Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update

Our partners at Fragomen provided the following update on global immigration news for the week of May 19-25, 2017:

In United States immigration news, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s injunction against the Trump Administration’s entry ban against nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In Germany, the government has ratified the EU Intracompany Transferee Directive and the Directive on Students and Researchers. Laws implementing the directives will take effect on August 1.

Effective July 1, 2017, Australia will introduce a new stream for permanent residence under the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa category for New Zealand nationals who resided in Australia on or prior to February 19, 2016.

India will exempt foreign nationals from the requirement to apply for the Identification (Aadhaar) Card.  Employers in Pakistan must now submit all Work Visa applications through a recently launched online portal.

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