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EU: Increased Immigration Controls Proposed

April 21, 2016

Companies will be aware that European borders are becoming increasingly tighter with controls on entry and general scrutiny on travellers entering this region. As part of the on-going changes within Europe, new proposals have been set out by The European Commission, to enhance…

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Is the UK’s Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Under Threat?

March 10, 2016

Following recently published figures from ONS, there was a significant decline in the number of applications for the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa in 2015. Here we explore the reasons behind this drop and what the future might be for this...

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CANADA: New Electronic Travel Authorisation Effective March 2016

March 7, 2016

As we reported at the end of last year, we now issue a reminder that on 15th March 2016 the Canadian government will enforce the new Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) program. The eTA process went into effect in August 2015 but will not…

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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 -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 – 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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BRAZIL: 90-Day Visa Waiver Granted for 2016 Summer Olympics

January 7, 2016

The Brazilian Federal Government voted in favour of nationals from the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan being able to enter Brazil for leisure purposes for 90 days, without having to arrange a visa in advance. Visitors to Brazil from these four…

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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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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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USA: Strengthened Visa Waiver Legislation Passed

December 16, 2015

The House of Representatives in the US has voted to bring in new restrictions relating to the visa waiver program following the Paris attacks. The White House-backed bill was proposed because the Paris attackers could have travelled to the US without…

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