India – Update to e-Visa

Posted on October 16, 2018

The e-Visa, which includes sub-categories for e-Tourist, e-Business, e-Medical, and e-Medical Attendant, can now be used 3 times during a calendar year (January to December).  Previously the e-visa was availed for a maximum of 2 times during a calendar year…. Read more »

European Union – Expected Changes for Travelers of Schengen Countries

Posted on October 16, 2018

Exit Entry System The EU Commission proposed to implement a system that will automatically calculate the authorized stay of the applicant and alert the authorities of overstays when entering and exiting the Schengen area.  Currently the passport is manually stamped…. Read more »

France – Posted Worker Ruling

Posted on October 8, 2018

A new law that aims to go into effect between January and March 2019 will simplify the Posted Workers ruling but has an increase in penalty fines. Main Modifications: Fines will increase to 4,000 euros per employee, per violation, of… Read more »

Belgium – Single Permit Procedure soon to be Implemented

Posted on October 1, 2018

The delay in implementing the single permit application for a combined work and residence permit for more than 4 years is now expected to be introduced by November 1, 2018.  Employers will be able to apply for both the work… Read more »

Czech Republic – Priority Visa Appointments for Qualifying Indian Nationals

Posted on October 1, 2018

Since the closing of Visapoint in November 2017 there have been long waiting times of one to two months to obtain an appointment for a visa application, especially from the Czech consulates in India. The Czech Consulate in New Delhi… Read more »

Peru – New Platform for Submission of Labor Contracts

Posted on October 1, 2018

Effective October 13, 2018, labor contracts and contract extensions for foreign nationals will be submitted online to a new platform, Virtual System for Foreign Personnel.  Once the documents are uploaded, the application will be automatically approved, however, work may not… Read more »

Poland – New Appointment System

Posted on October 1, 2018

A new appointment system has been implemented for scheduling work permit applications in Warsaw.  The Immigration Office will schedule appointments within three business days of receiving an email from the applicant. The work permit will no longer be issued on… Read more »

Spain – Salary Check for ICT Applications

Posted on October 1, 2018

EU Intracompany Transfer Permit applications are now being scrutinized on the employment conditions and salary compensation by the Spanish Large Companies Unit.  The lines are in check to ensure the employment conditions and salary are in line with the local… Read more »

Australia – Top Priority for Accredited Sponsorship Applications

Posted on September 24, 2018

As reported earlier, effective September 5, 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has ceased accepting priority processing requests for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457). 457 visa applications are being… Read more »

European Union – Revised Posted Workers Directive Enters into Force

Posted on September 24, 2018

On July 9, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) published Directive (EU) 2018/957 of June 28, 2018, amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. The revised Posting of Workers Directive… Read more »