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AUSTRALIA – Visa Application Charges Increase

Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July 2018.  Read More

KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual   Read More

URUGUAY – Vaccination records now required for all residence applications [UPDATED]

Effective immediately, the Uruguayan government has issued a decree establishing a requirement for foreign nationals to submit vaccination records in support   Read More

COLOMBIA – New Immigration Compliance Rules and Penalties

Effective 16 May 2018, Resolution 1238 establishes stricter criteria for compliance with immigration obligations, and bigger penalties for non-compliance.  Read More

BREXIT - The State of Play for Citizens' Rights [UPDATED]

[This post has been updated to reflect the release of the UK government's Statement of Intent on the EU Settlement Scheme on 21 June 2018.]  Read More

EUROPEAN UNION – Posted Worker Reform Adopted by European Council and Parliament

On 29 May 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting amendments to the Posting of Workers Directive (1996/71/EC), and the European Council adopted   Read More

VIETNAM – Work permit duration cannot exceed local entity business licence validity

Effective immediately, the Labour Authority in Ho Chi Minh City has clarified that the proposed duration of a work permit as stated in the application (currently two y  Read More

ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – Non-EU doctors and nurses to be excluded from Tier 2 cap

On 15 June 2018, the Home Office announced that it will exclude doctors and nurses from the annual cap on non-EU skilled workers, in response to the particula  Read More

CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

On 12 June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations Lis  Read More

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