued to people who wish to work or study in Switzerland, and is also issued for reasons like family reunification and prolonged medical and health care services.

Yes, travel insurance is required for each and every person visiting Switzerland to cover the value for emergency rescue, emergency medical assistance and repatriation for medical reasons as well as emergency hospital car. This travel insurance is needed for sudden illness or for accident purposes.
Fill the online application form and submit all the required documents for processing of application form.
Apply a minimum of 1-2 months prior to your travel date.
Although your work permit is granted on receipt of application from your employer, still you need to apply for a visa to visit Switzerland with the Swiss representatives abroad.
Yes, Switzerland government requires biometrics (fingerprinting) as a part of the visa application process.

C Visas: C visas allow for a maximum stay of 90 days.

D Visas: This particular visa is for longer stays, i.e. more than 90 days

Photocopies of all required documents need to be submitted to the Embassy. Documents would not be returned after submission.

Note: You need to carry the originals of all the documents during your interview with the Embassy.

A minimum of 6-8 weeks is needed by the Embassy on receipt of application. But the duration may differ due to seasonal application overload and complexity of documents.
One has to download a form written out in English or Swedish from the website of the Swedish National Police Board. This filled application form has to be sent to the Swedish National Police Board along with the fee. Once clearance has been sanctioned, the police clearance will be sent through registered mail.
Most of the Swedish establishments accept credit as well as debit cards. On the other hand, some of the smaller set ups and stalls prefer cash payment.
Yes. Apart from small private exchange agencies, Forex facility is available.
Local buses are there and one can also travel by train. Taxis provide much independence and allow you to gain access to remote areas.
It is referred to as Swedish Krona.
Swedish is the official language.
Visa requirements to Dubai vary according to one’s nationality. It is better to check out the immigration rules and procedures before leaving for Dubai. In most cases, those having US passports can get their visa on arrival.
The official declared language in Dubai is Arabic. Nevertheless, Arabic as well as English is made use of in business as well as commerce dealings. Other languages widely spoken are Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the finest goods are available in Dubai which are priced much below than those available in other countries. Bargains are good as it is tax-free market. One can bargain. One can purchase artistic goods such as sliver, Arabian coffee pots, brass swords, Khanjars, antique silver based jewelry, gold jewelry and Persian carpets.
One needs lightweight summer clothes such as cotton or perhaps cotton mix. One must get hold of a good pair of sun-glasses along with a hat and sun glasses. One also requires a sweater or even a jacket especially during the evening hour.
The winters are rather warm as well as sunny and the nights a bit cool. The humidity in the coastal ranges between 50% to 60%
The most essential requirement before one enters Dubai or any other UAE countries is that his or her passport must be valid 2 to 6 months before one’s arrival in Dubai or other UAE dependents countries. There are different visas for different entries and people, such as tourists, visitors, dependents, workers, business delegates and so forth.
UAE is a Muslim country but Dubai is not all that conservative, and the rules and regulations guiding the type of clothes to be worn by women are not all that strict. Dubai being cosmopolitan, the rules are much relaxed and no specific code has been prescribed for men and women, unlike in other neighboring countries.
Online application means no sponsor is required from the UAE. One will also receive a response with a time span of few days only. One can submit all the required documents and necessary information and also pay for the fees from one’s home itself, without having to send them by post or rather by fax.
The security deposit has to be paid by certain nationals and is refunded when one leaves the country.
All passengers require, including infants and children who are on their parent’s passport need a visa to enter UAE. This also includes infants traveling on their parents’ laps.
Several visas are there, the 30 days visa, 60 days visa, 90 days visa, Student visa, Conference or Exhibition Visit Visa, Medical Visit Visa, Dubai Multiple Entry Visa, Investor Visa, Parent Visa, Dubai Mission Visa and Transit Visa.
The local currency of Dubai is Arab Emirates Dirham.
In the United Kingdom you must first apply under one of the temporary visa classes before you are eligible to apply for permanent residence. Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for and the location of the UKBA office.
No. This type of service is no longer provided by the Government. The authorities exist to enforce immigration law, make decisions on residence applications and to issue residence visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the authorities are unable to provide independent advice and personalised guidance on your specific case. Only a professional migration consultant can provide this kind of service.
