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 »


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 »