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Employers are continually looking for alternative visa options which allow staff to experience overseas opportunities.
September 24, 2018 - The Quebec Investor program is the largest and most popular Canada business and investment immigration program. Candidates are required to have a legally acquired personal net worth of $2 million and must invest $1,200,000 in a government guaranteed investment project. Applicants can finance the bulk of their investment through designated financial intermediaries.
September 24, 2018 - Saskatchewan immigration has conducted a new skilled worker draw under the province's fledgling Expression of Interest System. The latest, only the second since the system was launched, saw 140 candidates invited to apply under the Occupations In-Demand stream of the International Skilled Worker Category.
September 24, 2018 - British Columbia immigration has conducted its largest draw of 2018 targeting skilled workers and international graduates. The latest draw saw 409 candidates receive invitations to apply, the fourth time the province has broken the 400 barrier this year.
September 20, 2018 - The Quebec Investor program is the largest and most popular Canada business and investment immigration program. The 2018/2019 application period is now open and continues until March 15, 2019. A maximum of 1,235 applications will be accepted from China, Hong Kong, Macau and up to 665 from elsewhere.
September 20, 2018 - Canada Visa Application Centres in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will begin charging a fee for candidates to submit their applications from November 2, 2018.
September 19, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,500 candidates. The September 19 draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 441, just one point above the 2018 low of 440.
S. Evangelides & Partners
The Cypriot Residency Permit, also known as ‘Yellow Slip', is available to European (EU and EEA) citizens who wish to relocate and work in the Republic of Cyprus.
Mishcon de Reya
On 29 March 2018, the UK and European Union published the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (the "Draft Agreement").
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Despite evidence submitted to the MAC highlighting the unpopularity of the Tier 2 sponsorship system, it recommends that sponsorship continue.
Mayer Brown
On 18 September 2018, the Hong Kong government announced a revision to the immigration policy for entry of non-local dependants (the "Policy")...
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
EU countries offering residence by investment programmes must ensure a high level of due diligence.
Guzeloglu Attorneys-at-law
With the Presidential Decree Numbered 106 ("Decree") the financial and investment criterias for foreigners who desire to become Turkish Citizen has been eased.
The MAC has released its long-awaited report on EEA migration, including recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system.
In this five-part series, we highlight three important USCIS policy changes and provide eight best practice tips in light of the ever-tightening U.S. immigration environment.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Good News For Vietnam EB-5 / EB-1 Worldwide: USCIS Will Allow For Early Employment-Based Adjustment Of Status Applications In October
Green and Spiegel LLP
On September 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced plans to investigate employers using the H-2B program
Green and Spiegel LLP
On September 8, Green and Spiegel's EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati presented at EB-5 Investors Magazine's Fall 2018 Ho Chi Minh City Conference.
Littler Mendelson
In recent weeks, several notable policy changes have taken place concerning the adjudication of immigration petitions by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown's Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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USCIS announced today that its suspension of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended through at least February 19, 2019.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Effective September 11, 2018, USCIS will suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers until February 19, 2019 (excluding filings by cap-exempt employers)
Pryor Cashman LLP
On August 28, 2018, USCIS announced that the suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Petitions will extend beyond September 10, 2018 and will last until February 19, 2019.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Announced The Extension Of Its Suspension Of Premium Processing For All H-1B Cases Subject To The Annual Quota (Also Known As "Cap Cases") For Fiscal Year 2019.
Mayer Brown
In light of recent news regarding data breaches affecting Facebook users, data-mining apps are not the only entities monitoring social media use these days.
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 28, 2018, that it is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born beneficiaries:
Hammond Taylor
Despite media attention around the new 482 TSS visa, the final product is relatively similar to the previous 457 visa.
August 20, 2018 - Quebec has announced its new skilled worker Expression of Interest system, named ‘Arrima', is scheduled to begin in September 2018.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House of Representatives and the Senate, was signed by the president and became law.
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