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Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to a High Court case and a legislative instrument relating to citizenship in Australia.
October 17, 2017 - The Saskatchewan immigration office will conduct the latest draw of the province's Entrepreneur stream on Tuesday, October 31.
October 16, 2017 - The Ontario immigration office has closed the Masters Graduates Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program after the application intake threshold was quickly reached.
October 16, 2017 - Canadian permanent residents must now present their permanent resident card or permanent resident travel document to board a flight to Canada, or enter the country. If a permanent resident is already outside Canada when their card expires, they still have options.
16 Octobre 2017 - Les résidents permanents du Canada doivent maintenant présenter leur carte ou leur document de résidence permanente pour monter à bord d'un vol vers le Canada. Si un résident permanent est déjà à l'étranger au moment où sa carte expire, il a tout de même d'autres options.
October 16, 2017 - Experts say difficulty navigating Canada's immigration system is causing international students who had planned a permanent life in Canada to instead return home after graduation.
October 13, 2017 - The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program opened its two key international student streams, Masters Graduates and PhD Graduates for new applications.
October 13, 2017 - The Conference Board of Canada, in its latest report on immigration, advocates a 50 per cent increase in annual immigration levels to 450,000 a year. We strongly disagree.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officially implemented on October 11 important changes to physical presence and the age required to meet language and knowledge requirements for permanent residents ...
October 12, 2017 - Canada's treatment of immigration detainees is back in the spotlight after human rights activists urged the UN to put pressure on the federal government.
Eurofast Global Ltd
Ukraine has recently announced the plan to start an automatic exchange of information on financial accounts under the international Common Reporting Standard as of 2020, pertaining to data relating to 2019.
GVZH Advocates
Identity Malta, the agency responsible for the administration of Malta's citizenship by investment programme has issued a circular to all Accredited Agents advising of some changes to the rules...
Jus Privatum Law Firm
In accordance with the above-referenced law, foreign employees may fall under one of several categories essential for issuing Russian work permits for them.
Duane Morris LLP
In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") began auditing the I-9 practices of Asplundh Tree Experts Co. Last month, the Company pled guilty in Pennsylvania federal court...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On September 1, 2017, DOS revised its guidance on how to interpret when a visa applicant may have misrepresented information in an application for a visa...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The U.S. Mission to Turkey has announced that it has suspended all nonimmigrant (temporary) visa processing at posts in Turkey.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Furthermore, foreign nationals with valid advance parole documents may continue to travel using these documents.
Green and Spiegel LLP
October 10, 2017- The U.S. Mission to Turkey announced the immediate suspension of all nonimmigrant visas services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, as well as its Consulates in Istanbul and Adana.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On October 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective immediately it would resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions.
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Recruitment and retention will be impacted and employers need to review their approach to recruiting overseas talent.
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There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes summaries and links to recent media releases relating to immigration issues in Australia.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This new arrangement allows for a broader group of NZ citizens to be eligible to become permanent Australian residents.
October 11, 2017 - The Nova Scotia immigration office has announced it will open the most popular category of its Canada Express Entry stream at 9am on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry will be open to up to 300 applications and will close once the target figure is reached.
Fakhoury Law Group
It is common knowledge, even outside the immigration world, that the Trump Administration is attempting to tighten immigration.
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
July 3, 2017 – Changes to the Canada Citizenship Act Bill C-6 will come into force in stages with some taking place immediately, others in fall 2017 and the final modifications in early 2018. Our summary outlines when new changes will be made with comparisons to the old law.
September 22, 2017 – Federal, provincial and territorial governments have given another clear indication that Canada immigration levels will rise in 2018 after a recent forum and will include a multi-year plan.
September 18, 2017 – Applicants applying for permanent residence to Canada are required to prove English language skills by taking a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Read our discussion on important policy requirements governing english language tests.
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