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 »

United Kingdom – New Method for Calculating Absences for Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications

Posted on January 26, 2018

Effective 11 January 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) now calculates absences from the United Kingdom in relation to an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a different way. UKVI caseworkers can now refuse applications for ILR based… Read more »

Uruguay – Grace Period Reduces to 10 Days for Filing Documentation

Posted on January 26, 2018

Applications submitted to the Immigration Office of Uruguay will now only have a grace period of 10 days to present documentation missing that is not considered essential for the visa application.  Previously, the grace period allowed was 30 days. This… Read more »

Australia – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Posted on January 23, 2018

On 11 January 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published clarification of various recent and upcoming changes to the skilled visa regulations, including new details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which is due to replace… Read more »

Azerbaijan – E-Visas to Allow Stays of 90-Days with Multiple-Entries

Posted on January 23, 2018

Effective 12 January 2018, e-visas obtained through the ASAN Viza website will allow stays of up to 90 days, rather than the previous 30 days, and multiple entries, rather than a single entry, as previously. However, as of the date… Read more »

Bahrain – Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

Posted on January 23, 2018

Bahrain has increased the minimum income requirement for foreign nationals wishing to sponsor their dependent family members for residence, from BHD 250 (about USD 660) per month to BHD 400 (about USD 1060) per month. The change will affect only… Read more »

Peru – TAE Payment No Longer Required

Posted on January 23, 2018

Effective immediately, the National Superintendency of Migration of Peru has repealed the previous requirement for foreign nationals resident in Peru to pay the “annual aliens rate” (TAE – Tasa Anual de Extranjeria) in the first quarter of each year. Foreign… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Upcoming Police Clearance Certificate Requirement; Recent Changes to Immigration Processes

Posted on January 12, 2018

Effective 4 February 2018, new employment applications must be supported by a police clearance certificate. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Ministry of Interior (MOI), and free zone authorities have all made some important changes that affect how applications… Read more »

Argentina – Must be Native Citizen for Mercosur

Posted on January 8, 2018

In order to now be eligible for the Mercosur Residence visa, the foreign national must be a native citizen from a Mercosur member country.  Those who obtained the nationality of a Mercosur member country but were originally born in a… Read more »

Brazil – Stricter Documentary Requirements for Police Registration

Posted on January 8, 2018

Effective 27 December 2017, the Federal Police in Brazil have introduced a new documentary requirement for the mandatory in-country registration (“Registro Nacional Migratório” or RNM). What has changed? Applicants must now submit their original birth certificate (and marriage certificate if… Read more »