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Update: US Revokes Plan To Reject Visas Of Foreign Students

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reversed its controversial order to deport foreign students in the country whose courses move online due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The reversal in the decision comes one week after the initial policy was announced and follows a lawsuit instituted by Harvard University and…

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COVID-19: Foreign Students Risk Deportation If US Schools Go Online-Only

The United States government has said that it would not grant visas to international students enrolled in a school whose programme offer online classes only while students whose school will switch might also risk deportation, all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, July 6, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is run…

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President Trump Extends Suspension On US Work Visa To Year-End

On Monday, The White House revealed that President Donald Trump has prolonged a ban on the issuance of US employment permits for new immigrants, foreigners to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry. A senior administration official told journalists the move would affect 525,000 jobs in the US, which…

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Donald Trump Imposes Immigration Visa Ban On Nigeria And Five Other Countries

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has updated its nation immigration visa ban by adding six new countries including. According to Wall Street Journal, the countries affected by the visa restriction which will take effect from February 21. Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan are among those mentioned. The US publication quoted the acting Secretary of…

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Dress Code Doesn’t Determine Visa Approval – US Consular Official

Consular officers of the United States embassy in Nigeria say dress code is not a requirement for obtaining a visa. Speaking during a Facebook live session on Wednesday, the officers said the applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique. The officials, who addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160…

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Nigerian Students Seeking Visa Laments Bitterly About The Sad Experiences At The US Embassy

Twenty-six-year-old Benjamin had prepared himself and spent five days fasting and praying to secure a student visa at the United States’ embassy. His widowed mother had spent her savings to pay all the fees leading to the stage and her hopes were hinged on Benjamin scaling through the crucial interview. Like other students seeking admission…

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“No Entry Into Ghana Without Visas” – Ghanaian President Tells Nigerians, Other Members Of The AU

 President John Dramani Mahama  Controversy has followed the pronouncement of Ghanaian president, John Dramani Mahama, who in an address marking the 59th independence anniversary of Ghana, said that Nigerians as well as other member countries of the African Union (AU) must obtain visas to gain entry into Ghana beginning from the month of July, 2016.…

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Visa Partners With UBA To Launch ‘SmartMoney’

  Global electronic payments company Visa, in partnership with United Bank of Africa Plc (UBA) announces the launch of “SmartMoney”, a 21st century banking solution comprising a prepaid card and a mobile app for the African market. The partnership brings together Visa Inc’s trusted payments technology and SmartMoney’s mobile app experience to establish a millennial…

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