Entries by Rene Stegmann

Immigration changes in Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, and the United Kingdom.

AUSTRALIA | DIBP Issues Some Clarification on Next Rounds of Changes to Employment-Based Visas The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has begun to clarify some of the details on the remaining two rounds of changes to the country’s employment-based visa programs. In total, four round of changes have been announced since April […]

Immigration changes in Australia, Cyprus, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

MALAYSIA | MDEC Changing Employment Pass Application Process Effective November 15, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will introduce reduced and more consistent processing times for employment passes, a new online application portal, and new service fees (which will be paid online in advance of application submission). The new process and enhanced version of the […]

Immigration changes in Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

AZERBAIJAN | Post-Arrival Change of Status No Longer Possible for Foreign Workers or Business Travelers Effective immediately, foreign nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work or business must obtain the appropriate work or business visa before traveling. Previously, most foreign nationals traveling to Azerbaijan for work or business would enter the country on an e-visa or […]

Switzerland will increase their work permit quota

Which work permits are affected? The quotas are imposed on a national, rather than per-company, basis, on long-term B permits and short-term L permits. B permits are valid for up to five years and are renewable. Once the B permit quotas are reached, applicants are issued with L permits instead – valid for up to […]