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INDIA –Government Extends Deadline for Linking Aadhaar Number

The Supreme Court of India has extended the 31 March 2018 deadline for residents to link their Aadhaar numbers to their bank account, mobile SIM card, PAN (Permanent A  Read More

UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, in order to reduce overall H-1B processing times, they will temporarily suspend premium processing   Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

The current work authorization requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30 June 2018.  Read More

AUSTRALIA – New Global Talent Scheme Announced

On 19 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new visa scheme to attract highly-skilled talent to Australia will be piloted from 1  Read More

UNITED STATES – End of Golden Arrow Program for Expedited E Visas at US Embassy in Paris

Effective 12 March 2018, the United States embassy in Paris, France, has closed its “Golden Arrow” program for expedited E visas for critical employees of  Read More

PHILIPPINES – Additional Documents Required for Alien Employment Permit Applications

Effective 2 April 2018, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed additional documentary requirements for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) app  Read More

CANADA – Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

On 8 March 2018, Canada signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), along with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia,  Read More

ARGENTINA - No Express Appointments for Residence Applicants [UPDATED]

Effective immediately, Argentina's National Immigration Office (DNM) has suspended the system of express appointments for applications for temporary residence cards or  Read More

BRAZIL – Relaxation of New Police Clearance Requirement for Residence Renewal Applicants

The Ministry of Labour has issued a Technical Note stating that current resident visa holders applying for residence renewal in Brazil are not required to prese  Read More

INDIA - Various Amendments to the Immigration Regulations

The Ministry of Home Affairs in India has recently made several changes to the immigration regime. The key changes are as follows:  Read More