Immigration Update – October 2017

Update on EU negotiations Although the EU negotiations continue the UK government has released a statement to say that: – The settled status scheme for EU nationals in the UK,…

UK Immigration Update – Home office Brexit plan leaked

Following the 26th June update whereby the government proposed to protect current UK resident EU nationals, there has since been a “leaked” Home Office document which, if credible, appears to…

Global Immigration Update – September

Switzerland – EU/EFTA L or B quotas exhausted for Third Quarter 2017 As previously communicated in November last year, the Swiss authorities have decided to maintain a reduced amount of…

US Immigration Update

USA Update: Enhanced Vetting for Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Applications The U.S. Foreign Affairs Manual, which provides guidance to consular officers regarding the issuance of U.S. visas, has been updated as…

UK Immigration Update – August 2017

It was widely reported in the mainstream media (17th August 2017) that UK government sources have confirmed an intention to allow EEA nationals to continue to visit the UK without…

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Global Immigration Update – August 2017

France – Tech Visa for Start-ups Start-up founders, employees and investors are now able to use a simplified, fast-track Tech Visa process. Under this route, tech talent can obtain a…

UK Immigration Update – Brexit

Last week the Home Office commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) to undertake a study to assist with drawing up the Government’s immigration policy post-Brexit. The MAC has been tasked…

India Immigration Update

Expatriates and foreign nationals working in India may have to obtain an Aadhaar number by 31 July 2017, despite certain relaxations from the government Aadhaar is a unique identification number…

Global Immigration Update – Europe

EUROPE Sweden – Processing Delays There are current delays in processing of work and residence permit renewal applications submitted in Sweden. The Swedish Migration Agency is currently prioritising new work…

UK Immigration Update – 2017/2018 Home Office Fees Announced

Following legislation laid in Parliament today, changes to Immigration, Visa and Nationality fees are set to come into effect on 6 April 2017. Ferguson Snell identify the significant changes to…

UK Immigration Rules changes for April 2017 – a detailed summary

Following the Statement of Changes announced by the Home Office on 16 March 2017, we have prepared a detailed summary of those changes as outlined below (brief overview can be…

Immigration Update – Article 50 triggered

And we’re off: Article 50 triggered          Today, Theresa May’s formal letter triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was handed to the European Council and its president, Donald Tusk. The…

UK Immigration Update – Statement of changes

New Statement of Changes to the UK Immigration Rules The Home Office has laid before Parliament the latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, ushering in the additional alterations…

Global Country Overview

The Republic of Ireland  Introduction Ireland has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 1973 and in recent years, attracted a large number of international organisations investing into…

US Immigration Update

US Immigration Update: Temporary Block to new Executive Order   “Travel Ban” Executive Order Blocked by Hawaii Judge On 15th March 2017, hours before the new Executive Order was due…