No. Although you may fundamentally qualify under the immigration policy, you are by no means guaranteed of success. In order to be approved, your application must be prepared in accordance with the prevailing immigration regulations and submitted together with the appropriate supporting documentation. The ways in which to do this are not always clearly set out by the immigration authorities and can result in many applicants presenting their cases incorrectly, inevitably leading to refusal. So you are strongly advised to seek the assistance of a migration consultant.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Canada and Mexico. The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. Among the types of professionals who are eligible to seek admission as TN nonimmigrants are accountants, engineers, lawyers, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers. You may be eligible for TN nonimmigrant status, if:
  • You are a citizen of Canada or Mexico;
  • Your profession qualifies under the regulations;
  • The position in the United States requires a NAFTA professional; You have a prearranged full-time or part-time job with a U.S. employer (but not self-employment - see documentation required below); and
  • You have the qualifications to practice in the profession in question.
Eligibility Criteria Unlike Mexican citizens, Canadian citizens are generally eligible for admission as nonimmigrants without a visa. The TN category, a nonimmigrant classification, simply reflects this general exemption from the visa requirement. NAFTA governs which evidence is required to prove whether a Canadian or Mexican citizen is a professional in a qualifying profession. Canadian Citizens If you are a Canadian citizen, then you are not required to apply for a TN visa at a U.S. consulate. You may establish eligibility for TN classification at the time you seek admission to the United States by presenting required documentation to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at certain CBP-designated U.S. ports of entry or at a designated pre-clearance/pre-flight inspection station.
Applicants should check the status of their applications four weeks after the submission of application.
It may take approx. 4-6 weeks from the date of receipt of the appeal.
Appeals Officer will conduct another review of the application on receipt of appeal, and will consider the appeal on account of your comments and submission of supporting documents. On examination and review, the original decision can either be reversed or not changed at all. You will be notified about the changes by the Visa office.
PCC Police clearance certificate is asked by immigration authority to determine whether you are of good character. Immigration authority can ask for police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16. PCC is issued based on the character records of the person. If you have received PCC for company or organization purpose, it wouldn't be a problem to receive the same for immigration. A person will not pass the character test where: If you have a substantial criminal record If you have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where a person escaped from immigration detention, or if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention.If you have or had an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been, or being, involved in criminal conduct.If on review of past and present criminal conduct, the person is found not to be of good character.If on assessment of past and present general conduct, the person is found to be not of good character.If the Immigration authority find that the person can be a significant risk to country's safety and may engage in criminal conduct in Country, harass, molest, intimidate or in stalking etc.
You should start researching the University / Colleges you want to apply to approximately one year in advance. It will take you this long to go through the complete application process which includes - identifying which institution best suits your needs and in turn if you fit into their applicant criteria, apply to the University, wait for a response from them & visa application process.
For Universities, the primary intake is in September / Fall Session, although very few do allow for a January / Winter Session intake. For Colleges, there are usually 3 intakes in a year: September; January; May.
Yes, most universities and colleges have an application fee that can vary from CDN$30 - $250. These fees must be submitted in the form of a Canadian Dollar draft or paid via a credit card along with the application.
Yes, it is highly recommended that you appear for one of the internationally recognized English proficiency tests - IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum test scores required vary, but generally TOEFL scores of 90-102 or IELTS band of 6.0 â?? 6.5 are accepted. For Masters Level higher scores are requested by most Universities. (We recommend that you always check with the institution website for exact admission requirements)
The tuition level and living costs vary with universities and cities. Generally, the international students require between CDN $15,000 and CDN $26,000, depending on their school and program.
Canada puts forward three types of housing options for the international students: Home stay, Dormitory, Private Accommodations
