Migration Update: Inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program

By |2021-03-22T13:11:08+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Australian Government may reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants A Coalition-dominated committee reviewing Australia’s skilled migration program handed down its interim report last week, including a controversial recommendation that the Government reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants. The COVID-19 [...]

COVID-19: Can organisations require assignees and business travellers to be vaccinated?

By |2021-03-22T13:26:17+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Assignees, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Immigration, Mobility, Pandemic|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Many countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on their economies with some reimposing strict restrictions on their residents after caseloads rebounded during the winter period in the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the commencement of a vaccination programme in many countries offers us hope [...]

Migration Update: Australian Global Talent Program

By |2021-03-22T13:12:25+11:00February 25th, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

TEMI Migration Update - February 2021 Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Update On The Global Talent Program The Australian Immigration Department has spent a lot of money on promoting the Global Talent Program over the last 12 months and compete with the brightest and best for global talent along with countries such [...]

Dawn of a New Hong Kong BN(0) Visa

By |2020-08-04T13:32:00+10:00August 4th, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, Destination Information, EU, Expatriates, Hong Kong Immigration, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Skills, Travel, Travel Risk Management, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

Dawn of a new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa On 22nd July 2020, the UK government published detailed contents on the new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport holders and their dependants in Hong Kong. Its emergence is evinced from the UK’s retaliation to the newly enacted national security laws in Hong Kong [...]

UK Summer Economic and Immigration Statement:

By |2020-07-31T04:24:49+10:00July 31st, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, EU, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility, Pandemic, Skills, Students, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus: On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of a Jobs Retention Bonus. This is an incentive for employers to rehire their furloughed staff in exchange for a monetary payment paid by the UK government to employers. "Our message to business is clear: [...]

Getting it right the first time

By |2017-01-19T20:22:51+11:00May 13th, 2016|Compliance, Immigration, Mobility|

On 1st June 2013, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (previously known as the DIAC) introduced some legislative amendments to application criteria for migrant worker visas. The most common of these – the 457 visa – was also subject to a rise in application processing costs of almost 400% as part of the overall [...]

Employee Mobility Down Under

By |2017-01-19T20:22:53+11:00May 12th, 2016|Compliance, Immigration, Mobility, Tax|

During the past year, Australian business has been affected by changes to immigration policy, tax legislation and economic flux. These factors have had a significant impact on employee mobility in Australia. New immigration policies have increased the cost and duration of visa application. Tim Denney, Managing Director at Berry Appleman & Leiden asserts that there [...]

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