Global Visa Opportunities for Skilled British Workers

For British nationals with desirable qualifications or experience in a variety of fields, the dream of living and working abroad can be closer than you think. Many global visa opportunities for skilled British workers exist as companies around the world continue to recruit and mobilise talent. While the future of working in Europe is currently uncertain, opportunities further […]

UK Visitor Visa Changes for Chinese Tourists

UK visitor visas for Chinese tourists The recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UK has sparked a number of policy changes as the UK Government intends to make the country China’s “best partner in the west”. Almost a decade on since the last state visit by the then Chinese President Hu Jintao […]

Are You Checking Employees Biometric Residence Permit Has Been Issued Correctly

As an employer it is your duty (as well as the employee’s) to ensure that their legal documents confirming their right to live and work in the UK have been issued correctly. Most employers only check the name, date of birth and nationality on the passport’s detail page of their foreign employees. If the details […]

Australian Work Visa – Changes to Subclass 457 Visa

Australia Work Visa – Changes to Subclass 457 Visa The Australian 457 visa allows skilled foreign nationals to travel to Australia and work temporarily in their chosen occupation for an approved sponsor. The Temporary Australia Work Visa (skilled, subclass 457) allows employers to address labour shortages in Australian by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where […]

Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act

June 2015 saw the coming into effect of the final set of Canadian citizenship reforms that were issued by the Canadian Parliament last year. The intended changes are aimed to strengthen and modernise the process in ensuring that new citizens are able to fully participate in the Canadian economy and society. The much anticipated final […]

Portuguese Golden Visa Programme Changes

The Portuguese Golden Visa Programme has been up and running since 2012. It has contributed to boost the Portuguese economy as foreign nationals, particularly Chinese nationals, have been applying in the masses in order to secure a place on the scheme. A major reason for the high levels of demand is the number of benefits […]

UAE & India Potential Strategic Partnerships and the UAE Work Permit

Despite the Gulf country housing approximately 2.6 million Indian businessmen and tourists, the UAE has hardly been a major influence in Indian. However, following a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan to India last month, excitement is increasing in India […]

Malta Individual Investor Programme

The Maltese Government has introduced a new residence programme, which is available to non-EU individuals and enables them to reside or stay indefinitely in Malta. The criteria for the new residence programme are: • a €30,000 contribution to the Maltese Government; AND • an investment of a minimum €250,000 in Malta for at least 5 […]

UAE Schengen Reciprocal Visa Free Agreement

In May, we shared with you that United Arab Emirates (UAE) citizens are now entitled to visit numerous European countries that are a part of the Schengen Area without needing to obtain a visa prior to traveling. Below, we bring you an overview of full details. The exemption means UAE nationals can visit a Schengen […]