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EGYPT – Local Registration Requirement Enforced

As of mid-July 2017, nationals of certain countries must now register with the immigration authorities within seven days of arrival in Egypt, or face fines.  Read More

COLOMBIA – New Special Stay Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective 3 August 2017, certain Venezuelan nationals already in Colombia will be able to apply online for a Special Stay Permit (PEP), allowing them to stay   Read More

ITALY – No More Renewals for Existing 27(g) Work Permits for Fixed-Term Highly-Skilled Intra-Company Transferees

Effective immediately, it is no longer possible to renew a work permit issued under article 27 letter (g) of Decree n.286/1998, for highly skilled workers on   Read More

CANADA – New Job Match Service

Effective 28 August 2017, Canadian employers who want to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will be required to use the new Job Match ser  Read More

TAIWAN – New Part-Time Work Permit for Foreign Spouses

Effective 26 July 2017, the Taiwan Workforce Development Agency has introduced a new work permit allowing foreign national spouses of foreign national employe  Read More

CZECH REPUBLIC – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

Effective 15 August 2017, a significant legislative amendment makes extensive changes to Czech immigration law.  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Stricter Saudization Targets

Effective 3 September 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development will implement a new version of its Nitaqat grading programme for companies, meaning stricter  Read More

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to the Essential Skills Work Visas Will Affect Visa Duration and Dependent Privileges

Effective 28 August 2017, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is introducing remuneration bands for work visas.  The remuneration bands will affect how long applicants   Read More

RUSSIA – Technical Problems at Moscow Migration Office

The Moscow Migration Department in Sakharovo has recently refused to accept a number of work permit applications for technical reasons.  Read More

GREECE – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Effective immediately, all companies based in an EU Member State posting employees to Greece must notify the labour authorities on or before the assignment st  Read More

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