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Increased Penalties for Late Registration and Late Visa Extension

If the visa bears the endorsement “registration is required within 14 days of arrival in India”, the penalty fee for late registration has now been increa  Read More

INDONESIA – Change to Validity of RPTKA

Effective 10 December 2018, an RPTKA can only be valid for up to two years initially, rather than five as previously.  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Transitional Period for Croatians Extended to End of 2021

On 7 December 2018, the Swiss federal council announced it will maintain until 31 December 2021 the transitional provisions of Protocol III, which extended to  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – Citizens’ Rights Under the Withdrawal Agreement Versus a No-Deal Scenario

On 14 November 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) government reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The deal, which still nee  Read More

SOUTH AFRICA - Requirements for Travelling with Children Eased

Effective 1 December 2018, the "First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014" eases the requirements for parents and legal guardians travelling with c  Read More

NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled M  Read More

MALAYSIA - New Immigration Application Procedure for MIDA-Registered Companies

Effective 5 December 2018, all new and renewal Employment Pass (EP) and Dependant Pass (DP) applications for companies with pre-approved positions under the M  Read More

MEXICO - Delays Expected at Immigration Offices

As a new administration takes office in Mexico, major staff changes are expected to take place in the upcoming days within the offices of the National Immigration inst  Read More

UNITED STATES – Preparing for the Fiscal Year 2020 Cap-Subject H-1B Filing Period

On 1 April 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start to accept H-1B petitions from cap-subject employers for skilled foreign workers st  Read More

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