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KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Entry and Visa Rules

Several laws have taken effect recently which amend the regulations for obtaining visas and visa invitations, as well as the rules of entry to Kazakhstan for   Read More

AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australians Fund now effective

Effective 12 August 2018, the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is now payable for employer-sponsored nomination applications.  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign nationals require a registered rental agreement for work permit renewal

Effective September 2018, foreign national residents looking to renew their work permits must have a rental contract authenticated and registered with the new  Read More

THAILAND – Single Window system for work permits and visas implemented early

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) now requires BOI-promoted companies applying for work permits or long-term visas at the Bangkok One-Stop Service Centre  Read More

SINGAPORE – Upcoming New Housing Checks for Work Pass Holders

Effective 14 September 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore will check work pass applicants’ residential addresses when issuing passes.  Read More

LUXEMBOURG – Minimum Wage Increases

Effective 1 August 2018, the statutory minimum wage in Luxembourg has increased by 2.5%, Wages in Luxembourg are pegged to the cost of living (consumer price inflation  Read More

AUSTRALIA – New Labour Market Testing Requirements

Effective 12 August 2018, several changes have been introduced to the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa.  Read More

IRELAND – Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas

Effective 3 September 2018, the online appointment booking service for visa-required nationals seeking re-entry visas from the Re-entry Division of the Irish   Read More

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