Friday 12 December 2014

Benefits of Studying in Denmark


Denmark is no longer only an international job hub, but is becoming an international education hub as well as is evidenced by the increasing number of overseas students coming to study in Denmark. Apart from high standards of education, the privileges students get in Denmark make ita favorite education destination. There are so many benefits of studying in Denmark, and some even sound too good to be true.

Here are a few benefits of studying in Denmark.

No tuition fee

Yes, we know it is too good to be true, but it is a fact. If you are a citizen of a European Union country or have come to study in Denmark under a student exchange program then you need not pay any tuition fee for your studies. The Danish government also offers several scholarships and runs funding programs to aid overseas students who are required to pay the fee. Additionally, if the government of your home country provides you a scholarship or monthly stipend for your studies, then it is quite easy to continue to receive it while studying in Denmark.

High standard of education

The high standards of education in Denmark are evidenced by the fact that it is the biggest Scandinavian education hub. Additionally, Danish universities and education institutes are also ranked well internationally. Consequently, Danish credentials are accepted worldwide and carry great value. So, getting education in Denmark is an obvious step towards a brighter future.

Mostly Danish, but English too

When it comes to migrating to a foreign country, people feel reluctant if it is not an English speaking country. Although in Denmark mostly Danish is spoken, but everywhere people are able to communicate in English. So, there is no communication barrier involved while migrating to Denmark. Additionally, you can join a Danish language course to add up one more language to your professional résumé, as well as make your stay in Denmark more comfortable.

Free health care

Once you have commenced your studies in Denmark, you will receive a public health care card, aka yellow card, which will enable you to access free public health care services offered by the government, as well as have you appointed to a doctor. However, dentists are not included in public health care services.

Experience of living in Denmark

More than anything, by studying in Denmark, you will get to experience life in one of the cleanest, healthiest and happiest country. In fact, according to the World Happiness Report 2013 Denmark is the happiest country in the world. Besides, you will get to experience a new culture in which it is easy to adapt, since Danes are quite friendly people.

There are three different categories to apply for Danish student visa. First is Higher Educational program, second is for Basic and Youth Study program, and third is Folk High School program. Depending on your educational needs and career ambitions, you can choose the appropriate category for yourself.
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Saturday 29 November 2014

Different Categories under UK Tier 2 Visa

The Tier 2 visa is the most popular way to migrate to the UK. This visa allows skilled workers of non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries to work in the UK. However, to become eligible for this visa you must first be sponsored by a UK employer for a vacant post in the UK. Your sponsoring employer must have a valid Tier 2 sponsorship license. Also, you need to submit the Certificate of Sponsorship (provided by the employer) while applying for the UK Tier-2 visa.

The Tier 2 visa has four categories.


This category is for those foreign nationals who are migrating to the UK to fill skilled positions which cannot be filled by native and settled skilled workers in the UK. The annual cap on the number of Tier 2 visa for general category is 20,700. However, people with an annual salary of more than £150,000,who migrated to the UK under this category,are not included in the cap. The maximum stay under this category is 5 years and 14 days, which can be extended by another 5 years.

Intra Company Transfer

This category is for those foreign nationals who are being transferred to a UK branch of a multinational company. This category is further divided into 4 sub-categories. The validity for each subcategory is different. Here are the details.
  • Long-term Staff: For employee transfer of more than 12 months with maximum stay period of 5 years and 14 days
  • Short-term Staff: For employee transfer of up to 12 months with maximum stay period of 12 months
  • Graduate Trainee: For employee transfer to graduate trainee program for specialized roles with maximum stay period of 12 months
  • Skills transfer: For employee transfer to gain and pass knowledge and skills in the UK with maximum stay period of 6 months

Sports People

This category is for elite sports persons and internationally recognized coaches. The visa application must be endorsed by the concerned sports governing authority. It must also prove to the UK immigration department that applicant’s employment will promote that sport in the UK. This visa remain valid for 3 years, however, you can also apply for a 3 years extension on it.

Minister of Religion

This category is for those foreign nationals who have been offered a position in the UK within a faith community such as minister of religion, missionary, or a member of religious order. Under this category the Tier-2 visa remains valid for 3 years, which can be extended for another 3 years.

If you are eligible under Sports People category but your intended stay period is less than one year, then you should apply under the Tier-5 visa. Similarly, people who are eligible for Minister or religion category should apply for Tier-5 visa if their intended stay period is less than 2 years.

