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INDIA – New Deadline for Linking Aadhaar to PAN

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for residents to link their Aadhaar number to their Permanent Account Number (PAN) until 31 March 20  Read More

AUSTRALIA – Global Talent Scheme Pilot Begins

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has released further details of its pilot Global talent Scheme (GTS), aimed at attracting highly-skilled talen  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – New Scheme for Non-EEA Researchers Opens

Effective 6 July 2018, the UK Home Office has introduced the new “UKRI Science, Research and Academia” scheme, which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and aca  Read More

INDONESIA – Delays expected in work authorization processing as new online system launches

On Monday 2 July 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) unexpectedly announced that its previous online application system for RPTKA (expatriate placement plan) and IMTA  Read More

CANADA – Law change makes drunk driving a serious offence, with potential implications for some foreign national visa applicants

An amendment to the Criminal Code in Canada has doubled the maximum prospective punishment for drunk driving (‘DUI’ – Driving Under the Influence) from five year  Read More

CHINA – Change to Document Requirements for Category A Work Permit Applications

Effective immediately, the Shanghai State Administration of Foreign Affairs requires a different tax certificate in support of applications for Category A wor  Read More

INDONESIA – Further Details of Upcoming Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers

Further details are now available of the new regulations for hiring foreign workers (see our previous alert here).  Read More

AUSTRALIA – Visa Application Charges Increase

Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July 2018.  Read More

KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual   Read More

URUGUAY – Vaccination records now required for all residence applications [UPDATED]

Effective immediately, the Uruguayan government has issued a decree establishing a requirement for foreign nationals to submit vaccination records in support   Read More

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