Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 2 December 2019

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

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AUSTRALIA: Skilled Occupation List Review

On 26 November 2019, Newland Chase met with two representatives from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, regarding the upcoming changes to the skilled occupation lists used by Immigration.

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Newland Chase Highly Commended as Immigration Provider of the Year in EMEA EMMAs

Newland Chase is gratified to be recognized as Highly Commended for Immigration Provider of the Year in the Forum for Expatriate Management’s (FEM) 2019 EMEA region Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs). The award was presented at a gala award dinner during the FEM EMEA Global Mobility Summit held November 20 and 21 at the Intercontinental London – The O2.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Work Visit Visa Eliminated

Newland Chase has been informed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has privately confirmed that the Work Visit Visa (WVV) is no longer available.  The Business Visa now replaces it. Those currently in the Kingdom under a WVV can stay until the expiry date.

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COLOMBIA: New Entry and Stay Regulations

Effective 1 December 2019, Resolution 3167 of 2019 establishes new guidelines for the entry into, stay in and departure from Colombia of both Colombian and foreign nationals.

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SWITZERLAND: New Quotas for 2020

On 27 November 2019, the Federal Council of Switzerland announced that quotas will remain the same for new work permit applications submitted during the 2020 calendar year for certain groups.

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