Having knowledge of different categories under the Tier-2 visa will help you selecting the right visa category while applying for a UK visa as a skilled worker.
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Monday 24 November 2014

Understanding the UK Immigration System

Anyone who is not a citizen of a country under European Economic Area (EEA) has to go through the UK’s point-based 5-tier immigration system to migrate to the UK. As is clear from the previous statement, there are 5 categories to immigrate to the UK, with each tier representing one category. For each tier there is a separate point-based evaluation system, with different sets of factors on which the points are awarded. Also, the minimum points that applicants are required to earn to have their visa approved are also different for different tiers.

Let’s discuss each tier one by one.

Tier 1

The Tier 1 visa is for those non-EEA citizens who can be considered as ‘high-value’ immigrants. This includes entrepreneurs, investors, artists, and other individuals with exceptional talent. On this visa, you can work in the UK in many jobs without being sponsored for them, as well as be self-employed. You can also bring your family members on this visa. Initially this visa remains valid for 2 years, but you can apply for extension to stay in the UK for up to 5 years. However, from 6 April 2015 the visa extension on Tier 1 visa will be closed.

Tier 2

To migrate to the UK under this category, you first need to get sponsored by a UK employer. Your employer also needs to prove to the government that the nominated position cannot be filled by any native or settled skilled worker in the UK. While applying for this visa you need to submit your certificate of sponsorship. This visa remains valid for a maximum period of 5 years and 14 days. However, you can apply for a 5 years extension if your total stay in the UK is not more than 6 years.

Tier 3

The Tier 3 visa was for low-skilled overseas workers to fill the shortage of unskilled workers in the UK. However, on 25 March 2013 the Tier-3 visa was shut down completely, since according to government the UK no longer need unskilled workers from outside the EEA.

Tier 4

This tier is for overseas students who want to study in the UK. To apply for this visa, you first must be offered a place on a course at a UK educational institute. Also, you can only apply for this visa if you are older than 16 years. Additionally, you must have a sound knowledge of English language. The validity of this visa depends upon the length of your course. The student visa also allows you to work in the UK with some restrictions.

Tier 5 

This category is for temporary workers and is divided into 6 subcategories - creative and sporting, charity workers, religious workers, government authorized exchange, international agreement, and youth mobility scheme. On this visa you can stay and do voluntary or temporary work in the UK for 12 months. You can also bring your family members to the UK.

Understanding the UK immigration tier system will help you in choosing the right visa while migrating to the UK.
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Friday 21 November 2014

Guidelines on Danish Citizenship

In the recent years, Denmark has been continuously ranked as the happiest nation in the world. In fact, it is not surprising that most people who migrate here on study, work or residence permit eventually become Danish citizens.

There are many ways to acquire Danish nationality. A child born to a Danish parent, whether outside or in Denmark, automatically becomes a Danish citizen. Also, a child adopted by a Danish parent through a legal adoption process acquires Danish citizenship automatically. Citizens of Nordic countries, including Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden can become Danish citizen by declaration. And people who have migrated here from other than Nordic countries can become Danish citizens by naturalization.

To become a Danish citizen by naturalization, you first need to have permanent residence in Denmark. To become eligible to apply for Danish citizenship, migrants have to show specific tenure of Danish permanent residency. This tenure varies according to the nature of their migration. Also, the residence should be uninterrupted, although under special circumstances such as family illness and child education, the government can allow an interrupted residence of up to 2 years. Here are permanent residency requirements for different categories: 

·         9 years in general cases
·         8 years for people residing in Denmark on refugee status
·         6 years if you are married to a Danish citizen for at least 3 years, (since for each year you are married to a Danish citizen you get a relief of one year from the 9 years permanent residence requirement)

If you are married to a Danish citizen, then the government may allow you a residence absence of more than 2 years. For that, you must have a continuous residence of at least 3 years, and must exceed your period of absence in Denmark. Additionally, if you marry a Danish citizen working in a foreign country then your marriage period in the foreign country can be considered as residence in Denmark. It is also important to note here that Nordic country citizens must also have a minimum permanent residence of 2 years before they can acquire Danish citizenship. 

Usually, people have to lose their original nationality in order to obtain Danish citizenship, since Danish immigration policy is quite restrictive about dual citizenship. However, the new government is trying to bring some reforms in Danish immigration policy to make it more liberal towards dual citizenship. In June 2014, the government was able to have the multiple citizenship bill passed in the Parliament, which is expected to come into force in summer 2015. It will also allow Danish people, who had given up their nationality to gain nationality of a foreign country, to reclaim their Danish citizenship. 

