Immigration news

October 6, 2018

AUSTRALIA: SkillSelect Invitation Round Update

The results from the latest invitation round, which took place on 11 September 2018, have been released by the Australian Department […]
October 5, 2018

SLOVAKIA: Delays and increased processing times

What has changed Currently, the Foreign Police in Bratislava has been receiving an increased number of applications for temporary residence permits. […]
October 5, 2018

NEW ZEALAND: Work Visa Application Fees to Double

Effective 5 November 2018, application fees for New Zealand visas will increase dramatically. The fee changes will impact individuals applying for […]
October 3, 2018

SWITZERLAND: New quotas for 2019 work permit applications

On September 28, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland announced new quotas for work permit applications submitted during the 2019 calendar […]
October 2, 2018

CANADA/MEXICO/UNITED STATES: Revised Trade Deal Leaves Work Visa Provisions Unchanged

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), reached between Canada, Mexico and the United States late on 30 September 2018, leaves intact […]
October 2, 2018

UNITED STATES: New Deportation Policy Implemented But Not for Employment Petitions

Effective 1 October 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun implementing its 28 June 2018 memorandum, prioritising the removal of […]
September 30, 2018

HONG KONG: Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

Effective 19 September 2018, the Hong Kong government has revised its immigration policy to allow a same-sex spouse or civil partner, […]
September 30, 2018

E-Visas for India

Effective 24 September 2018, the e-FRRO system for online registration and visa-related services has been extended to Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha […]
September 1, 2018

UK – status Changes for EU Citizens Residing in the UK and their families

What has changed? Effective March 2019, citizens of the European Union (EU) and their families will be able to apply for […]