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BRAZIL – Amendments to Work Visa Rules Introduced

Decree 8757/16, published 11 May 2016, significantly amends the rules and procedures for obtaining work visas for foreign   Read More

MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Introduces Application Fees

Effective 1 June 2016, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriate Services Division of the Immigration Department of Malaysia wi  Read More

MEXICO – Expansion of Visa Exemption for Certain Visa-Required Nationals

Effective 17 May 2016, more categories of visa-required nationals are allowed to enter Mexico for up to six months without  Read More

CHINA – Recent Restrictions on Work and Business Visas for Shanghai

Recently, the Shanghai immigration authorities have changed their policy on issuing Z (work) visa invitation letters to fo  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2016

The quota for L permits for the second quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free   Read More

NETHERLANDS – New Rules for Recognised Sponsors and Income Declaration

Effective 1 April 2016, the assessment of the continuity and solvency of companies applying for the status of recognised s  Read More

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Labour Market Testing Requirements for Essential Skills Work Visa

Effective 11 April 2016, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) changed the documents required, as proof of labour market testing,   Read More

ITALY – New Residence Permit Fees for 2016

On 10 March 2016 the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a decree which increased the filing fees for the electronic re  Read More

GHANA – Ghana Immigration Service Increases Fees

Effective 15 May 2016 the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has increased certain categories of fees, through the Fees and C  Read More

MEXICO – Expansion of Visa Exemption for Certain Visa-Required Nationals

Effective 17 May 2016, more categories of visa-required nationals are allowed to enter Mexico for up to six months without  Read More

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