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Flash Alert - Immigration

2018

DECEMBER

12/21/2018: United States – Potential Immigration-Related Impact of Government Shut-down

12/20/2018: United Kingdom – Government Releases White Paper on Post-Brexit Immigration

12/19/2018: United Kingdom – Online Right-to-Work Checking Service

12/14/2018: India – Immigration Changes in 2018: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

12/14/2018: United Kingdom – Statement of Changes for Tiers, 2, 4, and 5, and Seasonal Workers 

12/13/2018: Italy - 2018 Amendments Make Italian Citizenship More Difficult to Obtain

12/11/2018: United States – New Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application, in Effect 

12/11/2018: United States – Administration Proposes Changes to Selection System for H-1B Visas

12/10/2018: Ireland – Expansion of Online Passport Renewal Service

12/07/2018: United Kingdom – Reduced Rights for EU Citizens if ‘No Deal’ Brexit

12/05/2018: Romania – Easier Requirements for Third-Country Nationals When Locally Employed in Romania

NOVEMBER

11/29/2018: Ireland – Increase in National Minimum Wage

11/29/2018: United States - USCIS to Allow Advance Parole Applications for International Travel

11/15/2018: United States – Immigration, Labor Authorities Release Fall 2018 Regulatory Agendas

11/08/2018: European Union - European Passenger Registration System (ETIAS) Operational in 2021

OCTOBER

10/29/2018: Ireland – Special Scheme for Some Non-EEA Nationals to Reside

10/22/2018: Hong Kong – Visas for Same-Sex Dependants, Civil Partnerships/Unions

10/19/2018: United Kingdom – EU Settlement Scheme and Other Announced Immigration Changes

SEPTEMBER

10/04/2018: United Kingdom – What Does Travel to EU Mean if “No Deal” Brexit?

09/28/2018: France – New Rules on Seconding Employees and Stricter Anti-Fraud Provisions

09/27/2018: Thailand – Revisions to Decree “Managing the Work of Aliens”

09/18/2018: United Kingdom – Migration Advisory Committee Releases Final Report on Immigration

09/11/2018: Finland – New Residence Permit Categories Introduced; Changes in Current Permit Processes

09/11/2018: People’s Republic of China – Changes for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Residents 

AUGUST

08/31/2018: United States - USCIS Extends & Expands H-1B Premium Processing Suspension

08/28/2018: Ireland – Changes to Re-Entry Visa Process

08/16/2018: Canada – Biometrics Expansion Project

08/03/2018: United States – Updated Policy on Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

08/02/2018: United States – USCIS Issues New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTAs)

JULY

07/17/2018: United Kingdom – White Paper Takes Further Steps to Clarify Post-Brexit Relationship

07/10/2018: Australia - New Financial Year Update

JUNE

06/29/2018: United States – SCOTUS Upholds Latest Travel Ban

06/22/2018: United Kingdom – Government Announces Details on Brexit EU Settlement Scheme

06/15/2018: United Kingdom – Changes to Immigration Rules in Multiple Areas 

06/12/2018: Germany – Increased Scrutiny from Authorities for Granting of Labor Market Access

06/06/2018: Kenya – New Procedures for Verification and Registration of Foreign Nationals

06/01/2018: Canada – Measures for Cross-Border Travelers in Bill C-21

MAY

05/30/2018: Italy – New Policy on 2018 Permit to Stay for Family Reasons

05/11/2018: United Kingdom – I “Find a Job” Replaces Universal Jobmatch for Tier 2 Advertising

APRIL

04/27/2018: India – Visa Guidelines Updated

04/26/2018: United States – SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments Regarding Latest Travel Ban

04/17/2018: United States – USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Lottery Processing

04/10/2018: United States - State Department Seeking Visa Applicant Disclosure of Social Media History

04/06/2018: United Kingdom – Work Restrictions for Croatian Nationals to Expire in June

04/05/2018: Singapore – More Employers Must Advertise on Jobs Bank, Higher S Pass Qualifying Salary

04/05/2018: United States – USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Filings

04/04/2018: Australia – New Global Talent Scheme Pilot Announced 

MARCH

03/29/2018: United States - Joint Agency Pilot for Canadian Citizens Seeking L-1 Non-Immigrant Status

03/23/2018: Australia – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Program in Effect

03/19/2018: United Kingdom – Government Announces Changes to Immigration Fees from 6 April

03/13/2018: United Kingdom – New Applications Forms for Applicants from Outside U.K.

