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HTMLWork Permit Sponsors Subject to New Online Preapproval Requirement in Beijing
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 8, 2015
Sponsoring companies in Beijing applying for work permits must apply for preapproval online prior to submitting applications to the Beijing Labour Bureau on or after January 4, 2016, according to the Labour Bureau’s announcement of a new work permit application system.

 

HTMLEmployer Portal and Canada Border Services Agency System Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 8, 2015
Due to the following technical difficulties, employers should be prepared for work permit processing delays and foreign nationals can expect travel delays at Canadian airports:

 

HTMLEased Requirements Forthcoming for Foreign Workers and Students
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 8, 2015
A new points system effective January 1, 2016 aimed at retaining foreign workers, executives and students will remove restrictions and ease work experience requirements that are currently in place.

 

HTMLConsultation Recommends Extending Health Care Costs to More Foreign Nationals
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2015
The Department of Health has proposed to exclude some European Economic Area (EEA) residents and some non-EEA visitors from receiving free healthcare for certain services under the National Health Service (NHS). Currently, free health care is available to all UK residents, which includes EEA...

 

HTMLPriority Visa Service Temporarily Suspended in India
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 8, 2015
Due to the floods in Chennai, India, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has currently suspended priority visa services to applicants from South India and Sri Lanka applying at the following Visa Application Centres:

 

HTMLLonger Work Permit and Visa Application Processing Times due to Internal Bureau of Immigration Changes
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2015
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is implementing internal changes that will likely delay work permit and visa application processing times.

 

HTMLImmigration Processing During the Holiday Season
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
During the holiday season, many government offices worldwide will close or have reduced staff and hours of operation, likely resulting in processing delays for work permits, residence permits and visas over the coming weeks and into the new year.The following is a non-exhaustive list of immigration...

 

HTMLLong-Term Visa Holders Must Comply with Annual Report Requirement by March 3
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
Long-term work visa holders in the Philippines who have been issued Alien Certificate of Registration identity cards (ACR-I Cards) indicating "Worker" or "Treaty Trader" status - including but not limited to holders of 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment and 9(d) Treaty Trader work and...

 

HTMLJob Postings to be Listed on New Job Bank
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
On or after February 1, 2016, employers will not be able to advertise new jobs in job bank accounts created before February 24, 2015, and instead will have to open a new job bank account on the new Job Bank website. To open a new job bank account, employers must have a Canadian social insurance...

 

HTMLShort-Term Work Visa Application Process Streamlined
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on December 28, 2015
Short-term workers under the NM1 (Business Visa for Employment Purposes) visa should benefit from shorter visa and legalization processing times and a clarified application process. A restructuring of the visa program divides applicants into one of four new categories and implements relaxed...

 


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