Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 25 February 2019

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for Certain Pending H-1B Petitions

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, on 19 February 2019, it will resume premium processing for pending H-1B petition filed on or before 21 December 2019.

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MALAYSIA: New Upper Age Limit for Long-Term Social Visit Pass Applications for Dependent Children via the Expatriate Services Division

Effective immediately, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has announced a new upper age limit for Long-Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) applications for dependent children.

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GERMANY: Amended Document Requirement for Work and Residence Permit Renewal Applications

Effective immediately, the German labour office has updated its application form for renewal applications for residence permits for employment purposes.

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BREXIT: Greek Government Working on No-Deal Brexit Legislation

On 15 February 2019, the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs wrote a letter to his UK counterpart, reassuring British citizens that "their rights will be fully recognised and guaranteed, in line with the reciprocity offered by the UK to EU citizens."

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FRANCE: New Online Verification Procedure for VLS-TS Long-Stay Visa

Effective 18 February 2019, all foreign nationals in France holding unverified VLS-TS long-stay visas must verify their visa via a new online portal.

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EUROPEAN UNION: Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

Under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, effective 16 February 2019, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one European Union (EU) member state to the authorities of another EU member state.

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