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 »


Oman – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Posted on February 2, 2018

Effective immediately, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months. Who is Affected? The affected sectors are as follows: Information systems; Media; “Technical professions”; Engineering; Air transport; Accounting… Read more »


Thailand – Four-Year SMART Visa for Top Talent Now Available

Posted on February 2, 2018

Effective 1 February 2018, the Thai Board of Investment has introduced the previously-announced SMART Visa for highly-skilled foreign workers and investors in certain industries. What are the Benefits of the SMART Visa? The SMART Visa is valid for up to… Read more »


United Kingdom – Tier 2 (General) Oversubscribed For Second Month

Posted on February 2, 2018

The number of Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) available for January 2018 was exceeded by demand for the second consecutive month. The total number of RCoS available to employers in January 2018 stood at 1651, after 91… Read more »


Singapore – CorpPass Deadline Extended

Posted on January 26, 2018

As reported previously, companies were required to register with CorpPass beginning of January 2018.  This has now been extended for seven months, before July 2018.  All local entities should register a CorpPass account and appoint appropriate delegates for digital services…. Read more »