Entries by Rene Stegmann

Immigration news for Argentina, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Singapore, and Turkey

ARGENTINA | Express Appointments System for Residence Applicants Suspended Effective immediately, Argentina’s National Immigration Office (DNM) has suspended the system of express appointments in the applications process for temporary residence cards or conversions to permanent residence status. This primarily affects foreign nationals in Argentina from Mercosur countries applying for Temporary Residence or Special Transitory Visas (24H). Mercosur nationals should […]

Immigration changes in UAE, Columbia, Panama and the UK

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Plans to Increase Local Hiring Announced The first phase of the plan targets 400 occupations with monthly salaries of at least AED 10,000 in more than 2000 companies. MOHRE has not named yet specifically named any of the selected companies who are participating in the program, only describing them as important […]

Russia tightens migration rules for World Cup

New changes to the registration procedure for Russian and foreign citizens in Moscow, as well as other major cities for the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup have been introduced. What are the changes? For the duration of reinforced security measures, migration registration and residence registration of foreign citizens is to be performed on the next day, […]

Immigration changes in Poland, Ghana, Iraq, Nigeria and Russia

POLAND | Stricter Rules and Requirements for Work Permits for Some Foreign Nationals Effective January 1, a number of significant changes to immigration regulations were implemented in Poland. The changes apply to registration of foreign nationals, work permit exemptions for certain nationalities, and various changes to application document requirements. Authorities indicate that an additional round […]

Immigration changes in Taiwan, Austria, England, Oman and Thailand

TAIWAN | New Foreign Recruitment Law Benefits Foreign Professionals The new Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals will come into effect on February 8, introducing various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan and their employers. The Act introduces three categories of foreign professionals with differing qualifying criteria and benefits, as well as benefits for […]