Welcome to Peregrine

Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd builds software and provides consultancy and training for global corporate immigration management.

Immiguru is an award-winning online global immigration database, containing detailed, user friendly and up-to-date information on over 1200 corporate immigration processes to around 100 countries.

Immigo is a secure, cloud-based global immigration case management system, powered by live data on global immigration processes fed from Immiguru.

 

CANADA: Government Announces Global Skills Strategy

Immigration Minister John McCallum has confirmed that the Canadian government will introduce its Global Skills Strategy in 2017, including new work permit programs aimed at supporting high growth companies in attracting highly skilled talent from around the world.

The Global Skills Strategy has three components:

  1. A two-week processing standard for visas and work permits for low risk, high skilled talent;
  2. Creation of a dedicated service channel for companies that make large investments in Canada;
  3. Create a work permit exemption for work that is 30 days or less in areas that are low risk. This would include academic projects as well.

The Immigration Minister did not provide further details of the new regulations as of 30 November 2016, but promised to introduce the new programs sometime in 2017.

 

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

Future Gate Wins Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce that our partner for Qatar, Future Gate Business Services has been recognised as one of the top 50 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) companies in the State of Qatar during the SME Excellence List 2016 awards held on November 30, 2016, presented by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. 

Future Gate has been ranked 34th overall SME company in Qatar, and is ranked an impressive 1st in its field.

Congratulations to Anas and his team!

BELGIUM – 2017 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

The Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards from 1 January 2017.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Praetica.

NETHERLANDS – New Permit to Implement EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Directive

The Dutch government has published regulations for the introduction of a new EU (European Union) ICT (intra-corporate transfer) Permit, effective 29 November 2016.

The new EU ICT permit implements Directive 2014/66/EC of 15 May 2014 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”, and replaces the established Highly-Skilled Migrant Scheme for intra-corporate transferees who remain on home contract.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Expat Management Group.

SINGAPORE – Changes for Company Directors

Effective 7 November 2016, the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore will now only allow a company to appoint an Employment Permit (EP) holder sponsored by another company to their board of directors once it has granted a Letter of Consent (LOC).

Read more here:

SINGAPORE – Changes for Company Directors

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase Singapore.

CANADA – Changes Made to Express Entry Points System

Effective 19 November 2016, the Government of Canada is making changes to the Express Entry immigration program to level the playing field between various types of work permit holders who apply for permanent residence.

Read more here:

CANADA – Changes made to Express Entry Points System

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

ANGOLA – New Peregrine Partner – AVM Advogados

We are delighted to announce AVM Advogados, a law firm operating in Angola, Portugal and Mozambique, as our latest partner for Immiguru.

The AVM team have already begun regularly reviewing the data we have in Immiguru on immigration and work authorisation processes to Angola, and we are very pleased to welcome them to our partner network!