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Visa delays leave children and employees stranded overseas

The Times/The Sunday Times 23 Jun 2022
The Home Office has admitted that it is taking twice as long as usual to grant business, tourist and family reunion visas amid a bureaucratic breakdown caused by ...
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Ukraine: Childhood friends reunite in Wales after fleeing war

BBC News 23 Jun 2022
Nataliia Roberts spent weeks desperately trying to get visas for her friend Yuliia and her daughters. Eventually, they were granted a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme. After an emotional reunion at Manchester Airport, Yuliia and the girls have now moved in with a host family in Bangor, Gwynedd ... "Nataliia did all the official work.".
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Attari: 4 months after reunion, Pak brother visits ancestral village

The Times of India 25 May 2022
They were welcomed by Jagsir Singh, the man who made their reunion possible, and others from Phulewal village ... Their touching reunion led Pakistan to issue a visa to Sikka to travel to his brother's house in Pakistan ... in issuing visas to people separated during Partition.
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Displaced Ukrainians wait to board a Poland bound train in Lviv, western Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Lviv in western Ukraine itself so far has been spared the scale of destruction unfolding to its east and south. The city's population of 721,000 has swelled during the war with residents escaping bombarded population centers and as a waystation for the more than 3 million people who have fled the country.
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In Northern Ireland, Ukrainian refugees find themselves in limbo

Al Jazeera 19 May 2022
Ireland was the first country in the European Union to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians and, to date, nearly 30,000 have sought shelter there. The UK, which includes Northern Ireland, has instead opened sponsorship and family reunion schemes, which have been criticised for delays and complexity.
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Kartarpur corridor reunites siblings separated during 1947 partition of India

Gulf News 18 May 2022
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan witnessed another emotional reunion of a family separated by the India-Pakistan partition in 1947 ... Both the families got in touch through social media and planned a reunion at Kartarpur ... This was the first reunion for the family in 74 years.
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Father’s Day holds special meaning for Eastpointe man reunited with his family

Macomb Daily 19 Jun 2022
Nicha speaks only French ... His words led to his death ... Ten days later, he was headed for Michigan on a temporary visa. The N’Golo family hug during a reunion at the airport ... “It’s crazy ... Once the family had a chance to catch up on their sleep Patrick took them to meet Hicks and the rest of the Habitat staff who helped to make the reunion possible.
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China lifts two-year Covid visa ban on Indians; to allow return of stranded professionals, families

India TV 14 Jun 2022
China lifts Covid visa ban ... Besides the Indians, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits going to China for family reunions or visiting relatives can apply for visas ... However, visas for tourism ...
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China lifts two-year Covid visa ban on Indians; to allow return of stranded Indian professionals, families

The Times of India 14 Jun 2022
Besides the Indians, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits going to China for family reunions or visiting relatives can apply for visas ... However, visas for tourism and private purposes remain suspended, the Chinese Embassy announcement said.
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China lifts Covid visa ban on Indians after 2 years. Check revised policy | Mint

Live Mint 14 Jun 2022
The Chinese authorities have updated their Covid-19 visa policy after over two years of the pandemic ... Besides the Indians, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits going to China for family reunions or visiting relatives can apply for visas.
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China lifts two-year Covid visa ban on Indians, to allow return of stranded Indian professionals ...

Deccan Herald 14 Jun 2022
Besides the Indians, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi said family members of Chinese citizens and foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits going to China for family reunions or visiting relatives can apply for visas ... However, visas for tourism and private purposes remain suspended, the Chinese Embassy announcement said.
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China opens door to more foreigners

Shenzhen Daily 13 Jun 2022
CHINA began to adjust its visa policy this week, under the global COVID-19 pandemic, to allow more foreigners to travel to China ... According to the new policy, foreign nationals who are family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with Chinese permanent residence permits can now apply for a Chinese visa for a family reunion or to visit relatives.
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Call for transnational gay spouse fix

Taipei Times 05 May 2022
The government should allow a foreign national in a transnational same-sex couple married in a third country to use a dependent visa to travel to Taiwan if their partner is Taiwanese or based in Taiwan with valid residency, Chien said ... to apply to enter Taiwan on a visitor visa.
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Outrage follows Israel's new West Bank entry restrictions

The New Arab 04 May 2022
The move impacts thousands of Palestinians who have not yet obtained the right to a family reunion and have to leave the country regularly in order to avoid the consequences of an expired visa ... However, it is Israel that allows family reunions and therefore the issuing of Palestinian ID cards.
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Hunger striker’s joy over Ukrainian friend’s visa

The Times/The Sunday Times 02 May 2022
A hunger striker who secured a visa for her Ukrainian best friend has spoken of her relief after their reunion in the UK ... reunion was amazing.
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British-Iraqi mother's delight at reunion with Ukrainian friend after hunger strike

The National 02 May 2022
A British-Iraqi woman, who spent 21 days on hunger strike to obtain a visa for the UK for her Ukrainian best friend, has spoken of her joy and disbelief after their reunion ... Asked how she reacted to the news that her friend had gone on hunger strike for her visa, she said she felt “very thankful” for her mammoth effort.

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