Immigration weekly update: September 25, 2019


Australia: Skilled occupation list review

The Department of Employment is due to release Australia’s updated skilled immigration occupation lists in March 2020.

Impact

The initial consultation is currently under review. Occupations that could be affected will be circulated in a bulletin in Dec. 2019.

The review offers Australian businesses and employers the opportunity to provide input on what skills they need and whether specific occupations should be made available on the long-term list.

Looking ahead

Offering a pathway to permanent residency, this process assists with attracting foreign talent from overseas.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Australian Government (Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business).

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 Debbie Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager, APAC.


Chile: Digital certificates for Definitive Permanence

Foreign nationals that have an approved Definitive Permanence (given to visa holders after establishing residency conditions and allows them to remain in Chile for an indefinite period of time), since Jan. 1, 2019 can obtain their digital certificate (using a unique key) online at the Department of Foreigners and Migration (available in Spanish).

Impact

Once the certificate is activated and up to 30 days from the date of activation:

  • The Definitive Permanence permit must be registered with the International Police (PDI)
  • A new identity card must be requested with the Civil Registry and Identification Service of Chile

Please note the certificate of Definitive Permanence is not the same as the Certificate of Visa:

Certificate of Definitive PermanenceObtained from the Department of Foreigners and Migration, this document proves that Definitive Permanence in Chile was granted.
Certificate of Visa or Definitive Permanence RegistrationObtained from the PDI, this document accredits having registered the temporary or permanent residence permit with the registry of foreigners in Chile.

Looking ahead

If an individual has obtained Definitive Permanence before Jan. 2019, and requires a copy of the certificate, they can request a duplicate online at the Department of Foreigners and Migration (in Spanish).

This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Department of Foreigners and Migration (in Spanish).

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 Director, Immigration.


UK: New route for international graduate students

On Sep. 11, 2019, the Prime Minister announced that international students who have successfully completed a degree in the U.K. (in any subject) will be able to stay in the U.K. for two years to find work.

This is similar to the Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visa route that was closed in 2012.

Impact

Graduates as well as employers will benefit from this change as employers will be able to bring on talented individuals without restrictions on skill level or salary threshold.

Looking ahead

The implementation date is currently unknown, however the announcement suggests that it will apply to students starting in the next academic year (Sep. 2020).

This summary was prepared using information obtained from Gov.uk.

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 Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA


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