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HTMLRecognized Sponsor Fee to Decrease for Small Businesses; Government Filing Fee to Increase
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2016, previously published on July 26, 2016
On or after January 1, 2017, the one-time fee for recognized sponsorship will decrease to EUR 2,592 (from the current fee of EUR 5,183) for small businesses and start ups with fewer than 50 employees. Recognized companies that change their corporate structure, and therefore need to file a new...

 

HTMLPass Approval, Medical Exam and Salary Calculation Changes Forthcoming in Multiple Employment Pass Categories
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2016, previously published on July 26, 2016
A new set of regulations by the Expatriate Services Division of the Immigration Department will implement three major changes to several Employment Pass (EP) categories on or after August 1, 2016. First, some EP (Category III) applicants in the construction, manufacturing or mining sector will have...

 

HTMLElimination Date of Work Permit Exemption for Japanese Nationals Extended
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
The elimination of the work permit exemption for Japanese nationals has been extended until January 1, 2017, instead of the original date of October 1, 2016.

 

HTMLApplicants for Indian Visas at High Commission of London Must Appear In Person
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Applicants for several categories of Indian visas in London will have to attend a mandatory biometrics appointment on or after August 19, 2016, with a few limited exceptions, according to an announcement by the High Commission of India.

 

HTMLOnline System for Employment Permit Applications Forthcoming
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 5, 2016
Starting early September, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (DJEI) will roll out their new Employment Permits Online System (EPOS). The system will allow online completion of the employment permit application form, uploading of supporting documents and payment of government filing...

 

HTMLRelaxed Immigration Rules and Procedures Implemented in Guangdong Province
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016
New immigration policies are being piloted in Guangdong Province that should make it easier for four main categories of foreign nationals to obtain Permanent Residence status and should simplify various application procedures, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Public Security. There...

 

HTMLDeadline to Apply for an Additional 7 Months of STEM Optional Practical Training is August 8
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
The filing window for requesting a 7-month extension of STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) will close on August 8, 2016. All requests received by United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) after August 8, 2016 will be rejected.

 

HTMLEmployment Pass Minimum Salary to Increase in January
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016
On or after January 1, 2017, the minimum salary for Employment Pass (EP) applicants will increase from SGD 3,300 (approximately USD 2,427.90) to SGD 3,600 (approximately USD 2,648.62), according to an announcement by the Ministry of Manpower.

 

HTMLNew Forms to Replace Apostille Process for EU Nationals by February 2019
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
The EU Parliament and Council have approved a rule that will allow foreign nationals who seek a legalized document to request it through a new multilingual form that will not require any legalization, apostille or translation processes. The rule is expected to be implemented by February 16, 2019.

 

HTMLUSCIS Ombudsman Report Highlights Sustained RFE Rates in Employment-Based Filings and Lengthy Delays in Employment Authorization Processing
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016
The USCIS Ombudsman’s 2016 Report to Congress continues to highlight significantly high rates of requests for evidence (RFE) for high-skilled immigration petitions, inconsistent adjudications across agency service centers and lengthy delays in employment authorization processing. The...

 


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