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08/11/2016: Poland – Seconded Persons Act Brings New Obligations for Employers

08/05/2016: Uganda – Introduction of Electronic Immigration Application Procedures


07/21/2016: The Netherlands – Extended Transitional Period for Japanese Nationals Requiring Work Permits

07/12/2016: Russia – New Voluntary Medical Insurance Certificate Requirements for Foreign Nationals


06/30/2016: France – New Form for the Posting of Worker’s Declaration

06/27/2016: United Kingdom – Post-EU Referendum, What’s Next for Employers with International Assignees?

06/27/2016: The Netherlands – Japanese Denied Unfettered Access to Dutch Labor Market

06/22/2016: United Kingdom – Brexit and What It Means for Immigration

06/03/2016: Singapore – Strong Singapore Core Important in Work Pass Application Process


05/26/2016: United States – Visa Waiver Program Travelers under ESTA Must Have e-Passport 

05/20/2016: United Kingdom – Immigration Law Gets Tough on Illegals, Their Landlords and Employers


04/22/2016: Russia – Several Statutory Changes and Updates to Immigration System 


03/31/2016: United States – New Rules Covering STEM-OPT Extension

03/30/2016: Canada – Government’s 2016 Immigration Levels Plan Released

03/30/2016: United Kingdom – Government Communicates Plans Regarding MAC Review of Visa System

03/24/2016: United Kingdom – PBS Calculator Removal and Changes to the Tier 2 (General) Rules Surrounding Sponsorship

03/16/2016: Canada – Electronic Travel Authorization Mandatory for Some from March 15

03/04/2016: United Kingdom – Impact of Rise in Visa, Other Fees on Global Business


02/29/2016: Italy – 2016 Quota for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

02/25/2016: Ireland – Introduction of Online Enquiry Service for Employment Permit Applicants

02/12/2016: United Kingdom – Updates on Immigration Health Surcharge, Registered Traveller Service

02/10/2016: Thailand – New Work Permit Policy for ASEAN Workers, Rules for Visa Over-Stays

02/04/2016: United States –Implementation of Statutory Changes to U.S. Visa Waiver Program


01/29/2016: United Kingdom – Recommendations from MAC Review of Tier 2 Visa Programme

01/27/2016: Germany – Changes to Visa Application Procedures for National Entry Visas

01/25/2016: Canada – Recent Immigration and Work Permit Developments

01/20/2016: Ireland – Employers Must Abide by Increase in Minimum Wage

01/11/2016: Germany – Policy Update on Using Allowances to Boost Assignees’ Salaries

01/06/2016: Canada – New Employer Portal and the International Mobility Program

01/05/2016: Germany – Allowances No Longer Permitted for “Boosting” Base Salaries of Assignees



12/29/2015: Germany – 2016 Salary Criteria and Access by Nationals of Balkan Countries

12/22/2015: Russia – Government Acts to Curtail Turkish Nationals Working in Russia

12/15/2015: The Netherlands – New Salary Criterion for Highly-Skilled Migrants

12/10/2015: United States – Tax Debts Could Result in Revocation of Passport

12/04/2015: Belgium – New Salary Criteria for Work Permit Type B, EU Blue Card


11/20/2015: United Kingdom – Amended Sponsor Guidance Tightens Compliance, Record-Keeping

11/19/2015: Australia – Regulations Bring Clarity to 457 Program, Announcement on Health Checks

11/12/2015: Canada – Regs Aim to Foster Employer Compliance with Foreign Worker Programs


10/29/2015: United Kingdom – Landlords in England to Check Tenant’s Right to Be in U.K.


09/30/2015: Indonesia – New Regulations Create Challenges for Foreign Workers, Directors

09/29/2015: New Zealand – New Tax Bill, Immigration Proposals

09/29/2015: Belgium – New Restrictions on Certain Labor Access to Brussels-Capital Region

09/22/2015: Australia – Work and Holiday Visa Extended to China

09/21/2015: Ireland – Introduction of Passport Cards for Travel within EU, EEA

09/18/2015: Nigeria – New Rules on Extension of Stay and Visa Extension Fees

09/17/2015: United Kingdom – Proposed Changes to Function of Tier 2 Limit

09/16/2015: Ireland – Changes under Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015

09/14/2015: Belgium – New Exemption for Additional Contribution, Plans for Single Permit

09/10/2015: Canada – September 16 Webinar on Fines, Penalties in New Immigration Regs

09/09/2015: Canada – Two Provincial Nominee Programs on Pause for Rest of 2015


08/17/2015: People’s Republic of China – Liberalizing Immigration Requirements to Attract Highly-Skilled Talent

08/07/2015: Australia – ATO Ratchets Up Data-Matching Program

08/07/2015: Singapore – Hiring of Foreigners Gets Scrutiny, Better Opportunities for Singaporeans

08/05/2015: Germany – Immediate Effect for Important Amendments to Immigration Law


07/31/2015: Curacao – U.S. Nationals Get ‘Equal’ Immigration Treatment

07/29/2015: Norway – New Salary Criteria Defined for Residence (Work) Permit

07/29/2015: Norway – Fourth Service Centre for Foreign Workers Opens

07/29/2015: United Kingdom – Certificates of Sponsorship Quota Is Exceeded Again


06/16/2015: United Kingdom – Sponsorship Certificates Run Out; 1st Time Since 2011

06/12/2015: Belgium – End of Transitional Measures for Croatian Workers

06/11/2015: The Netherlands – Minor Revision of the Highly Skilled Salary Criterion

