SPP Process is not applicable anymore!!
IRCC has now officially implemented SDS (Study Direct Stream) for student VISA.
Highlights of this program:-
1. Minimum IELTS Requirement is 6 not less than 6.
2. Now any DLI approved institute (College/ University) can be applied.
3. Tuition fee for complete one year has to be paid before applying VISA.
4. GIC account opening is now mandatory for VISA.
5. Banks approved for GIC application: NOVA Scotia, ICICI, SBI, CIBC.
6. Online VISA process will be fast-tracked.
7. Students who are not eligible for SDS, can apply under General Category.
Australian Visa Application Centers and the Australian High Commission in New Delhi will only accept the correct and exact application fee. See at www.homeaffairs.gov.au Reduction in Visa Fee: VFS Global cannot accept demand drafts for an amount that is higher than the current Visa Application Charge; in such cases, please obtain a new demand draft. Increase in Visa Fee: If you have prepared drafts at the old lower Visa Application Charge, VFS Global will be able to accept an additional demand draft for the difference in the fee. No Cash will be accepted for the difference. Australia Visa Applicants and representatives will now have the option and convenience of lodging online visa applications by using the international credit card facility offered by VFS Global. This service will be available for an additional charge of INR 495 per application and will come into effect from Friday, 27 October 2017.
Important changes to the Partner and Prospective Marriage, Australia – from 01 July 2018. From 01 July 2018, applications for the following visas must be lodged online, via Immi Account: · Partner (subclass 309/100 and 820/801) · Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) For more information on the Partner and Prospective Marriage visa programs and documents you need to provide with your visa application, please click here
From 4 July 2018 New Zealand visa labels will no longer be issued by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). All applicants of approved visas will receive an email with a letter of approval, which is an e-Visa. Visa holders should print a copy of their e-Visa letter and keep it with their passport. Kindly check following link for updated fee structure. please click here
Manitoba reduced the cut-off ranking score for Express Entry candidates to its lowest point yet in a new draw from its Expression of Interest pool on July 6. The cut-off score of 519 was 26 points lower than the previous low of 545 on March 13. A total of 202 Express Entry candidates were issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for a provincial nomination from Manitoba in the July 6 draw, which was the sixth since the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Eligible Express Entry candidates must also have the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has resided in Manitoba for at least one year, among other criteria. Express Entry candidates who apply for a provincial nomination and receive one are awarded an additional 600 CRS points. Registering an Expression of Interest, or EOI, with the MPNP is the first step toward being considered under its Express Entry Sub-stream.