Reminders: Recent and Upcoming Immigration Implementations

  • 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 5-9, Russia – The Head Migration Office (HMO) in Moscow is temporarily closing to move office locations. It is no longer accepting or issuing documents at its bldg. 1 Verkhnaya Radischevskaya str. location, but it will open again at 4 Boyarsky pereulok (“Krasnye Vorota” metro station). Delays are likely for applications for highly qualified specialists at the HMO until the new office opens as expected on September 9th.
  • 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.
  • September 1416, APAC region – The Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival will be observed over one to three days by various nations in this region, including China (15-16), Hong Kong (16), South Korea (14-16), and Taiwan (15-16). Private companies, public offices and government offices will be closed.

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