This Week’s Immigration News

Aug20

BREXIT: UK Government Reconsiders Rules for EU Citizens Arriving After No-Deal Brexit

The Home Office has indicated that it is planning changes to the proposed transitional arrangements for EU citizens arriving after a no-deal Brexit.

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Aug20

UNITED KINGDOM: Post-Brexit Immigration System - Update

At a recent event held by senior immigration policy officials, the Home Office affirmed its ongoing commitment toward an updated immigration system, to be introduced in January 2021.

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Aug20

PHILIPPINES: Changes in Rules for Special and Provisional Work Permits [UPDATED]

On 22 April 2019, the Department of Labor (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) released joint immigration guidelines, making some changes to the rules for the Special Work Permit (SWP) and Provisional Work Permit (PWP).  [UPDATE] The Bureau of Immigration has now implemented these changes also for applicants for Special Non-Immigrant 47(a)(2) visas who are sponsored by companies registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

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Aug19

CZECH REPUBLIC: Upcoming Immigration Changes [UPDATED]

The new immigration legislation became effective on 31 July.

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Aug19

THAILAND: Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate

Effective 19 August 2019, all work permit applications must be supported by a medical certificate, according to an Employment Department regulation issued on 16 August 2019.

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Aug19

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 19 August 2019

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Aug16

ISRAEL: More Flexibility in the STEP Visa Process and Summer Processing Slowdown

The Israeli Work Permit Unit (‘WPU’) now allows for the STEP 90-Day Work Visa to be split into more than a single period, as was previously the case.

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Aug15

THAILAND: More Stringent Rules for Landlords

A TM30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) must be completed by the landlord of a property and submitted to the immigration authorities to report a foreign national staying at their premises.

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Aug13

MALAYSIA: New Requirements for MDEC Applications

There are new requirements for MSC/ICT status companies applying for an Employment Pass, Dependant Pass and/or Long-Term Social Visit Pass for their employees via MDEC.

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Aug12

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 12 August 2019

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Aug12

IRAQ: New Immigration Entry Procedure and Blood Tests

Effective Immediately, the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad has declared a new immigration entry procedure for obtaining a MEEV (Multi-Entry/Exit visa) and blood tests.

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Aug08

IRELAND: Business Immigration Developments in July 2019

2019 continues to be a busy year for Irish immigration with three further significant developments occurring in July alone.

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Aug06

UKRAINE: D Visa Applications Within Country to be Introduced

Foreign nationals already staying in Ukraine on a visa-free basis will be eligible to apply for a long-term visa (type D) without leaving the country.

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Aug05

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 5 August 2019

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Aug01

ECUADOR: New Entry Requirements for Venezuelan Nationals

As announced in a recent decree published by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, effective 25 August 2019, a visa will be required for all Venezuelan nationals entering Ecuador.

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Jul31

COLOMBIA: New Reporting Obligations for Sponsoring Companies via SIRE

Migration Colombia has changed its interpretation of the reporting obligations for sponsoring companies via the online system SIRE in cases where there is a change of visa category for the foreign national employee.

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Jul30

CHINA: Broader Visa Policies to Attract Foreign Talent

The National Immigration Administration in China has implemented new immigration and entry-exit policies, effective nationwide from 1 August 2019.

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Jul29

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 29 July 2019

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Jul26

SPAIN: Delays to Residence Permit Processing and Visa Application Appointment Booking

Applicants for Spanish residence permits are experiencing significant delays in the application approval process. 

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Jul24

GREECE: Increased Labor Checks

The Greek Minister of Labor has announced that there will be an increased number of employment law compliance checks in the coming months throughout Greece, especially in tourist areas such as the Greek islands.

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Jul22

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 22 July 2019

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Jul18

NIGERIA: Registration of Resident Foreign Nationals Announced

On 12 July 2019, the Nigerian government directed all foreign nationals who intend to reside in Nigeria for at least 90 days to present themselves within six months to the Nigeria Immigration Service to be registered.

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Jul17

MALAYSIA: i-KAD Issuance Suspended Until Further Notice

The immigration authorities in Malaysia have announced that, effective 16 July 2019, the issuance of i-KAD identification cards for foreign nationals is suspended until further notice.

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Jul17

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Dependent Sponsorship Policy [UPDATED]

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to amend the policy on foreign national workers sponsoring family members in the UAE. As yet, no implementation date has been announced.

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Jul15

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 15 July 2019

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Jul12

CANADA: Government Updates Global Talent Occupations List

Effective July 2019, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Global Talent Occupations List.

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Jul10

AUSTRALIA: Latest on Skilled Regional Visas

In the lead up to the introduction of the new Skilled Regional visas in November 2019, the immigration authorities have announced further details on the implementation dates for the 491 and 494 visas, and transitional arrangements for Subclass 489 and RSMS visas.

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Jul10

NIGERIA: New E-Yellow Fever Card Required

Effective 1 July 2019, the Nigerian government now requires all foreign nationals entering Nigeria to obtain a new electronic Yellow Fever Card (e-Yellow Card) on arrival, on presentation of their home-country yellow fever vaccination certificate.

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Jul09

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Rules for DIFC Free Zone Foreign Employees

Effective immediately, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) free zone has announced changes to its foreign employee services.

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Jul08

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 8 July 2019

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