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UNITED KINGDOM – Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme Opens

Effective 21 January, the Home Office opened the voluntary public testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme to resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen fami  Read More

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Fees from 1 January 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the fees charged by the National Immigration Institute (INM) for immigration services have increa  Read More

COLOMBIA - New Deadline for Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

A new deadline has been established for Venezuelan nationals to obtain a Special Stay Permit (PEP) allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two ye  Read More

BREXIT - UK Parliament Rejects Withdrawal Agreement

On 15 January 2019, the United Kingdom parliament voted overwhelmingly (by 432 votes to 202) against the withdrawal deal negotiated between the government and the EU.   Read More

RUSSIA – New Obligations for Inviting Parties

On 16 January 2019, Federal law of 19.07.2018 #216-FZ came into force, imposing new obligations on companies which invite foreign nationals to Russia from vis  Read More

KENYA – In-Country Work Permits Suspended [UPDATED]

As of 10 December 2018, the Kenyan government has issued a directive suspending the in-country issuance of work permits and visa extensions. Once implemented, applicat  Read More

ITALY – Government Plans to Safeguard Residence Rights of UK Nationals in Event of No Deal Brexit

The Italian government has announced that it is preparing legislation that will allow British citizens residing legally in Italy to remain resident in the event of a n  Read More

MALAYSIA – Stricter Enforcement of 12-Month Limit for Professional Visit Pass

Effective 15 January 2019, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has reminded companies of the existing rule that t  Read More

PHILIPPINES – All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration By 1 March 2019

1 March 2019 is the deadline for registered foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2019 period  Read More

INDONESIA – Reduced Number of Embassies for Limited Stay Visa Collection

Effective 9 January 2019, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) have reduced the number of embassies and consulates   Read More

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