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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New "E-Vision" Online Application System for Dependents

Effective 25 December, all immigration applications for dependent family members in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must be  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Free Movement Agreement Extended to Croatians

On 16 December 2016, the Swiss government ratified Protocol III, extending the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons)   Read More

PORTUGAL – Portuguese Immigration Authorities On Strike

A new strike inside the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is expected to begin in January with a total dura  Read More

HUNGARY – Expedited Single Permit Processing for Serbians and Ukrainians in Shortage Occupations

To facilitate the immigration process for certain non-EU nationals with in-demand skills, Hungary has introduced an expedi  Read More

PERU – Recent Changes to Documentation Requirements

Effective 23 December 2016, certain changes were made to supporting document requirements for both “Designated Worker”  Read More

PANAMA – Reduced Validity for Provisional ID Cards

On 28 December 2016, the Panamanian government issued an executive decree that reduced the validity period for provisional  Read More

VIETNAM – Clarification on Assignment Letters

The Vietnamese authorities have provided further clarification on work permit procedures, after issuing Circular 40 last m  Read More

BAHRAIN – New Visas Introduced; Visa Rules Changed

As part of its new visa policy, Bahrain has recently introduced two new visas. There have also been several changes to exi  Read More

UNITED STATES – New USCIS Rule Amending Several Employment-Based and Non-Immigrant Visa Programs

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced amendments to certain regulations to imp  Read More