Peru – New Streamlined Change of Status Process

Posted on March 26, 2018

  Effective March 19, 2018, a new, simplified process for applications for change of immigration status has been introduced, with in-person attendance at the immigration office, and an online application tracking system. Previously, several more steps were required, and it… Read more »


Slovakia – Immigration Changes to take Effect May 1, 2018

Posted on March 26, 2018

  Slovakia Parliament will be implementing several new changes beginning May 1, 2018. The changes to be expected will apply to districts in Slovakia where the unemployment rate for the previous year was less than 5%, are as follows: A… Read more »


Australia – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

  As mentioned earlier, the Temporary Skills Shortage would replace the Subclass 457 in March 2018.  On March 15, 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published the Migration Legislation Amendment which implements the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill… Read more »


Brazil – Relaxation of New Police Clearance Requirement for Residence Renewal Applicants

Posted on March 19, 2018

  The Ministry of Labour has issued a Technical Note stating that current resident visa holders applying for residence renewal in Brazil are not required to present a legalized and translated police clearance certificate from their country of residence covering the last… Read more »


Singapore – New Work Pass

Posted on March 19, 2018

  New work passes were implemented on September 15, 2017 for the Marine Shipyard and Construction Sector to include a QR code that can be accessed on a mobile application, as seen here.  An app can be downloaded, which allows… Read more »


Slovakia – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

Posted on March 19, 2018

  Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Act on Employment Services will take effect on May 1, 2018, bringing several changes to the rules for the employment and assignment of non-EU nationals. The main changes are listed below: Shorter processing times… Read more »


Canada – Medical Refusal to be Revamped

Posted on March 9, 2018

  Changes are expected to be released in April regarding Canada’s controversial policy regarding the refusal of foreign nationals that are deemed likely to cause an “excessive demand” on its healthcare system. The current recommendation of the Parliament’s Standing Committee… Read more »


Ireland – Authorities Clarify 90-Day Validity of Letter of Approval for Atypical Work Scheme

Posted on March 9, 2018

  Effective immediately, the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service (INIS) has clarified an existing rule that, for the Atypical Worker Scheme, letters of approval issued for entry clearance must be used within 90 days of issuance, after which they will… Read more »


Singapore – Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

Posted on March 9, 2018

  The Ministry of Manpower has announced upcoming changes to its foreign workforce policy, including an expansion of the Fair Consideration Framework job advertising requirement for Employment Pass (EP) applications to include more companies and more positions, and an increase… Read more »


Poland – New Work Permit Changes and Implementation of ICT Directive

Posted on March 9, 2018

  Effective January 1, 2018, new requirements for obtaining work permits for foreign nationals came into force in Poland. The key changes are: New requirements for employers assigning foreign nationals to work in Poland based on a work permit or… Read more »