As many of you know, the Home Office has announced quite a few changes to UK immigration policy this month, which you can read about by clicking on the links below. As the EU prepares to welcome ten new Member States, each EU country has announced its immigration policy on guest workers from the accession countries. We hope that you find this edition of Workpermit.com News interesting and informative!
In the week before EU enlargement to 25 members, European migration policy has experienced many important changes, especially from the UK side. In this edition of Workpermit.com News, you will also find new information on US visa petition fees, the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa Scheme, and on changes to HSMP waiting times. This month also saw an increase to the Australian Skilled Migration category passmark. Please click on the links below to read more! We hope that you find this edition of Workpermit.com News both interesting and informative!
Now that the EU has experienced the biggest enlargement in its history to 25 members, this month has seen numerous changes to various UK immigration schemes. In this edition of Workpermit.com News, the most important changes are reported on, namely the extension of the SBS scheme and the lifting of the suspension of visa services for Romanians and Bulgarians. In this edition you will also find information on Australia's changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List and on changes to HSMP waiting times. Please click on the links below to read more! We hope that you find this edition of Workpermit.com News both interesting and informative!
The beginning of the summer has seen numerous announcements by the UK Home Office regarding changes to various immigration and work permit schemes. In this edition of Workpermit.com News, you will not only be able to read about the most important changes to immigration schemes in the UK, but also news on the US H-1B cap and the historic signing of the German immigration law. Please click on the links below to read more! We hope that you find this edition of Workpermit.com News both interesting and informative, and the Workpermit.com staff wish you all a successful and enjoyable summer!
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The middle of the summer has surprisingly seen several announcements made by the UK Home Office concerning processing times for HSMP and FLR (IED) applications, as well as new rules on switching into a new immigration status. This edition of workpermit.com News also covers the results of the US Green Card lottery scheme and the introduction of a new Australian skilled migration category - the Skilled Independent Regional (SIR) visa. Please visit the links below to read more on these developments in global immigration law! We hope that you find this edition of workpermit.com News interesting and informative, and the workpermit.com staff wish you a lovely end to the summer!
As the summer draws to a close and governments around the World return from their holidays, immigration workers gear up for what promises to be a busy rest of the year. Despite the holiday period, various new announcements have been made by the UK Home Office concerning the controversial English language regulations for naturalisation applications, and the USCIS has kept busy as well. This edition of workpermit.com News covers the new English requirements in detail, various new USCIS regulations, and looks at the influx of workers into Ireland. Please visit the links below to read more on these developments in global immigration law! We hope that you find this edition of workpermit.com News interesting and informative, and the workpermit.com staff hope that you have all had a relaxing summer!
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The entry requirements for the latest US Green Card Lottery program DV2006 have recently been announced that are essentially unchanged from last year.
This edition of workpermit.com News covers the new Dutch law in detail, the proposed new work permit fees by the UK government, as well as changes to the Australian and New Zealand points test.
Bulgarian and Romanian business people should be pleased to learn that the ECAA visa category for the UK is back up and running. Visit the links below to read more on these developments in international immigration law! We hope that you find this month's edition interesting and informative, and the workpermit.com staff wishes everyone a productive quarter!
Passport requirements are slowly changing across the globe. The United States has already started to demand that people will be able to present machine readable passports and within 36 months the European Union citizens' passports will have the holders' fingerprints in them.
Canada has set its limit for immigrants for next year while Germany has detected a shortage in workers in lower skilled category jobs and there is a brewing clash between the United States and the European Union regarding visa free travels.
As world economy is on the rise, so is the demand for skilled professionals from abroad. Scotland is seeking to boost its work force by attracting 8,000 migrant workers per year till 2009. In a speech recently, UK Home Secretary David Blunkett said there are 600,000 vacancies in the UK economy and that there is a lot to learn from the Scottish example.
Also Australia has recognized a shortage of professionals in almost every one of its states. Demand is so high that criteria for applying for a visa and work permit there have been lowered.
In Canada it has been decided that immigrants to Saskatchewan will receive English language training as the authorities there have recognized the necessity for foreign professionals to be able to communicate.
On a more technical note, the UK is set to introduce a computer system with the ability to identify immigrants...
The year is soon coming to an end and so will the US Green Card lottery. Those who still consider applying should hurry up and do so before time is up. Also noteworthy are upcoming changes to immigration policies in the US. Visa application requirements are expected to tighten.
Meanwhile, New Zealand is recognizing the importance of having skilled professionals. The country's Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter said the country is willing to spend more and more money on improving conditions for the increased number of immigrants landing on its shores.
Finally, the American Interpol head is not pleased with the lack of security on the UK borders. He pointed out that he didn't have to give his passport number at the border when he arrived in the country.