Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 6th August 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy Launches 12 August

UNITED STATES: New Policy Threatens Deportation If Visa Extension is Denied

UnitedStates_New York_Brooklyn Bridge_uneditedOn 28 June 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 on the enhancement of public safety through immigration policies. 

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BRAZIL: New Immigration Rules for Residence Renewal Published

rio_brazil_night-2On 25 July 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution 30/2018 regulating procedures for the renewal of residence authorisation for foreign professionals, effective immediately. 

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POLAND: Almost 200 Occupations Now Exempt from Labour Market Testing

Poland_Holy_Cross_Bridge_Warsaw_at_night_uneditedEffective 1 July 2018, new regulations allow non-EU nationals to apply for work permits for almost two hundred occupations without the requirement to first obtain confirmation from the labour office. 

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NEW ZEALAND: Building and Construction Visa Proposed

NewZealand_Auckland.BridgeThe Minister of Immigration has proposed changes to immigration policy to make it easier for the building and construction industry to employ migrants. A shortage of about 30,000 workers is currently making it difficult to build houses and infrastructure.

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ESTONIA: Amendments to Immigration Law Exempt Top Specialists from Quota

Estonia_Tartu.UniversityEffective 15 July 2018, amendments have been made to the Aliens Act aimed at encouraging highly-skilled foreign specialists and combatting the illegal employment of foreign nationals. 

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NIGERIA: Ministry of Interior Migrates Business Permit/Expatriate Quota Records to New Online Platform

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