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UK Government announces changes to the Tier 2 skilled visa category

All Points originally reported that the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) had met and made recommendations to immigration changes that would affect the Tier 2 visa category in 2016. The changes are in and they do make things harder for those with global mobility of intra-company transfers, although are not as bad as they…

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Immigration filing fees go up in the UK

On March 18, companies will be paying more for immigration fees for their global assignees and permanent relocations to the UK. There is a small increase of 2% work visas: Tier 2 visa route application up to three years (outside the UK): £564 to £575 (Increase of £11) Tier 2 visa route application up to…

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Increased Migrant Populations start to affect Relocations to the UK

UK concerns over increased migrant populations have had two recent effects on relocations to the UK, one which has been proposed and will likely be forthcoming in 2016, the other of which has already been implemented. Immigration: After being commissioned by the UK Government to address concerns about increased non-EU migrants using the Tier 2…

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Flying through Canada is about to get harder. Are you prepared for your business travellers and current work permit holders?

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa issued by a Canadian embassy, consulate, or high commission outside of Canada. eTA is a new entry requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals…

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All Points Dives Deeper into CIC’s New Employer Portal and Recommends Companies Implement Strategy Immediately

After an in-depth review of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (‘CIC’) new, mandatory Employer Portal, All Points is prepared to make recommendations for how companies with global assignees or international permanent transfers into Canada, should approach the portal. In addition to our previous relo-lert, the CIC does provide a step-by-step guide on how to create your…

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