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UK - Worker Registration Scheme statistics announced

12:34 07/07/2004
The Home Office has released figures showing that over 24,000 Central and Eastern European nationals from the new EU member states had signed up for the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) by the end of...

Australian Visa Fee Changes from 1 July 2004

14:04 06/07/2004
Along with the introduction of the new Skilled Independent Regional(Provisional) Visa category under Australia's GeneralSkilled Migration program on 1 July, new visa application charges have...

New Australia Skilled-Independent Regional Visa Introduced

18:01 02/07/2004
The new Skilled-Independent Regional (SIR) (Provisional) visa has come into effect, opening up more options for skilled migrants to come to Australia. This initially temporary skilled visa has been...

UK - New Application Forms issued

10:17 28/06/2004
The Home Office has made available updated and revised application forms and guidance notes for use from 2 July 2004. Work Permits (UK) will no longer accept any application forms that have an expiry...

Foreign Workers to renew H-1B visas abroad

10:30 23/06/2004
The US State Department has recently announced that foreigners working in the US on H-1B visas or other working visas will need to reapply for extensions from overseas once they expire. Previously,...

UK - Science and Engineering Graduates Scheme Delayed

18:12 22/06/2004
A proposal to introduce a new Science and Engineering Graduates' Scheme wasannounced in the Chancellor's Budget Report on 9 April 2004. The scheme will be aimed at encouraging non-EEA national...