Canada provides a lot of merit based and institution based scholarship programs. Students who excel in their studies are awarded with these scholarships irrespective of their physical or financial conditions. Other criteria for the selection of students are based on their participation in extracurricular activities and outstanding athletic abilities. Academic scholarships, Athletic scholarships and scholarships for overseas or foreign students are the different types of scholarships offered in Canada.
Canada provides work permit to students which allow them to work off campus. The work permit, however, restricts the working hours to 20 hours a week during academic sessions. During extended vacations no restrictions are given.
The minimum score accepted for a course ranges from 5.0 to 7.5, depending upon courses and institutes you are applying to. The most common requirement is a band score of 6 to 6.5.
Living expenses are estimated to be between 650-800 Euro. This includes accommodation, food and transportation.
There are three types of Danish educational institutions: Universities, University Colleges, Academies of Professional Higher Education
Annual tuition fees, full-degree students: USD 8,000-21,000 (For exact fees you should contact the individual institution.)
15 hours of work is permitted every week. Students can work full time during the months of June, July and August, as well as the post-study job-seeking period.
You can be granted a first-time residence permit under the green card scheme for up to 3 years. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to 1 year. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to four years.
France is the world's sixth largest economy due to educational system's quality and the national capacity for research and innovation. France has a major presence in the modern world and is a huge contributor in the fields of arts, science, architecture, fashion, technology, politics, philosophy, trade, archeology and economics. Hence, the popular courses are MBA, Art and design and IT.
Cost of study depends on course, it's duration and University opted for.
Three kinds of student visas available, depending upon the length of studies in France: Schengen Visa, Temporary long stay visa & One year visa
French education system is very different in the whole world. You will have to apply to universities and let them decide on the applicability of your previous academic background and experience to the course you are interested to study in.
Visa processing time depends on embassy but the minimum time should be prior to 3 months of journey.
To obtain a residence permit entitling you to work, your prospective employer must contact the DIRECCTE (regional directorate of enterprises, competition, consumption, labour and employment) in their place of residence in order to carry out the necessary formalities. Once these are completed, a long-stay visa may be issued to you.
If you do not have the supporting documents required to enter France, you are likely to be stopped on entry by the French border police.
In order to live reasonably well in France, students need a budget of between ? 650 and ? 850per month (between $880 and $1,150). This amount covers housing, food, leisure, etc. For foreign students, a minimum amount of available funds is required (â?¬430 per month for the 2009-2010 academic year).For further information, contact the Consulate of France in your country.
The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is point based immigration system in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
International students are those who require student visas to study in Hong Kong.
International students can choose major programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Science and Social Sciences; as well as the Contemporary China Studies programme offered by the Centre for East Asian Studies.
No, Hong Kong's high-quality education comes at a reasonable price. Annual tuition fees for government-funded programs range from just HK$75,000-$120,000 (about US$9,700-15,400). That's less than half of what you would pay at comparable institutions in the U.S. or U.K. Furthermore, full and partial scholarships are available for talented students to fund their education.
There are too many reasons to count! Check out the rest of our website to find out about all of the exciting things that Hong Kong offers, including top-notch universities, well-recognized degrees, innovative programs, and an experience in a fantastic world city!
Yes. There are some exceptions, such as Translation or Chinese History, that are taught in Putonghua or Cantonese, but universities use English as the medium of instruction for most of the programs. Students must demonstrate a level of English that is sufficient for understanding lectures and reading materials, producing written work, and communicating with instructors and classmates. Most institutions require an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, and some have their own English competence test. That said, most local students are not native speakers of English; schools ask for proficiency, not absolute perfection.
The total cost depends on type of course, study duration and University you opt for.
An international student is allowed to work 20 hours per week once they commence their studies, during the session and during vacations they can work full time.

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