Mexico – Deadline approaching for update of employer’s certificate

Posted on April 12, 2019

In accordance with the Mexican immigration regulations, companies must renew (“actualize”) their INM registrations in April of every year to prove that they have submitted their annual tax returns for the previous fiscal year.   To avoid complications with the… Read more »

Ireland– Changes to employment permits system to address labor shortages in key sectors

Posted on April 8, 2019

Effective April 22, 2019, changes have been announced to the Critical Skills List of Occupations and the Ineligible List of Occupations, following the first bi-annual review of 2019. The changes include an allowance of an extra 300 workers in the… Read more »

Australia – New Visa Categories Announced

Posted on April 1, 2019

The Australian Government has announced two new provisional visa categories and a new permanent visa, effective November 2019. New Visas The provisional visas will consist of a Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional visa which will require sponsorship by an employer in a… Read more »

Brazil – Certain Nationals soon to be Visa Exempt

Posted on April 1, 2019

Effective June 17, 2019, nationals of the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia can travel to Brazil visa exempt for a stay up to 90 days in a year. In the meantime, before the effective date, Australian, Japanese, Canadian, and… Read more »

European Union – Possible Outcomes for Citizens

Posted on March 25, 2019

On January 15, 2019, and again on March12, 2019, the United Kingdom parliament voted overwhelmingly against the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK government and the EU. The article 50 process means that, as things stand, the UK will leave… Read more »

Singapore – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

Posted on March 25, 2019

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers. Local Qualifying Salary Increase Effective July 1, 2019, the Local Qualifying Salary (LQS) will… Read more »

Australia – Immigration Developments for Employers

Posted on March 20, 2019

Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists On March 11, 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect. The most significant change was for the General Skilled Migration… Read more »

France – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

Posted on March 20, 2019

Effective March 1, 2019, talent passport (“passeport talent”) applicants who have been issued a three-month D visa will now be issued a six-month temporary residence permit (“Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour” or APS) on application for an initial residence permit, post… Read more »

Vietnam – New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

Posted on March 20, 2019

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DeLISA) of early termination of work permits, and introduces new work… Read more »

Argentina – eTA Eligible for Certain Indian Nationals

Posted on March 11, 2019

Indian nationals can now apply for an electronica travel authorization for business purposes to Argentina for a period of 60 days according to Disposition 855/2019.  This process is only available to Indian nationals that have a valid business visa for… Read more »