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DENMARK – Stricter Permanent Residence Requirements and New Salary Rules for Pay Limit Scheme

The Danish Parliament has recently passed two pieces of legislation affecting immigration: one act imposing stricter eligibility criteria for permanent residence, and another a  Read More

QATAR – Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

On Monday 5 June 2017 the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, and closed access to Qat  Read More

MOROCCO – New Online Work Permit Application Platform

Effective 1 June 2017, the Ministry of Labour in Morocco has made it mandatory to complete all work permit application forms electronically via a new online system called Taech  Read More

VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended

Registration and notarisation (authentication) services have been resumed in Venezuela. Nevertheless, delays of five to seven business days are likely in document p  Read More

PANAMA – Visits Restricted to 90 Days for Nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Effective 31 May 2017, Panama has reduced the duration of stay of visitors who are nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela to 90 days (from 180 days previously).  Read More

ARGENTINA – Nationals of OECD Countries Now Visa Exempt for Business

Effective immediately, nationals of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) can travel to Argentina for business activities for sta  Read More

ITALY – Residence Permit Fees Reintroduced

Effective 9 June 2017, the Italian government has reintroduced filing fees for applications for a “permesso di sogiorno” residence permit.  Read More

UNITED STATES – More Rigorous Visa Vetting Implemented

On 3 May 2017, the Department of State requested the right to collect additional information from certain visa applicants worldwide from the Office of Budget and Management. Th  Read More

CANADA – Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

On 12 June 2017, the Canadian government implemented its Global Skills Strategy (GSS), and provided further details of the two-year pilot program.  Read More

BRAZIL – New Immigration Law Published

Effective November 2017, a new Brazilian immigration law (Lei 13445/2017, published 25 May 2017) will r  Read More