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SINGAPORE: Lower Dependency Ratio Ceiling in 2020

Effective 1 January 2020, the Dependency Ratio Ceiling (DRC) and S Pass Sub-DRC for companies in the services sector will be lowered. The DRC is the percentag  Read More

AUSTRALIA: Traffic Light Bulletin – Skilled Migration List Review

Following consultations with various stakeholders, including the Newland Chase Australia team, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business  Read More

CZECHIA: New Appointment Booking Lottery at New Delhi Consulate Allows Only 33 Applications in First Quarter of 2020

The Czech embassy in New Delhi, India, has implemented a new appointment booking system for nationals of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the M  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA: Ministry of Labor Cancels Yellow Nitaqat Band

Effective 26 January 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has announced it will cancel the yellow band in its Saudization programme, Nita  Read More

RUSSIA: Reminder - Upcoming Deadline for Employers to Confirm Measles Vaccination of All Foreign Employees [UPDATED]

Employers engaging foreign labor in Russia have until 31 December 2019 to confirm the vaccination against measles of all the foreign nationals they cur  Read More

FRANCE: Decree to Extend Rights of Posted Workers from July 2020

Ministerial order 2019-116 of 20 February 2019, which will come into effect on 30 July 2020, transposes into French law European Directive 2018/957 of 28 June  Read More

SWITZERLAND: Reminder that Job Advertisement Threshold to Change from January 2020

Effective 1 January 2020, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 5% or above will have to test the Swiss lab  Read More

ARGENTINA: Police Clearance Certificates Required for Certain Visas

Effective immediately, holders of 30-day Technical visas or Technical visas valid for 30 days who apply to renew the visa for a sixth time (i.e. beyond six mo  Read More

UNITED STATES: Electronic Registration Required for Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will implement its new electronic registration process for H-1B applications for the upc  Read More

VIETNAM: Upcoming New Labour Code and Amendments to Immigration Law

Amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  Read More

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