Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 21 October 2019

October 21, 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and insights in your weekly update from Newland Chase.

BREXIT: UK Parliament Forces Government to Request Further Extension of Article 50 Period

On 17 October 2019, the Government of the United Kingdom and the EU Council agreed a modified Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. However, on 19 October 2019, the UK Parliament voted to force the UK Government to request another extension of the Article 50 period.

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QATAR: New Temporary Work Visa Introduced

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Social and Labor Affairs (MADLSA) have announced some forthcoming new work and residence permit rules.

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Help Shape the Future of UK Immigration

Newland Chase is preparing a submission of evidence and comments on behalf of its clients to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the future of UK immigration. We are seeking input from interested individuals, companies, and organizations to help influence the future UK immigration policy post-Brexit.

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Proposes Overhaul of Employer-Supported Work Visas [UPDATED 14 Oct 2019]

The New Zealand government has proposed significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework which, if implemented, will affect all New Zealand employers supporting work visa applications and all individuals applying for employer-supported work visas.

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GERMANY: Long Waiting Times for Visa Appointments at German Missions in India

The German authorities have published current waiting times for visa appointments at the various German missions around India.

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THAILAND: Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate [UPDATED 14 Oct 2019]

Effective 9 October 2019, the medical certificate is no longer required for work permit applications submitted under special laws, including under the Board of Investment (BOI), Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and the Petroleum Act.

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