Turkey – Delays Possible Due to Implementation of New Registration System for Work Permit Applications

Posted on March 2, 2018

  Effective February 26, 2018, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) requires work permit applications to be submitted using the sponsoring company’s KEP account. Moreover, a secure electronic signature, linked to a qualified electronic certificate, must be used to sign the… Read more »

United Kingdom – Settlement Applications Closed to Tier 1 (General) Migrants after April 5, 2018

Posted on March 2, 2018

  Overseas nationals in the UK under the Tier 1 (General) category will no longer be permitted to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after April 5, 2018. Tier 1 (General) of the points-based system was a category aimed… Read more »

India – New Visa E-Services at Four FRROs

Posted on February 19, 2018

  India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has launched a new online “e-Services” system for application and processing of visa related services at its Foreigner Regional Registration Offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. Thus far, this new system is only… Read more »

Israel – New B-2 Visa for India Businesspersons

Posted on February 19, 2018

  Israel’s Ministry of Interior has introduced a long term B-2 visitor and multiple entry visa for Indian business people.  The visa can be applied for especially at the Israeli consulate in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The B-2 visitor… Read more »

Thailand – Changes to Work Permit Applications Filed at the Employment Department

Posted on February 19, 2018

  Foreign nationals filing work permit applications directly with the Employment Department in Thailand must be aware of changes that have been made effective immediately.  Applications filed at the One Stop Service Center have not been effected. Foreign employees entering… Read more »

Uganda – Special Pass no longer offered

Posted on February 19, 2018

  The Special Pass allows one to work on a short term basis in Uganda for up to six months.  The government is currently rejecting the short term work permit applications and instead is requiring applicants to apply for a… Read more »

Nigeria – Executive Order Brings Stricter Labor Market Rules

Posted on February 12, 2018

  On 2 February 2018, the President of Nigeria signed an executive order (EO5) aimed at promoting local Nigerian expertise in science, engineering and technology. What does the executive order say? EO5 prohibits the federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) from… Read more »

Poland – Changes to Work Permit Regulations from 1 January 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018

  Various changes to work permit regulations for non-EEA nationals came into effect on 1 January 2018. What are the changes? The requirement to obtain a Type B work permit has been extended to a company’s non-EEA national corporate proxy… Read more »

Russia – New Work Permit Regulations Bring Administrative Changes

Posted on February 12, 2018

  Effective 4 February 2018, new regulations on issuing work permits bring some administrative changes to the work permit rules. What are the changes? For the purpose of obtaining a work permit, including for Highly-Qualified Specialists (HQS), the passport of… Read more »

Austria – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

Posted on February 2, 2018

Effective immediately, university diplomas and school leaving certificates submitted in support of initial Red-White-Red Card Plus (RWR Card Plus) applications by dependent family members of Red-White-Red Card (RWR Card) holders must be legalized and then authenticated under the ENIC-NARIC framework…. Read more »