Immigration Insights

Global Immigration Update – 15th April 2016

April 15, 2016

In this week's edition... the US H-1B cap has been reached for 2017, work permit and S Pass levies have been increased in Singapore, and we also bring you the latest immigration news from Colombia and Mozambique.

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Global Immigration Update – 8th April 2016

April 8, 2016

In this week's edition; the Canadian authorities have introduced several immigration updates, and the new Schengen Borders Code comes into force this month. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Belgium and Venezuela.

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Global Immigration Update – 1st April 2016

April 1, 2016

In this week's edition, the UK Home Office announces reforms to the Tier 2 visa category, and we provide information following the Brussels terror attacks. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the US and Saudi Arabia.

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Global Immigration Update – 24th March 2016

March 24, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that a Tuberculosis test is now required for certain long-term visa applicants in South Korea, and that a new visa application website has been launched in Brazil. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Greece and Ghana.

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Global Immigration Update – 18th March 2016

March 18, 2016

In this week's edition, the UK Home Office has presented a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Policy, and there is a new Indian Multiple-Entry Visa for South Asian business travellers. We also provide the latest immigration news from Nigeria, Thailand and Peru.

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Global Immigration Update – 11th March 2016

March 11, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that the Points Based Calculator is to be discontinued in the UK, and that the quotas for Swiss EU/EFTA L Permits for the first quarter of 2016 have been filled. We also bring you a blog on the future of the UK Tier 1 (Investor) category, as well as the latest immigration news from Canada, Colombia and Kenya.

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Global Immigration Update – 4th March 2016

March 4, 2016

In this week's edition, we detail the UK's new immigration and nationality fees for 2016/2017, as well as report that there are now concessions for Syrian nationals present in the UK. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Australia, the USA, and Brazil, Chile and Morocco.

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Global Immigration Update – 26th February 2016

February 26, 2016

In this week's edition we report that the UK is to launch a Preferred Agency Scheme in India, and that the new Vietnamese Decree will bring changes to Work Permit rules. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Colombia, Indonesia and Azerbaijan.

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Global Immigration Update – 19th February 2016

February 19, 2016

In ths edition, we look at the list of Safe Countries of Origin in the Netherlands, and the recent immigration developments in Ireland. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Italy, the UK, and Russia.

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Global Immigration Update -12th February 2016

February 12, 2016

In this week's edition, we explain the new changes to online applications for UK Tier 4 applicants, as well as inform you that the Immigration Health Surcharge has been extended to Australian and New Zealand nationals coming to the UK. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Russia, Turkey and the Netherlands.

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Global Immigration Update – 5th February 2016

February 5, 2016

In this edition, we discuss the UK's proposed new EU reforms, and the proposed abolition of the Tier 1 Investor visa. We also kick off our Spotlight series, focussing this time on Africa. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the United States and Turkey.

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Global Immigration Update – 28th January 2016

January 28, 2016

In this edition, we discuss the UK's plans to reduce settlement applications, and the tighter border controls that are being implemented in the Schengen Zone. We also remind US cap-subject employers to file their H-1B petitions for skilled foreign workers by 1st April 2016, as well as bring you the latest immigration news from South Africa, Australia and Turkey.

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Global Immigration Update – 21st January 2016

January 21, 2016

In this edition, we provide a summary of the UK Tier 2 MAC recommendations, and explain the changes to Spouse Language Requirements. We also report on the amended minimum salary thresholds for foreign and domestic workers in several different countries across the world, as well as the latest immigration news from Lithuania and Turkey.

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Global Immigration Update – 15th January 2016

January 15, 2016

In this edition, we review all of the immigration changes announced in the UK for 2016, as well as the new Labour Law changes in the UAE. We also report on increased border checks in Scandinavian countries.

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Global Immigration Update – 11th January 2016

January 11, 2016

Our latest newsletter rounds up some of the top immigration news in 2015 from around the world. We also look at new visa arrangements in Brazil ahead of the Summer Olympics, plus latest immigration news from South Africa and Qatar

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Global Immigration Update – 23rd December 2015

December 23, 2015

In this festive edition, we inform you of some of the changes that will be taking place in 2016 for UK immigration. We also list the opening hours for Ireland's immigration offices over Christmas and the New Year, as well as bring you the latest immigration news from Qatar, Switzerland and Canada. Newland Chase would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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Global Immigration Update – 18th December 2015

December 18, 2015

In this edition, we provide a further update on compliance changes for Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders, and explain what happens once you leave Tier 2 Sponsored Employment. We also provide an update on Australian immigration, and bring you the latest immigration news from the USA and Kazakhstan.

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Global Immigration Update – 10th December 2015

December 10, 2015

In this edition, we take a look at how Ireland is making labour migration work, and the new foreign employment management sytem being launched in Beijing, as well as an update on additional Sponsor requirements in the UK. We also provide the latest immigration news from Malaysia, Colombia and Canada.

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Global Immigration Update – 3rd December 2015

December 3, 2015

In this edition, we report on the UK's Sponsor Guidance amendments, and also ask the question; why are so many Britons and foreigners staying in the UK? We also bring you the latest immigration news from Spain, Russia and Kuwait.

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Global Immigration Update – 27th November 2015

November 27, 2015

In this edition, we discuss the UK's review of its Immigration Policy, and China's revision of its 'One Child Policy'. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Singapore, Switzerland and the EU.

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