Weekly Immigration Update: May 19–25, 2023
May 25, 2023
In immigration news this week:
- United States: Foreign nationals planning to travel internationally and return to the United States this summer should make sure that they have all the necessary documents, including a passport with sufficient remaining validity, a valid U.S. visa in the appropriate classification, and advance permission to travel if necessary.
- United Kingdom: Starting January 2024, the UK government will be restricting student visa rules to reduce net migration.
- Montenegro has implemented its remote work visa, which was first announced in October 2021.
- Minimum salary updates: Austria revised its minimum salary threshold guidance. See our consolidated alert for details.
These items and other news from Iraq, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates follow in this edition of the Fragomen Immigration Update.
Important updates in immigration this week
United States, May 25, 2023
Summer Travel Planning for Foreign Nationals
- If you are a foreign national planning to travel internationally this summer, make sure that you have all the necessary documents, including a passport with sufficient remaining validity, a valid U.S. visa in the appropriate classification, and advance permission to travel if necessary.
- If you will need to apply for a visa while you are abroad, be prepared for possible delays in visa issuance.
- On reentry to the United States, expect thorough screening at the port of entry.
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United Kingdom, May 23, 2023
Student Visa Rules to be Restricted
Starting January 2024, the UK government will be restricting student visa rules to:
- limit the ability of international students to sponsor family members under all immigration routes, except post-graduate research routes;
- limit the ability of overseas students to switch from the student visa route to work routes until they complete their studies;
- amend the available funds students must prove to qualify for a student visa; and
- restrict international student agents who may be supporting applications illegally.
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Other weekly news briefs
Iraq, May 23, 2023
Change to the Calculation of Allowable Duration of Stay Now in Effect
Italy, May 24, 2023
EU Nationals’ Family Members Must Submit Residence Permit Card Application
Japan, May 19, 2023
Immigration Changes Favorable to Digital Nomads Forthcoming
Malaysia, May 24, 2023
Companies Required to Update Information on ESD Online
New Zealand, May 24, 2023
Work Rights Changes for Spouses and Partners of Certain Visa Holders
Singapore, May 23, 2023
Updated eServices Platform Launched
Sweden, May 23, 2023
Citizenship Rule Changes Under Consideration
United Arab Emirates, May 25, 2023
Fee Eliminated to Merge End-of-Service Benefit for Emirati Nationals Registered with the General Pension and Social Security Authority
This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.
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