At the moment there is increased demand for Canadian skilled worker visas. There are only 500 visas per occupation for the 29 occupations on the list. If you are interested in immigration to Canada you should seriously consider applying sooner rather than later.
Starting 9 August 2011, exceptionally talented leaders in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, and arts will be able to immigrate tothe UK under a new Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) immigration category. The new scheme will not only allow those who are already recognized as leaders in their field, but also those who potentially may become leaders in their field to emigrate to the UK. The scheme will be limited to 1,000 places during the first year of operation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's immigration subcommittee is attempting to push through legislation that would expand the H-1B visa system and grant green card work permits to...
Firstly, workpermit.com reminds you that at the moment the two English speaking Countries with the best skilled immigration sponsored immigration programmes are probably Canada and Australia. In comparison the UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category is very difficult to come under.
Western Australia (WA) has a number of resource projects requiring workers in skills shortage areas. Australian firms will have to hire overseas talent to deal with these labour shortages. If you have skills in an occupation listed on WA's skilled occupation list, you may be able to qualify for a Skilled Sponsored or Skilled Regional Sponsored migration visa to live and work in WA. These Australian visas are processed quite quickly. State sponsored visa applications have higher priority for processing by Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) than independent skilled immigration visas.
Australia has doubled the number of skilled migration visas set aside for regional...
If you are a spectator, athlete, or media professional, there are a few things you should know about visiting the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games. If you are a spectator you may need to obtain a visitor's visa to enter the UK. Processing times for visas are usually 15 working days; However, you can apply for a visa up to three months before your planned date of travel.
Thousands of people pursuing asylum and immigration cases were left without support after the Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) charity went into unannounced administration on 8 July 2011. This means in effect that at least for the time being IAS is closed. If you are a client of the Immigration Advisory Service you should contact the Immigration Advisory Service for details on what to do next. You should not visit Immigration Advisory Service offices.
Firstly workpermit.com reminds everyone that if you wish to come under the Canada Skilled worker visa scheme you should apply sooner rather than later. The visa cap for the most popular occupation group Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management has already been reached. The visa cap for some of the other occupations may be used up quite quickly.
One of Australia's biggest contractors is refusing to bid on new contracts until it can find enough workers to deal with skilled labour shortages. Demand for labour in Australia is at an all time high; Firms desperately need to hire overseas workers.
Despite the recent huge increase in the number of accountants obtaining skilled immigration visas to Australia there is still unfulfilled demand for accountants in Australia. Skills Australia intends to keep the occupation on its list of occupations in demand.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...
If you are interested in US immigration the US Green Card Lottery starts in about a month’s time. The new period of entry is from 4 October to 2 November 2011.
Net migration into the UK increased by 21 percent in 2010 to 239,000 immigrants. The increase was mainly due to a smaller number of people leaving the UK which coincided with a huge increase in the number of workers from Poland and other Eastern European Countries coming to Britain to work. The new figures show that caps on skilled immigration and tighter immigration rules imposed on non-EU migrants has done very little to reduce immigration into Britain. The Government has imposed these immigration restrictions in an effort to reduce net immigration into Britain to the "tens of thousands". A large portion of immigrants come from within the European Union, something that the UK has little control over due...