Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 21st January 2019

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BREXIT: UK Parliament Rejects Withdrawal Agreement [UPDATED]

On 15 January 2019, the United Kingdom parliament voted overwhelmingly (by 432 votes to 202) against the withdrawal deal negotiated between the government and the EU. On 16 January, the UK Prime Minister survived a vote of no confidence.

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RUSSIA: New Obligations for Inviting Parties

On 16 January 2019, Federal law of 19.07.2018 #216-FZ came into force, imposing new obligations on companies which invite foreign nationals to Russia from visa-required countries (this includes visits on work and business visas).

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MEXICO: Increased Immigration Fees from 1 January 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the fees charged by the National Immigration Institute (INM) for immigration services have increased, in line with the Consumer Price Index yearly increase.

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ITALY: Government Plans to Safeguard Residence Rights of UK Nationals in Event of No Deal Brexit

The Italian government has announced that it is preparing legislation that will allow British citizens residing legally in Italy to remain resident in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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COLOMBIA: New Deadline for Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

A new deadline has been established for Venezuelan nationals to obtain a Special Stay Permit (PEP) allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two years.

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KENYA: In-Country Work Permits Suspended Indefinitely [UPDATED]Kenya - Nairobi-974176-edited

As of 10 December 2018, the Kenyan government has issued a directive suspending the in-country issuance of work permits and visa extensions. Once implemented, applications for entry/work permits must be submitted while the foreign national is outside Kenya.

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