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HTMLImprovements to Subclass 457 Program Announced
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
Over the next year, the Australian government plans to make improvements to the subclass 457 visa program, in response to the recommendations of an independent review panel. The government outlined its plans in a recently issued Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.

 

HTMLBritish - Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
The UK and Ireland will accept certain short-stay visas issued by either country for business or tourism, under a visa agreement recently concluded between the two countries. Chinese and Indian nationals will be the first to benefit from the program starting late October. Expansion to other...

 

HTMLEmployers Must Pay Fees for Foreign Engineers Upon Registration
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
When sponsoring foreign nationals with engineering degrees, employers in Papua New Guinea must pay annual membership fees in full, upon registration of each foreign national with the Institute of Engineers Papua New Guinea (IEPNG). The membership fees will cover the duration of the work permit or...

 

HTMLForeign Nationals Face Stricter Residence Registration Enforcement
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
As China increases its efforts to enforce the residence registration requirement, foreign nationals may be subject to random police checks of their registration documents and could face tougher penalties for noncompliance.

 

HTMLKnowledge Migrants Must Be Paid Upon Arrival
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
Employers must start paying Knowledge Migrants’ salaries upon their arrival to the Netherlands, regardless of the contract start date or work authorization status, according to a new policy of the Dutch immigration authorities.

 

HTMLNovember 2014 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
According to the State Department’s November Visa Bulletin, the EB-2 India priority date cut-off will retrogress by more than four years, to February 15, 2005, after significant advancements over the last several months. EB-2 China will advance by just three weeks, to December 8, 2009.

 

HTMLNew J-1 Regulation Requires Annual Audits, Reports to Department of State
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
An interim final rule from the Department of State (DOS) advances new requirements for J-1 program sponsors: to undergo annual management reviews of their internal controls and to file yearly reports with DOS.

 

HTMLNew Visas Ease Business Travel to Angola
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
Angolan and Cape Verdean citizens will have an easier time traveling to each other’s countries, and Brazilian citizens entering Angola are now eligible for multiple-entry visas for business and non-business activities, due to new visa agreements.

 

HTMLStreamlined Work and Residence Visa Introduced for Venezuelan Nationals
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
Ecuador has implemented the new 12-XI visa, a one-year work and residence category for Venezuelan nationals that does not require host company sponsorship, has fewer documentary requirements and is processed in just three to five business days, as opposed to three to seven weeks for the traditional...

 

HTMLFaster Permanent Residence Processing and Other Benefits for MERCOSUR Nationals, Relatives of Uruguayans
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
A new Uruguayan law will offer expedited 30 business day-processing of permanent residence permits and accompanying work authorization to MERCOSUR nationals. Certain relatives of Uruguayan nationals born abroad will be eligible for the same expedited processing of their permanent residence...

 


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