Australia – Skilling Australians Fund Update

Posted on June 15, 2018

The Department of Home Affairs that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on May 9, 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year… Read more »

Canada – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

Posted on June 15, 2018

On June 12, 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen. What has… Read more »

Mexico – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

Posted on June 15, 2018

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits. The purpose of the INM verification visit is to corroborate the existence and normal operation of the company and to prove the legal status of… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Major changes in immigration rules announced

Posted on June 15, 2018

On June 13, 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE. The changes will affect current and future foreign national employees and their employers. What are the changes? Among the changes announced… Read more »

Italy – Labour Authorities Step Up Enforcement of Posted Worker Rules

Posted on June 11, 2018

The Italian Labour Inspectorate (INL) has implemented stricter rules and policies on investigating company compliance with Italy’s rules implementing the European Union (EU) Posted Workers Enforcement Directive. The INL is increasing efforts to detect companies failing to comply with Italy’s… Read more »

Greece – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

Posted on June 5, 2018

On May 22, 2018, the Greek government published a law (no. 4540) implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”. Further clarifications on the… Read more »

Israel – Changes for Hi-Tech Employees

Posted on June 5, 2018

The Ministry of Interior implemented changes in the process for Foreign Hi-Tech Employees (HIT Visas) effective immediately. Visa free nationals are now required to apply at the consulate level before travelling to Israel.  The average processing time is 30-45 days…. Read more »

Kenya – All Work Permits Must Be Verified

Posted on June 5, 2018

Every foreign national in Kenya who is the holder of a work permit is required to visit the Immigration Department to have their documents verified between May 21, 2018 and July 21, 2018. What exactly is required? The holders should… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

Posted on June 5, 2018

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on May 20, 2018 that investors and professionals will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years. Who does this apply to? The new visa… Read more »