Australia – New Labor Market Testing Requirements

Posted on August 23, 2018

Effective August 12, 2018, several changes have been introduced to the Labor Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa. Key Changes include: LMT must now be conducted within a four-month period prior to submission of… Read more »

Ireland – Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas

Posted on August 23, 2018

Effective September 3, 2018, the online appointment booking service for visa-required nationals seeking re-entry visas from the Re-entry Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will cease to operate. All applications must be submitted by post. Any visa-required… Read more »

Switzerland – Integration Required for Some Permit Holders

Posted on August 23, 2018

The Swiss government has implemented a policy for foreigners to integrate.  Foreign nationals obtaining temporary residence (B permits) and permanent residence (C permits) may now be required to sign an integration agreement and take language courses. The one year transition… Read more »

Thailand – Single Window system for work permits and visas implemented early

Posted on August 23, 2018

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) now requires BOI-promoted companies applying for work permits or long-term visas at the Bangkok One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC), or in Chiang Mai or Phuket, to submit applications via its new Single Window online system for streamlined… Read more »

Women of Xcellence

Posted on August 22, 2018

Woman of Xcellence Congratulations to Carmen Saleh Fakhoury, CEO of Fakhoury Global Immigration Professional Services for being highlighted during the WBENC “Women of Xcellence” event. Watch the video to hear Carmen’s advice for Women Entrepreneurs.            … Read more »