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HTMLFour-Year Limits on Stay for Temporary Foreign Workers Become Effective in April 2015
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
From April 1, 2015, some foreign nationals working temporarily in Canada will be required to cease working and depart the country and may not be able to work in Canada again for up to four years. These limits on work stays apply to non-exempt foreign nationals who were approved for temporary work...

 

HTMLMinimum Salary Levels Increased for Tier 2 Workers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
The United Kingdom has increased the minimum salary requirements for foreign workers under Tier 2 - the UK’s primary temporary employment category - effective April 6, 2014. The changes broadly parallel salary inflation.

 

HTMLApril 30 Deadline for Residence Card Applications
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has issued a directive to remind long-term foreign workers that they are required to apply for a Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC). To ensure compliance, affected workers will face possible deportation if they do not obtain a CERPAC...

 

HTMLStricter Requirements for Russian National Workers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
Ukraine has implemented more stringent requirements for Russian national workers, who must now obtain a temporary residence permit for stays exceeding 90 days. Previously, Russian nationals needed only a work permit for employment in Ukraine and did not require a separate residence permit.

 

HTMLNew Surcharge for All Immigration Fees Paid by Credit Card
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will impose a surcharge to credit card payments for immigration-related fees and charges, including Visa Application Charges, beginning April 19, 2014. Originally, the DIBP indicated that the surcharge would take effect on March 22, 2014,...

 

HTMLNew Processing Model for Permanent Residence Program
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 12, 2014
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced a new processing model for permanent residence applications that it intends to implement in January 2015. Modeled after similar programs in Australia and New Zealand, the Express Entry program will feature a two-part electronic matching program...

 

HTMLNew Residence Permit Introduced for Select MERCOSUR Nationalities
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
Nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will soon be eligible for a new two-year work-authorized residence permit in Ecuador, though an implementation date is not yet known. The permit will be created under the MERCOSUR agreement and will not require...

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives 172,500 FY 2015 H-1B Cap Cases, Runs Selection Lotteries
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
USCIS today announced that it received approximately 172,500 FY 2015 H-1B cap petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2014 - some 48,000 more petitions than were received during the FY 2014 filing period.

 

HTMLMay 2014 Visa Bulletin: No Movement in EB-3 Worldwide and China Cut-Off; Modest Advancements for EB-3 India and EB-2 China
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
According to the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, the priority date cut-off for the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will remain at October 1, 2012 for China and most other countries. EB-3 India will advance by two weeks, to October 1, 2003.

 

HTMLProposed Rules on Work Authorization for Certain H-1B Dependents and Others Expected to Advance
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
Two highly anticipated proposed regulations will soon advance to the next stage of the federal regulatory process, the White House announced earlier this week. The rules seek to allow H-4 dependents of certain H-1B foreign nationals to seek work authorization and to extend the work authorization of...

 


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