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Apr30

Global Immigration Update – Monday 30th April 2018

In this week's edition we bring you news of amendments to the labour mobility law in Bulgaria. Canada has announced an expansion of biometric collection and the post-arrival temporary residence visa for work purposes is to be discontinued in Chile. Plus, there are updates from the UAE, UK, and Russia. 
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Apr23

Global Immigration Update – Monday 23rd April 2018

In this week's edition we bring you news of a proposed draft law in Russia to restrict the employment of foreign nationals. There is a clarification of procedure for residence permit change of status in Brazil, and the government in Switzerland has extended the “Safeguard Clause” limiting residence permits for Bulgarian and Romanians. Plus, there are updates from the UK, Kuwait and Spain. 

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Apr16

Global Immigration Update – Monday 16th April 2018

In this week's edition we bring you news that the US has completed the H-1B Cap random selection process for fiscal year 2019. There's news that the entry rules in Panama have been relaxed for Schengen visa/EU residence holders and Indian nationals, and Morocco has tightened the qualifying criteria for ICT work permits. Plus, there's immigration news from Russia, India and Ghana.

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Apr09

Global Immigration Update – Monday 9th April 2018

In this week’s edition, we meet Voon Lee, Newland Chase’s Managing Director for Asia, and bring you news of reduced application fees in the Netherlands. Plus, there are immigration updates from Indonesia, UAE and Costa Rica.

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Apr03

Global Immigration Update – Tuesday 3rd April 2018

In this week’s edition, there’s news of a new Intra-Corporate Transfer permit in Slovenia, and express appointments for residence applicants have been re-established in Argentina. Plus, we bring you updates from USA, Panama and Ireland.

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Mar26

Global Immigration Update - Monday 26th March 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that the restrictions on Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted from 30th June 2018. Australia has announced a new global talent scheme and there's a new streamlined change of status application process in Peru. Plus, there are updates from the USA, Slovakia and the Philippines.

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Mar19

Global immigration Update - Monday 19th March 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news of updated immigration fees in the UK. Canada has signed a trans-pacific partnership agreement and there's a new Temporary Skills Shortage visa in Australia. Plus, there are updates from France, Poland and Brazil.

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Mar12

Global Immigration Update - Monday 12th March 2018

In this week's edition,  we meet Herman Van Reekum, Newland Chase’s top subject matter expert on Canadian immigration. We bring you the state of play for citizens' rights in the Brexit negotiations and news of updated third-party worksite policy in the US. Plus, there are updates from India, Colombia and Indonesia.

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Mar05

Global Immigration Update - Monday 5th March 2018

In this week's edition, there's news that the gold premium UK visa application service in the US has been temporarily suspended, and there is a new registration system for work permit applications in Turkey. Plus, we bring you updates from Italy, Argentina and Israel.   

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Feb26

Global Immigration Update - Monday 26th February 2018

In this week's edition, we meet Daniela Lima, the Managing Director of Newland Chase Latin America. We bring you news that UK settlement applications will soon be closed to Tier 1 (General) migrants, and new foreign recruitment law has taken effect in Taiwan. Plus, there are updates from Colombia, Panama and UAE.   

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Feb20

Global Immigration Update - Tuesday 20th February 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you the latest details of the upcoming new temporary skill shortage visa in Australia, plus employers are advised to plan now for FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B filings in the United States. And there's immigration news from ChinaIndia and Israel.  

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Feb12

Global Immigration Update – Monday 12th February 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that there are new work permit regulations in Russia. There's an update on Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) applications in South Africa and there are changes to work permit regulations in Poland.  Plus, there are updates from Nigeria, Iraq and Ghana.

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Feb05

Global Immigration Update - Monday 5th February 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that in the UK, the Tier 2 General category has been oversubscribed for a second month, and the health surcharge is set to double. Thailand has introduced a four-year SMART Visa for top talent and there is a new foreign recruitment law in Taiwan. Plus, there are updates from Austria, Switzerland and Oman.     
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Jan29

Global Immigration Update - Monday 29th January 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you a round up of significant global corporate immigration developments from 2017.  There's news that the 2018 minimum wage has increased for foreign experts in Israel and China's talent visa rules and benefits have been clarified.  Plus, there are updates from Singapore, Peru and Azerbaijan.
     