While applying for Danish citizenship you must ensure that, you fulfill the eligibility criteria, since the application fee is not refundable. Additionally, you only come to know that your application is refused when the results are declared.   

To ensure that you have filled in the right application form and put together all the necessary documentation, it is recommended to take guidance from a credible immigration consultant.
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Sunday 9 November 2014

How to Migrate to Australia on Skilled Independent Visa

Australia has a robust job market, which usually remains relatively untouched at the times of global economic crisis. In addition, Australia has a quite low unemployment rate, which according to a recent report was a little above 6%. Interestingly, the reason for even the 6% is not the lack of job opportunities, but the lack of local skilled workforce.

Australia government continues to bring new reforms in its immigration policy to attract foreign skilled workers to come and become a part of Australia’s thriving economy. The government also encourages its employers to hire skilled workers from across the world. To achieve this target, government offers quick visa processing for those foreign nationals who have been sponsored by an Australian employer to work in Australia. However, there still remain a lot of vacancies for foreign skilled workers. And to solve this issue, the government offers the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), so that those overseas workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer can apply to work in Australia.

If you are below 50 years of age, have vocational knowledge of English language, and have professional skills that are in high demand in Australia, then you are eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). To apply for the subclass 189 visa, you first need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) in which you need to provide your personal and professional details. Before submitting your EOI application you need to go through a suitable skills assessment in which you are awarded points based on your age, education qualification, work experience, and English language proficiency.

The EOI you submit will then be added to the EOI pool, where your application will be ranked against other EOI applications. Potential EOIs will then be selected by Australian employers. After that the selected EOIs will be sent the letter of invitation by Australian government to apply for this visa. However, you become eligible to apply for this visa only after providing the following proofs.
  • You are nominated by an Australian employer for an occupation in a relevant skilled occupation list
  • Your skills assessment score is as per mentioned in your EOI
  • Other proofs for all the information you have provided in your EOI
The subclass 189 visa is a permanent residency visa, which lets you bring your dependent family members to Australia. The maximum period you can stay in Australia on this visa is 5 years. After this period you need to either renew your visa or apply for another valid Australia visa to continue your stay. While your visa is valid, you can work, study and live in Australia without restrictions. On your subclass 189 visa you can also apply for Australian citizenship, as well as sponsor your eligible relatives for permanent residency in Australia.

Your EOI plays a crucial role in visa processing of subclass-189 visa. Therefore, it is recommended to hire an experienced visa consultant while preparing you EOI application to make it more credible.
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Thursday 11 September 2014

New Zeland Work Visa

If a person has decided to go to New Zealand and work temporarily then he has to apply for his work visa.  Those who have a job ofer from an employer in New Zealand, want to gain work experience or work after studying, want to join a partner and work have to fill in the application for temporary work visa.

Requirements of temporary work visa are:
  • Person should be of good character and good health
  • Passport must be valid for at least three months before the person arrives in New Zealand
  • Person must be genuinely interested to work

Once the person is granted the work visa he should take care of few important things for e.g. the work must be in accordance with the conditions of the particular work visa granted, abide by the laws of the country, should stay only for the period mentioned in the visa. However, citizens of New Zealand or who have a residence visa, Australian citizen or holder of current Australian permanent resident visa do not need temporary work visa.  People who visit for business negotiations, short term sales trip, official trade missions recognised by the Government of New Zealand can enter New Zealand on a visitor visa.

Various other categories under which people apply for temporary work visa are:

If a person has a job offer from an employer in New Zealand and do not fall under the categories of Specialist workers, he can apply for Essential Skill Work category.  The employer will have to show that the job is included in the Essential skills in demand list and that they have tried their best to find a native to fill the position.

Specific Purpose or Event Category is for people who want to work temporarily for any kind of event, show or for certain professional reasons.

If a person is tour guide or escort then he has to apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa and if he is a Chinese national then he has to apply for China Special Work visa.

Students or trainees who want to gain work experience in New Zealand as part of their course requirement and those who want to work after successfully completing their course have to apply for temporary work visa.

Work Exchange Scheme category is for people who want to take part in this scheme which is pre-approved by the Government and Immigration Authorities in New Zealand.

There are other specialised fields in which people want to work for e.g. chartered foreign fishing vessels, interpreters from Japan, Thai chefs, seasonal worker in horticulture or viticulture industry and members of missionaries and religious institutions.  Each of these categories has to positively apply for temporary work visa.

