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

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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

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AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australians Fund Update

The Department of Home Affairs that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on 9 May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year (i.e. between July and September 2018.

AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australians Fund Update

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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

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

On 17 May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for applications for work and study visas, settlement and citizenship from within the UK, from October 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

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UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

From 16 March 2018, no new applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the ECAA business persons category will be accepted. Any applications postmarked before 16 March 2018 will be processed under the previous rules.

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UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

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COLOMBIA – New Requirement for Minors Travelling by Air [UPDATED]

The government of Colombia has postponed until August the recently-announced requirement that anyone travelling by air within or out of Colombia accompanied by a minor child of seven years or under provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

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