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HTMLComptroller General of Immigration Suspension to Delay Visa and Permit Processing
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
Due to the suspension of the Comptroller General of Immigration on August 21, 2015 by the Ministry of Interior, foreign nationals awaiting temporary work permit approvals and seeking consular services at Nigerian consular posts abroad may experience delays. Additionally, due to reports of...

 

HTMLNew Resident Identity Card to Replace Iqama
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
Starting October 14, 2015, a new Resident Identity Card will replace the existing card, also known as Iqama, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Interior. The new card, called Muqeem, will provide work and residency authorization and is expected to be valid for five years (instead of...

 

HTMLQualifying Criteria for Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers Released
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
The Shanghai Labor Bureau, Foreign Expert Affairs Bureau, and the Public Security Bureau have released further details regarding the eligibility rules for skilled foreign workers in Shanghai under the R (Talent) Visa and residence permit availability for recent foreign graduates in Shanghai. R...

 

HTMLForeign Investors and Entrepreneurs Must Provide Criminal Clearance Certificates Starting September 1
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015
A new law will require Tier 1 investors, entrepreneurs and their dependents over the age of 18 submitting visa applications on or after September 1, 2015 to provide an overseas criminal clearance certificate from any country in which they have lived continuously for at least twelve months over the...

 

HTMLNew Procedure to Verify Clearance Letters Likely to Delay Start Dates
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
Long-term work permit applicants seeking to work in industries that are regulated by certain government agencies are subject to a new procedure in which the immigration authorities verify clearance and/or support letters provided by such regulatory bodies. This change particularly affects...

 

HTMLUSCIS Issues Final Guidance on L-1B Specialized Knowledge
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015
USCIS yesterday issued its official policy guidance on eligibility for the L-1B specialized knowledge visa category, some five months after seeking the public’s comments on a draft policy. The final guidance incorporates favorable changes suggested by the business immigration community, but...

 

HTMLNew Intracompany Transferee Visa and Improvements to Investor Category Among Policy Changes
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015
Investors, highly-skilled workers and foreign nationals with dependents should benefit from policy changes introduced to improve investment and attract foreign talent to Spain. A new EU intracompany transferee visa has been introduced, the deadline to apply for an investor’s visa following a...

 

HTMLE-Tourist Visa Expanded to 36 Additional Countries and Seven New Ports of Entry
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015
As part of the progressive expansion of the e-Tourist Visa (eTV), India has expanded the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) program to applicants from 36 additional countries and seven ports of entry. Nationals from a total of 113 countries are now eligible for the program. Eligible visitors under the eTV...

 

HTMLNew Short-Term Work Pass Category Forthcoming
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015
As of July 15, foreign nationals applying for work passes at the recently-opened MyXpats Center with contracts not exceeding twelve months and whose monthly salaries range from RM 2,500 to RM 4,999 will be eligible for a new pass called Employment Pass (Category III). This is significantly less...

 

HTMLJuly 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 Philippines Unavailable; Advancements for EB-2 and EB-5 China, EB-3 Worldwide and India
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
According to the State Department’s July Visa Bulletin, the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will become unavailable for the Philippines next month. EB-3 will advance one week for India, to February 1, 2004; will remain unchanged for China, at September 1, 2011; and will...

 


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