EUROPEAN UNION – European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

On 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that all European Union Member States must recognise the residence rights of non-EU national same-sex spouses of EU citizens who were married in another Member State.

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EUROPEAN UNION – European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Immigration Law Associates.

AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

On 15 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published the Migration Legislation Amendment which implements the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa, and which is effective 18 March 2018.

However, the legislation to implement the new Skilling Australians Fund levy (“Training Levy”) has not yet been passed by Parliament. Therefore, the existing training benchmarks for employers sponsoring foreign workers on both temporary and permanent visas will apply to the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa initially.

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AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase and Visa Executive.

AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 19 February 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published further clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018, including more details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) “TSS” visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa.

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AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 11 January 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published clarification of various recent and upcoming changes to the skilled visa regulations, including new details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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ISRAEL – Immigration Equality for Same-Sex Marriages

Following a historic directive issued 8 December 2016 by the Israeli Attorney General, the immigration rights of legally married same-sex couples will be equal to those of heterosexual couples.

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ISRAEL – Immigration Equality for Same-Sex Marriages

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ITALY – Family Reunion Extended to Same-Sex Spouses

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has finally provided clarity on the impact of the recent law recognising same-sex unions on immigration provisions.

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ITALY – Family Reunion Extended to Same-Sex Spouses

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.