03/09/2018: India - FRRO Registration, Visa Extension, Conversion, Go Digital

03/06/2018: United States – Policy Change for H1-B Petitions Involving Third-Party Placement 

FEBRUARY

02/28/2018: France – Stricter Provisions to Combat Fraud Tied to Foreign Workers in France

02/27/2018: Canada – Update on U.S. and Canadian Immigration, Invitation to Seminar/Webinar

02/26/2018: United States - Updated USCIS Guidance on Signature Requirements, Power of Attorney

02/22/2018: United Kingdom – Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

02/16/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Debuts, Opportunities for Executives, Investors, Entrepreneurs

02/12/2018: Italy – 2018 Quota in Force for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

JANUARY

01/23/2018: United States – Government Shuts Down, Then Reopens: Impact on Immigration

01/18/2018: United States – Update on Extensions for  H-1B Holders, Working Spouses

01/17/2018: United States – Escalated Searches of Electronic Devices Continues

01/11/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Designed to Attract Highly-Skilled Professionals

2017

DECEMBER

12/21/2017: Ireland - Phase 1 of Negotiations on U.K.’s Exit from EU Finalised

12/13/2017: United Kingdom – Government Communicates Changes Planned for Immigration Rules

12/13/2017: United Kingdom – Update on Agreement between U.K. and EU in Brexit Deal

12/08/2017: United States – Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban to Proceed, Litigation Continues

12/06/2017: Netherlands – New Salary Criterion for Highly-Skilled Migrants 

NOVEMBER

11/22/2017: Singapore – New Questions Added to Employment Pass Application

11/21/2017: Singapore - Qualifying Salary Criteria for Dependant Privileges Raised from 1 January 2018

11/20/2017: Chile – New Visa Procedures for Professionals and Investors in Technology Sector

11/14/2017: United States – U.S. Missions in Turkey Resume Non-Immigrant Visa Processing

11/03/2017: United States – Revised Policy on Burden of Proof and Nonimmigrant Extension Petitions

OCTOBER

10/31/2017: Belgium – New Salary Criteria for 2018

10/25/2017: United States – Federal Courts Block President Trump’s Third Travel Ban

10/13/2017: United States – U.S. Missions in Turkey Cease Non-Immigrant Visa Processing 

10/06/2017: Canada – New Obligations, Processes with Labour Market Impact Assessment

10/04/2017: United States – Premium Processing Resumes for All H-1B Petitions

SEPTEMBER

09/29/2017: United States – New Version of Travel Ban Announced by President Trump

09/25/2017: Finland – When Posting Workers, Notify Occupational Safety and Health Authority

09/22/2017: United States – New Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form Now Effective

09/19/2017: United States – “In Person” Interviews Expanded for Employment-Based AOS Applicants

09/13/2017: United States – Impact on Employers of Government’s Ending of DACA

AUGUST

08/31/2017: Germany – Shedding More Light on the Non-Visa National Privilege 

08/24/2017: Australia – Immigration Policy Updates on Employer-Sponsored Visa Reforms

JULY

07/24/2017: Thailand – New Decree Tightens Rules on Hiring, Employing Foreign Nationals

07/20/2017: United States – Supreme Court Allows Grandparents, Others, as Close Family Members 

07/17/2017: United States – Court in Hawaii Alters Travel Ban, Expands Close Family Members

JUNE

06/30/2017: United States – Guidance Now for Implementing Court-Ordered Parts of Travel Ban

06/29/2017: Brazil – Government Suspends Issuance of Passports

06/28/2017: United Kingdom – Government Publishes Opening Position on Future Status of EU Migrants

06/27/2017: United States – Supreme Court Amends Temporary Injunction of President’s Travel Ban

06/23/2017: Canada – June 27 Webinar on Employer Experiences with Global Skills Strategy

