Immigration Insights

Global Immigration Update – 20th November 2015

November 20, 2015

In this edition, we look at the changes to Italy's integration agreement rules, Switzerland's work permit quotas for 2016, and Qatar's plans to provide health cover for expats. We also provide the latest immigration news from Israel and Kyrgyzstan.

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Global Immigration Update – 13th November 2015

November 13, 2015

In this edition, we look at Germany's new registration act, and Australia's changes to their immigration health policy. We also bring you the news that there is now a biometric information requirement for Schengen visa applications from South Asian countries, along with the latest immigration updates from the US, Qatar and Hungary.

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Global Immigration Update – 6th November 2015

November 6, 2015

In this edition, we report on the recent changes to UK immigration rules and British Citizenship Applications, and the latest MAC proposals for UK Entrepreneurs. We also provide the latest immigration updates from Australia, Peru and New Zealand.

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Global Immigration Update – 30th October 2015

October 30, 2015

In this edition, we explain the new requirements for UK Sponsor Licence applications, as well as offer advice to Sponsor Licence holders regarding level 1 user details. We also provide updates from Australia and the latest immigration news from the US and the UK.

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Global Immigration Update – 23rd October 2015

October 23, 2015

In this edition, we report that the UK have rolled out the Right to Rent check requirement, and have also made changes to the Visitor visa to encourage Chinese tourism. We also discuss the recent election results in Canada and Switzerland, as well as bring you the latest immigration news and blogs.

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Global Immigration Update – 16th October 2015

October 16, 2015

In this edition, we report that the UK has launched a new initiative to crack down on illegal workers in the construction industry, and has also relaxed visa rules for Foreign Tech Workers. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Denmark, the UAE, Kuwait and Canada.

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Global Immigration Update – 9th October 2015

October 9, 2015

In this edition we announce the launch of our new website, please feel free to leave feedback for us! We also explain the changes to Irish immigration processes as well as the new local labour market regulations in the Philippines, along with the latest immigration news from Slovenia, Nigeria and the UK.

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Global Immigration Update – 2nd October 2015

October 2, 2015

In this edition, we explore how tightened immigration rules in the UK could affect businesses, as well as the latest immigration news in Spain, Ireland and across the EU. We also offer guidance on the USA Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

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Global Immigration Update – 25th September 2015

September 25, 2015

In this edition, we highlight the key changes to the UK & Australian immigration bills, as well as new procedures now in place in the US and Singapore.

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Global Immigration Update – 18th September 2015

September 18, 2015

In this edition, we examine the effect of the reintroduction of border controls in the Schengen area, the impact of the UK's decision to reduce net migration, along with immigration updates from Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

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Global Immigration Update – 11th September 2015

September 11, 2015

In this edition, we look at Ireland's new Shortage Occupations List and visa eligible job cuts in Saudi Arabia, as well as immigration news from Canada and across the EU.

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Global Immigration Update – 4th September 2015

September 4, 2015

In this edition, we report on the UK's RCoS salary band revisions and the Home Office's Sponsor Compliance statistics, along with immigration news from Shanghai, Russia and Australia.

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Global Immigration Update – 28th August 2015

August 28, 2015

In ths edition, we look at the new measures implemented in the UK to tackle illegal working, as well as the changes to user pays UK visa application centres. We also bring you a reminder regarding overseas criminal record certificates and immigration news from Singapore.

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Global Immigration Update – 21st August 2015

August 21, 2015

In this edition, we provide an update on the UK's Tier 2 Restricted Sponsorship quota, we report on a trial of US immigration officials pre-screening US-bound passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports, along with immigration news from South Africa and Indonesia.

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Global Immigration Update – 14th August 2015

August 14, 2015

In this edition, we discuss the planned crackdown on UK businesses hiring illegal workers, offer guidance on the Tier 2 Genuineness Test, and report on immigration news from Switzerland and India.

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Global Immigration Update – 7th August 2015

August 7, 2015

In this edition, we look at how fraudsters are targeting migrant workers and foreign students,and we report that 21 fake universities have been indentified in India. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Indonesia, Kuwait and the UK.

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Global Immigration Update – 31st July 2015

July 31, 2015

In this edition, the UK Home Office has announce that Overseas Criminal Certificates will now be required for Investor and Entrepreneur Applicants. We also report that UK Biometric Residence Permits are now rolling out internationally, along with the latest immigration news from Singapore and Indonesia.

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Global Immigration Update – 24th July 2015

July 24, 2015

In this edition, we explain the new restrictions on working and studying in the UK, and report that the UK Restricted Sponsorship Cap has been reached for the second month in a row. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Croatia, Malaysia and Qatar.

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Global Immigration Update – 16th July 2015

July 16, 2015

In this edition, we look at Nigeria's new non-compliance penalties, and discuss the developments on the Permanent Residence Permit in China, as well as the latest immigration news from Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Kenya.

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Global Immigration Update – 8th July 2015

July 8, 2015

In this edition, we report that there will be a minimum salary threshold for migrants who wish to settle in the UK, as well as a Home Office squeeze on businesses hiring illegal workers in the UK. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Australia and Malaysia.

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