Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 14 May 2018

Newland Chase is delighted to bring you the very latest immigration news and updates from around the globe.

Australia: Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the SenateAustralia_-_Sydney_Opera_House-150100

On Tuesday 8th May the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 was debated and passed by the Senate.

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UK_London_aerial-349206-editedUnited Kingdom: No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

From 16th March 2018, no new applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the ECAA business persons category will be accepted. Any applications postmarked before16th March 2018 will be processed under the previous rules.

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Czechia: Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases 

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Effective 1st May 2018, the minimum monthly salary required to qualify for a new EU Blue Card has increased, from CZK 39,700 to CZK 44,256 (about USD 2060), an increase of approximately 11.5%.

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European Union: Consular Protection for Unrepresented EU Citizens Takes Effect

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Effective 1st May 2018, EU citizens who need assistance or advice while travelling or residing outside the EU, where there is no embassy or consulate from their own country (i.e., they are “unrepresented”), are entitled to seek help from the embassy or consulate of any other EU Member State.

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Canada & Portugal: New Opportunities for Young Workers

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Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement signed on 3rd May between Canada and Portugal will authorise up to 2,000 young Canadian nationals to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 young Portuguese nationals to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years. 

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