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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2016

The quota for L permits for the third quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free T  Read More

MALAYSIA – New Requirements for MDEC Employment Passes

Effective 1 September 2016, Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC) will implement new Employment Pass regulations affecting forei  Read More

TURKEY – New Foreign Labour Law Takes Effect

On 13 August 2016, Turkey published the “Law On International Workforce” (Law No. 6735, approved on 28 July 2016) in t  Read More

ITALY – Family Reunion Extended to Same-Sex Spouses

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has finally provided clarity on the impact of the recent law recognising same-sex unions   Read More

EUROPEAN UNION – EU Signs Visa Waiver Agreements with Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu

The European Union (EU) has recently signed short-stay visa waiver agreements with Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuva  Read More

IRELAND – Recent Immigration Developments

The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has announced that a new online employment permit application sy  Read More

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Higher Minimum Salary Requirement for Employment Pass Applications

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has announced an increase in the minimum qualifying salary for Employment Pass  Read More

TURKEY – New Foreign Labour Law Passed

The Turkish Parliament has approved a new law concerning work permits for foreign nationals.  Read More