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The British Passport Post-Brexit: A Myth-Busting Guide To Working Holidays And Adventures Abroad

According to the latest statistics, between 183,000 and 232,000 18-24-year-olds take gap years every year with many choosing to work abroad to help fund the thrills of international travel. However, in the wake of Brexit, navigating the complexities of working abroad has become a subject of much confusion for aspiring travellers. In the last three…

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How To Start & Invest In A Business In The UK To Gain Permanent Residency

The United Kingdom remains an enticing destination for business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs. This country provides numerous benefits in terms of work, business expansion, investment, healthcare, and education. Individuals from all over the world want to establish themselves in the UK. However, due to complex UK immigration rules and regulations, obtaining UK permanent residency can…

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Australia Changes TSMIT Minimum Salary Requirements For Employer-Sponsored Workers From 1 July 2024

New Nomination applications for employer-sponsored workers will need to meet a minimum salary requirement of $73,150 from 1 July 2024 (up from $70,000) following the Australian Government’s recent announcement to increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). Written by Sheila Woods (MARN: 0533879) of Interstaff  4 June 2024 Here’s what employers and skilled migrant workers need to know…

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Top 8 High Quality Countries To Move Through Citizenship By Investment

Citizenship investment (CBI) programs offer a path to citizenship in exchange for a significant investment in a country’s economy. These programs can be attractive to wealthy individuals and families seeking a second passport, visa-free travel, and a chance to live in a stable and prosperous country. Here’s a look at eight high-quality countries with CBI…

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Unlocking Opportunities: Hungary’s Golden Visa Investors Program

In a bid to attract foreign investment and bolster its economy, Hungary has unveiled its much-anticipated Golden Visa Investors Program, slated to commence in July 2024. This initiative aims to provide affluent individuals and investors with a pathway to Hungarian residency and citizenship through strategic investments in the country. Let’s delve into the details of…

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Which Areas Are Considered Designated Regional Areas For Priority Visa Processing?

Employer-Sponsored Visas for regional work are being prioritised for Government processing in 2024, according to the latest Ministerial Direction. This includes applications for a 482 Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa, 494 Skilled Regional Visa or a 186 Permanent Residence Visa for applicants working in a ‘Designated Regional Area’. Written by Sheila Woods (MARN: 0533879) of Interstaff  27 February 2024 With…

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How The Government Will Deliver The Migration Strategy In 8 Key Actions | Changes To Expect In 2024 And Beyond

The Government’s Migration Strategy has revealed how Australia’s Skilled Visa and Migration System will change in 2024 and beyond to better support the nation’s skills needs for decades to come.  8 Key Actions have been identified to deliver strategic outcomes outlined on the Government’s roadmap. Here’s a summary of what is expected to change for Businesses…

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The New Skills In Demand Visa | How Will It Compare To The Subclass 482 TSS Visa?

One of the changes in the Government’s Migration Strategy that will have the biggest impact on employers and skilled visa applicants will be the replacement of the Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa with a new Skills in Demand Visa. Written by Sheila Woods (MARN: 0533879) of Interstaff  27 February 2024 This will involve several shifts for temporary…

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Portugal’s Golden Visa

Portugal’s Golden Visa – New Rules in 2024

Portugal’s Golden Visa programme has been a very successful scheme but new rules have removed the option to invest in real estate which has been the most popular option.  The problem has been that the programme’s success is believed to have had a significant impact on property prices and so the option has been withdrawn. …

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Temporary And Permanent Residency Visas For Mexico In 2024

With its mild climate and friendly people, Mexico is a popular destination for individuals seeking temporary or permanent residency. But before you make the move, you’ll need a basic understanding of the country and its residency rules.  In this article, our friends at Pacific Prime Latin America will explore the requirements, benefits, and application processes…

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