Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 23 April 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and Brexit updates in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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AUSTRALIA: Further Details of New Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa

The Australian government has published legislation for the new Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 494), which will come into effect on 16 November 2019. The list of qualifying occupations has not yet been published.

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Is It Legal? Digital Nomads and Immigration

As technology continues to transform the way we work – laws and company policies struggle to keep up. One such case is that of the “digital nomad”. What happens when the reality of immigration laws meets the hype?  

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MALAYSIA: MYXpats Centre Updates Systems and Fees

Effective 1 June 2019, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has announced new features and service charges for Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Dependant pass and Long-Term Social visit Pass applications.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2020

On 10 April 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient quota-subject H-1B filings for government fiscal year 2020 (1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020) to meet both the general H-1B quota (65,000) for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and the additional quota (20,000) for individuals holding a US master’s or other advanced degree.

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BREXIT: UK and Switzerland Reach Agreement on No-Deal Labour Market Access

At its meeting on 17 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Council approved a temporary agreement with the United Kingdom on mutual labour market access in a no-deal scenario.

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SLOVAKIA: New Online Appointment Booking System Established by Foreign Police

Effective 17 April 2019, the Foreign Police has implemented a new online system for scheduling appointments for a particular date and time.

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