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NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants)   Read More

UNITED STATES – Limited Resumption of Visa Processing in Russia

The United States Department of State has announced that, effective 11 December 2017, the U.S. consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok will begin   Read More

PHILIPPINES – New Employment Permit Rules

Effective 1 December 2017, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has issued revised rules for the issuance of employment permits to foreign nationals  Read More

MALAYSIA – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) Projection for 2018 Opens on 8 December 2017

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes from 8 December 20  Read More

UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

On 5 December 2017, the US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration’s latest travel ban to take full effect while the case is pending litigation on the mer  Read More

CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 December 2017, nationals of Bulgarian and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, b  Read More

TURKEY – Update on Entry for US Nationals; and Security Alert

There are some updates to the situation for US nationals wishing to obtain visas for Turkey, and a security alert for those already in Turkey and other middle-eastern   Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

On 7 December 2017, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules.  Read More

BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

On 8 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published new Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals.   Read More

IRELAND – Irish Residence Permit Replaces GNIB Card

Effective 11 December 2017, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has replaced the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card with a new   Read More

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