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New Zealand - Visa waivers for new EU states

14:46 29/12/2004
Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Dec. 27 that New Zealand isextending visa-free arrangements to six new European Union memberstates, whose citizens have until now required tourist visas to...

New Zealand Skills shortage lists released

12:22 29/12/2004
The lists that contain the occupations where there are immediate andlong-term shortages of skilled workers were released today by theDepartment of Labor (Workforce). The Long Term Skill Shortage List...

US - Bush says immigration system not working

9:26 29/12/2004
U.S. President George W. Bush told a press conference recently thatthe immigration system is not working and that he would push for atemporary guest worker program during his second term. TheU.S...

Work Permits UK processing times - December 20

15:09 27/12/2004
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...

UK Work Permits Shortage Occupations List - New Additions

13:48 24/12/2004
Following pressure from the UK Department of Health it is now easierto employ all salaried General Dental Practitioners, Salaried AssistantDentists and Vocational Dental Practitioners in the...

Changes to the UK Immigration Rules

9:45 24/12/2004
Changes to the UK Immigration Rules agreed by Home Office Ministers on the 21st of December will come into force from 1 January 2005. The following changes will affect foreign nationals, overseas...