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Changes to F-1 OPT program appear likely in 2018

USA - December 20 2017 Documents released by the White House in recent weeks suggest that the Trump administration is planning significant restrictions to the F-1 STEM OPT

States get extension to comply with REAL ID Act

USA - January 9 2018 The Department of Homeland Security has given Louisiana, Michigan and New York extensions to comply with the REAL ID Act by Oct. 10. Currently, only

DHS to begin process to terminate H-4 spousal work authorization in February

USA - December 26 2017 The Department of Homeland Security notified a federal court Friday that it will issue a proposed regulation in February to rescind the H-4 spousal

Quarterly update: Insights on 2018 reforms, summary of recent changes

Australia - October 12 2017 The Australian Government continues to make changes and provide updates on its skilled visa programmes and other immigration initiatives. Recent

Officials say there will be no additional changes to occupation list

Australia - January 10 2018 The Australian Government has announced it will not make additional changes to the Medium and Long-term Strategic

Malta implements EU posted worker directive

Malta - January 12 2018 Malta has implemented the 2014 EU posted workers directive, placing requirements on companies that send workers to

Singapore to expand virtual work permit issuance

Singapore - January 12 2018 The Ministry of Manpower is poised to expand its virtual work permit program to all work permit holders other than

Immigration updates affect same-sex partners and skilled visa applicants, among others

Australia - January 12 2018 The Australian Government continues to provide updates on skilled visa programmes and other immigration initiatives. Recently

New information on TSS visa programme released

Australia - January 11 2018 The Australian Government has provided new information about the forthcoming Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa programme, which will replace the

UAE to require certificate of good conduct from some visa applicants

United Arab Emirates - January 11 2018 Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have said that beginning Feb. 4 new work visa applications must include a certificate of good conduct ( police