ITALY – Changes to the Integration Requirement for Renewal Applications

Posted on October 30, 2015

Foreign nationals currently and previously residing in Italy now have additional opportunities to renew their residence permits even if they have not satisfied Italy’s “integration” requirements. The Italian government typically required foreign nationals to fulfill the “integration” requirements within a… Read more »

INDONESIA – New Rules to Counter Illegal Working in Bali

Posted on October 30, 2015

Effective October 20, 2015 until December 31, 2015, foreign nationals who have entered Indonesia more than twice in a year, or who have stayed in Indonesia for more than four consecutive months, on a visa on arrival (VOA), a tourist… Read more »

INDONESIA – Amendment Clarifies Recent Rules on Employee Ratios and Business Activities

Posted on October 30, 2015

Effective October 26, 2015, a new regulation (35/2015) has been issued, amending the regulation 16/2015 implemented in August 2015. The most recent amendment eases the required ratio of foreign to local workers, allows business meetings without a work permit and… Read more »

ISRAEL – Short Employment Authorisation (SEA) Program Extended to 45 Days

Posted on October 30, 2015

The work permit unit and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Israel have announced that the 30-day work authorization program (SEA) has been replaced by a 45-day program, effective October 25, 2015. What has changed? The new program allows for… Read more »

HUNGARY – Quota Introduced for non-EEA National Workers; Plus Changes to Headcount Statement Requirement

Posted on October 30, 2015

Effective now, Hungary has imposed an annual quota for the maximum number of non-EEA (European Economic Area) nationals who can be granted work permits. Additionally, foreign–owned companies applying for work permits or combined work and residence permits, must now submit… Read more »

CHINA – New Deregistration Process Implemented in Beijing

Posted on October 30, 2015

The Beijing Labor Bureau recently announced that a company’s local human resources representatives may no longer appoint an immigration agent or third-party representative to file deregistration application on their behalf. Local HR representatives must now appear in person to deregister… Read more »

UNITED KINGDOM – Tier 2 (General) Shortage Occupation List to Include Nurses

Posted on October 23, 2015

To address the shortage of nurses in the United Kingdom, nurses will be temporarily added to the Tier 2 (General) Shortage Occupation List. Tier 2 (General) applications for foreign nurses (outside of the European Economic Area) will take priority over… Read more »

ISRAEL – New Entrepreneur Visa Category

Posted on October 23, 2015

Israel’s Ministry of Economics announced a new visa category known as the Entrepreneur High-Tech visa which will allow for certain foreign workers that arrive in Israel to work at one of twelve preapproved technology companies that qualify under the program…. Read more »

KAZAKHSTAN – Amendments to Work Permit Rules

Posted on October 16, 2015

Kazakhstan has announced several amendments to immigration regulations that will take effect by the end of 2015. Among the various changes, work permits will only be valid in the issuing region and will no longer authorize work to extended regions…. Read more »

PERU – Work Visas Renovated Under New Aliens Act

Posted on October 9, 2015

Peru has enacted a new Aliens Act that will revamp work visas and pertinent procedures. New categories of work visas and revised terms for their validity period, will be introduced by this new law. The law will take effect 90… Read more »