Chinese nationals who are qualified as chefs, traditional Chinese medical practitioners, Mandarin teacher’s aide, Wushu Martial art coaches and tour guides can enter New Zealand on this category of work visa.  Similarly, Philippines Nationals who are qualified as registered nurses, farm managers or engineering professionals, Vietnamese nationals who are qualified as chefs or engineering professionals, Indonesian nationals who are chefs, halal slaughters and Bahasa Indonesia teacher’s aide can apply for this visa.

On certain grounds a person can be denied a visa if he is unlawfully staying in New Zealand or if a person is not eligible under section 15 & 16 of the Immigration Act 2009. Person must hold a valid work visa before starting to work in New Zealand. Partners and dependent children cannot be included in the same application.  They will have to apply separately for visitor, student or work visa. For a longer stay person has to apply for further work visa. The application forms can be applied in New Zealand or in the overseas offices.
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Wednesday 10 September 2014

Australia Visitor Visa

People travelling to Australia might have various reasons for e.g. holiday, sightseeing, visiting a relative or a friend, business visitor or a short – term non work things like medical checkups etc. Whether the visit is for less than 72 hours or for years visitor visa is definitely required.
Under this category there are various sub classes:

Visitor (Subclass 600)

This visa allows a person to visit Australia for business purposes, visit family, or on a tour from a registered agent from the People’s Republic of China for up to 3, 6 or 12 months.  Application charges range from AUD 130 to AUD 335 but the person carrying passports can avail for a free or cheaper visa.  Application can be submitted either online or on paper.

Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)

This visa allows a person to visit Australia as a business visitor he/she can enter Australia as many times up to a year and stay for 3 months for each visit.  Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) can be granted to a person outside Australia and who holds a passport of his country.  Only certain passport holders can apply for this online for e.g. passport holders of Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and United States.  Travel agents might be required for applying for ETA.  When ETA is applied and decided then the person should be outside Australia. 

Person must apply for ETA 2 weeks before the travel date.  No stamp would be given on the person’s passport but instead a confirmation for records would be provided to the passenger.  A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) would be provided to the passenger whose application is lodged.  Passport, email address and credit card would be required for paying up the service charges.  However, a person who cannot apply online can apply for an ETA in their nearest Immigration office outside Australia or take assistance from travel agents, airlines etc.  Person can also use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check for visa details and entitlements.  Visitor should take health insurance while travelling.  Person with criminal convictions would be refused an ETA.   Person should have no debts towards the Australian Government.  Each family member travelling along will have to apply for a separate ETA including children below 18 years of age.  Once the application is processed then the applicant would be immediately informed. 

E Visitor (Subclass 651)

This is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. People holding a valid passport and making trips for business purpose or just to visit for a period of 3 months in 12 month duration can be granted an ETA. People can travel for holiday, study in Australia for up to 3 months, can volunteer to work for tourism related schemes.  An e-visitor is linked to the passport no of the traveller so he/she should carry the same passport.  If a new passport is issued then the authorities should be advised.  While in Australia, if a person gets new passport then he does not need to apply for another e-visitor provided the earlier one is still valid.  There is no charge for applying for this subclass. Visitors are requested to fulfil the health requirements (should not have active tuberculosis), should carry a health insurance, should not be convicted and should not hold any debt towards Australia. Separate e-visitor would be required for each member of the family travelling. Once the application is processed notification is provided to the traveller. They should keep safely the e-visitor grant no, date when it starts and the conditions. If the application is not accepted then an email would be sent with the decision.

Special Category Visa (Subclass 444)

This visa is a temporary visa that allows a New Zealand Citizen to stay and work in Australia. If a person has a valid passport, is a citizen of New Zealand, shows completed incoming passenger card and meets the health and character requirements then this visa type can be granted on arrival. Although Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with New Zealand but it is advisable to carry health insurance for items not covered by the agreement.  Applicants above 16 years can be asked to furnish police certificate from their native country and biometrics (scientific form of identification). On arrival the passenger needs to show his New Zealand passport, fill up the incoming passenger card, meet the health and character requirements and thereafter visa would be granted. This visa type is recorded electronically and passport is stamped showing the date of arrival. If a person uses Smart Gate automated border processing system at the Australian Airport, then he would be advised by Smart Gate that visa has been issued.

Some of the other circumstances where a person can apply for this category visa are: enter Australia on any other passport, become a New Zealand citizen after arrival in Australia, enter on any other visa about to end. If a person has ‘no application further’ condition on his visa then he cannot apply for this category. This category visa cannot be applied before arrival in Australia. There is no application charge but other costs have to be incurred in making police and health certificates by the applicant. In relation to applying for this visa (not in Immigration clearance) the department has service standards relating to the time it takes to process the visa.  Person can be asked to provide additional information or interviewed on a given date.  If a person wishes to withdraw the application then a letter can be sent to the Immigration office.  This visa is valid from the time the person enters Australia till the time he leaves the country. 

