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US - H-1B Cap Reached Today

18:17 17/02/2004
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced today that this year's congressionally mandated H-1B cap of 65,000 applications has been reached. The USCIS will no longer be...

Netherlands - New rules announced for foreign workers

10:56 16/02/2004
The Dutch government has announced that local employers will only be able to recruit workers from the ten EU accession countries this year if no Dutch person can be found for the position. Despite...

OZ - New Salary Level Announced for Skilled Migrants

12:40 11/02/2004
In February, it was announced by the Australian Government that a new minimum salary level will be set for positions being filled by overseas workers on temporary business visas (subclass 457). The...

Netherlands - Dual Nationality Opposed by Government

14:07 29/01/2004
One of the majority parties in coalition, the Christian Democrats, haverecently proposed taking away the rights of immigrants to hold twopassports, citing the claim that this simply hinders the...

UK Sector Based Work Permit Scheme Extended

14:06 28/01/2004
Work Permits (UK) has recently announced that Government Ministers havegranted permission to extend the current Sector Based Scheme (SBS) pilotprogramme for another year. The programme is intended to...

US H-1B Cap to be reached soon

19:05 27/01/2004
Based upon first quarter INS figures released on the number of H-1B applications, the number of H-1B approvals and applications still awaiting a decision total over 43,000. This means that by mid-...

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