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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:

 

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...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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:

 

HTMLNew External Border Management Measures Proposed
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
The European Commission has proposed draft regulations to manage the European Union's external borders and to protect the Schengen area, including the establishment of a European Border and Coast Guard and systematic checks against relevant databases for all travelers entering or exiting the...

 

HTMLNew Penalty System for Visa Payments Now In Effect
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on December 15, 2015
A new criminal and civil penalty regime that was anticipated to come into effect by May 30, 2016 has been introduced earlier than expected and now makes it illegal for a sponsor to be paid by visa applicants for certain immigration events. The laws have also led to changes in nomination and visa...

 

HTMLRelaxed Mobility Rules Among Policy Changes for 2016
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
New procedures that will impact the work permit application process for companies in the United Arab Emirates are expected to be implemented this month, according to a Ministry of Labour (MOL) announcement.

 

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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