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (Subclass 461)

This visa allows a person who is not a citizen of New Zealand to stay in Australia with his/her family member who is a citizen of New Zealand, holds a Special Category Visa (subclass 444) and is either living or accompanying the person. Person can apply for this visa in or outside Australia. This visa allows a person to stay and work in Australia for a period of 5 years from the date the visa is granted. Applicant and his family member should have a valid passport. 

Applicant must be related to the New Zealand Citizen in some way such as spouse, dependent child, relative etc. Certain health and character requirements need to be met. This visa can be applied for while staying in Australia and also outside the country. Necessary forms have to be filled and relevant documents should be submitted in the native Immigration office. Visa authorities take their time in processing the application and they advise the applicant about the status accordingly.

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Tuesday 2 September 2014

New Zealand Student Visa Guidance


Student Visa would be required for the students going to New Zealand to study for a period of more than three months. Given below are the entire set of guidelines to attain a New Zealand student visa:

New Zealand Student Visa Guidance

Application form

The first and foremost step is to complete the Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012) and Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013)


Students can refer to the website to know the fees in their local currency.

Offer of place to stay

The offer of place from a New Zealand Education institute should have the required points:
  • Education provider’s name and contact details
  • Name of the programme of study and its duration
  • Tuition fee
  • Whether the student has to pay tuition fees
  • Whether the fees is domestic or international fees
  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Confirmation that all requirements under code of practice for the pastoral care of international students are met, including accommodation for students below 18 years of age

Approved Education Providers

Study programmes must be approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority(NZQA) and be offered by an education institute approved by NZQA
Primary and Secondary Schools
Two types of primary and secondary schools in New Zealand can give seats to International students.
  1. State or integrated primary and secondary schools funded by the government
  2.  Private primary and secondary schools which are funded through student fees

Tertiary Education Provider
  • Private Training Establishments can offer courses which are longer than Three months
  • Universities, Polytechnics
Confirmation of Enrollment

If a student is continuing in the same institute then a confirmation of enrolment must be provided carrying:
  • The name of the programme
  • Annual fee
  • Student is a full-time or part-time
Parents or legal guardian
Students enrolled in years 1 to 8 or less than 13 yrs of age should have an accompanying parent or legal guardian.
Health and Character
Students do not need to provide health certificate unless mentioned in Student Visa Application form(INZ 1012) and (INZ 1013).  Chest X-ray certificate has to be provided if the stay is for more than 6 months.  Students must carry travel insurance. 

Students studying for more than two years must provide a police certificate from the country of citizenship after reaching 17 years of age.

Evidence of funds

Students must show that financial support would be provided during the entire stay.
Return air ticket
Passport which is valid for atleast 3 months past the end of stay.

How to Apply

Gather all documents and submit your application to:

Student Processing Unit
Immigration New Zealand
PO BOX 1409

Palmerston North 4440
Overseas students can submit their forms to their nearest New Zealand Immigration office.

People who do not need a student visa
  • Citizen of New Zealand or Australia would not require a student visa
  • People undertaking short courses which are exempted by New Zealand Qualification Authority for not more than three calendar months
  •  Temporary visa valid for 24 months or more
  • School age children: school-age visitor visa holders can attend a primary, intermediate or secondary school for a period of 3 months per calendar year provided the study finishes within the calendar year.  To be considered a domestic student the child must hold a student visa
  • Working Holiday Schemes: under this students may undertake one or more courses of study as long as the total duration of the courses does not exceed three or six months

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Monday 18 August 2014

How to Get Student Visa for Canada

Due to numerous reforms in its immigration policies, Canada has emerged as a popular study destination in past two decades. In comparison to other top education destinations in the world, Canada immigration policies are more welcoming. Canada’s close tie-ups with the US, the leader in international education provider, give international students another reason to come and study here. In addition, many people who want to work in Canada first choose to get a professional degree in Canada, since Canadian credentials are of more value in getting jobs in Canada.

Before applying for a student visa for Canada, you must get a letter of acceptance by a recognized education provider to study full-time in Canada, since only after that you become eligible to apply for it. 

