This newsletter links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to immigration and visas in Australia.
The new Canada United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force on July 1, 2020. In the United States, the agreement is referred to as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
July 9, 2020 - Canada has conducted a first all-program Express Entry draw since the coronavirus crisis took hold in March, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,900 candidates to bring the total for 2020 over 50,000.
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As an update to our blog on June 22, 2020, we have now received confirmation from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters, consistent with our earlier interpretation of the President...
July 1, 2020 - Coronavirus restrictions have made the first half of 2020 a major challenge for Canada's immigration system.
July 2, 2020 - Canada Express Entry ended the first half of 2020 having issued the second-most Invitations to Apply on record, despite the country being in the grip of the coronavirus crisis.
June 30, 2020 - Canada admitted a new record of nearly 110,000 new immigrants through Express Entry in 2019 in the busiest year on record for the skilled immigration selection system.
On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak," ...
On the 18 June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU" or the "Court"), delivered a preliminary ruling in proceedings between Ryanair Designated Activity Company ("Ryanair")...
For non-EU citizens and given the current Covid-19, situation, the submission of asylum applications for those entering Greece illegally was suspended for one month (Legislative Act No. 45/2-03-2020).
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In a continuing series of initiatives to significantly enhance Hong Kong's role as a global international centre for legal and dispute resolution services, the HKSAR Government, on 29th June 2020, ...
On 26 June 2020, the HKSAR Government launched the Pilot Scheme on Facilitation for Persons Participating in Arbitral Proceedings in Hong Kong (the Scheme).
On May 23rd, Andres Gutierrez, Investment Migration Consultant at CSB Group and Malta Sotheby's International Realty, participated in a Webinar organised by IREX Business Connect ...
The ANZSCO will no longer be used to assess the skill level of job for essential skills work visas to New Zealand.
INZ set new priorities for visa processing and rules for migrant workers assisting with essential services are relaxed.
INZ announced changes to NZ temporary work visas, to respond to the impact that COVID-19 is having on migrant workers.
A Temporary Work Permit (TWP) approval is required for a skilled foreigner to perform employment duties in Nigeria on a temporary basis.
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The Government has announced that its new visa for foreign medical workers will open for applications on 4 August 2020.
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In light of the Home Office now making regular policy announcements and issuing revised guidance, here are the main immigration law issues that employers may want to keep in mind...
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As Brexit talks intensify, bio/pharma companies from both the UK and EU need to consider and aim to prepare for all scenarios.