Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 18th June 2018

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Major Changes in Immigration Rules Announced

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On 13th June 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE. The changes will affect current and future foreign national employees and their employers.

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Thailand - Bangkok skyline150100THAILAND: Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28th March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immigration and employment rules for foreign nationals.

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NETHERLANDS: Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

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The Netherlands is to lift Croatian workers' authorisation requirements from 1 July 2018, from when Croatian nationals will have the same access to the Dutch labour market as nationals of other EU Member States.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Start-Up Visa Announced

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The Home Secretary has announced a new “start-up” visa from Spring 2019, with the aim of attracting more talented overseas entrepreneurs to the UK by making the visa process faster and smoother.

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EUROPEAN UNION: Same Sex Spouse Residence Rights Must Be Recognised

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that all EU Member States must recognise the residence rights of non-EU national same-sex spouses of EU citizens who were married in another Member State.

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AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund Update

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The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on 9th May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year (i.e. between July and September 2018).

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UNITED KINGDOM: Non-EU Doctors and Nurses to be Excluded from Tier 2 Cap

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On 15th June 2018, the Home Office announced that it will exclude doctors and nurses from the annual cap on non-EU skilled workers, in response to the particular shortages and pressures currently facing the NHS. 

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CANADA: Government Adds Three More Occupations to Global Talent Stream

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On 12th June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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