06/16/2017: Malaysia – Expatriate Services Division Makes Several Updates via MYXpats

06/13/2017: United States – President’s Travel Ban Blocked Again by Federal Appeals Court

06/02/2017: Brazil – New Migration Law Ushers in Significant Reforms

06/02/2017: United States – Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump’s Travel Ban

06/02/2017: People’s Republic of China – Updates on Z-Visas and Travelers’ Biometric Data

MAY

05/25/2017: Switzerland – Immigration Rights for Romanians, Bulgarians; Social Security for Croatians

05/18/2017: India – Detailed Guidelines Issued on New “Intern Visa”

05/12/2017: Australia – 2017-18 Budget’s Visa-Related Measures, New Costs for Employers 

05/11/2017: Australia – Key Things Employers and Expatriates Should Know About 2017 Budget

05/05/2017: Canada – May 11 Webinar to Discuss Recent U.S. and Canadian Immigration Initiatives

05/04/2017: European Union – Special Report: Status of Intra-Company Transfer Directive

05/02/2017: Belgium – For Long-Term Residency Rights, Need to Demonstrate Integration Efforts

APRIL

04/27/2017: Australia – Highlights of Key 457 Visa Changes and New TSS Visa

04/25/2017: Australia – 457 Visa to Be Replaced March 2018, Other Immigration Changes Now

04/24/2017: Chile – New Visa for Professionals and Investors Involved in Technology Sector

04/19/2017: Ireland – Consolidation and Important Changes for Employment Permits Regulations

04/18/2017: United States – H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2018 Is Complete

04/10/2017: Nigeria – Immigration Regulations in Force, Implementing Considerable Changes

04/06/2017: United Kingdom – 6 April Means Important Changes to Immigration Rules

04/05/2017: Italy – 2017 Quota in Force for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

MARCH

03/31/2017: Ireland – Article 50 Triggered, Impact on Ireland-U.K. Immigration

03/16/2017: United States – Judge in Hawaii Blocks Entry into Force of New Travel Ban

03/07/2017: United States – Updated Travel Ban for Nationals Noted in New Executive Order

03/06/2017: United States – Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

FEBRUARY

02/24/2017: Belgium – Higher Charges Coming in March for Certain D Visas

02/22/2017: Austria – New Rules on Minimum Wage, Work-Time, Record-Keeping for Assignments

02/17/2017: People’s Republic of China – New Rules for Foreign Graduates to Get Work Permit

02/17/2017: United Kingdom – Changes to Immigration Rules Happening on 6 April 2017

02/15/2016: Italy – New Statute Governing Intra-Company Transfers

02/10/2017: United States – Travel Ban Suspension Upheld by Federal Court of Appeals

02/10/2017: Hungary – EU Posting Worker Rules Bring Employer Obligations under Hungarian Law

02/07/2017: Belgium – Modifications to Processing of Family Members’ Visas, Residence Permits

02/06/2017: Ireland – Raising the Bar, Squeezing Options for Immigrant Investor Programme

02/06/2017: United States – Judge Stays Travel Ban, Trump Administration Acts to Defend in Court

02/03/2017: Malaysia – Updates on Professional Visit Pass and Employment Pass

02/03/2017: Germany – Draft Law on Implementing EU’s ICT Directive

02/03/2017: India – Deadline Changed to June for Conversion of PIO Cards to OCI Cards 

JANUARY

01/31/2017: United States – Travel Ban and Suspension of Visa Issuance for Seven Countries

01/24/2017: United States – Changes Introduced for Employment Authorization Documents

01/24/2017: United States – Details on Rules for Employment Authorizations in Compelling Circumstances 

01/12/2017: Germany – New Salary Criteria in Effect from 1 January 2017

01/10/2017: United Kingdom – Government Says Criminal Record Certificates Needed for Select Jobs

01/10/2017: Denmark – EU Rules on Posting of Workers Implemented 

01/06/2017: United States – USCIS Final Rule Contains Significant Changes for “AC21” Provisions

01/03/2017: Italy – Update on New EU Rules Regarding Posting of Workers

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