CANADA – CIC Introduces New Employer Portal

Posted on November 2, 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) now requires that employers submit Offers of Employment for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for exempt foreign workers (Intracompany transferees, NAFTA professionals and International Experience Canada participants) through the Employer Portal under their newly implemented… Read more »

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unit and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Israel have announced that the 30-day work authorization program (SEA) has been replaced by a 45-day program, effective October 25, 2015.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 »