WEBINARS – Upcoming in December

December 4, 2023

CIBT/Newland Chase have two exciting webinars scheduled for December. Don’t miss out on these key topics in the UK and Australia.


The ETA Scheme: What You Need to Know, 05 December, 10am EST / 3pm GMT

As part of the government’s plans to strengthen and digitize the UK border, the UK has launched an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme. ETAs are replacing Electronic Visa Waivers (EVW), which the majority of Gulf nationals currently apply for. The scheme will eventually roll out worldwide to all those who do not currently need a visa to visit or transit through the UK or who do not hold a UK immigration status, including nationals from Europe and America. Once fully implemented, the ETA scheme will apply to visitors to the UK who do not need a visa for stays of less than six months, or who do not have a valid UK immigration status before travelling. Join us on as our team of immigration experts is joined by representatives from the Future Borders Immigration and Strategy (FBIS) Engagement Team. This webinar will be a chance to hear from the UKVI and ask questions about the ETA policy, including the rollout under phases 1 and 2 and the rest of the world’s roll-out, anticipated in H2 2024. Register now.


Pathway to Permanent Residency: Understanding Australia’s Recent Legislative Changes, 12 December, 6pm EST / 13 December, 10am in Sydney 

Legislative changes introduced by the Australian Government on 25 November have confirmed a pathway to permanent residency to thousands of Subclass 482 visa holders. In a surprising last-minute addition, the Government has also removed many of the COVID-19 concessions from employer-sponsored, family, and graduate visas. Join our travel and immigration experts as they review the changes to Australia employer-sponsored permanent residence pathways. Register now.