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

Immigration Alerts

Next round of immigration changes to take place in Australia

Next round of immigration changes to take place in Australia

The second round of changes to Australia’s employment-based immigration, permanent residence and citizenship rules are to take effect on 1 July 2017 as the country begins an immigration overhaul.
New Work Permit portal in China to go live on 19 June 2017

China’s new work permit portal to go live on 19 June

From 19 June 2017, companies conducting business in China must register on a new work permit (WP) online portal, to enable them to submit WP applications for employees of non-Chinese origin.
Residence permit card fees are reintroduced in Italy

Residence permit card fees are reintroduced in Italy

The Italian government has reintroduced residence permit card fees with costs varying according to the length of stay and the skill of the worker. The fees were deemed illegal in 2016 by the ECJ.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Immigration Alerts

2017 road ahead

Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration dispatch – UK, China, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and US

Discover key changes to immigration regulations in the United Kingdom, China, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and the United States.
Capetown South Africa

Changes to immigration in South Africa, European Union, Italy, Nigeria and Panama

Pro-Link GLOBAL advises of significant changes to the immigration regulations in South Africa, the European Union, Italy, Nigeria and Panama.
US immigration

United States: Fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap reached already

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that the 2017 cap for H1-B petitions has already been reached.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Immigration Alerts

Next round of immigration changes to take place in Australia

Next round of immigration changes to take place in Australia

The second round of changes to Australia’s employment-based immigration, permanent residence and citizenship rules are to take effect on 1 July 2017 as the country begins an immigration overhaul.
Australia: New pathway to residency for New Zealand citizens

Australia: New pathway to residency for New Zealand citizens

From 1 July 2017, New Zealand nationals who were residing in Australia prior to February 19 2016 will be entitled to apply for permanent residency through a new pathway. 70,000 people may be eligible.
Australia prepares to cut back on skilled labour immigration

Australia prepares to cut back on skilled labour immigration

Australia is preparing itself for large scale changes to its skilled labour immigration, intended to promote greater employment of Australian citizens and less displacement by foreign visa holders.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Immigration Alerts

Residence permit card fees are reintroduced in Italy

Residence permit card fees are reintroduced in Italy

The Italian government has reintroduced residence permit card fees with costs varying according to the length of stay and the skill of the worker. The fees were deemed illegal in 2016 by the ECJ.
Russia: new immigration rules for migration registration

Russia: new immigration rules for migration registration

From June 1 2017, new migration registration rules for foreigners will be introduced in Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan. Registration must now be completed within one day of arrival.
Ireland: immigration permissions change for unmarried partners

Ireland: immigration permissions change for unmarried partners

A non-EEA national unmarried partner of an Irish national, seeking to obtain immigration permission, must now demonstrate a genuine long-term relationship of at least one year, rather than two years.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.

Re:locate Immigration Forum: UK Tier 2 changes

A post-Brexit work permit system for low-skilled immigrants could be modelled on a previous work permit system for seasonal agricultural workers.

UK net migration still triple Government target

Despite net migration falling slightly in the year to March it still remains triple the Government's target and the third highest total ever recorded according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.
UK immigration enforcement, London

UK immigration changes to affect foreign nationals and employers

The United Kingdom (UK) authorities have announced a number of immigration changes to take place through April 2017.
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral, London

Business leaders condemn proposals for Tier 2 visa curbs

UK business leaders have been unanimous in their condemnation of proposals from the government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a raft of measures to reduce companies' ability to hire skilled workers from non-EU countries.
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