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