Immigration news update for all regions
Australia: Extension on 6-month work limitation for Working Holiday Maker program
The 6-month work limitation for working holiday visa holders was temporarily relaxed on January 19, 2022, and was initially in effect until December 31, 2022. This has now been extended until June 30, 2023. This allows those individuals holding subclass 417 or subclass 462 visas to work with any one employer for the duration of their visa, without requesting permission.
Any work carried out before July 01, 2023, will not be counted towards the 6-month limitation period.
From July 01, 2023, onwards, Working Holiday Makers may work for any employer for up to an additional 6 months, even if they worked for that same employer before July 01, 2023.
The visa must still be valid, and the visa holder cannot overstay their visa if it expires before 1 July 2023.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Australian Government (Department of Home Affairs)
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Beynon (Regional Immigration Manager, APAC).
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Hungary: Online application submissions
The submission of applications for many processes has moved online.
The following applications are affected:
- Registration certifications, standard and permanent residence cards for EEA nationals and non-EEA family members (Non-EEA family members are still required to visit the immigration office).
- Residence permit renewals, initial and renewal applications for national permanent residence permit and EU permanent residence permit for third-country nationals.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Enter Hungary website.
Luxembourg & Belgium: Minimum salary thresholds increase
The minimum salary requirements for Luxembourg and Belgium have changed and are now as follows:
- Non-graduate workers: EUR 2,387.40 gross per month.
- Qualified workers: EUR 2,864.88 gross per month.
- Highly qualified employees: EUR 45,984 gross per annum.
- Managerial: EUR 73,574 EUR gross per annum.
- EU Blue Card: EUR 55,181 gross per annum.
Wallonia and Brussels:
- Highly qualified employees: EUR 47,175 gross per annum.
- Highly qualified executives/ managerial: EUR 78,704 gross per annum.
- EU Blue Card: EUR 60,998 gross per annum.
- Executive ICT: 60,998 gross per annum.
- Experts ICT: 48,799 gross per annum.
- Intern employees ICT: EUR 30,499 gross per annum.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Flanders website, Brussels Economy & Employment website, and the Wallonia Employment website
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini (Global Operations Manager, Immigration) or Sabrina Crespo (Team Lead, EMEA).
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