Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 7th January 2019

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

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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge To Double from 8 January 2019

An Order of 18 December 2018 authorises the doubling of the immigration health surcharge (IHS) to £400 per annum, effective 8 January 2019.

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BELGIUM: Single Permit Implemented 1 January 2019

The Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU) has finally been implemented in Belgium, effective 1 January 2019. Meanwhile, the Flanders region has prepared its own work permit legislation, mostly effective 1 January 2019.

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NIGERIA: Ministry of Interior Doubles Residence Permit Fee

Effective immediately, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Interior has increased the fee for the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) from the equivalent of USD 1000 to USD 2000.

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