Immigration Insights

2020 LOOK AHEAD: Global Business Immigration and Mobility Trends (Part 3 of 4)

February 6, 2020

Newland Chase takes a look ahead at 2020. Including business immigration, visas, and mobility global trends and regional developments to expect this year.

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UNITED STATES: New Public Charge Regulations Expand Inadmissibility Criteria

February 5, 2020

DHS rule on public assistance that may make foreign nationals ineligible for permanent residence and other immigration benefits took effect January 30. 

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2020 LOOK AHEAD: Global Business Immigration and Mobility Trends (Part 1 of 4)

February 4, 2020

Newland Chase takes a look ahead at 2020. Including business immigration, visas, and mobility global trends and regional developments to expect this year.

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UNITED STATES: Travel Restrictions and Updated Process for Evaluating Foreign Country Compliance

February 3, 2020

The US president has signed a proclamation imposing new, tailored visa restrictions on six more countries that have failed to meet a series of security criteria.

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Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 3 February 2020

February 3, 2020

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

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BREXIT: UK Leaves EU and Enters Transition Period

January 31, 2020

Brexit: What Happens Next? Under the Withdrawal Agreement, free movement rights will continue until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020 unless extended).

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PHILIPPINES: Manila PEZA Office Now Requires Personal Appearance for Certain Visa Applications

January 30, 2020

Initial applications for Special 47(a)(2) Non-Immigrant Visas for principal applicants by PEZA-registered enterprises under the functional supervision of Zone Office National Capital Region (NCR) require a personal appearance by the applicant.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Limiting Points-Based System to Skilled Workers Without Job Offer

January 29, 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee has published its report responding to the government’s request to consider how a points-based system (PBS) could be introduced in the UK.

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Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 27 January 2020

January 27, 2020

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

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RUSSIA: Changes to Residence Notification Rules

January 24, 2020

The government in Russia has introduced new requirements for the notification of residence, which is submitted annually by holders of temporary residence permits (TRPs) and permanent residence permits (PRPs).

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ROMANIA: New Salary Requirement for Blue Card

January 22, 2020

The minimum required salary for highly-skilled workers applying for an EU Blue Card in Romania has increased to RON 10,858 from RON 10,326.

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MALAYSIA: Foreign National Workers Reminded to Transfer Passes to New Passports

January 22, 2020

In Malaysia, Foreign Knowledge Workers or dependents holding a valid employment pass or dependent pass and obtaining a new passport should urgently complete Transfer of Endorsement to the new passport.

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Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 21 January 2020

January 21, 2020

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

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2019 IN REVIEW: Top Global Business Immigration News Stories

January 20, 2020

Newland Chase's review of top global immigration news of 2019 and impact on international business. Including US, China, EU, UK, Canada, UAE, & Singapore.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Permanent Residency “Golden Card” Introduced

January 17, 2020

The UAE is issuing new permanent residency to qualifying investors, exceptional talents in science & knowledge and creative individuals in culture & art.

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FRANCE: Residence Permit Fees Reduced and Simplified

January 16, 2020

New and generally lower residence permit fees have been introduced in France, and the number of different residence permit tariffs has been reduced.

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SOUTH KOREA: Immigration Processing Delays

January 16, 2020

Due to a systems error in December 2019, the processing of immigration applications in South Korea is currently delayed by one to three weeks.

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SINGAPORE: Increased Penalties for Discriminatory Employers

January 15, 2020

In January 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has strengthened its Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) for greater deterrence against workplace discrimination.

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VIETNAM: New Restrictions on Chinese Nationals Holding Passport with “Nine-Dash Line” Map

January 14, 2020

VIETNAM: New Restrictions on Chinese Nationals Holding Passport with Nine-Dash Line Map

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IRELAND: Spike in Employment Permit Applications Causes Processing Delays

January 14, 2020

A surge in applications for employment permits at the end of 2019, ahead of a 1 January 2020 increase in salary thresholds and increased advertising requirements, has led to processing delays in Ireland.

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