RUSSIA – Recent Immigration Changes

By Peregrine A bill amending the residence permit rules has been submitted to the State Duma for review. Several other changes have also recently been proposed.   Residence Permits The bill recently submitted to the State Duma proposes, among others, the following changes: New categories of foreign citizens who...

UNITED KINGDOM – Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Broadening Shortage Occupation List

By Peregrine The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – the Home Office appointed independent immigration advisory body – has published its review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). Recommendations The MAC recommends adding several occupations to the SOL, including veterinarians, web designers and architects, and broadening others, including engineering, IT, the...

MEXICO – Longer Processing Times for Immigration Applications

By Peregrine Currently, processing times for temporary residence applications are longer than usual. Residence card applications may take up to 20 business days to be approved, rather than the standard five business days. International travel restrictions apply while the process is completed, and the issuance of a departure...

NEW ZEALAND – Updates to Skill Shortage List

By Peregrine Effective 27 May 2019, Immigration New Zealand will make minor changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL). New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage...