Australia – Senate Passes Skilling Levy Fund

Posted on May 11, 2018

Skilling Levy Fund The Skilling Levy Fund (SAF), fund to develop training an apprenticeship programs in Australia, was passed by Australia’s Senate on May 8, 2018. An implementation date of the fund has not been released yet by the Royal… Read more »

France – New Appointment System for French Consulates

Posted on May 11, 2018

A new appointment system is being implemented in French consulates across the world. TLScontact and VFS Global now operate the appointment systems depending on the country. As the implementation occurs for particular consulates, appointments may not be available.

Singapore – CorpPass Deadline Approaching

Posted on May 7, 2018

All clients with a registered company in Singapore are required to have a CorpPass account. The CorpPass was initially launched in September 2016 and the requirement was in place for January 2018 but was further extended to July 2018. The… Read more »

United Kingdom – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

Posted on April 27, 2018

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by the ‘Find a Job’ service. Universal Jobmatch is a mandatory form of advertising… Read more »

Bulgaria – Amendments to the Labour Mobility Law

Posted on April 20, 2018

Effective May 23, 2017, Bulgaria has passed amendments to the Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act which relax the requirements for issuance of EU Blue Cards for non-EU nationals, increase the allowed ratio of foreign national to Bulgarian national employees… Read more »

Brazil – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

Posted on April 20, 2018

The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Justice have issued a joint statement clarifying that applications for conversion of temporary residence into permanent residence permits must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour for processing, rather than the Ministry… Read more »

India – e-FRRO Service Expanded

Posted on April 20, 2018

As reported earlier, India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) launched a new online “e- Services” system for the application and processing of visa related services at its Foreigner Regional Registration Offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai.  It has now currently… Read more »

Morocco – Fewer Intra-Company Transfers Qualify for Exemption from Labor Market Testing

Posted on April 20, 2018

In the last few weeks, the Ministry of Labour in Morocco has tightened the qualifying criteria for the intra-company transfer work permit process. The ICT process exempts employers from obtaining approval from the Agence Nationale de Promotion de l’Emploi et des… Read more »

United Kingdom – Tier 2 General Quota Oversubscribed for Five Consecutive Months

Posted on April 20, 2018

The monthly allocation of the Tier 2 General Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) has been exceeded for the fifth consecutive month. Skilled workers applying to come to the UK under the Tier 2 General route are subject to a monthly… Read more »

Australia – New Guidelines for Labor Market Testing for Intra Company Transfers

Posted on April 18, 2018

  As of April 5, 2018, new guidelines have been released in regards to Labor Market Testing for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. For nominated positions of intra-company transfers, alternative evidence can now be used in place of the… Read more »