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Holding Redlich
Employers are continually looking for alternative visa options which allow staff to experience overseas opportunities.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes recent changes and developments relating to Australian immigration and working holiday visas.
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Express Entry is Canada's immigration application management system which came into effect in January 2015.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The Prince Edward Island ("PEI") provincial government will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business ...
September 18, 2018 - Quebec immigration authorities (MIDI) have opened its new on-line skilled worker immigration Expression of Interest system, named ‘Arrima'.
August 31, 2018 - Several immigration programs are available to business, investment and entrepreneur candidates to apply for admission to Canada.
September 13, 2018 - The October 5 deadline is fast approaching for completed applications to be submitted under Canada's Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program.
Soteris Pittas & Co LLC
The system that has been introduced in 2013 remains in full force and our previous note in this respect applies in full, however, certain changes have been implemented by the council of Ministers...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Despite evidence submitted to the MAC highlighting the unpopularity of the Tier 2 sponsorship system, it recommends that sponsorship continue.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The Grenadian CBI program is poised for massive improvements in the very near future.
STA Law Firm
The UAE has a very substantial number of non-nationals and immigrants.
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).
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.
Morgan Lewis
In the October 2018 visa bulletin issued by the US Department of State, EB-1 remains backlogged for all countries of chargeability, and EB-2 and EB-3 are once again current for worldwide allotment.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Consistent with our advisory from late August, as of today, September 11, 2018, USCIS will no longer accept Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions unless said Petitions are:
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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Green and Spiegel LLP
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)
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2018 - Quebec has announced its new skilled worker Expression of Interest system, named ‘Arrima', is scheduled to begin in September 2018.
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.
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.
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