After receiving a valid letter, you can begin with the process by obtaining the Canada student visa (or study permit) application form from CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) website. You can either fill the form online (by creating a myCIC account) or have a print copy of it to apply through a paper application; but the online process is faster. Keep an internationally recognized credit/debit card and electronic copies of all essential documents ready, if you are applying online. 

The documents you provide while applying for a Canada student visa must include details regarding your course such as course name, name of the education provider, duration of the course, fee of the course, etc. In addition, you also need to provide documents related to your health insurance, and for proving that you are capable of supporting yourself financially during your stay in Canada. After you have filled in all the details and have attached all the essential documents, you can submit your application to CIC.

For those who want to study in Quebec province, need to apply for a certificate of acceptance, called CAQ, issues by the Government of Quebec. To get more details about the documents and other required certificates, you can either check for your nearest visa application center here or opt for an immigration consultant.

If you want to study in Canada and are looking for a Canada visa consultant, then Go For Visa is your best option. We help you in crossing every obstacle that you may face during the immigration process. In addition, we also help you in preparing for visa interview to boost your chances of getting you student visa in timely manner.

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Thursday 7 August 2014

A Four Step Guide to Get US Student Visa

Despite all the buzz about how difficult it is to get a USA visa, getting student visa for USA can be surprisingly easy if you carefully follow the below given steps.

1. Fill the Application form carefully: After an educational institute in the US has invited you or accepted your application to study there full time, it will send you the application form for student visa.

Take extra precautions while filling the details, and make sure that all the spellings are correct. Your name and other details that identify you as an individual are thoroughly checked by USA immigration authorities during security clearance, and a minor spelling error can delay your visa approval.

2. Make an Appointment for the Visa Interview: Student visas can be issued up to 120 days before your course starts, and it is your responsibility to make an appointment for your visa interview during this period.

To begin with it, you can log on to and locate the website of the US Embassy in your country,where all the information regarding making an appointment is provided.

First you need to pay a fee of US $200 (SEVIS fee) for the resources used to record your stay in the States. In addition, you also need to pay US $160 at the US embassy in your country for your visa application processing. SEVIS fee must be deposited at least three days before the visa interview and you need to display its receipt during the interview.

3. Fill the Non-Immigrant Form: This form also needs to be presented during the interview. The form can be filled online and to get the form and instructions on filling it click here. Upload your photo for the form as per the instructions and take another copy of it with you for the interview.

4. Prepare for the Visa Interview: This is the most crucial part and you require a good deal of time for it. Therefore, it is advised to apply for the visa in advance so that you can prepare for your visa interview well enough.

From what you wear to how you speak and present yourself, everything plays an important role during the interview. You will be asked to provide details regarding your intended stay period, how you will financially support yourself during your stay in the States, etc. Prepare to answer all the questions clearly and completely.

Taking assistance of an immigration consultant can also be of great value while preparing for a visa interview. And Go For Visa is the name you can trust on in this context. At Go For Visa, we not only guide you about the requirements of the visa process but also help you to prepare for your visa interview effectively.
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Monday 23 June 2014

New Federal skilled worker programme for Canada

New Federal skilled worker programme has been announced in May 2014 with 50 occupations and CAP is for 25,000 applications. This time the overall CAP has been increased significantly as compared to the last year’s programme as the last year the CAP was only for 5000 applications. This is the last time that these kind of applications will be accepted under the current programme before the new Express Entry programme is launched in 2015.

There are 50 occupations that are open at the moment, but in one occupation the limit of applications are 1000. That occupation will close once 1000 applications have been accepted, and other will be open if there are numbers left in 25,000. 

No Offer or job letter required. This is mainly for those who are applying under Eligible Occupation stream and if they are getting the points mentioned as 67, they do not need a job letter to go to Canada. They can migrate and find the job once they reach Canada. 

To be eligible, one has to be in the stream of listed occupation list and also should calculate the points to score 67, to become eligible. The points systems are as under:

Education:          Doctor level        25points.
                           Masters level       23points.
                           Bachelors level      21 points.
                           Two year post secondary credentials  19 points.

Language proficiency: IELTS is one test that is applicable for language

                       Speaking score:   7.0 Bands, 6 points.   6.5 Bands, 5 points.   6.0 Bands, 4 points.
                        Reading score:    7.0 Bands, 6 points.   6.5 Bands, 5 points.   6.0 Bands, 4 points.
Writing score:    7.0 Bands, 6 points.   6.5 Bands, 5 points.   6.0 Bands, 4 points.
                        Listening score:   8 Bands, 6 points.   7.5 Bands, 5 points.   6.5 Bands, 4 points.

