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EU may introduce migrant green cards

15:16 13/01/2005
The European Commission is looking at a range of immigration reforms to deal with Europe's severe shortage of workers the Financial Times newspaper reports. An ideas paper published by the European...

Australian immigration highest for a decade

9:43 12/01/2005
With over 111,000 people arriving and settling, 2003-2004 saw the highest number of migrants and refugees coming to Australia in ten years, according to Australia's Department of Immigration and...

Work Permits UK processing times - January 11

10:41 11/01/2005
Processing times for work permits have not changed much over the last month. A work permit application in the UK takes up to 5 working days. Applicants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP...

Canada - Faster visa processing for those orphaned by Tsunami

17:25 07/01/2005
The Canadian Government is looking at easing adoption rules sothat children orphaned by the tsunami tragedy can be adopted byrelatives living in Canada, the website chinaview.cn reports. Canada'...

Tougher UK immigration marriage rules soon

12:53 07/01/2005
Spouses of British Citizens and of permanent residents from outside the European Union who wish to remain in the UK on the basis of marriage will face more rigorous requirements to show that their...

Australia - faster visa processing for tsunami survivors

10:43 07/01/2005
Australia's Department of Immigration is to prioritize the processing of temporary visas for people from areas affected by the Asian tsunami, the Australian national broadcaster the ABC reported...

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