THE U.S. EMBASSY ANNOUNCES A NEW VISA PROCESSING SYSTEM:
Dated: 27 September 2012
The United States Embassy in India announced it is implementing a new visa processing system from 26 September 2012 throughout India that will further standardize procedures and will simplify fee payment and appointment scheduling through a new website at www.ustraveldocs.com/in.
One important change is that under the new system, applicants will have to make two appointments. Prior to their visa interviews, applicants will have to visit an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) to submit their fingerprints and a photo. Located apart from the Embassy and Consulates in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, the OFCs will reduce congestion at U.S. consular facilities and speed applicant processing.
Students will now able to make appointments by calling up the call centres. They will be able to telephone and get dates according to their convenience. Call center agents in Noida and Hyderabad will answer questions in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Telugu. Call centers will be open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. The numbers are (91-120) 660-2222 or (91-22) 6720-9400 in India or 1-310-616-5424 in the United States. Also can email in English or Hindi at firstname.lastname@example.org, (www.ustraveldocs.com/in)
STUDY: WORK: SETTLE; NCBT, NEW ZEALAND:
Dated: 26 September 2012
New Zealand lies in the southern Pacific Ocean, 1,600 km east of Australia. It is made up of the North and South Islands and a number of smaller islands, with a total land area of 268,021 sq km. Mountain ranges and hill country dominate New Zealand's landscape.
The study options mentioned in NCBT are designed around specific employment opportunities in New Zealand. These have been designed in consultation with industry groups specifically to meet vocational objectives in the New Zealand business environment.
NCBT helps prepare you for a career in NZ. All NCBT courses are designed and delivered to make you employable in the New Zealand workforce.
APPLICATION FOR A STUDY PERMIT - SPP CHECKLIST, CANADA
Dated: 26 September 2012
Those who have previously been refused any Canadian study permit application are not eligible to apply under Student Parents Program (SPP) in India. Click Here
ATMC, AUSTRALIA - INTERN 50
Dated: 12 September 2012
We are taking this opportunity to introduce ATMC, AUSTRALIA latest offering to students "INTERN 50". An initiative to provide students with a chance to enhance their career after the successful completion of the course. For long we have felt the need to support the students and offer them a platform which will not only help them define a career path but will also help them achieve their dreams. We take pride in ATMC's latest offering - INTERN 50.
STUDENT VISA LIVING COST, AUSTRALIA
Dated: 20 July 2012
This is to advise that from 1 July 2012 there will be a change to the Cost of Living amount required to meet the financial requirements for student visas. The amount will rise from $18000 per anum to $18610 per anum. The Cost of Living amount will now be reviewed annually in line with CPI.
Further information about the changes is available on the Department of Immigration website.