Work Experience: This is calculated as number of years worked in the same steam as mentioned in the 50 occupations.
                                1 Year of Experience                                                                                     9points.
                                2-3 years of experience                                                                               11 points.
                                4-5 years of experience                                                                               13 points.
                                6+ years of experience                                                                                15 points.


All those who are applying for Federal skilled worker and the age is 18-35, will get            12 points.

For all those who are above 35 years of age, will lose one point per year from 12 points for e.g. if anyone is 40 years old will lose 5 points from 12 as he/she is 5 years older than 35 years of age. So points for he/she will be 7.
Relative in Canada:
If anyone or their spouse has relative in Canada who are Canadian Citizen or under Permanent Residency, will score 5 points extra.

Spouse giving IELTS:

If the spouse of the main applicant give IELTS test and score minimum of 4 Bands in Speaking, Reading, and Writing and score 4.5 in Listening or higher, will get 5 points extra.

If you score 67 or more as per these points, you are eligible for applying Canada Federal Skilled Worker.

Also, one last thing is to know that all applicants and family who are applying should have money sufficient funds to enable them to settle in Canada.

If the number of family members are 1, then need                                                          $11,824
If the family members are 2, then                                                                                   $14,720
If the family members are 3, then                                                                                   $18,097
If the family members are 4, then                                                                                   $21,971
IF the family members are 5, then                                                                                  $24,920

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Friday 16 May 2014

How does Visas Consultants Help

Migrating to an overseas country takes adventure. It makes new beginnings and stimulant opportunities. Australia is recognized for its gorgeous landscape. It is a peace loving state. There is also abundance of employment chances in Australia.

Australian immigration consultants give quality Australian work permit service to expatriates from all parts of the world. They provide all information about how it is possible for you to immigrate to Australia. If you want to look for employment in Australia then you should take the guidance of one of these consultants, as the request process is tedious. Australia immigration consultants have been recognized relatively recently for Australia. Australian migration representatives do not charge to help in your work permit request process. The department of immigration of Australia provides online details about what is involved in the request process. When you apply online, you can confirm the status of your submitted request.

Many visa candidates find the Australia work visa application procedure difficult and intricate. Hence, you should always take the help of an experienced consultant when applying for a work permit or any types of visa.

Be careful of consultants that give unrealistic procedure, issue fraudulent documents and charge excessive fees. The Australia government has established rules and standard of ethics for consultant to follow.

If you are planning of shift to Australia, you should follow the rule and guidance given to you by the representative. They will give you precise information about the job chances in Australia. If you are going to Australia for higher studies then these advisors can give all information about the top universities in Australia. They give you general thought about the working and living in that nation.

If you want visas to work and live in Australia then give this liability to the expert consultants. They will arrange for you within less time. These advisors do not charge for visa eligibility appraisal.
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Wednesday 12 March 2014


Anybody who he/she thinks to enter an overseas land needs to declare his plans of staying across the own country.  All overseas land issues the VISA typically attaches different forms of stay, such as the area covered by the visa, dates of validity, period of stay, whether the visa is legal for more than one visit, etc.  Visas are connected with the request for permission to enter (or exit) an other nation, and are thus, for some nations, distinct from genuine official permission for a foreign to enter and remain in the country.  In this Article Author is describing for Australia Visa.

To enter in Australia country one needs to obtain an Australian visa.  The Australians are identified for their sociable nature but the administration has a long-lived name to continue the security standards at their border and the honesty of immigration regulations.  Thus, it is a mandate for all non-citizens to hold a legal Australian visa.

Certain international travelers may be qualified to journey to the Australia without a travel permit if they meet the conditions for visa-free journey. The travel permit section of this website is all about Australia visas for overseas citizens to travel to the Australia.

How Can I Use a Visa to Enter the Australia?

Having an Australia visa allows you to journey to a port of entry, airport or country boundary crossing, and request permission of the Department of Australia Security, Customs, and Boundary Protection supervisor to enter the Australia.  While having a travel permit (Visa) does not guarantee entry to the Australia, it does indicate a consular officer at a Australia Legation or Consulate abroad has laid down you are qualified to seek entry for that particular reason. DHS/CBP checkers, protectors of the country’s borders, are responsible for permit of travelers to the Australia, for a specified status and period of time. DHS also has liability for immigration matters while you are there.

What kinds of Visas Are There?      

