PERU – Some Resident Worker Visa Applicants to Face Stricter Requirements

Posted on March 26, 2015

New legislation from the Ministry of Labor may require certain foreign nationals applying for a Resident Worker Visa to provide proof of at least three years of relevant work experience and that their university diploma is directly related to the… Read more »


POLAND – Non-EU Workers No Longer Automatically Issued ID Number

Posted on March 26, 2015

Effective immediately, Polish authorities have changed their procedures so that non-EU employees no longer automatically receive a PESEL number, an 11-digit number used for identification purposes. The PESEL number enables Polish residents to utilize government office, bank, and hospital services…. Read more »


EGYPT – Tourist Visas to be No Longer Issued On Arrival

Posted on March 20, 2015

Beginning May 15th, 2015, Egyptian tourist visas will no longer be issued on arrival for any foreign nationals. Rather, foreign nationals interested in visiting Egypt must apply for a tourist visa at an Egyptian diplomatic mission prior to travel. Fakhoury… Read more »


THE PHILIPPINES – New Requirement for Companies Applying for 9(g) Visas

Posted on March 20, 2015

A change made by the Bureau of Immigration requires that companies filing a 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visa application must submit a form evidencing the number of foreign workers in their workforce at the time of the application’s submission. All foreign… Read more »


THAILAND – Expanded List of Work Permit-Exempt Activities

Posted on March 20, 2015

Thailand’s Employment Department has recently begun recognizing additional business activities that are not subject to work permit requirements. The expanded list includes the following activities: Attending a conference or seminar for the purposes of gathering information; Visiting or viewing an… Read more »


VENEZUELA – Stricter Visa Requirements for U.S. Nationals

Posted on March 20, 2015

New provisions made by the Venezuelan government have recently revoked the visa-exempt status for U.S. nationals. Since this major change, more details have been released on the requirements for U.S. nationals seeking Venezuelan tourist visas. The following documentation is required:… Read more »


IRELAND – More Extensive Stamp 4 Application Requirements for Certain Applicants

Posted on March 13, 2015

Beginning April 1st, holders of Green Cards or Critical Skills Employment Permits who apply for a Stamp 4 must submit more extensive proof of their two years of employment in Ireland to the Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation… Read more »


ISRAEL – Office Closures for Election Day and Passover

Posted on March 13, 2015

Israeli government offices will be closed on March 17th for Election Day and from April 3rd to April 12th for the Passover holiday. During these periods, processing of visas and work permit applications in Israel will be suspended.  Additionally, consular… Read more »


BELGIUM – New Levy Introduced for Residence Permits

Posted on March 6, 2015

A recent update to the process for applying for a Belgian Residence Permit has taken effect on March 2nd. The Belgian federal government has introduced a mandatory “contribution to the administrative costs” with regard to some requests for residence authorization… Read more »


SINGAPORE – Increases in S Pass and Work Permit Levies Temporarily Delayed

Posted on March 6, 2015

In the efforts of reducing the influx of foreign workers, the Singaporean government had announced hikes in the monthly levies for employers with workers on S Passes and Work Permits. However, the government has since determined that these increased levies… Read more »