Immigration

Immigration is at the heart of relocation. All international HR managers need access to the best possible immigration advice to keep their organisations and their employees compliant. It is essential that companies have up-to-date advice on obtaining immigration work permits to grow their businesses. Read more

Immigration is a hot topic all over the world. The political agenda is often dominated by illegal immigration news stories. This can influence public opinion and impact the interpretation of immigration statistics - which is clearly bad news for the business agenda. Growing companies are increasingly looking to expand into emerging markets and need sound immigration advice. They equally want to obtain visas for their global talent and project teams wanting to work in popular destinations in Europe, USA, Australia or Canada.

Understanding the immigration status of global employees is critical. Whether you are managing your organisation's international relocation, sending employees on an overseas assignment to further their career, or even supporting the growth of your business through international recruitment, you need access to the facts about immigration, the latest immigration news, help interpreting new immigration rules and an understanding of which immigration issues are at the top of the agenda.

Re:locate is here to help. Our directory of business immigration experts and up-to-date articles and videos – all of which focus on immigration requirements, law and strategies – will point you in the right direction. Read less

Latest Immigration News
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Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes
New Immigration Breakfast postcard

Re:locate Global Immigration Breakfast now 10 September 2015

STOP PRESS: Due to the planned London Underground strike on the 6 August, the date of the Re:locate Immigration Breakfast at the Institute of Directors, London has been changed to: 10 September 2015.
Airport exit

Global mobility specialists: Have your say on UK immigration

Re:locate is reminding professionals across the global mobility sector that time is running out to contribute to the UK immigration debate and the growth of their businesses by responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s consultation on the Tier 2 immigration route.
Airport arrivals

Global mobility professionals: share your views on dependants’ right to work

The Permits Foundation, which campaigns to make it easier for accompanying spouses to be employed during their partners’ international assignment, is seeking global mobility professionals' feedback on the implications of proposed restrictions on the right of dependants to work in the UK.
Immigration Alerts
Shanghai's waterfront

China: New immigration policies support Shanghai’s growth as Technological Innovation Centre

New immigration policies have been implemented in Shanghai by the Ministry of Public Security, effective July 1, 2015.
Portugal Shield

Portugal: Golden Visa process to be resumed

Portugal’s government on 16 July approved new administrative rules and procedures that will allow authorities to resume the granting of Golden Visas to investors.
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Qatar: new Residence Cards introduced

Effective 15 June 2015, the Qatar Ministry of the Interior (MOI) began issuing new residence / ID cards for new and renewing foreign national residents, replacing existing ID cards and passport stickers.
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Awards 2014/2015
Relocate Awards

European stars shine at Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Mainland Europe was well represented among the Re:locate Awards 2014/15 winners, who received their stunning crystal trophies at a gala dinner held in the elegant surroundings of the Institute of Directors, in London’s Pall Mall, in May.
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
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Latest Immigration News
Airport migration

Migration record prompts warnings over curbs on skilled workers

As official figures on Thursday put net migration to the UK at the highest on record, the Institute of Directors warned that the government's "bizarre" attempts to cut the total were punishing British businesses.
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Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes
New Immigration Breakfast postcard

Re:locate Global Immigration Breakfast now 10 September 2015

STOP PRESS: Due to the planned London Underground strike on the 6 August, the date of the Re:locate Immigration Breakfast at the Institute of Directors, London has been changed to: 10 September 2015.
Airport exit

Global mobility specialists: Have your say on UK immigration

Re:locate is reminding professionals across the global mobility sector that time is running out to contribute to the UK immigration debate and the growth of their businesses by responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s consultation on the Tier 2 immigration route.
Airport arrivals

Global mobility professionals: share your views on dependants’ right to work

The Permits Foundation, which campaigns to make it easier for accompanying spouses to be employed during their partners’ international assignment, is seeking global mobility professionals' feedback on the implications of proposed restrictions on the right of dependants to work in the UK.
Immigration Alerts
European Union flag

European Union: more Schengen Visa Waiver Agreements signed

The European Union (EU) has recently signed short-stay visa waiver agreements with St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago and Timor Leste.
Oxford

Tier 4 visa changes impact work allowances

The British government has announced a series of changes to the Tier 4 visa for students, including new rules that affect applicants' eligibility to work.
airport arrivals

UK Restricted Tier 2 General Applications rejected

In June 2015, for the first time, TIER 2 General restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) applications have been denied due to a lack of available CoS.
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Awards 2014/2015
Relocate Awards

European stars shine at Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Mainland Europe was well represented among the Re:locate Awards 2014/15 winners, who received their stunning crystal trophies at a gala dinner held in the elegant surroundings of the Institute of Directors, in London’s Pall Mall, in May.
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
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