The kind of visa you must obtain is defined by Australia immigration regulation, and relates to the reason of your journey.  There are two main categories of Australia visas:
  • Non immigrant visas – For tour to the Australia on a short-term basis. Learn more
  • Immigrant visas – For tour to live permanently in the Australia. Learn more
  • Student visa- which permits its student to study at an institution. Learn more
GoforVisa Company is an immigration expert who gives important guidance to people seeking immigration in countries like Canada, and Australia and many others.  With years of skill under his belt. Over the years, GoforVisa has stood the test of time and has helped its clients in accomplish their relocation daydreams to overseas lands, successfully and smoothly.
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At the present time, Australia has become a hot destination for Indians. It may be to visit the attractive man-made magnetism like The Sydney Opera House or the natural gift attractions like The Great wall Reef, or learn in the top universities almost equivalent to the US standard; or job in the high-paid job market of the nation. Whatever the cause may be, going to Australia is a viewpoint that almost each Indian daydreams of migrating abroad.

Now, what is it that we require to do to manifest this daydream? First, we necessitate to understand the options available for us.  There are dissimilar kinds of Visas for Indians to Visit, Business or Migrate to Australia.  A dissimilar set of papers to be processed by the Department of Immigration.

Categories of Visas available for Indians

Student Visa:
Australia country is the third most admired worldwide destination and 7 out of top 150 global universities. Australian institute to match international standards on workplace output and the administration creates sure the overseas students are competent to avail the best potential education. Australian country administration spends over 300 million dollars yearly as an investment on International Scholarships.

Work Visa:
The work Visa is a selection for skillful workers from across the world to shift and work in Australia.  A points-based system is conducted by Skill select.  Depends on age, education, knowledge, abilities, flexibility and language the points are calculated.  The most famous of the Work Visas is the 457 Visa which comes with an offer of work from an Australian company. Similarly, the candidates can use the local/State Sponsorship to take up a federal occupation at a designated regional area in Australia.

Nursing is one of the main option to go Australia which provides a better way of life and pay package. Australia has a big pool of nursing skills as there are a big number of the best nursing colleges and institutions that makes the best nursing experts every year. Nn India, Nursing salaries are very low when compares with other nations, therefore, Indian nurse try for a work out of the country like Australia.

Permanent Residency:
Permanent Residency status is the most wonderful plan from the Australian administration. An person who gets an Australian Permanent Residency can obtain rights at par to an Australian inhabitant, and can secure all the advantages on residence, learning, health care and infrastructure. However, to get a Permanent Residency, you need to exist and work in the nation for a minimum of four years.
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Saturday 22 February 2014

Hiring an Immigration Consultant for Australia

Australia is famous for its incredible climate, charming seashores and friendly people. This attracts people from all over the earth to travel to Australia and become its permanent residents. To give confidence immigration, the nation offers different types of visas like scholar visa, job visa, trade visa etc. that lets the people travel on a visa as per their own requirements.

Permanent residence visa allows a person to be located in the nation indefinitely. Australian permanent residency is a target of many people. There are dissimilar kinds of visas, which provide a permanent residence for nationality purpose.

If you have some certain level of skills which are extremely demanded in Australia, have your trade in critical skills list (CSL) then you will be granted 5 year stable nationality visa which will allow you to reside in Australia. One can request for visa when you lived and worked for two years in a particular area, which include self-employed. In addition, you have obtained sponsorship under area sponsored relocation scheme.

Anyone can request for any Australian permanent residence visa.  However, residence visa is particularly designed for impermanent skilled visa holder who desires to request for a permanent residency visa. There is a lot of way in Australian visa via which one can request for permanent residency.  General skilled migration way is mainly for skilled migrants.  Humanitarian way is mostly for refugees; family members can also be sponsored. Similarly, one can go for an Australian permanent residency visa via many more ways.

In the current situation, it is more than significant to appoint a advisor for the essential requisites. A advisor might turn out to be your savior in the midst of the harsh migration rules adopted by the Australian administration. This is particularly true for the evaluation stage of the immigration procedure.

An Immigration advisor would have in-depth considerate of Immigration process, rules and regulations and past precedents for reference and would be in best position to show you via the procedure of applying for immigration. A consultant would better know your immigration aims and would know the categories in which you would best well in and accordingly offer you right and timely advice. Australian Immigration is a very costly procedure and hiring a good Immigration consultant will also means that this investment is secure.

Apart from these, your Immigration Advisor will also guide in obtaining the following things:
  • Tax File Number to job in Australia 
  • Registering with Medicare to get subsidized medical services
  • Obtaining a driver’s license
  • Obtaining a bank account
  • Other necessities to maintain the Australian nationality

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