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GLOBAL: Round Up of Immigration News in 2015

January 6, 2016

Immigration has become one of the biggest priorities for Governments around the world in recent times and this year has seen the introduction of some significant updates. In this feature we provide a summary of the key events which may…

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QATAR: New Driving Licence Procedure for Expats

January 4, 2016

Qatar"s traffic department has issued a directive to end the conversion of expatriates from other GCC countries into Qatari driving licences. This privilege will now be available to GCC citizens only. Direct driving tests for holders of licences issued in…

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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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USA: Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

October 1, 2015

The USA congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and provides a maximum of 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) each fiscal year to be made available to persons from countries with low rates…

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INDONESIA: New Regulations Tighten Immigration Rules

August 6, 2015

When considering the complexities surrounding the stringent regulation changes to immigration in Indonesia, it is firstly worth noting that there are specific nationalities that can stay within the territory visa free for up to 30 calendar days for business purposes.…

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INDONESIA: Government Expands Visa-Free Nations

July 30, 2015

In an effort to boost the numbers of tourists visiting Indonesia, the Indonesian Government, encouraged by Tourism Minister Arief Yahyah, have taken the drastic steps of expanding the number of Visa-Free countries from 15 to 45. Although those wishing to…

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Are the UK immigration rules tearing non-EEA families apart?

April 16, 2014

When the UK immigration rules in relation to family members were revised in July 2012, the introduction of Appendix FM saw harsh criteria being implemented for applications by ‘adult dependent relatives.' This category covers foreign national elderly parents of a...

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CANADA: 10 year multiple entry visas for visitors

February 6, 2014

From 6th February 2014, visitors to Canada will be automatically considered for multiple-entry visas (Temporary Resident Visas - TRV.) These visas allow qualified visitors to enter and exit Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years, and…

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Moving to the Emerald Isle? Our advice for a successful relocation to Northern Ireland

August 20, 2012

The Law Centre (NI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission recently updated their comprehensive guide; “Your rights in Northern Ireland--A guide for migrant workers,” which is available in a number of languages. We found this an interesting read, having...

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Who Will Care?

January 20, 2012

We were pleased to read recently that the Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) successfully represented two Filipino care workers in their appeals against settlement refusals handed down by the UK Border Agency. In 2007, the UK Home Office...

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