Category: Immigration updates

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Czech Republic to Simplify Schengen Visa Process with New Digital System

Czechia is set to revolutionise its Schengen visa application process by launching the Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS). This new digital system aims to streamline and simplify visa application and processing procedures. The Electronic Visa Information System, or ELVIS, will allow visa applicants to complete their applications entirely online. This means no more trips to…
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UK Conservatives Propose Annual Cap on Foreign Worker Visas

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a plan to implement an annual cap on immigration visas, aiming to reduce the number of foreign workers and their dependents entering the United Kingdom. Sunak revealed the proposal as part of a strategy to appeal to core voters who are concerned about the surge in net migration,…
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UK Government Keeps Graduate Visas But With Conditions

The government has decided to keep the graduate route visa for now, but it remains “under review” as part of efforts to prevent misuse by international students. There were worries that the government might tighten or even abolish this visa to reduce net migration. However, on May 23, the Home Office and Department for Education…
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Germany’s Opportunity Card Visa Route: A New Pathway for Non-EU Workers

From June 2024 the Opportunity Card (Chancenkarte) opens new ways for non-EU nationals to find a job in Germany. Germany is hoping to combat its shortage of skilled workers with a new work visa pathway for young non-EU residents including the UK nationals hoping either to eventually secure a long-term job or simply work in…
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EU Entry/Exit System To Cause Delay At UK Border

The European Union (EU) has long been planning to introduce new and updated requirements for non-EU nationals to provide fingerprints and digitalised travel authorization to enter member states.  Despite several delays and setbacks, the system is set to go live in autumn 2024. Preparations are underway at major Channel crossing points for the new automated…
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