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Australia
LegalVision
Immigration and Migration planning is an incredibly important component of Australia's economy and post COVID-19 recovery plan.
Brazil
Tauil & Chequer
On October 21, 2020, Ordinance 18 of the Ministry of Justice was published, resuming—as of November 3, 2020—the countdown toward certain immigration deadlines.
Tauil & Chequer
On October 14, 2020, the National Immigration Council (CNIg) published Resolution No. 42/2020. This resolution aims to amend CNIg Normative Resolution No. 6/2017 (RN No. 6/2017)
Canada
Immigration.ca
October 27, 2020 - Industry watchers say technology firms in Canada are the likely beneficiaries of U.S. President Donald Trump's clampdown on the H-1B visa widely used by Silicon Valley companies to bring in highly-skilled immigrants.
Immigration.ca
October 27, 2020 - U.S. President Donald Trump's overhaul of the H-1B visa program in October made it more expensive and difficult to get highly-skilled immigrant workers into the United States – and likely gave Canada's Start-Up Visa Program a much-needed boost.
Immigration.ca
October 14, 2020 - New Brunswick has created a new immigration pathway for truck drivers under the existing New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program skilled worker stream.
Immigration.ca
October 14, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program opens for the submission of Interest to Sponsor forms from noon EST on October 13, 2020. The three-week window for the submission of the form closes on November 3. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials will then select at random candidates to be issued invitations to apply.
Immigration.ca
October 14, 2020 - Canada has equalled the largest Express Entry draw of all time, issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,500 candidates. The October 14 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 points, exactly the same as the previous all-program draw.
Immigration.ca
October 7, 2020 - Google searches on ‘how to move to Canada' once again spiked in the U.S. during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Immigration.ca
October 7, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program will open for a new application window later in October, after it was delayed earlier in the year due to coronavirus.
Immigration.ca
October 7, 2020 - The COVID-19 global pandemic pushed up the death rate and drove down immigration levels due to restrictions on international travel, causing Canada's population growth rate to hit a record low, reports Statistics Canada.
European Union
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
On 31 December at 11pm freedom of movement between the UK and the EU ends and a new Points Based Immigration System will apply to EU citizens and non-EU citizens alike.
Gibraltar
ISOLAS
The third in a series of Technical Notice relating to the end of the transition period was published by HM Government of Gibraltar earlier this week.
Indonesia
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
(23 October 2020) The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) recently passed the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation (the "Omnibus Bill").
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
With the stated aim of supporting the recovery of Indonesia's coronavirus-battered economy, the Minister of Law and Human Rights ("MOLHR") has issued MOLHR Regulation No. 26 of 2020 regarding Visa...
New Zealand
Cavell Leitch
Overview of key criteria of the policy outlining further border exceptions for some entrepreneurs and work visa holders.
UK
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Many employers have been very flexible about where employees are located when working from ‘home' during the pandemic, particularly in the first few months.
Withers LLP
The United Kingdom (UK) officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, and in doing so entered a withdrawal transition period where freedom of movement is still permitted as the UK ...
Withers LLP
With the end of the Brexit transition period in sight, the end of free movement of EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK is imminent. Companies which depend on an international workforce and global...
Withers LLP
Free movement with the UK will end on 31 December 2020. From that date EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members will be subject to immigration control.
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