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THAILAND – Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immi  Read More

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits.  Read More

PANAMA – Executive Decree Clarifies Basis for Cancelling Work Permits

On 31 May 2018, the Ministry of Labour published an executive decree setting out possible grounds for the cancellation of work permits.  Read More

KAZAKHSTAN - Work Permit No Longer Required for CEOs and Deputies

Some recent amendments to the Rules on Establishing the Quota for the Employment of Foreign Labour Force that apply to chief executives and their deputies are  Read More

ARGENTINA - Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees for most immigration-related processes. Effective 6 June 2018, various governments fee  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

On 23 May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals w  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on 20 May 2018 that investors and professionals will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, resi  Read More

GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of thi  Read More

KENYA – All Work Permits Must Be Verified

Every foreign national in Kenya who is the holder of a work permit is required to visit the Immigration Department to have their documents verified between 21  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

On 17 May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for ap  Read More

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