06/10/2015: Canada – Citizenship Law Changes Effective June 11, 2015


05/29/2015: Nigeria – President Signs 2015 Immigration Bill

05/27/2015: Italy – New Decree Sets Quota and Permit Rules for Seasonal Workers

05/22/2015: European Union – Short-Stay Visa Waiver Agreement with United Arab Emirates

05/19/2015: Australia – Some Measures for Individuals in 2015/2016 Budget

05/15/2015: Hong Kong – Enhancements to Immigration Policy

05/13/2015: India – Government Starts Issuing OCI Cards to Replace PIO Cards

05/05/2015: Germany – Privileged Non-Visa Nationals System Extended, Harmonization with Schengen Timeframes


04/30/2015: Canada – Electronic Travel Authorization to Be Implemented

04/24/2015: Australia – 457 Visa Rules Altered Based on 457 Integrity Review Recommendations

04/24/2015: France – New Decree to Foster Proper Compliance for Cross-Border Work

04/09/2015: United Kingdom – Updates on 6 April Changes to Immigration Rules

04/08/2015: Thailand – Revision to Permissible Activities Not Classified As “Work”


03/26/2015: United Kingdom – U.K. Immigration Health Surcharge from 6th April 2015

03/17/2015: Belgium – Higher Charges for Certain D Visas and Residence Permits

03/06/2015: India – Merging Overseas Citizenship of India and Persons of India Origin Schemes

03/06/2015: The Netherlands – Work Permits No Longer Required for Japanese Nationals

03/05/2015: United States – Certain H-4 Spouses of H-1B Holders May Seek Employment


02/26/2015: Germany – Federal Employment Agency Clarifies Payments to Meet Minimum Wage Rules

02/25/2015: United Kingdom – Immigration Developments Bring Efficiencies, Tighter Rules, Higher Fees

02/23/2015: Germany – On Track to New ‘Fast Track’ Visa Applications?

02/18/2015: Nigeria – Abolition of Re-entry Visas for Resident Expatriates and Dependants

02/18/2015: Germany – Foreign Language Requirements for Trailing Spouses May Soon Be No More

02/13/2015: Germany – Proposed Amending Law Contains Changes for Immigration, Business Travelers

02/13/2015: Germany – Risk of Inspections Related to Foreign Employees at Client Sites

02/06/2015: Germany – Registration Rules Set for May 1 Implementation, Undergo Delay, Revision

02/05/2015: Belgium – Salary Thresholds Raised for Work Permit, EU Blue Card


01/30/2015: Italy – Starting January 1 New Quota Rules for Issuance of Work Permits

01/23/2015: Switzerland – Falling Euro Against Franc Has Assignment and Immigration Repercussions

01/21/2015: Germany – New Statutory Minimum Wage Will Impact Employment of Foreign Individuals

01/19/2015: Germany – New Salary Criteria Defined for EU Blue Cards

01/14/2015: India – Tourist Visa on Arrival Scheme Extended to 43 Countries

01/07/2015: People’s Republic of China – New Rules for Bringing Short-Term Assignees into China



12/23/2014: The Netherlands – 2015 Salary Criteria for Highly-Skilled Migrants Announced

12/23/2014: Denmark – New Rules for Recruitment of Foreign Specialists

12/22/2014: Estonia – Tax, Unemployment Insurance, and Foreign National Employment Registration Developments

12/16/2014: Germany – Immigration Scammers Making Phone Calls with Threats to Foreign Nationals

12/03/2014: Sweden – New Guidance for Employers Regarding Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals


11/25/2014: United States - New Agreement with China Extends Visas for Business Travelers

11/21/2014: Canada – Faster Permanent Residency Application System Starts January 1

11/17/2014: Cyprus – Biometric Data, New Procedures Required of Third Country Nationals


10/23/2014: Australia – Changes to 457 Visa and Employee Share Scheme Rules Proposed

10/15/2014: Russia – Notification Requirements for Russian Citizens with Foreign Residence Permits

10/13/2014: Ireland – New Joint British-Irish Visa Scheme Announced


09/24/2014: Ireland – Registration Function to Transfer from Police to Immigration Authority

09/05/2014: United States – Consular Services Fees to Change


08/14/2014: Thailand – Guidelines for Employees’ Trade-and Investment-Related Activities

08/08/2014: Ireland – New Law Aims to Attract Workers with Technology Skills


07/31/2014: Russia – Representative Offices Can Hire Highly-Qualified Specialists from 2015

07/28/2014: United States – Technical Issues Cause Delays at Consulates

07/02/2014: South Africa – New Regulations in Force Bringing Change to Immigration Regime


6/30/2014: Switzerland – Safeguard Clause Abolished for EU-25 Nationals, Immigration Initiative Impacts on Others


05/06/2014: Ireland – New Employment Permits Rules Meant To Attract Technology Skills


04/29/2014: Australia – Immigration Developments on Credit Card Surcharge and Integrity PIC


03/18/2014: Russia – New Type of Work Permit Introduced for Individuals from WTO Countries


02/24/2014: South Africa – New Regulations Clarify and Heighten Stringency of Immigration Law

02/20/2014: Switzerland – Voters Approve New Immigration Restrictions

02/18/2014: United States – Deadline Coming Up for H-1B Visa Petitions

02/05/2014: Italy – 2014 Quota System in Force for Issuance of Work Permits


01/10/2014: Australia – More Details Released on Labour Market Testing for Subclass 457 Visas

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