Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 17 June 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and insights in your weekly update from Newland Chase.

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IRELAND: Consultation on Employment Permits and Occupation Lists

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) has opened a public consultation as part of its latest twice-yearly review of the occupation lists for employment permits for workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

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UNITED STATES: USCIS Plans Closure of International Field Offices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to close all 22 of its international field offices in the coming months.

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Meet Jason Rogers, VP and Senior Global Immigration Counsel

On Wednesday, June 26, Newland Chase’s Vice President and Senior Global Immigration Counsel, Jason Rogers, will present the live webinar Global Town Hall: Mid-2019 Business Immigration Insiders Report. In his 60-minute presentation, Jason will be tackling the developments and trends that are impacting global mobility for business in 2019.

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COLOMBIA: Authorities Begin Renewal of Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective immediately, Venezuelan nationals in Colombia holding a Special Stay Permit (PEP) can apply online to renew their PEP for a further two years.

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PERU: New Entry Rules for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective 15 June 2019, the Peruvian immigration authorities will only allow Venezuelan nationals to enter Peru if they have a valid passport and visa.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS FY 2020 H-1B Cap and Premium Processing [UPDATED]

[UPDATE]  *Phase one commenced on 1 April 2019, allowing H-1B lottery petitioners applying for a change-of-visa status to file a request for premium processing concurrently with their H-1B petition. USCIS began processing those requests on May 20, 2019.

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PANAMA: Changes to Residence and Work Permit Rules [UPDATED]

On 28 May 2019, several Executive Decrees were enacted which modify work and residence permit rules and introduce new immigration categories allowing work. [UPDATE] On 10 June 2019, several more Executive Decrees were enacted.

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