Chile – New Temporary Visas

Posted on April 18, 2018

  Effective April 23, 2018, the Temporary Residence visa for work purposes will be eliminated. However, visas obtained before that date will still be valid. New visa types are renewable once for the same period, available beginning August 1, 2018… Read more »


Panama – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

Posted on April 18, 2018

  Effective April 4, 2018, valid Schengen visas and EU residence permits are again accepted for entry into Panama. Moreover, effective June 1, 2018 Indian nationals will be able to enter Panama with a stamped visa, rather than an authorized… Read more »


Indonesia – Upcoming Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers

Posted on April 9, 2018

  Effective June 29, 2018, the government of Indonesia has issued new regulations for hiring foreign workers. The main changes are presented below: Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA) and Work Permit (IMTA) In certain sectors, a foreign worker will be able… Read more »


United Arab Emirates – Good Conduct Certificate Requirement Suspended

Posted on April 9, 2018

  Effective 1 April 2018, the UAE has provisionally suspended the requirement to submit a good conduct (police clearance) certificate for a new employment visa application, until further notice. The requirement to provide a good conduct certificate, in Arabic and… Read more »


Australia – Pilot of new Global Talent Scheme beginning in July

Posted on March 30, 2018

  On March 19, 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new visa scheme to attract highly-skilled talent to deliver innovation to Australia will be piloted from July 2018 – June 2019. Qualifying employers in two… Read more »


Chile – Visa Tech Program

Posted on March 30, 2018

  The Visa Tech program was implemented in April 2017, which is now available to all foreign nationals who are highly qualified personnel in the area of science and technology or experience in innovation. Chile’s new tech visa is targeted… Read more »


Slovenia – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Available

Posted on March 30, 2018

  Effective immediately, Slovenia has introduced new work and residence permit rules for intra-corporate transfer (ICT), transposing into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an… Read more »


Sweden – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Available

Posted on March 30, 2018

  Effective March 1, 2018, Sweden has introduced new work and residence permit rules for intra-corporate transfer (ICT), transposing into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework… Read more »


Costa Rica – Fines Subjected to Overstay

Posted on March 26, 2018

  Effective April 20, 2018, foreign nationals in Costa Rica, as tourists or temporary residents, will be fined 100 USD per month for their unauthorized stay after their visa has expired at the time they exit the country.  The fine… Read more »


Ireland – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

Posted on March 26, 2018

  Effective March 26, 2018, the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduce several changes, including an important new documentary requirement and an expansion of the occupations qualifying for intra-company transfers. What are the key changes? A copy of the signed… Read more »