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UK - Home Office processing times as of Oct. 27

19:30 01/11/2004
A work permit application in the UK could take up to 24 weeks at the moment. Depending on what sort of work permit is applied for the waiting time could be reduced to three weeks. Employers seeking...

Germany – Immigrant workers needed

18:15 21/10/2004
Daily German newspaper, Die Tageszietung, calls upon the country’s Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democrats (SPD) to take action after a commission concluded that the country is in need of an...

USCIS Reaches FY2005 Cap for H-1B Applications

10:40 01/10/2004
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has received its congressionally-mandated limit for H-1B applications for FY2005. No more H-1B applications subject to the FY2005 cap will...

New Australian Skilled Occupations and changes to MODL

16:33 08/09/2004
The Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural (and Indigenous) Affairs (DIMIA) has added several new occupations to the Skilled Occupations List, falling under the category of...

US - H-1B cap almost filled for FY2005

9:33 31/08/2004
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it had received 40,000 H-1B applications toward the FY2005 cap as of 4 August 2004. Approximately 21,000 applications...

Sharp increase of new EU workers to Ireland

11:57 24/08/2004
The Irish government released figures earlier this month that show that there has been a sharp rise in the number of workers from new EU member states seeking work in Ireland since 1 May 2004. The...