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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-...

Voting Rights for Foreigners in Belgium Strongly Opposed

14:42 23/01/2004
A petition in opposition to plans giving non-European nationals living inBelgium limited voting rights has been signed by 50,000 Belgians recently. A committee has been formed comprising some members...

Netherlands - Immigrants face possible restrictions

16:23 22/01/2004
Instead of completely closing borders to accession country nationals after 1May, when 10 Central and Eastern European countries will become full EUmembers, the Dutch government is simply considering...

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