South Africa – Department of Home Affairs Restricts Short-Term Work to 180 Days Per Calendar Year

Posted on July 1, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a directive internally and to the South African diplomatic missions, restricting short-term work on a Visitor’s Visa 11(2) to a maximum of 180 days per calendar year. Background Section 11(2) of the… Read more »

Czech Republic – Certain Czech Embassies Close Appointment System

Posted on June 28, 2019

Effective September 1, 2019, the Czech Immigration legislation will soon be implementing a new quota system for work permits issued to foreign nationals outside of the European Union.  For this reason, some Czech Embassies have stopped issuing appointment requests for… Read more »

Denmark – Increased Flexibility for Employers

Posted on June 28, 2019

Recent amendments to the Danish Aliens Act, effective June 1, 2019, create more flexibility for employers hiring foreign nationals under the Fast Track Scheme and the Pay Limit Scheme. Other changes make it easier for foreign nationals who have obtained… Read more »

European Union – EU Council Adopts Schengen Visa Code Amendments

Posted on June 28, 2019

On June 6, 2019, the Council of the European Union adopted amendments to the visa code regulation, aimed at improving conditions for legitimate travelers entering Europe for short stays, and enhancing border security. Once officially published, the adopted text will… Read more »