Belgium – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits. Minimum Salary Thresholds The minimum annual salary for highly skilled foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits will increase to EUR… Read more »


Canada – Prevailing Wage Increase

Posted on October 19, 2018

Effective October 1st, the minimum wage in Alberta, Canada has increased to $ 15 CAD per hour. Wages for certain occupations and provinces have also increased by 11.5%, partly driven by the rise in the number of job vacancies for… Read more »


France – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

Posted on October 19, 2018

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules. The Asylum and Immigration Law (No. 2018-778) was signed into law by President Macron on 10 September 2018 and published the following day. What is proposed?… Read more »


Panama – Stamped visa for nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela now valid for up to five years

Posted on October 19, 2018

Effective October 12, 2018, the multiple-entry stamped visa issued to nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela is valid for up to five years. The stamped visa is still granted for up to three years for nationals of… Read more »


Spain – Immigration Authorities Suspend In-Person and Telephone Consultations

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Spanish immigration authorities have issued an announcement confirming the temporary suspension of in-person and telephone consultations at both the Large Companies Unit (Unidad de Grandes Empresas – “UGE”) as well as the temporary suspension of in-person consultations at the… Read more »


United Arab Emirates – New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has announced that its new insurance scheme for foreign workers will be available from October 15, 2018. The new scheme, announced alongside other changes on June 13, 2018, will be offered as… Read more »


United Kingdom – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules Launches Second Pilot Phase of EU Settlement Scheme

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Home Office has published a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, due to take effect November 1, 2018. The changes to the immigration rules include: Provision for a second beta test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme; A… Read more »