Monday, September 29, 2014

Latest News on Immigration to Australia

Latest news on immigration to Australia.

Australia and Portugal sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement

On 25 September 2014, Australia and Portugal announced that a new Work and Holiday arrangement for youth mobility was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries.

Latest News on Immigration to USA

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Eligible Liberians in U.S.

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USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it will automatically extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Friday, September 26, 2014

Australia Citizenship

I'm glad to move forward in explaining another related topic on Australia.                                        Australia has always been my dream land and I wish you could see reasons for my dream.                                         
Don't forget I have discussed how to migrate to Australia and how to be qualified for an Australian Citizenship.                                

Today, my focus is 'Australian Citizenship'.  Once you have migrated to Australia, you may consider becoming an Australian citizen. Australian citizenship formalises your membership of the Australian community.
To become a citizen in Australia, you are required to

Easy path to Queensland, Australia

Australia has 10 Territories and 6 States; New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (Qld), South, Australia (SA), Tasmania (Tas.), Victoria (Vic.) and Western Australia (WA).

It is actually possible to follow an immigration program without specifying an actual State but to make it easy, I will like to take the migration process state by state.

Easy Path to Australia 2

This will throw more light on how you can get yourself to Australia

AUSTRALIA SKILLED IMMIGRATION                                                             
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is a path for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Candidates must meet the Basic requirements for GSM and pass the Australian immigration Points Test to qualify for a visa to move to Australia
Requirements for an Australia Skilled visa:                                               

International Travel Tips

My great concerns about travelers around the globe motivates writing of this new topic. I believe you will find one or two points useful for your trip.  Here are important tips you need in preparing for a safe trip to anywhere outside your home Country.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Opportunities for Commonwealth Nations

What is Commonwealth?               
A commonwealth refers to any group of people organized under a single government, particularly a republic. where all people involved have a say, or a loose formation of nations with a shared loyalty.  The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade.                 

Benefits for Commonwealth Citizens

How Easy is It to Become an Australian Citizen?

I am a Nigerian citizen and I was wondering how easy it would be to become an Australian Citizen after migrating there?

The truth is...It is not easy; however, it is quite possible and very much worth the effort.
It is easy assuming you or one of your parents has previously held Australian Citizenship.

However, just like me, if you do not have a parent who is Australian, do not lose heart. I will show you the steps you need to follow.

1    First, you need to be in Australia. You need to apply for some form of visa that allows residency (I mean not just visiting or tourist visa) such as a Skilled Migrant Visa. 
2    After this, you can apply for permanent residency, which gives you close to citizenship-style rights. 
3    After living in Australia for 4 years as a permanent resident, you can apply for citizenship.

Other routes are studying for at least 2 years (Masters), holding engineering, or medical degree. These can help along the process. After this, State or employer sponsorship can certainly help in obtain a working visa.

You could also apply for an Independent Skilled Migrant Visa (that is non sponsored) but this can take years to get approved.  Of course, to apply for this in the first place your profession needs to be on the Skilled Occupation List:
Also you need to ensure you have enough money to survive in Australia while you search for job, personally I would say start with at least $10,000 (based on my finding on living costs in Major cities of Australia ) to get through the first couple of months (this includes obtaining accommodation e.t.c.)

As you can see, it is a difficult process and requires lots of patience and hard work, but if you persevere and really want this then go for it. The result justifies the challenging journey.

Good luck in your journey to Australia.

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Your comments are highly appreciated. Migrate Safe!

Migration for Employment in Saudi Arabia

The kingdom operates a closed community with an efficient and organized system but with rules and protocols. While it favors the recruitment of a large number of foreign workers,getting a very good job as a foreigner is however not that easy as the majority of the recruitments have been channeled through certified agents who possess licensed approval to do this.

The ministry of interior and the ministry of health do regular recruitment exercises through these certified legal agents in difference countries: in Europe, Australia, America, Canada , South-Africa, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria and so on.

It comes as little surprise that preferences are commonly given to workers from Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This is because applicants from these regions often possess the professional expertise the Kingdom is seeking.

As we have often emphasized on this blog, for prospective international job applicants, it is more honorable and more deserving to leave your country for a job that is worthy. The new country you are migrating to will respect you, you'll have assess to privileges, you wont be looking over your shoulders all the time and you would be proud to tell people where you are/what you're doing.

Thus, for qualified Doctors, Midwives, and Nurses in Nigeria you can contact these two agents: and

Other professionals can search for job through these other sites such as,, Expatriate sites also have useful information from expatriates already working in the kingdom. Don't forget to check

Pls Note: These job listings are only for qualified applicants, NO SHORTCUTS and we are not promoting any of these sites for personal gains. We have only listed them here because we know and have seen people that got jobs through them. People are fond of removing the ladder after climbing up, we want to change all that by showing the world the ladder. Also, we are not a recruitment agent, don't send your personal details to us. We only provide you with authentic information that we know and have ascertained to be true.
Visit this blog for more updates. Good luck, don't give up in your search/dreams and remember, MIGRATE SAFE!

"The only failures in life are those who never tried"...Anonymous.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

How to Apply For Commonwealth Scholarships

If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country (see list below), you can apply for:
  • Scholarships for PhD or split-site (PhD) study at a UK university
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country (see list below), you can apply for
  • Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study at a UK university
  • Split-site Scholarships for split-site PhD study at a UK university
  • Shared Scholarships for Master’s study at selected UK universities
  • Distance Learning Scholarships to study UK Master’s degree courses in your home country
  • Academic Fellowships for early career academics to spend time at a UK university
  • Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals to spend time at a UK host organization
  • Medical Fellowships for doctors and dentists to spend time at a UK hospital
If you are a citizen of the Falkland Islands, the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for Scholarships for undergraduate study at a UK university
If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, you can apply for Scholarships and fellowships in other Commonwealth countries

1.      Nominating Agency: There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country.
2.      Universities: Selected universities in a number of developing Commonwealth countries are invited to nominate candidates to the CSC for PhD study only.

However, all applications for Master’s study must be made through a national nominating agency

Click here for List of National Nominating Agencies for Each Country

National Nominating Agency For Nigeria
Assistant Director
Federal Scholarship Board
Plot 245 Samuel Ademulegun Street
Opposite Arewa Suite
Central Business District
Tel: +234 08188862281/08059108898

Universities/university bodies invited to nominate academic staff for Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study (Nigeria)
Abia State University, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Ahmadu Bello University, Ambrose Alli University, Bayero University, Benue State University, Delta State University, Ekiti State University, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Federal University of Technology Minna, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State University, Kano University of Technology, , Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Lagos State University, Michael Okpara , University of Agriculture Umudike, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Nigerian Defence Academy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, University of Abuja, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, University of Agriculture Makurdi,  University of Benin, University of Calabar, University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, University of Jos, University of Lagos, University of Maiduguri, University of Nigeria, University of Port Harcourt, University of Uyo, Usmanu Danfodiyo University

Selection Criteria
Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to apply

All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date.  
The CSC cannot accept any direct applications from candidates for these scholarships.

After nomination, candidates must submit their application form using the Electronic Application System (EAS).

The EAS will close to applicants on 3 December 2014 and no further applications can be submitted after that date. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to the nominating agency/university/university body in the candidate’s home country.

Developed Commonwealth Countries

Australia, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore

Developing Commonwealth Countries

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada ,Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu Virgin Islands (British), Zambia

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Aside the UK, there are other countries offering commonwealth scholarships: click here for a full list of countries offering scholarships 


Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom