US consular officers who approve study visas are no longer required to ask for ties of property, employment, and continuity of life

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The US Department of State has adjusted its guidance for consular officers who approve study visas for prospective international students. The recent update should help prevent student visa denials based on speculative determinations by consular officers. READ MORE

Canada’s new immigration system priorities outlined in the mandate letter

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signaled reducing visa processing times and expanding immigration pathways for international students as priorities for the new Immigration Minister to work on. Canada has also confirmed further extensions for online study and postgraduate work eligibility. READ MORE

Covid-19 travel updates for international students for the main study abroad destinations

The emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 have had an immediate impact on student mobility and travel. Governments around the world are shutting their borders until further notice to several African countries and increasing border protocols such as testing and quarantine requirements.

In addition to a temporary ban on arrivals from southern African countries and the obligation for travelers to fill in a health form ahead of their trip, here is our roundup of Omicron-related tighter border measures implemented in the major student markets: READ MORE