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  • new UK points-based immigration system
    The UK updates Certificate of Sponsorship numbers

    From January 1, 2021, employers in the UK will be required to have a sponsor licence for the purpose of recruiting any worker from outside the UK – this includes EEA, EU and Swiss citizens.  This is in keeping with the implementation of the new UK points-based immigration system that seeks to provide an equal… Read More »

    Nov 20, 2020
  • H-2B program
    H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2021 reached

    As per a News Alert dated November 18, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS] has announced that the H-2B cap for the first half of Financial Year 2021 has been reached. The H-2B program allows employers or agents in the US – that meet the specific regulatory requirements – to bring in foreign… Read More »

    Nov 20, 2020
  • UAE Golden Visa
    The UAE extends eligibility for the UAE Golden Visa

    In what is said to be “only the beginning”, the United Arab Emirates has extended the eligibility for the UAE Golden Visa to include many other professions. An announcement in this regard has been made – on November 15, 2020 – by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai… Read More »

    Nov 19, 2020
  • Australian Citizenship
    Citizenship testing and appointments resumed across Australia

    As per an official Media Release dated November 18, 2020, citizenship testing and appointments have been resumed across Australia, in all states and territories. The announcement to the effect has been made by the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge. Recently, the Australian citizenship test has been updated, with… Read More »

    Nov 19, 2020
  • Iceland Work Visa
    Iceland announces long-term visa for remote workers

    As per a recent announcement by Iceland, “the Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs have put in place measures to enable non-EEA foreign nationals to reside in Iceland for up to six months and telework for foreign companies.” With the latest measures, foreign… Read More »

    Nov 19, 2020
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