Malaysia – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2019 Opens on December 3, 2018

Posted on December 3, 2018

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes from December 3, 2018. How does it work? Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia (MSC Malaysia)… Read more »


Peru – New Work Contract Registration System

Posted on December 3, 2018

The Peruvian government has launched a new online system for registering and subsequently managing employment contracts. The new system, called SIVICE (‘Virtual System of Contracts for Foreigners’) allows employers to obtain automatic same-day contract approval upon uploading a copy of… Read more »


United Arab Emirates – New Visa Rules Bring Positive Changes

Posted on December 3, 2018

On October 21, 2018, the UAE cabinet approved a number of new visa rules that will prove beneficial to numerous categories of foreign nationals in the UAE, including tourists, retirees and students and the widows, divorcees, and children of foreign… Read more »


Romania – Changes to the Immigration Rules

Posted on November 20, 2018

Effective November 9, 2018, Law no. 247 introduces some changes to the immigration rules which may affect foreign national workers. The legislative changes are being studied by the immigration authorities who are expected to release further instructions implementing the changes… Read more »


China– New Online Application Service for Shanghai 144-Hour Transit Visa Exemption

Posted on November 20, 2018

Effective November 1, 2018, the Shanghai authorities have launched a new online application service for foreign nationals eligible for the 144-hour transit visa exemption, arriving at one of Shanghai’s airports. The number of foreign nationals visiting Shanghai is expected to increase during… Read more »


Chile – New Online Platform Launched for Permanent Residence Registration

Posted on November 20, 2018

The Immigration Department and Investigate Police (PDI) launched a new platform for Permanent Residence registration, beginning November 5th, in obtaining visa stamps. This in part is due to help with the massive delays that are experienced at the PDI, which… Read more »


Argentina – New Online Platform Experience Delays

Posted on November 20, 2018

As reported earlier, Argentina implemented a new platform, RADEX, though it is currently facing technical difficulties as it is encountering delays between each stage of the process. It is expected that the problem would be fixed in the next coming… Read more »


Canada – New Visa Application Centers

Posted on November 9, 2018

New visa application centers have opened to facilitate the first phase of the biometric expansion for nationals from countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  Nationals from these countries have been required to give their biometrics since July 31,… Read more »


Malaysia – Stricter Enforcement by MYXpats of Personnel Authorized to Handle Immigration Applications

Posted on November 9, 2018

Effective November 12, 2018, MYXpats (via the ESD portal) will strictly enforce that only personnel named in the company’s Letter of Undertaking (LOU) will be allowed to handle immigration applications. This rule was already in effect but was not strictly… Read more »


United Kingdom – Home Office Releases More Details About Upcoming New Application Service

Posted on November 9, 2018

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has released further information about its upcoming new Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VACS). While the Home Office promises a more streamlined, intuitive process, implementation delays are likely, and applicants considered higher risk are… Read more »