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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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados.

UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by the ‘Find a Job’ service.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

This news alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

COLOMBIA – New Requirement for Minors Travelling by Air

Effective 26 April 2018, anyone travelling by air within or out of Colombia accompanied by a minor child of seven years or under must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

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BRAZIL – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Justice have issued a joint statement clarifying that applications for conversion of temporary residence into permanent residence permits must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour for processing, rather than the Ministry of Justice.

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BRAZIL – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Brazil.

INDIA – E-Services Extended Nationally to All FRROs

Effective immediately, India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has rolled out nationally its new [https://indianfrro.gov.in/eservices/home.jsp~e-FRRO]] system for online visa-related services.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by IKAN Relocations and Newland Chase.

UNITED STATES – USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2019

On 6 April 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient quota-subject H-1B filings for government fiscal year 2019 (1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019) to meet both the general H-1B quota (65,000) for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and the additional quota (20,000) for individuals holding a US master’s or other advanced degree.

On 11 April USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the cap.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2019

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio and Kattar.