Immigration Insights

Global Immigration Update – 2nd September 2016

September 2, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that Australian visa exemptions for offshore oil and gas workers have now been deemed invalid, and we advise of the new requirements for MDEC employment passes in Malaysia. We also provide a comparative analysis of investor visas around the world, and we bring you the latest instalment in our Spotlight series.

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Global Immigration Update – 26th August 2016

August 26, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that biometric enrolment is now mandatory for individuals applying for Indian visas from the UK, and we discuss the UK's latest net migration figures. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Canada.

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Global Immigration Update – 19th August 2016

August 19, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise of the changes to Russian work permit applications and the proposed relaxation of rules regarding foreign technology specialists in Israel. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Ghana and the Netherlands.

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Global Immigration Update – 12th August 2016

August 12, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise of the new document regulations and visa waiver agreements in the EU, and the latest immigration developments in Ireland. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Singapore and Malaysia.

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Global Immigration Update – 5th August 2016

August 5, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that the UK could be set for 140 years’ worth of visa applications during the course of a year following the UK’s official withdrawal from the European Union. We also advise of the latest changes to Dutch citizenship eligibility criteria, and bring you the latest immigration news from Saudi Arabia and Canada.

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Global Immigration Update – 29th July 2016

July 29, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise of the recent changes to the UK Immigration Act which now includes a new illegal working offence. We also report on the minimum salary increases for the EU Blue Card in Luxembourg, as well as provide the latest immigration news from Bulgaria and Taiwan.

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Global Immigration Update – 22nd July 2016

July 22, 2016

In this week's edition we report that there will be a second referendum on EU immigration in Switzerland, and that there are now new requirements for employers whose workers are seconded to Poland. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Spain and Indonesia.

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Global Immigration Update – 15th July 2016

July 15, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that the minimum salary requirement for the EU Blue Card in France has been increased, and that the UAE has ended its practice of putting family visas 'on hold'. We also report that Egypt and Germany have signed a security cooperation agreement, a 'visa on arrival' programme has been introduced in Ghana for African Union nationals, and the UK's newly appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May, has created a new cabinet role of 'Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union'.

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Global Immigration Update – 8th July 2016

July 8, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that the EU has provided further trust fund aid to the North Africa region, and that work permission requirements for Japanese nationals have been reintroduced in the Netherlands. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Ireland and Vietnam.

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Global Immigration Update – 1st July 2016

July 1, 2016

In this week's edition, we provide information for those that are affected by the UK's decision to leave the EU in last month's referendum. We also advise that Canada has agreed to lift the visa requirements for Mexican citizens at the end of this year, as well as bring you the latest immigration news from Belarus, and report on the new bilateral ten year multiple-entry visa agreement between China and Israel.

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Global Immigration Update – 24th June 2016

June 24, 2016

In this week's edition we advise that Canada has issued another round of invitations through the Express Entry immigration program this month, and that insurance certificates are now required for Swedish work permit applications. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Israel, and issue our blog on understanding the complexities of business travel.

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Global Immigration Update – 17th June 2016

June 17, 2016

In this week's edition we advise that the European Commission has proposed a revamp of the EU Blue Card Scheme, and that mandatory health insurance has come into effect for expats in Dubai. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the US and Azerbaijan.

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Global Immigration Update – 10th June 2016

June 10, 2016

In this week's edition we provide an update on Australian Subclass 457 and 462 visas, and report on the changes to the application process for UAE entry permit employment visas. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Denmark, Malaysia and South Africa.

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Global Immigration Update – 3rd June 2016

June 3, 2016

In this week's edition we look at the changes to work visa rules in Brazil, and report that South Africa are proposing a new immigration bill in an effort to cut overstaying. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Shanghai, and advise that processing delays are to be expected in Islamic countries during Ramadan.

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Global Immigration Update – 27th May 2016

May 27, 2016

In this week's edition, we provide an update on Z and M visas in Shanghai, and advise that the Swiss EU / EFTA L Permit quota has been reached for the second quarter. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Global Immigration Update – 20th May 2016

May 20, 2016

In this week's edition; the UK Home Office announce that it will continue to prevent illegal working through the Operation Magnify campaign, we advise of immigration fee increases in the US, and we bring you details of visa transfer restrictions and new application processes in the UAE. We also post the second instalment in our blog series about 'Brexit', exploring the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU.

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Global Immigration Update – 13th May 2016

May 13, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that all passports holders are now required to hold a biometric passport in order to gain entry to the US and that a proposal has been put forward to waive Turkish visa requirements for EU states. We also provide the latest immigration update from Ghana and bring you the first in our blog series on the UK's upcoming referendum on leaving the EU.

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Global Immigration Update – 6th May 2016

May 6, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise of the new rules for recognised Sponsors and income declaration in the Netherlands, and report on the Hong Kong Audit Commission's revised immigration rules. We also bring you the latest immigration news from New Zealand and Italy.

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Global Immigration Update – 29th April 2016

April 29, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise of the updates to the Australian subclass 457 visa, and note the proposed upcoming changes for French Work and Residence Permits. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Russia and Indonesia.

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Global Immigration Update – 22nd April 2016

April 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that increased immigration controls have been proposed in the EU, and that changes have been made to the Police Verification process in Bangalore, India. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.

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