India – Exit Clearance Requirement Now Extended to All Indian Nationals

Posted on December 3, 2018

Effective immediately, all Indian nationals travelling to any of 18 “notified” countries for employment purposes are advised to register with the eMigrate portal of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at least 24 hours prior to departure. The notified countries are Afghanistan,… Read more »

Mexico – Applications Experiencing Delays

Posted on December 3, 2018

Many current government officials are in the process of resigning, as the new administration for change in government takes office on December 1st, 2018.  The turnover has been causing delays for all immigration matters. Delays are also expected for the… Read more »

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 »