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Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Australia’s prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs. The 457 visa allows foreigners to live and work in Australia for up to four years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that it …

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Visa for Egyptians aimed at preventing ‘terrorists’: Sudan

Sudan said on Monday that its decision to make Egyptian men aged from 18 to 50 obtain entry visas was aimed at preventing “terrorists” from infiltrating the country. Since 2004 Egyptians have enjoyed visa-free access to Sudan, but on Friday Sudanese authorities made it mandatory for adult Egyptian men to …

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Nigeria launches 48-hour online visa application system

Nigeria has launched an online system aimed at enabling business executives to apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later, its immigration service said on Thursday. The move to ease visa rules in the West African country follows complaints from foreign executives that obstructive embassy …

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Malaysia: No more visa-free entry for North Koreans

Malaysia is scrapping visa-free entry for North Koreans traveling into the country, the state news agency said on Thursday in the latest fallout from a deadly nerve agent attack at Kuala Lumpur airport. The Bernama news agency announced the move on Thursday. The bizarre killing of Kim Jong Nam, the …

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Egypt puts off raising entry visa price for visitors

Egyptian officials say plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1. The officials say the postponement was made at the request of leaders of the tourism sector who warned that introducing the higher charges …

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