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IRAQ – Further Changes to Entry and Exit Rules

On 4 September 2018, Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced several important changes to the immigration rules.  Read More

AUSTRALIA – No more priority processing for work visas

Effective 5 September 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has ceased accepting priority processing requests for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclas  Read More

NETHERLANDS – Cross border workers no longer limited to 90 out of 180 days

Effective immediately, third country nationals resident in another member state (for example Belgium or Germany) who work in the Netherlands with a work permi  Read More

SLOVAKIA – Long queues for temporary residence permits at foreign police office in Bratislava

The number of non-EU nationals attending the Foreign Police office in Bratislava to submit initial and renewal applications for temporary residence permits (i  Read More

SINGAPORE – Company Stamp No Longer Required on Forms

Effective 10 September 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore no longer requires employers to endorse forms using their company  Read More

PHILIPPINES – No Visa Stickers Available for Temporary Visitors

The Bureau of Immigration has issued a "Note With Recommendation" warning that it has run out of the visa stickers that are usually issued for the extension of tempora  Read More

PORTUGAL – EU Directives Will Take Effect 1 October 2018

Decree Law no. 9/2018, published on 11 September 2018 and effective 1 October 2018, implements the latest amendments to the immigration law, which in turn were publish  Read More

EUROPEAN UNION – Revised Posted Workers Directive Enters into Force

On 9 July 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) published Directive (EU) 2018/957 of 28 June 2018, amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting o  Read More

ISRAEL – Strike and Holiday Closures at Israeli Consulates Worldwide

StrikeSupport staff in the consular sections of all Israeli  Read More

GERMANY – Closer Scrutiny of Academic Qualifications for Blue Card Applications

On Tuesday 4 September 2018 the main offices of the General Directorate of Migration (DGME) in San Jose, Costa Rica, were closed after a raid by the Judicial   Read More

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