Ukraine – D Visa Applications Within Country to be Introduced

Posted on August 9, 2019

Foreign nationals already staying in Ukraine on a visa-free basis will be eligible to apply for a long-term visa (type D) without leaving the country. The relevant governmental decree entered into force on June 26, 2019, though in practice in-country… Read more »

Canada – OINP Introduces Tech Draw

Posted on August 2, 2019

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has released a new strategy to address the technology sector’s labor shortage for those who are applying for permanent residence through Express Entry.  This opportunity falls under the Human Capital Priorities Stream to identify… Read more »

Ireland – Upcoming Changes in 2020

Posted on August 2, 2019

The Review of Economic Migration Policy recommended the following changes to take effect January 1, 2020: Amendment of the Labor Market Needs Test (LMNT) for the General Employment Permit to extend its duration of advertisement from two to four weeks…. Read more »

France – New Platform for Posting Declarations

Posted on July 29, 2019

The SIPSI (Information System International Provision of the transmission of posting declarations and attestations) will soon update their platform for the declaration of transnational postings of workers to a simplified new version. Also, as of July 1st, 2019 there will… Read more »

Germany – Internships less than 3 months no longer require pre-approval

Posted on July 29, 2019

The requirement for preapproval from the Federal Employment Agency has been waived for internships less than 90 days in a 12-month period. Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact an immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

Malaysia – Enforcement of License C

Posted on July 29, 2019

According to a posting at the Immigration Department, they will soon be enforcing the regulation of the Department of Labour (DOL), Ministry of Human Resources, that all private recruitment agency companies managing job placement for locals and foreigners within and… Read more »

Peru – Residence Permit Extension to be submitted in country

Posted on July 29, 2019

Effective July 10th, applicants in Peru must personally submit their residence permit renewal applications to the National Superintendence of Immigration Office after having submitted their biometrics. The extension application must be submitted within 60 calendar days before the expiry of… Read more »

Canada – Update to Global Talent Occupations List

Posted on July 12, 2019

Effect July 2019, the Global Talent Occupations List for Category B of the Global Talent Stream was updated to reflect Canada’s labor market shortage.  Both Engineering Manager (NOC 0211) and Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) have been removed from… Read more »

Finland – Close Monitoring of Salary for Foreign Workers

Posted on July 12, 2019

The Finnish Immigration Service is strictly monitoring the salary condition to foreign workers more closely. Foreign nationals deputed to Finland must be paid a gross salary that is competitive salary to that of the Finish labor market for the same… Read more »

Czech Republic – Upcoming Immigration Changes

Posted on July 12, 2019

Effective sometime in August 2019, draft legislation will introduce some significant changes to the immigration rules. What will change? Quotas for new applications will be introduced for some processes at some consulates. These will be established by government decree (not… Read more »