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INDIA – Mandatory Biometric Enrolment for All India Visa Applicants in South Africa

The High Commission of India in Pretoria, South Africa, has announced that applicants for all India visa categories (including employment, tourist and business visas) are requi  Read More

INDIA – Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Extended Until 31 December 2017

The Indian government has once again extended the 30 June 2017 deadline for conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards, this ti  Read More

ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Law 16/2017 of 17 March 2017 transposes into Romanian law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services  Read More

ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years

Presidential Decree No. 151/17 of 4 July 2017 removes the three-year maximum duration for work visas for foreign nationals established in Article 75.1 of the Visa Law Regulatio  Read More

MALAYSIA – Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

Effective 1 August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company i  Read More

UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Resumption of Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt H-1B Petitions

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately.  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules Affects Family Immigration

On 20 July 2017, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, made in order to comply with the Supreme Court judgment in MM (Lebanon) & Othe  Read More

NIGERIA – Temporary Work Permit Pre-Approval Application by Email Now Available

Effective immediately, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has implemented the option to apply by email for pre-approval for a Temporary Work Permit (TWP), with a target for   Read More

PHILIPPINES – New Document Requirement for 9(g) Visa Applications

Effective 29 June 2017, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now requiring an additional document in support of applications for conversion of a 9(a) tourist visa or a temporary v  Read More

TAIWAN – New Visa Exemptions for Nationals of Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Effective 12 July 2017, nationals of eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are now eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan for either 30 or 90 days.  Read More

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