MALAYSIA – Mandatory e-filing of PVPs leaves companies in limbo

Sunday, September 28, 2014
MALAYSIA – Mandatory e-filing of PVPs leaves companies in limbo

What is the change? Effective immediately, Malaysia has imposed mandatory e-filing for Professional Visit Pass (PVP) applications. What does the change mean? The Immigration Department has stopped accepting manual filings. Beginning Oct. 1, employers must submit PVP... »

MSI wins EMMA for “Relocation Management Company of the Year”

Friday, September 26, 2014
MSI wins EMMA for “Relocation Management Company of the Year”

Mobility Services International (MSI), a global business solutions company and leading provider of global talent mobility, has won the Forum for Expatriate Management’s (FEM) EMMA Award for “Relocation Management Company of the Year” at... »

CANADA: Employment minister: Temporary Foreign Worker Program applications down 75 percent

Thursday, September 25, 2014
CANADA: Employment minister: Temporary Foreign Worker Program applications down 75 percent

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Applications for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are down 75 percent in the past two months in Canada following the implementation of reforms aimed at forcing companies to hire more Canadian citizens or permanent resident workers,... »

UNITED STATES: Diversity Lottery to begin accepting applicants

Thursday, September 25, 2014
UNITED STATES: Diversity Lottery to begin accepting applicants

Online registration will begin Oct. 1 for the fiscal year 2016 Diversity Lottery, which provides 50,000 immigrant visas to individuals from countries with historically low immigration to the U.S. Registration begins Wednesday, Oct. 1 at... »

IRELAND: Processing Delays Loom with Upcoming Implementation of Employment Permits (Amendment) Act of 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014
IRELAND: Processing Delays Loom with Upcoming Implementation of Employment Permits (Amendment) Act of 2014

Foreign nationals seeking work authorization in Ireland may face delayed start dates, as the Employment Permits (Amendment) Act of 2014, which will significantly change the current Irish employment permit scheme, is implemented October 1,... »

AUSTRALIA: Changes to 457 visa program unlikely this year

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
AUSTRALIA: Changes to 457 visa program unlikely this year

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? In response to the recent independent review panel report recommending wholesale changes to the 457 visa program, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has indicated in... »

IRELAND: Employment Permits (Amendment) Act: Are you ready?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
IRELAND: Employment Permits (Amendment) Act: Are you ready?

(Ireland’s Employment Permits Amendment Act is set to take effect Oct. 1. In a series of alerts, BAL will highlight the major changes to help prepare employers for this overhaul of Ireland’s employment permit... »

AUSTRALIA: Government to review skilled migration and temporary work visa programs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUSTRALIA: Government to review skilled migration and temporary work visa programs

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Australia isundertaking a review of its skilled migration and temporary work visa programs that seeks to make far-reaching changes and establish a new framework for skilled foreign... »

UNITED STATES: FY 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens October 1

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
UNITED STATES: FY 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens October 1

Entrants have from Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at noon EDT to Monday, November 3, 2014 at noon EST to register online at the State Department’s official lottery website. Lottery applications must conform to the... »

SPAIN: Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
SPAIN: Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

The Spanish government has put forward a tax reform plan that includes lower income tax rates and changes to the taxation of savings and capital gains, as well as the so-called “impatriate” tax regime.... »

WEICHERT WORKFORCE MOBILITY NAMED RELOCATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Monday, September 22, 2014
WEICHERT WORKFORCE MOBILITY NAMED  RELOCATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in... »

APAC summit explores the future of global mobility

Monday, September 22, 2014
APAC summit explores the future of global mobility

On 14 October the Forum for Expatriate of Management will run its third annual Asia-Pacific Global Mobility Summit in Singapore. It will cover the issues that global mobility functions face as businesses extend into... »

UNITED STATES: Designated entry ports to handle first-time Canadian TN and L-1 applicants

Monday, September 22, 2014
UNITED STATES: Designated entry ports to handle first-time Canadian TN and L-1 applicants

Starting in mid-September, Canadians applying for TN and L-1 status for the first time may receive faster processing at designated ports of entry set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Fourteen ports... »

CANADA: Work permit extensions may be filed during pendent LMIA

Monday, September 22, 2014
CANADA: Work permit extensions may be filed during pendent LMIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Citizenship and Immigration Canada will now accept work permit extension applications while a labor market impact assessment (LMIA) application is pending. What does the change mean? Companies do not... »

SCHENGEN AREA/US: European countries tightening enforcement on expiring passports

Friday, September 19, 2014
SCHENGEN AREA/US: European countries tightening enforcement on expiring passports

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? A number of European nations in the 26-country Schengen Area are growing increasingly strict about a requirement that foreign passports be valid at least 90 days past a... »

ISRAEL: Holiday closures to delay processing

Friday, September 19, 2014
ISRAEL: Holiday closures to delay processing

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Government agencies will be closed during the observances of Rosh Hashana and Sukkot. What does the change mean? No work permits or visa applications will be processed.... »

UNITED STATES: Fragomen Pitches In to Assist Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Thursday, September 18, 2014
UNITED STATES: Fragomen Pitches In to Assist Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

In response to an unprecedented refugee crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of children fleeing abuse and violence in Central America have shown up alone to seek refuge in the United... »

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai conducting unannounced workplace audits

Thursday, September 18, 2014
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai conducting unannounced workplace audits

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? The Immigration and Labor Ministries have begun making unscheduled on-site visits to companies in Dubai. What does the change mean? Companies located in Dubai mainland and the free zones... »

VIETNAM: PIT Can Be Calculated from Day of Arrival in Vietnam

Thursday, September 18, 2014
VIETNAM: PIT Can Be Calculated from Day of Arrival in Vietnam

Following the Vietnamese government’s instructions to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness, on 25 August 2014, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular 119/2014/TT-BTC amending a number of regulations in order to reform... »

ITALY: Joint ventures qualify for intracompany transfer work permits

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
ITALY: Joint ventures qualify for intracompany transfer work permits

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Italy’s Ministry of Labor has clarified that it will issue intracompany work permits for joint venture arrangements. What does the change mean? Non-EU workers may obtain work... »

GLOBAL: Muslim holiday will delay processing in many countries

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
GLOBAL: Muslim holiday will delay processing in many countries

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Around the beginning of October, countries with majority or large Muslim populations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia will shut down for periods ranging from two... »

SOUTH AFRICA: Government postpones strict parental travel provision again

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
SOUTH AFRICA: Government postpones strict parental travel provision again

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? Implementation of a cumbersome provision requiring that parents carry unabridged birth certificates for any children traveling with them has again been postponed, Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba... »

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