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HTMLFebruary Visa Bulletin Update: USCIS to Honor Employment-Based Final Action Dates Only Next Month
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2017, previously published on January 26, 2017
USCIS has determined that, next month, it will only accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is current for final action under the State Department’s February Visa Bulletin.

 

HTMLNew Emiratisation and Labour Market Testing Program Creates More Recruitment Rules for Employers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2017, previously published on January 25, 2017
In order to increase the amount of local workers in the private sector, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has launched a National Program for Emiratisation called ‘Tawteen’. The program implements a new labour market testing platform called ‘Tawteen...

 

HTMLIrish Authorities Seeking Input from Employers for Minimum Annual Remuneration Analysis for Foreign Workers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2017, previously published on January 13, 2017
The Economic Migration Policy Unit is seeking stakeholder input for a review of the Employment Permit Minimum Annual Remuneration thresholds, focusing on four employment permit categories: Critical Skills, General, Intra-Company Transfer and Contract for Services. The goal of the review is to...

 

HTMLNew Visa Exemption Created for Business Visitors
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2017, previously published on January 13, 2017
On or after February 12, 2017, nationals of 80 countries - including all EU Member States, the United States, Brazil, Indonesia and others - will be eligible for a visa-free business and tourist stay up to five days if they enter through the Minsk National Airport.

 

HTMLNew Requirement for Employment Pass Holders Seeking Appointment as Director of Related Company
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on November 15, 2016
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) now requires that an employer seeking to appoint an Employment Pass (EP) holder currently sponsored by a company in the same corporate group to their board of directors obtain a Letter of Consent (LOC) before the appointment. The LOC must be renewed with each EP...

 

HTMLNew USCIS Regulation Eases Job Portability for Employer-Sponsored Foreign Workers
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on November 17, 2016
USCIS is set to publish a new regulation that is intended to ease restrictions on job mobility for foreign workers awaiting employment-based permanent residence. The new rule, which takes effect on January 17, 2017, also establishes grace periods for nonimmigrant workers before and after their...

 

HTMLEU Blue Card Minimum Salary to Increase on January 1
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on November 7, 2016
On or after January 1, 2017, the minimum salary for non-European Economic Area nationals applying for work authorization under the European Blue Card program with an employment contract start date of January 1, 2017 or later will increase to EUR 39,624 per year for shortage occupations, up from EUR...

 

HTMLNew Express Entry Scoring System Means Faster Selection for Labour Market Impact Assessment-Exempt Work Permit Holders
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on November 11, 2016
On or after November 19, 2016, permanent residence candidates applying through the Express Entry program will be subject to a new scoring system, according to new ministerial instructions issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

 

HTMLWork Authorization Quota Announcement Likely to be Delayed
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on December 2, 2016
Due to typical delays associated with the announcement of work authorization quota levels for the year and the upcoming elections in Romania, foreign nationals and employers should expect a delayed work permit quota announcement and therefore, delayed work authorization approvals for applications...

 

HTMLUpdate on Third Parties’ Transactions with Directorate General of Immigration and Related Developments
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 1, 2017, previously published on November 28, 2016
Despite an earlier regulation disallowing third parties from transacting with the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) - which is responsible for immigration-related applications (such as Telex VITAS and KITAS applications) - third-party agents are currently still allowed to submit applications...

 


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