VIETNAM – Some Provinces Now Require Residence Card Cancellation Before Departure

Effective immediately, the immigration authorities in some provinces in Vietnam are requiring foreign nationals who are terminating their assignments and leaving the country to surrender and cancel their Temporary Residence Card (TRC) prior to their departure. In these cases, the foreign national and any dependents will have to apply for an exit visa to be able to leave Vietnam.

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VIETNAM – Some Provinces Now Require Residence Card Cancellation Before Departure

This alert was prepared using information provided by Resident Vietnam.

SLOVAKIA – Shortage Occupations Lists are Published; and Processing of Single Permits is Delayed

The Slovak authorities have published lists of occupations with labour shortages during the past calendar year, for districts where the average unemployment rate was lower than 5%. These occupations are now exempt from labour market testing.

Meanwhile, there are significant delays in single permit processing due to understaffing at the Bratislava Labour Office.

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SLOVAKIA – Shortage Occupations Lists are Published; and Processing of Single Permits is Delayed

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Pro Relocation.

IRELAND – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year.

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IRELAND – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care.

SWITZERLAND – Reminder: Obligation to Advertise Certain Jobs Now Effective

Effective 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 8% or above have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising. This threshold will be lowered to 5% from 1 January 2020.

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SLOVENIA – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

The Slovenian government has lifted work restrictions for Croatian workers, effective 1 July 2018. Croatian nationals now have the same access to the Slovenian labour market as nationals of other EU Member States. Austria is the only EU Member State still restricting Croatians’ access to its labour market.

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SLOVENIA – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

The information in this news alert was provided by ODI Law and Matrix Relocations.

SPAIN – Stricter salary criteria for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act

Effective immediately, the Spanish authorities appear to be requiring a higher minimum salary for residence authorisations for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act (14/2013).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados.

RUSSIA – New Address Registration Rules [UPDATED]

A number of local migration offices are refusing to accept applications for registration of foreign nationals, especially in cases where housing is provided by employers on the basis of lease or sublease contracts rather than by landlords directly.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocation Services.