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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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.
European parliament building and flying flags

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.
UK border control

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

London city business people walking

UK firms suffering 'supply shock' as EU migration falls

British firms are suffering a "supply shock" in the skills they need because of an abrupt fall in the number of EU27 nationals coming to the UK to work, according to a recent report.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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?
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

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.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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

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.
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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

Immigration Alerts

India flag and passports

IKAN report: Aadhaar mandatory for residents of India

A unique identification number (Aadhaar) has been introduced in India is now compulsory for all Indian residents. Long term expatriates will be required to obtain the number.
Tokyo as Japan announces immigration changes

Japan implements new one-year permanent residence pathway

New immigration rules have been implemented in Japan for highly qualified foreign residents, the changes come as a result of the Japanese Prime Minister’s strategy for revitalization.
India introduces mandatory biometrics

INDIA – mandatory biometric enrolment for India visa applicants in South Africa

From the 17th of July 2017, applicants for an India visa will be required to register their biometric data. A similar measure was imposed in August for applications from the UK.

Immigration News

Immigration Alerts

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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.
Australia travel passport

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.
Australia permanent employer-sponsored skilled visa changes

Australia: permanent employer-sponsored skilled visa changes

Alterations have been made to the permanent employer-sponsored skilled visa programmes. Changes include the residence requirement, which will extend the eligibility transitional period.

Immigration News

Immigration Alerts

European parliament building and flying flags

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.
UK border control

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.
European Commission Building in Brussels

The European Commission proposes changes to its visa policy

The Commission has put forward reforms to the EU's common visa policy to adapt the rules of evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by tech developments.

Immigration News

London city business people walking

UK firms suffering 'supply shock' as EU migration falls

British firms are suffering a "supply shock" in the skills they need because of an abrupt fall in the number of EU27 nationals coming to the UK to work, according to a recent report.

Immigration Alerts

UK border control

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.
NHS sign on the side of a hospital

UK migrant health surcharge set to double

Plans to double the current health charge that temporary migrants pay during their stay in the UK have been announced. The plans are expected to provide an additional £220m a year to the NHS.
E Passports expanded to 15 new countries

Business travel to UK will be easier from 15 new countries

The UK has plans to extent its Registered Traveller Service to allow easier access for business travellers from more countries. The service is intended to make repeat access to the UK easier.

Immigration News

London city business people walking

UK firms suffering 'supply shock' as EU migration falls

British firms are suffering a "supply shock" in the skills they need because of an abrupt fall in the number of EU27 nationals coming to the UK to work, according to a recent report.

Immigration Alerts

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.
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?
Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration dispatch – Argentina, Panama, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

Pro-Link Global immigration dispatch – Argentina, Panama, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

Discover key changes to immigration regulations in Argentina, Panama, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Immigration News

Aeroplane flying over Osaka, Japan

Visa-free access pushes forward in Asia

Asian and Middle-Eastern countries continue to sign new cross-border agreements expanding their visa-free access for their citizens, according to the Henley Passport Index.
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