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UK - Priority Processing of HSMP Applications Halted

12:54 05/03/2004
The HSMP application processing teams at the Home Office have recently advised us that applications received in their office less than four weeks ago are unable to be expedited. The HSMP website has...

Dutch integration course proposed for migrants

14:21 01/03/2004
The Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk has proposed that all immigrants, both new arrivals and long-term Dutch foreign national residents, need to successfully complete a social integration...

Restrictions on working in the EU for new member states

19:42 27/02/2004
Of all 15 EU member states, only Ireland has decided not to restrictaccess of Central and Eastern European migrants to its labour marketsfrom 1 May. Below you will find details of what...

UK - Scotland to allow foreign students to work

19:35 25/02/2004
First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has told the Scottish National Parliament that he plans to promote Scotland within the current UK work permit system by granting foreign students visas to...

UK - Eastern European Immigrants will need to find work

10:23 23/02/2004
In a BBC interview today, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has announcedthat migrants from Eastern European countries who will be joiningthe EU on 1 May will only be welcome if they wish to work in the...

Belgium grants expats voting rights

17:56 20/02/2004
All ex-patriates living in Brussels, regardless of their nationality, have been granted the right to vote in local municipal elections under a new law approved by the Belgian Parliament on 20...

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