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UNITED KINGDOM: Home Office Introduces New Start-up and Innovator Categories, Reforms Tier 1 (Investor) Category, Amends EU Settlement Scheme
On 7 March 2019, the Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, introducing new Start-up and Innovator categories and making reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) category.
IRELAND: Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit
Effective 6 March 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit.
VIETNAM: New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits
Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DeLISA) of early termination of work permits, and introduces new work permit application forms. Implementation is ongoing and depends on the province.
Effective 6 March 2019, the immigration authorities have published a new regulation requiring police clearance certificates submitted in support of immigration applications to include the applicant’s criminal record for the ten years prior to the certificate’s issuance.
Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer grant migrant visas to Chilean nationals on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement, although no changes to the immigration regulations have been made to this effect.
On 5 March 2019, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) published a new national salary calculation tool that all cantonal labour authorities must now use when conducting remuneration checks to verify the work conditions of seconded workers (temporary intra company transferees or workers posted at a client site to fulfill a service contract).