Immigration Insights

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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Global Immigration Update – 25th June 2015

June 25, 2015

In this edition, we report that China and Australia have signed a free trade agreement, and that the new Registered Traveller Service provides a way to avoid border customs queuing in the UK, along with the latest immigration news from Shanghai and The Netherlands.

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Global Immigration Update – 19th June 2015

June 19, 2015

In this edition, we discuss the consultation on Tier 2 Category commissioned in UK, and the UK's plans to crackdown on immigration from outside the EU. We also provide the latest immigration news from the USA, Canada and South Africa.

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Global Immigration Update – 12th June 2015

June 12, 2015

In this edition, we explain the altered working hours in Islamic countries for Ramadan, and report that the Restricted Sponsorship Cap has been reached in UK, as well as the latest immigation news from the USA, Bahrain and Canada.

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Global Immigration Update – 5th June 2015

June 5, 2015

In this edition, we report on visa-free travel between the EU and 7 new countries, as well as changes to in-country conversions from Short Term to Work visas in Qatar, along with the latest immigration news from the USA, Singapore and Japan.

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Global Immigration Update – 28th May 2015

May 28, 2015

In this edition, we report that the Conservative Party have updated their policies in order to curb immigration in the UK, and we also report that BRICS Nationals are now eligible for 10 Year South African Business Visas. We also provide the latest immigration news from Singapore, Ireland and South Africa.

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