Argentina – eTA Eligible for Certain Indian Nationals

Posted on March 11, 2019

Indian nationals can now apply for an electronica travel authorization for business purposes to Argentina for a period of 60 days according to Disposition 855/2019.  This process is only available to Indian nationals that have a valid business visa for… Read more »


Argentina – Ten-Year Police Clearance Certificates Now Required for Immigration Applications

Posted on March 11, 2019

Effective March 6, 2019, the immigration authorities have published a new regulation requiring police clearance certificates submitted in support of immigration applications to include the applicant’s criminal record for the ten years prior to the certificate’s issuance. For residence applications, Argentina requires… Read more »


Denmark– New Positive List Published

Posted on March 11, 2019

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new positive list, effective March 1, 2019 and valid until June 30, 2019. What is the Positive List? The Positive List is Denmark’s list of occupations which are currently experiencing a shortage of… Read more »


Finland – Immigration Update Regarding Specialists

Posted on March 11, 2019

The Finnish government has released a new decree stating that “Specialist Workers” from a non-EU country can now work in Finland for up to 90 days without a residence permit.  The Specialist will need to simply have a valid visa… Read more »


Ireland – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

Posted on March 11, 2019

Effective March 6, 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit. In addition, on April 1, 2019 a new preclearance policy will… Read more »


Switzerland – New National Salary Calculation Tool for Seconded Workers

Posted on March 11, 2019

On March 5, 2019, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) published a new national salary calculation tool that all cantonal labour authorities must now use when conducting remuneration checks to verify the work conditions of seconded workers (temporary intra company transferees… Read more »


United Kingdom – Home Office Introduces New Start-up and Innovator Categories, Reforms Tier 1 (Investor) Category, Amends EU Settlement Scheme

Posted on March 11, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, introducing new Start-up and Innovator categories and making reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) category. The Statement also makes changes to the scope and application process… Read more »


Canada – Notable Changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)

Posted on March 4, 2019

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) provides eligible students the chance to obtain valuable Canadian work experience. On February 14, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented several changes to the PGWPP, such as: The removal of the requirement… Read more »


European Union – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

Posted on March 4, 2019

Under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, effective February 16, 2019, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one EU member state to the authorities of another EU member state. In… Read more »


France – New Online Verification Procedure for VLS-TS Long-Stay Visa

Posted on March 4, 2019

Effective February 18, 2019, all foreign nationals in France holding unverified VLS-TS long-stay visas must verify their visa via a new online portal. The residence permit tax stamp must be paid for via the same portal as part of the new… Read more »