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HTMLU.S. Visa Issuance Delays Possible Worldwide Due to State Department System Outage
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
The State Department’s consular database is currently offline after technical problems that was reported late Wednesday. The outage means that foreign nationals awaiting U.S. visa issuance may experience delays.

 

HTMLOffshore Workers Are Again Exempt from Standard Work Authorization Requirements
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Australia no longer requires foreign nationals to hold a prescribed visa granting work authorization in order to work within Australian territorial waters on vessels that are not connected to the seabed or work on vessels involved in pipe-laying activities within territorial waters, effective July...

 

HTMLImmigration Offices Will Close Across the Middle East, North Africa and Parts of Asia for Eid-al-Fitr
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
Government offices throughout the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia will be closed in observance of Eid-al-Fitr. In most of the world, Eid-al-Fitr is expected to be observed between July 28 and August 1, though the exact dates will vary by country depending on lunar sightings.

 

HTMLIT Specialists Now Exempt from Immigration Salary Thresholds for Short-Term Permits
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
Belgian labor and migration officials recently confirmed to Fragomen that foreign IT specialists are eligible for B Work Permits for Specialized Technicians. These permits are used by foreign entities to send employees to Belgium for up to six months to install or repair machinery or equipment...

 

HTMLMinimum Salary Increases for Non-EU Workers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
New and renewal Residence and Work Permit applicants are now required to earn a minimum annual salary of NOK 380,300 (approximately US$ 61,700) if they hold a bachelor’s degree (up from NOK 372,500) or NOK 409,700 if they hold a master’s degree (up from NOK 401,400).

 

HTMLAmid Sustained High RFE and Denial Rates, USCIS Ombudsman Exposes Flaws in Adjudication Procedures
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The 2014 Annual Report from the USCIS Ombudsman affirmed the experiences of the business immigration community: high rates of Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs) and denials of high-skilled immigration petitions have worsened in recent years. Petitioners face uncertainty and disruptions from...

 

HTMLAs Employers Prepare for Upcoming Job Posting Requirements, New Exemptions Announced
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The Ministry of Manpower has announced that when new advertising requirements take effect August 1, 2014 under the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), intracompany transferees (ICTs) and individuals on assignments of one month or less will be exempt. The Ministry also recently announced special...

 

HTMLLegal Counsel May Now Represent Employers in 9(g) Visa Application Interviews
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
Companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas may once again designate legal counsel to represent them during the visa interviews at the Bureau of Immigration. The Bureau has reversed a prior policy that prohibited counsel from appearing at interviews on behalf of...

 

HTMLJoint Ireland-UK Visa Program Becomes Available this Fall for Business Visitors and Tourists
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Beginning this fall, Ireland and the UK will begin accepting short-stay visas issued by either country for business or tourism travel. Currently, travellers who wish to visit both Ireland and the UK are required to obtain two visas, one from each country. A specific implementation date has not been...

 

HTMLCentralization of Registration Card Issuance Delays Processing
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
Ireland has centralized processing for all registration card applications at Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) offices in Dublin. As a result, the registration card process is now two to three weeks longer for individuals residing outside of Dublin, for both new registration cards and...

 


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