The latest vital global immigration news and updates in your weekly update from Newland Chase.
UNITED KINGDOM: Nationals of Seven More Countries Can Now Use ePassport Gates
Effective 20 May 2019, visitors to the United Kingdom from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States are now able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK and at juxtaposed controls.
RUSSIA: Stricter Rules on Payment of State Fee for Letter of Invitation in Moscow
Effective immediately, the state fee collected for issuance of letters of invitation (LOI) at the migration office at 42 Pokrovka Street in Moscow must be paid exclusively from the bank account of the inviting company.
SOUTH AFRICA: Department of Home Affairs Restricts Short-Term Work to 180 Days Per Calendar Year
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a directive internally and to the South African diplomatic missions, restricting short-term work on a Visitor’s Visa 11(2) to a maximum of 180 days per calendar year.