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.

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Immigration Alerts

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).
Flags in Belgium

Immigration update: Belgium single permit launches

A new combined procedure, the single permit, was introduced for non-European workers who visit Belgium for more than 90 days.
Train in India

Immigration update: India visa liberalisation

Immigration update on India's visa practise liberalisation.

Immigration News

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Immigration plan 'to cost businesses £1 billion'

Analysis by Global Future of the UK governments post-Brexit immigration policy shows a £1 billion cost to businesses in increased red tape, barriers to EU27 students and a raft of negative consequences for managing immigration.

Immigration News

Relocate Magazine January 2019

Relocate magazine January 2019 – out now!

This issue highlights the agenda for global mobility and many businesses and industry sectors. we explore some of the companies like Aston Martin who are finding solutions in a new location. Inclusion and diversity are increasingly being recognised as core to the business agenda to not only help fill skills gaps by accessing untapped talent but to ensure real diversity of thinking to support growth. Find out more to stay ahead. Discover how to enter the Think Relocate Awards and read about our exciting events for 2019.

Immigration Alerts

Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.
Passengers wait at immigration

Crown World Mobility immigration update: Russia, Romania, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia

Changes to immigration rules in Russia, Romania, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia.

Crown World Mobility Immigration Update: Colombia, Indonesia and Malaysia

A new registry of foreign workers in Colombia, updates to the Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA) and Work Permit (IMTA) in Malaysia, and enforcement of existing rules in Indonesia are announced.

Immigration News

Relocate Magazine January 2019

Relocate magazine January 2019 – out now!

This issue highlights the agenda for global mobility and many businesses and industry sectors. we explore some of the companies like Aston Martin who are finding solutions in a new location. Inclusion and diversity are increasingly being recognised as core to the business agenda to not only help fill skills gaps by accessing untapped talent but to ensure real diversity of thinking to support growth. Find out more to stay ahead. Discover how to enter the Think Relocate Awards and read about our exciting events for 2019.

Immigration Alerts

Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.
Engineer working on a server system

Canada adds three occupations to its Global Talent Stream

Three new occupations are to be added to the Canadian government’s Global Talent Stream pilot scheme, in an effort to allow easier access to the skilled workers Canada requires.
Candian passports

Canada commits to increasing immigration over three years

The Canadian government has announced a three-year plan to increase immigration. The plan sets out a goal for increased migration over the next three years in an effort to boost the economy.

Immigration News

Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.

Immigration Alerts

US Immigration security at airport

Latest US travel ban restored by Supreme Court

The latest US travel ban initiated by the Trump administration is to be restored, according to the US Supreme Court. What should those travelling from effected countries take into consideration?
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.

Immigration News

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: out September!

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: Out Now!

The autumn conference issue of Relocate Magazine is now available with a focus on the evolving role of global mobility. In addition we take a look at post-Brexit trade partners, gender in AI and put President Trumps “America First” agenda in the spotlight.

Immigration Alerts

Indian visa

India - Visa & Immigration

Update on changes made to Indian visa and immigration arrangements. Inlcuding e-FRRO, registration of minors, business visa registration, VOA's for Japanese nationals, India business cards, permitted activities, visa cancellation policy, visa conversions, overstay and visa violations financial penalties.
Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.
Malaysia skyline

Immigration update: Malaysia MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker projection for 2019

Companies can now apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for employment passes.

Immigration News

Relocate Magazine January 2019

Relocate magazine January 2019 – out now!

This issue highlights the agenda for global mobility and many businesses and industry sectors. we explore some of the companies like Aston Martin who are finding solutions in a new location. Inclusion and diversity are increasingly being recognised as core to the business agenda to not only help fill skills gaps by accessing untapped talent but to ensure real diversity of thinking to support growth. Find out more to stay ahead. Discover how to enter the Think Relocate Awards and read about our exciting events for 2019.

Immigration Alerts

Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.
Passengers wait at immigration

Crown World Mobility immigration update: Russia, Romania, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia

Changes to immigration rules in Russia, Romania, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia.
Sunny Brisbane skyline

Additional changes to the Australian Temporary Skill Shortage visa

The Australian government has announced further details of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa. Changes include alterations to the skilled occupations lists and to the length of stay.

Immigration News

Japanese port

Immigration update: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore entered into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam is expected to follow. The agreement includes provision for immigration regulations that may result in new programs or changes for business visitors, investors and skilled workers from CPTPP member countries.

Immigration Alerts

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).
Eiffel Tower in Paris

Immigration update: France minimum wage increase

The monthly minimum wage in France is now 1,521.22 Euros. The minimum hourly wage (SMIC) has also increased from 9.88 Euros to 10.03 Euros.
Flags in Belgium

Immigration update: Belgium single permit launches

A new combined procedure, the single permit, was introduced for non-European workers who visit Belgium for more than 90 days.

Immigration News

Eu and UK flags

Immigration plan 'to cost businesses £1 billion'

Analysis by Global Future of the UK governments post-Brexit immigration policy shows a £1 billion cost to businesses in increased red tape, barriers to EU27 students and a raft of negative consequences for managing immigration.

Immigration Alerts

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).
Passengers stand at airport immigration queue

Fall in EU net migration outweighed by non-EU arrivals

Overall net migration is stable at 273,000 as increasing non-EU immigration makes up for a 60 per cent fall in the number of EU migrants since Brexit vote.
Where do Low-Skilled Workers fit post Brexit?

Where do low-skilled workers fit post Brexit?

Employers who are reliant on low-skilled EU workers will be faced with a problem when free movement ends in 2021. Or will they? Rahul Batra, managing partner of immigration lawyers, Hudson McKenzie takes a look at what might happen.

Immigration News

Eu and UK flags

Immigration plan 'to cost businesses £1 billion'

Analysis by Global Future of the UK governments post-Brexit immigration policy shows a £1 billion cost to businesses in increased red tape, barriers to EU27 students and a raft of negative consequences for managing immigration.

Immigration Alerts

UAE skyline

Immigration update: UAE long-term visa scheme

The UAE cabinet has now approved long-term residence visas for investors, entrepreneurs, key professionals and outstanding students. They will be made available in the early part of 2019.
India street with neon lights

Crown World Mobility immigration update: India

UPDATE: Citing technical difficulties, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has issued a public notice suspending registration requirement until further notice.
Abu Dhabi skyline

Visa process update in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Additional changes have been made to visa changes in the UAE made at the beginning of the month. The additional changes will need to be taken into account when planning an international assignment.

Immigration News

Relocate Magazine January 2019

Relocate magazine January 2019 – out now!

This issue highlights the agenda for global mobility and many businesses and industry sectors. we explore some of the companies like Aston Martin who are finding solutions in a new location. Inclusion and diversity are increasingly being recognised as core to the business agenda to not only help fill skills gaps by accessing untapped talent but to ensure real diversity of thinking to support growth. Find out more to stay ahead. Discover how to enter the Think Relocate Awards and read about our exciting events for 2019.
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