ECA International launches new Mobility in Asia report to assist companies with their global mobility management in the region

Thursday, March 26, 2015
ECA International launches new Mobility in Asia report to assist companies with their global mobility management in the region

ECA International, the world’s leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world, has published a new, free white paper highlighting mobility issues for companies managing... »

Tanzania: Employers of Foreign Workers Subject to Stricter Regulations

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tanzania: Employers of Foreign Workers Subject to Stricter Regulations

A new law has codified requirements and penalties for employers hiring foreign nationals, including a new requirement to submit a succession plan to the Labour Commissioner. The law is expected to be implemented July... »

Denmark: Fast Track Work Permit Program to Replace Corporate Work Permit Scheme

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Denmark: Fast Track Work Permit Program to Replace Corporate Work Permit Scheme

Starting April 1, the Corporate Work Permit Scheme is expected to be replaced with a Fast Track Work Permit program that should streamline the sponsorship process for large companies hiring certain non-EU/EEA foreign workers.... »

United Kingdom: Details of Health Surcharge Announced

Thursday, March 26, 2015
United Kingdom: Details of Health Surcharge Announced

As anticipated, foreign nationals and their dependents entering the UK for over six months and those applying for extensions that will result in a stay over six months will be subject to a non-refundable... »

United States: USCIS Issues Long-Awaited L-1B Specialized Knowledge Guidance

Thursday, March 26, 2015
United States: USCIS Issues Long-Awaited L-1B Specialized Knowledge Guidance

USCIS has issued a draft of its highly anticipated memorandum on eligibility for the L-1B specialized knowledge visa category. The guidance is the product of several years of intensive effort within USCIS and was identified... »

International AutoSource Released a Study on Expat Statistics in the United States

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
International AutoSource Released a Study on Expat Statistics in the United States

The average Expat makes an income 60-percent higher than the average American, according to a new study conducted by International AutoSource. WOODBURY, NY, March 25, 2015: International AutoSource (IAS) released The 2014 Expat Review,... »

Dominican Republic: Temporary Residence Permit Applicants to Receive New Proof of Status Document

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dominican Republic: Temporary Residence Permit Applicants to Receive New Proof of Status Document

Foreign nationals approved for new employer-sponsored Temporary Residence Permits will receive a Temporary Residence Card at the time of approval, which will serve as proof of immigration status. Local identification cards (cédulas) will no... »

AUSTRALIA (24 March 2015) – Sponsored Family Visitor Visas added to biometrics programme

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
AUSTRALIA (24 March 2015) – Sponsored Family Visitor Visas added to biometrics programme

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? Australia will add Sponsored Family Visitor Visas to its biometrics programme on 6 May. What does the change mean? Affected applicants will have to visit an Australian... »

POLAND (March 24, 2015) – ID number no longer issued automatically to non-EU workers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
POLAND (March 24, 2015) – ID number no longer issued automatically to non-EU workers

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Poland has changed its procedures for non-EU employees to receive a tax identification number. What does the change mean? The PESEL number, an 11-digit number used for... »

UNITED STATES (March 24, 2015) – L-1B guidance released today

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
UNITED STATES (March 24, 2015) – L-1B guidance released today

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released long-awaited draft policy guidance on the adjudication of L-1B visas. The draft policy memorandum will be used by USCIS officers in making L-1B visa determinations and states... »

Peru: Some Resident Worker Visa Applicants Subject to Stricter Eligibility Requirements

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Peru: Some Resident Worker Visa Applicants Subject to Stricter Eligibility Requirements

The Ministry of Labor may require some foreign nationals under the Resident Worker Visa – which requires a local employment contract and local payroll – to demonstrate that they have at least three years... »

Canada: Fifth Round of Express Entry Program Shows More Flexibility in Selection

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Canada: Fifth Round of Express Entry Program Shows More Flexibility in Selection

Following the implementation of the Express Entry program at the start of 2015 and the first draw on January 31, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) held its fifth draw on March 20. While CIC has advised... »

CHILE (March 23, 2015) – New work visa provides greater flexibility for foreign nationals

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
CHILE (March 23, 2015) – New work visa provides greater flexibility for foreign nationals

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Chile has introduced a new temporary work visa that provides greater flexibility for foreign nationals and imposes fewer obligations on employers. What does the change mean? Foreign... »

INDIA (March 23, 2015) – PIO card holders required to obtain OCI cards in Mumbai

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
INDIA (March 23, 2015) – PIO card holders required to obtain OCI cards in Mumbai

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Foreigner Regional Registration Office in Mumbai is requiring holders of previously issued Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to obtain an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)... »

CANADA (March 23, 2015) – For first time, workers without LMIA-based job offer invited under Express Entry

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
CANADA (March 23, 2015) – For first time, workers without LMIA-based job offer invited under Express Entry

CANADA (March 23, 2015) – For first time, workers without LMIA-based job offer invited under Express Entry IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Canada has completed the fifth draw of its new Express Entry... »

UNITED STATES (March 23, 2015) – L-1B guidance expected soon

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
UNITED STATES (March 23, 2015) – L-1B guidance expected soon

The White House has confirmed that reforms to the L-1B visa category, including a long-awaited policy guidance on specialized knowledge, are expected in the coming days. “My administration is going to reform the L-1B... »

United States: Report Confirms Continued Increase in L-1B Denial Rates at USCIS

Friday, March 20, 2015
United States: Report Confirms Continued Increase in L-1B Denial Rates at USCIS

Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 saw another increase in the rate of USCIS requests for evidence (RFEs) and denials in L-1B specialized knowledge filings, according to a new report from the National Foundation for American... »

Ireland : Critical Skills Permit Renewals to Require Additional Documentation

Friday, March 20, 2015
Ireland : Critical Skills Permit Renewals to Require Additional Documentation

Starting April 1, foreign nationals must submit a support letter from the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) and additional documentation when they appear at the Garda National Immigration Bureau to renew their... »

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