UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

Read more here:

UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

JAPAN – New One-Year Permanent Residence Pathway Implemented for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

Effective immediately, the Japanese immigration authorities have implemented new guidelines for permanent residency applications for foreign nationals, including shorter qualifying residence periods for certain applicants.

Read more here:

JAPAN – New One-Year Permanent Residence Pathway Implemented for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

The information in this alert was provided by Relo Japan and Tokyo Orientations.

UNITED STATES – Senators Introduce Immigration Reform Law

Republican senators have introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act into the Senate with the goal of spurring economic growth and raising US workers’ wages by creating a skills-based immigration system.

The RAISE Act calls for drastic cuts to the family-based permanent resident programs while creating a points system for employment-based green cards.

Our US partner, Maggio Kattar, has more information:

UNITED STATES –What Does the “Raise” Act Mean for Immigration in the U.S.?

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CHINA – White Paper on New Immigration System

We’re proud to have contributed to a white paper on immigration to China, written by our friends at Aires, with the help of one of our partners in China, Lehman, Lee and Xu.

The paper, embedded below, examines in detail the streamlined, points-based immigration system which China has been piloting since November 2016, and which is due to be implemented nationwide from 1 April 2017.