Reminders: Recent and Upcoming Immigration Implementations

  • August 31, Chile – Chile joins The Hague Apostille Convention and begins accepting apostilled documentation. (See our Immigration Dispatch of August 9-15 for additional details)
  • August 25-29, Sri Lanka – Department of Immigration is moving offices from Colombo to Battaramulla. Expect delays in application processing during this time.
  • September, Ireland – New EPOS online Employment Application system comes online this month. Previous paper application forms are no longer accepted. DJEI Employment Permits Section urges applications to wait for EPOS to come online to submit new applications. (See our Global Brief of August 10 for additional details)
  • September 1, Malaysia – New regulations for Employment Passes take effect in the MSC Malaysia. EP categories I, II, and III affected. (See this Immigration Dispatch Aug 23-29 for additional details)
  • September 1, Taiwan – Visa-free travel using online TTAC application system is available for nationals of fifteen countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. (See ourImmigration Dispatch of August 2-8 for additional details)
  • September 9-13, Muslim nations – The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha will be observed in Muslim nations throughout the world. Exact dates of observance may vary by a day or two in some countries. Private companies, public offices and government offices will be closed.