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Brexit And Visas: Impact On Expats

After new British Prime Minister Theresa May made her first trip across the continent, the immigration debate continued to broil. Former European partners want to take a hard line on membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), tying the UK back into the freedom of movement with no means to mitigate it. The new Cabinet must wrestle with the mand ...

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Citizenship And Residency By Investment

Internationally mobile investors and entrepreneurs are often keen to gain the advantages of permanent residence or citizenship in a second country.  Investor Visas or Golden Visas as they are commonly known can facilitate residence or citizenship if you meet the requirements for that country. Residence through investment There are a number of countries around the world where an investment in the c ...

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New TSS Labour Market Testing Requirements

The new legislation governing the Labour Market Testing (LMT) and advertising requirements to be undertaken before sponsoring a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa holder came into effect on Sunday. The below legislative changes apply to nominations made on or after 12 August 2018. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 14 August, 2018   Labour Market Testing Requirements  At lea ...

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Skilling Australia Fund Levy Comes Into Effect

On 12 August the Skilling Australia Fund levy commenced. The SAF levy is a levy payable by employers nominating overseas skilled workers for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187).  The SAF levy replaces the Training Benchmarks, which required visa sponsors to show that they had sp ...

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Trend In Dependent Visas Generally Positive But Not In All Markets

Dependent visas allow spouses and family members to travel for the purpose of accompanying a family member with a corresponding visa type. Fragomen’s research shows a generally positive trend in many countries but sees a constriction in some countries.   Fragomen, the leading immigration law firm, has published research on the workings of immigration systems across 113 countries.   The research in ...

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UAE’s New Income-Based Family Sponsorship Law

New rules in the UAE allows foreign nationals to sponsor their families to join them in the country.  The new rule makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members.   The new rule allows any UAE resident, male or female, to sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of at least Dh4,000 (38 ...

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Understanding Immigration

When travelling abroad to live, work, invest or for any other reason it is important to understand the immigration processes. If you are staying for more than a few months or if you are travelling regularly to the same country ensure that you have taken appropriate professional advice and complied with all relevant laws.  Different countries have different requirements for receiving a visa. These ...

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