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Jan22

Global Immigration Update - Monday 22nd January 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that the way absences are calculated in relation to UK settlement applications has changed. There are further details on the temporary skills shortage visa in Australia and Turkey has announced increased minimum salary requirements for 2018.  We also have immigration news from Italy, New Zealand and Bahrain.     
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Jan15

Global Immigration Update - Monday 15th January 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that there are new police clearance requirements for residence applications in Vienna, Austria. There are changes to immigration processes in UAE and Ukraine has introduced new biometric entry procedures. We also have immigration news from Israel, Ireland and Romania. Plus, read the latest Newland Chase blog post here.
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Jan08

Global Immigration Update - Monday 8th January 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that the Tier 2 (General) category in the UK is oversubscribed. More immigration regulations have been published in Brazil, alongside stricter documentary requirements for police registration in the country. Plus, a new appointment-booking system has been introduced at consulates in the Czech Republic. We also have immigration news from China, Saudi Arabia and Panama.

 

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Jan02

Global Immigration Update - Tuesday 2nd January 2018

In this week's edition, we bring you news that the Home Secretary has written an open letter to EU citizens in the UK. Plus, there's news that Iraq is limiting visa letters of approval to three months and foreign nationals departing the country may no longer obtain their exit visas at federal Iraqi airports. And, there's immigration news from the Philippines, Hong Kong and Canada.

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Dec18

Global Immigration Update - Monday 18th December 2017

In this week's edition, we report new immigration regulations in Brazil. There's a new residence permit in Ireland and the Moscow Migration Office in Russia is issuing invitation letters in electronic format only. And, there's news from South Africa, Costa Rica and China.

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Dec11

Global Immigration Update - Monday 11th December 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of a Statement of Changes to the UK immigration rules. The US Supreme Court has reinstated the travel ban and Bulgarians and Romanians no longer need a visa to travel to Canada. And, there's news from the Netherlands, the Philippines and Switzerland.

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Dec04

Global Immigration Update - Monday 4th December 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news that business travellers to Russia can use the address of their inviting organisation for registration purposes. The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia is now offering certification services online and a residency document is no longer required for foreign workers in Mozambique. Plus, there's immigration news from Qatar, Iraq and South Africa.

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Nov27

Global Immigration Update - Monday 27th November 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of changes to permanent employer-sponsored skilled visas in Australia. Also, the Ministry of Manpower has added several questions to the Employment Pass (EP) online application form in Singapore and new immigration law in Brazil has taken effect. Plus, there's immigration news from Romania, Denmark and Kazakhstan.

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Nov20

Global Immigration Update - Monday 20th November 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of an increase to the number of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas in the UK. Also, foreign nationals applying for a limited stay permit in South Jakarta must now produce a domicile letter, and there's a new electronic system for residence permit applications in Singapore. Plus, there's news from the Czech Republic, Turkey/USA and Saudi Arabia.

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Nov13

Global Immigration Update - Monday 13th November 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of the UK government's proposals for a post-Brexit settled status scheme for EU citizens. Canada has announced a new three-year immigration plan and citizenship processing has resumed in Australia. Plus, there's immigration news from the UAE, USA and Tunisia. 

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Nov06

Global Immigration Update - Monday 6th November 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of new combined work and residence permits in Austria and new procedures for fast-track residence cards in Madrid, Spain. Plus, there are changes to the employment pass application process in Malaysia. There's also immigration news from Tanzania, Kuwait and Taiwan.   

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Oct30

Global Immigration Update - Monday 30th October 2017

In this week's edition, we announce that employers can pay to attain the required Saudization category in Saudi Arabia and a new online system has been launched for work permits and visas in Thailand.  We also bring you immigration news from UAE, Oman and the United States

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Oct23

Global Immigration Update – Monday 23rd October 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of a trial visa exemption for entry to Taiwan for qualifying Philippine nationals. Plus, the post-arrival temporary residence application process in Costa Rica has been relaxed. We also bring you immigration news from the US, Guatemala and Russia.  

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Oct16

Global Immigration Update – Monday 16th October 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of a reciprocal suspension of visa services between the US and Turkey and announce an expedited work permit process in Shanghai, China that may benefit some foreign workers. Plus, we bring you immigration news from Switzerland, Kenya and Tanzania. 

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Oct09

Global Immigration Update - Monday 9th October 2017

In this week's edition, we bring you news of an expansion to the Registered Traveller Service in the United Kingdom and changes to the regulations governing work permits and temporary residence permits in Ukraine. Plus, there are immigration updates from Croatia, Malaysia and Vietnam.  

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