Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 16 September 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and insights in your weekly update from Newland Chase.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

The Home Office has published the latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, which includes changes to Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system.

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PHILIPPINES: Manila Requires Additional Corporate Document for Alien Employment Permit Application

Effective immediately, the Department of Labour and Employment in the National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR), which covers Metro Manila, now requires the submission of a Board Resolution designating and authorizing the company signatory of the employment contract and other supporting documents for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Procedural Changes for Qualification Evaluation and Transfer of Skills

Effective 16 September 2019, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will allow only qualification holders (applicants) to follow up on their own evaluation applications.  SAQA will no longer allow third parties (such as immigration agencies, attorneys or family members) to follow up.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Announces Two-Year Post-Study Work Visa

A two-year post-study work visa will be open to all international students starting their courses in September 2020 and graduating from an approved UK Higher Education Provider.

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VENEZUELA: New Police Clearance and Power of Attorney Requirements

Effective immediately, the Autonomous Identification and Foreigners Service (SAIME) now requires TR-L work visa authorisation applicants to submit a police clearance certificate (PCC) from their country of residence.

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