US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, in order to reduce overall H-1B processing times, they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions starting 2 April 2018.
The current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30 June 2018.
Effective 2 April 2018, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed additional documentary requirements for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications.
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On 19 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new visa scheme to attract highly-skilled talent to Australia will be piloted from 1 July 2018.
Qualifying employers in two streams – established businesses and start-ups – will be able to access four-year subclass 482 (TSS) visas via streamlined applications and faster processing, with a streamlined pathway to permanent residence after three years, and no occupation list restrictions.
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UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.
Effective 19 March 2018, a new, simplified process for applications for change of immigration status has been introduced, with in-person attendance at the immigration office, and an online application tracking system.
Previously, several more steps were required, and it was possible to authorize a third-party representative to submit the application at the immigration office.
The Supreme Court of India has extended the 31 March 2018 deadline for residents to link their Aadhaar numbers to their bank account, mobile SIM card, PAN (Permanent Account Number) card and other services and schemes until it has delivered its verdict on the constitutional validity of the biometric identification number and its enabling law.