Global Mobility & Immigration Law

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Paget, Joel H.
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Fuchs, Henriette
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Atwal, Monica
Clarkslegal LLP

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Purse, David
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP

Global Mobility & Immigration Law

Law360 (September 30, 2019, 3:21 PM EDT) -- U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign nationals are facing a tougher road to securing visas for their foreign workers due to ever-increasing processing delays caused by requests for evidence, or RFEs, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and an increased rate of immigration petition denials.

U.S. companies hire foreign nationals for a number of reasons, including: Not enough U.S. workers are available; able and willing to do the job; the foreign national has specialized knowledge not available in the U.S.; the foreign national has extraordinary ability in a certain field; just to name a few.

Read more: Hiring Foreign Workers? Prepare For Extra Work, Visa Delays

Shareholder Irina Plumlee was quoted in a recent Quartz Magazine artice, which discusses the UK returning to its pre-2012 rule of letting foreign students get work visas for up to two years after graduating.

Close on the heels of prime minister Theresa May’s exit, the UK is bidding farewell to her post-study work rule for international students.

As home secretary, in 2012, May had slashed the time foreign students got to find a job, from two years after graduating, to just four months. This week, her successor Boris Johnson said he plans to reverse the restrictive immigration policy, which had hit Britain’s popularity as a global education destination.

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Naturalisation is the process of becoming a British citizen for adults. This process has various requirements which include a minimum period of previous residence, knowledge of life and language in the UK among others.

Read more: Applying for Naturalisation? Be Wary of This Important Requirement!

The EU Exit: ID Document Check is an app by the Home Office which is used to verify the identity of anyone applying under the EU Settlement Scheme. The app provides a quick way of applying under the scheme, without the need to send your physical documents to the Home Office for verification.

Read more: The EU Exit: ID Document Check is Now Available for iOS

Do not panic if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire and your visa vignette is contained in your passport. The visa vignette can be transferred or replaced with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). Previously it was possible to transfer the visa vignette to a new passport regardless of whether you were in the UK or outside, but now you have to apply for a BRP instead if you are in the UK. If you are outside of the UK, then you can transfer your visa to a new passport.

Read more: Transfer of Conditions (TOC)