UNITED KINGDOM – Turkish business persons again allowed to obtain indefinite leave to remain

In the latest statement of changes to the immigration rules, the UK Home Office has introduced a new indefinite leave to remain (ILR) route for Turkish business people under the European Communities Accession Agreement (ECAA or the Ankara Agreement) and their families. This will come into force on 6 July 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Turkish business persons again allowed to obtain indefinite leave to remain

This alert was prepared with information provided by the UK Home Office.

UNITED KINGDOM – Non-EU doctors and nurses to be excluded from Tier 2 cap

On 15 June 2018, the Home Office announced that it will exclude doctors and nurses from the annual cap on non-EU skilled workers, in response to the particular shortages and pressures currently facing the NHS. This could make available thousands of extra visas for IT specialists, engineers and other professionals.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Non-EU doctors and nurses to be excluded from Tier 2 cap

This alert was prepared with information provided by the UK Home Office.

UNITED KINGDOM – New Start-Up Visa Announced

The Home Office has announced that a new “start-up” visa will be launched in Spring 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Start-Up Visa Announced

This alert was prepared with information provided by the UK Home Office.

NEW ZEALAND – Updated Salary Thresholds for Essential Skills Visa

Effective 15 January 2018, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has increased the remuneration thresholds which affect how long Essential Skills visa applicants can stay and whether their families can stay too.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch and Woburn International.

Sharp Increase in British Nationals Applying for French Citizenship

We are pleased to share this article describing the recent increase in applications for French citizenship by British nationals.  The article features Fiona Mougenot, Managing Director of Expat Partners, an immigration consultancy which is Peregrine’s partner for immigration into France.  Thanks for sharing your experience, Fiona!

MOZAMBIQUE – Residency Document No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals Entering for Work

Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Mozambique with a work visa will no longer be required to obtain an Identification and Residency Document for Foreigners (DIRE).

Instead, their work visa will be extended, for up to one year at a time, for the period of their employment contract.

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MOZAMBIQUE – Residency Document No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals Entering for Work

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Henriques, Rocha & Associados.

New Data in Immiguru: NETHERLANDS – Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program) process for the Netherlands to Immiguru.

The Dutch International Commercial Trade Regulations (ICTR) program has recently come into force, replacing the narrower Knowledge-Based Industry Pilot Program which ran as a test from July 2013 to June 2017. Under this new work permit waiver program, Dutch companies can bring non-EU/EEA/Swiss foreign nationals to the Netherlands to perform activities as part of a pre-approved project related to the delivery of goods and services for a period of up to three years. Work permits are not required but a notification should be made to the Dutch Labour Authorities and a residence permit applied for stays of over 90 days.

Many thanks to our partner in the Netherlands, Expat Management Group for their help with this!

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