Immigration news update for AMER and APAC regions
For immigration cases that require an English-language proficiency to obtain a visa, one can now use the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core test to prove their English proficiency. The Pearson test office can be found in 400 global locations. English skills for applicants can still also be proven with a certification from the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP – General) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS General Training).
Immigration pathways requiring an English-language proficiency examination are Provincial Nominee Programs, Express Entry, and citizenship pathways. The Student Direct Stream has its own approved language tests.
It is advised to consult an immigration professional to ensure what the right test is for a specific immigration program.
This summary was prepared using information from the Government of Canada
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini (Global Director of Immigration).
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced modifications to the Aadhaar Enrolment and Update Rules, as the Indian Government introducing a separate form for residents and non-resident individuals. The circular is dated January 16, 2024.
- Form 1 will be used for Aadhaar enrolment for those aged 18 and above, whether residents or non-residents with proof of address in India.
- Form 2 is designated for Non Resident Indian (NRIs) enrolling or updating with an address outside of India.
- Form 7 is to be used for resident foreign nationals above 18 years, requiring details of foreign passports, those holding Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, valid long-term visas, or Indian visas for enrolment. The inclusion of an email ID is mandatory in this category.
- Form 8 is designed for resident foreign nationals below 18 years, requiring parental or guardian authentication and consent.
Note: Additionally, for both resident Indians and NRIs born on or after October 1, 2023, a birth certificate is now mandatory.
This summary was prepared using information form the Government of India
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini (Global Director of Immigration) and Debra Jane Beynon (Regional Immigration Manager, APAC).
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