Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 4 February 2019

February 4, 2019

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Plan for EU Citizens Arriving After No-Deal Brexit

On 28 January 2019, the UK Home Office published a policy paper outlining its proposals for how it will treat EU citizens arriving in the UK after a no-deal Brexit.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Long-Term Visa Applications Accepted from 3 February 2019

The UAE will officially begin accepting applications for long-term residence visas for investors, entrepreneurs and key professionals from 3 February 2019.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

Effective 28 January 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions.

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COLOMBIA: Longer Processing Times as All In-Country Visa Applications Must be Submitted Online

Effective 28 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all in-country visa procedures must now be completed online. In-person visa applications at the Ministry will no longer be accepted.

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DENMARK: Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No-Deal Brexit

The Danish government has published details of a planned temporary transitional scheme extending the rights of British citizens already resident in Denmark on 29 March 2019 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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UNITED STATES: Changes to H-1B Cap Lottery Announced But Registration Requirement Postponed

On 31 January 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule, to amend regulations governing the H-1B cap process. The rule changes the lottery process, effective this year, but postpones implementation of the electronic registration requirement until the FY 2021 H-1B cap season.

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