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

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

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

Immigration News

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UK set to abolish cap on skilled migrant numbers

The UK government has published it's post-Brexit immigration policy white paper which does not set in stone the £30,000 minimum salary limit neither give details of target immigration levels.

Immigration Alerts

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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.
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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.
Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration dispatch

Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration dispatch – Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Vietnam

Discover key changes to immigration regulations in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Vietnam.

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

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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?
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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.
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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

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.

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.
Supreme Court of India upholds validity of Aadhar card

IKAN report: Supreme Court of India upholds validity of Aadhar card

India’s Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the Aadhaar scheme – the unique identity number based on biometric and demographic data that can be obtained by residents of India – but with some amendments.

Immigration News

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Japan opens its door to 'flood' of expats

De-population and an ageing workforce means many industries face staff shortages leading Japan's government to intervene and offer many new visas to skilled foreign workers.

Immigration Alerts

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

Changes to immigration rules in Russia, Romania, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia.
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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.
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Changes to the Australian Temporary Skill Shortage visa

Australia is to replace the 457-visa program with a new Temporary Skill Shortage visa. The changes are aimed at providing tighter controls over migration and the hiring of skilled foreign workers.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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MEPs adopt legislation to reinforce the rights of posted workers

Following the adoption of new rules by the European Parliament, the rights of posted workers will be guaranteed within the next two years.

Immigration News

Immigration sign at airport

UK set to abolish cap on skilled migrant numbers

The UK government has published it's post-Brexit immigration policy white paper which does not set in stone the £30,000 minimum salary limit neither give details of target immigration levels.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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UK will not renew travel restrictions for Croatian workers

Registration requirements set by the UK government on Croatian workers will expire at the end of June. Under EU law, the restrictions could have been extended a further two years.

Immigration News

Immigration sign at airport

UK set to abolish cap on skilled migrant numbers

The UK government has published it's post-Brexit immigration policy white paper which does not set in stone the £30,000 minimum salary limit neither give details of target immigration levels.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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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.
As nations sever ties with Qatar, how will it affect mobility?

As nations sever ties with Qatar, how will it affect mobility?

As Saudi Arabia, the UAE and several other nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar over terrorism allegations, how will the results affect global mobility, business travel and shipping in the region?

Immigration News

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.
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