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UNITED KINGDOM – New Start-Up Visa Announced

The Home Office has announced that a new “start-up” visa will be launched in Spring 2019.  Read More

EUROPEAN UNION – European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

On 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that all European Union Member States must recognise the residence rights of non-EU national same-sex spouses  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Major changes in immigration rules announced

On 13 June 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE.  Read More

THAILAND – Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immi  Read More

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits.  Read More

PANAMA – Executive Decree Clarifies Basis for Cancelling Work Permits

On 31 May 2018, the Ministry of Labour published an executive decree setting out possible grounds for the cancellation of work permits.  Read More

KAZAKHSTAN - Work Permit No Longer Required for CEOs and Deputies

Some recent amendments to the Rules on Establishing the Quota for the Employment of Foreign Labour Force that apply to chief executives and their deputies are  Read More

ARGENTINA - Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees for most immigration-related processes. Effective 6 June 2018, various governments fee  Read More

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