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GERMANY: Few [Non-EU] Workers In On New Visa Rules

Despite the ease of work visa regulations for non-EU citizens with certain job qualifications, few potential immigrants are taking advantage. The updated Employment Ordinance (BeschV) came into effect in July 2013. Under the new regulations, employers could hire non-European Union citizens with certain qualifications without having to first check to see if a German or […]

They come to Europe for a better life, for freedom. But rather than cram themselves into a boat alongside a hundred other refugees, they fly business class. Their destination? Malta, Portugal or Spain – countries that have recently intensified efforts to attract wealthy foreign nationals with promises of citizenship in exchange for investments in the […]

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The British High Commission in Nairobi plans to scale down its operations starting December as London applies austerity measures in its foreign offices. Visa applications by Kenyans and other residents in East and Central Africa will now be processed in Pretoria, South Africa, the High Commission’s head of communications Stephen Burns confirmed on Saturday. The […]

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A fortnight ago in Abuja, Nigeria the World Economic Forum brought together political, economic and thought leaders from throughout the continent. This included Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan as well as others from across the globe such as China’s Premiere Li Keqiang. While many political and economic issues were discussed, according […]

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Open Letter to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany-Nairobi Dear Mr Ambassador and employees of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi-Kenya. My sister Ms Silvia Kagendo Njeru born on 20.12.1963 has been to your Embassy several times in an attempt to apply for a Visa to visit Germany. She started the process […]

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