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Canada

Ukrainian couple’s Canadian visa was supposed to take 2 weeks. 3 months on, they’re still waiting | CBC News

When Russia first invaded Ukraine, Oksana Grygorieva’s parents, Iryna Kubatina and Leonid Kubatin, wanted to stay in Ukraine rather than flee their home in Kharkiv, a city in the northeast near the Russian border.  But, Grygorieva convinced them to leave with the promise they’d be safe in Canada and with family; they could temporarily stay with her […]

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World

Ukraine to introduce visa regime for Russians from July 1

Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens from July 1. According to Ukrinform, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced this on messaging app Telegram. “As part of countering unprecedented threats to national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, I suggested that the Cabinet of Ministers consider revising the regime of entry of Russian […]

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UK

Norway to Apply Tightened Visa Rules for Nationals of Russia – SchengenVisaInfo.com

The Norwegian authorities have said that the country will start applying tightened visa rules for citizens of Russia. According to NRK, siblings and other relatives of Russians who already reside legally in Norway will find it harder to enter Norway as applications for tourist visas will be generally rejected, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. The Norwegian Directorate of […]

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Business

Tech companies urge U.S. to let the kids of visa holders stay past the age of 21

Muthumalla Dhandapani, an Indian immigrant with an H1-B visa and a Comcast employee in Sunnyvale, protests President Trump’s immigration orders in 2017. Santiago Mejia | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images A coalition of tech companies including Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Uber are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise policies for children of high-skilled […]

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Finance

Airlines call on UK to ease visa rules amid mounting travel chaos

Airlines have asked the UK to relax post-Brexit immigration rules and give EU aviation workers special visas to help ease the disruption that is plaguing the travel industry as demand for flights soars. Chief executives of airlines told transport secretary Grant Shapps at a meeting on Wednesday that they could ease some of their staffing […]

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Canada

Canadian merchants may see rebates after fee settlement with Visa, MasterCard deal | CBC News

Businesses in Canada may be eligible to claim credit card processing fee rebates following a multimillion-dollar class action settlement with Visa and MasterCard. Merchants can now apply for rebates on so-called swipe fees charged on credit card transactions dating back two decades, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said Monday. The settlement for the class […]

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Travel

Britons forced to pay for new visa to enter EU from next year – 27 countries

Brexit has resulted in many changes for Britons since it came into force at the beginning of 2021. Holidays to EU countries have been impacted, with British citizens now having to pay extra to travel to Europe. From next year, UK passport holders travelling from Britain will have to pay to get a visa through […]

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UK

‘Absolute disgrace!’ Boris blasted by Brit amid visa plea for autistic Ukrainian boy

A British expat who has turned his Polish castle into a hotel for Ukrainian refugees has slammed the Government as an “absolute disgrace” for not allowing a severely autistic teenager to come to live with an approved foster carer in the UK, the Guardian has revealed. Ex-stockbroker and writer Jim Parton, originally from London, lives […]

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Entertainment

Here are Wednesday’s biggest analyst calls: Netflix, Tesla, Visa, Warby Parker, Penn, Disney & more

Here are Wednesday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs upgrades Endeavor Group to buy from neutral Goldman said it sees an attractive entry point into the media and talent company. “Shares of Endeavor have traded down 30% since its IPO and 45% YTD driven by i) fundamental concerns that a weakening economy will impact […]

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World

Visa delay made our refugees reject UK, says businessman

Leading wine merchant Sam Clarke, 49, spent eight weeks trying to get visas while his wife Jules spent time and money preparing accommodation. Visas were finally granted to the Nedoshytko family yesterday – by which time they had reached Austria where, in days, authorities found them a home and school places for their children. Accountant […]