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UPDATED: NETHERLANDS – Work Permits for Japanese Nationals Reintroduced from 1 January 2017

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) of the Netherlands has announced that, effective 1 January 2017  Read More

SWEDEN – Insurance Certificates Now Required for Work Permit Extension Applications

The Swedish Migration Agency has recently enforced a December 2015 court ruling, requiring employers to prove they have pr  Read More

ISRAEL AND CHINA – New Ten-Year Multiple-Entry Visa Agreement Signed

Israel and China signed a ten-year multiple entry visa agreement, making Israel the third country, after the United States  Read More

Formula Group - Destination Services Provider of the Year

The Relocate Awards 2015/16 winner of the Destination Services Provider of the Year – Raman Narula, Formula Group was in  Read More

DENMARK – Minimum Salary Increased for Pay Limit Scheme; and Green Card Abolished

A bill passed on 2 June 2016 increases the minimum salary to qualify for the Pay Limit scheme in Denmark, effective 10 Jun  Read More

AZERBAIJAN – New Work Permit Exemptions and Upcoming Online Visa System

Effective 4 June 2016, newly published amendments to the Migration Code of Azerbaijan exempt certain company directors and  Read More

AUSTRALIA – Changes to Subclass 457 Accredited Sponsorship Scheme

Effective 1 July 2016 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will implement changes to the subclass 45  Read More

EUROPEAN UNION – Proposal to Revamp the Blue Card Scheme

On 7 June 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal to revamp the European Union (EU) Blue Card scheme, aiming to  Read More

SLOVAKIA – Notification of Labour Authorities Now Required for All Seconded Employees

Effective 18 June 2016, new legislation requires employers who send their employees to Slovakia on secondment to notify th  Read More

ISRAEL – Immediate Changes to Work Permit Regulations

Effective immediately, the Work Permit Unit (WPU) of the Ministry of Interior has implemented new regulations for obtainin  Read More

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