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INDONESIA - Amendments to Regulations for Work Permit Exemption for Foreign National Shareholders in Indonesian Companies

The Indonesian investment board (BKPM) has amended its regulations to clarify that foreign national shareholders in Indonesian companies who also work as Dire  Read More

BREXIT - UK Government Reconsiders Rules for EU Citizens Arriving After No-Deal Brexit

The Home Office has indicated that it is planning changes to the proposed transitional arrangements for EU citizens arriving after a no-deal Brexit.  Read More

CZECH REPUBLIC – Upcoming Immigration Changes [UPDATED]

Effective sometime in August 2019, draft legislation will introduce some significant changes to the immigration rules.  Read More

PHILIPPINES - Changes in Rules for Special and Provisional Work Permits [UPDATED]

On 22 April 2019, the Department of Labor (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) released joint immigration guidelines, making some changes  Read More

THAILAND - Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate

Effective 19 August 2019, all work permit applications must be supported by a medical certificate, according to an Employment Department regulation issued on   Read More

ISRAEL – More Flexibility in the STEP Visa Process and Summer Processing Slowdown

The Israeli Work Permit Unit (‘WPU’) now allows for the STEP 90-Day Work Visa to be split into more than a single period, as was previously the case.  Read More

THAILAND – More Stringent Rules for Landlords

A TM30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) must be completed by the landlord of a property and submitted to the Immigration authorities to report a for  Read More

MALAYSIA – New Requirements for MDEC Applications

There are new requirements for MSC/ICT status companies applying for an Employment Pass, Dependant Pass and/or Long-Term Social Visit Pass for their employees  Read More

IRAQ – New MEEV Procedure for New Arrivals and Blood Test Required Prior to Entry

Effective Immediately, the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad has declared a new immigration entry procedure for obtaining a MEEV (Multi-Entry/Exit visa) an  Read More

IRELAND – Business Immigration Update: Developments in July 2019

2019 continues to be a busy year for Irish immigration with 3 further significant developments occurring in July alone.  Read More

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