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SINGAPORE – New Electronic System for Permanent Residence Applications

Effective 18 December 2017, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority will introduce an electronic-Permanent Residence (e-PR) application system, which will be manda  Read More

MEXICO – Reminder: Failure to Report Change of Address May Lead to Financial Penalty

Employers of foreign nationals in Mexico are reminded that all foreign residents in Mexico must notify the Mexican National Immigration Institute (INM) of the  Read More

TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Passed

On 31 October 2017, the Taiwan Legislative Yuan passed the new Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / SWITZERLAND – Short-Stay Visa Waiver Agreement Signed

On 31 October 2017, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement (a “Memorandum of Understanding”) on the short-stay visa waiver for  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

Effective immediately, Indian nationals holding a 14-day visa on arrival, issued on the basis of a US visa valid for at least six months or Green Card, or of   Read More

UNITED STATES – USCIS Tightens Policy on Adjudication of Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

On 23 October 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) cancelled policy guidelines in effect since April 2004, regarding requests for the extension of cer  Read More

CZECH REPUBLIC – Visapoint Appointment-Booking System Closed

Effective 1 November 2017, the Visapoint system has closed and is no longer available for booking appointments for visa or residence permit applications.  Read More

INDONESIA – Domicile Letter Now Required for ITAS Applications in South Jakarta

Effective 6 November 2017, foreign nationals applying for a limited stay permit (ITAS) at the South Jakarta immigration office must submit a domicile letter,   Read More

SWEDEN – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Announced for March 2018

The Swedish Migration Agency has announced that it plans to implement European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-countr  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Process Changes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority - UPDATED

In Abu Dhabi, the original Emirates ID of the sponsor is now required in support of visa applications for dependent family members. The immigration authorities   Read More

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