Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 24th December 2018

December 24, 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Proposals

On 19 December 2018, the UK Home Office published its long-awaited policy paper on its proposed future skills-based immigration system, designed to replace freedom of movement for EEA citizens after Brexit.

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GERMANY: Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

The German government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 1 January 2019.

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IRELAND: Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) is now requesting that Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders apply for their Stamp 4 permission four months in advance of the expiry date of their CSEP, (i.e., once they have completed 20 months on their employment permit).

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UNITED KINGDOM: Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

On 20 December, the Home Office laid another Statement of Changes to the immigration rules before Parliament, enabling “resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” and “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 January 2019.

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