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PHILIPPINES – New Requirements and Restrictions for Special Work Permit and Provisional Work Permit

On 29 January 2019, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued Operations Order No. JHM-2019-002, prescribing supplemental guidelines for SWP and PWP issuance.  Read More

COLOMBIA – New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers [UPDATED]

On 9 October 2018, the Ministry of Labour issued Resolution 4388, creating and implementing the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”).  Read More

NEW ZEALAND – Government Proposes Overhaul of Employer-Supported Work Visas

The New Zealand government has proposed significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework which, if implemented, will affect all New Zealand employers s  Read More

MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Requires ESD Portal Users to Complete Survey

All employers registered with the ESD portal of the MYXpats Centre to apply for Employment Passes or Professional Visit Passes must complete an online client   Read More

BREXIT – Germany Plans Three-Month Transition Period for UK Nationals to Regularise Immigration Status After a No-Deal Brexit

The German federal government has announced its plans for UK nationals in Germany after 29 March 2019, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  Read More

BREXIT – Switzerland and UK Agree on Citizens’ Rights After Brexit

The Swiss Federal Council and the UK government have approved an agreement protecting the rights of Swiss nationals currently residing in the UK and the recip  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Long-Term Visas [Updated 6/2/2019]

The UAE has announced that it will officially begin accepting applications for long-term residence visas for investors, entrepreneurs and key professionals fr  Read More

ROMANIA – Significant Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2019

Romania’s work permit quota for 2019 has been published in the Official Gazette (Part I, no. 80 of 31 January 2019) according to Government Decision no. 34/31.01.201  Read More

VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

Effective immediately, the Venezuelan embassy in Argentina is now authorised to stamp an apostille seal on Venezuelan criminal records certificates.  Read More

MEXICO - Delays at Immigration Offices

As the new federal administration takes office in Mexico, major staff changes are taking place within the offices of the National Immigration institute (INM)   Read More

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