TURKEY – Update on Residence Permit Process

The Migration Directorate has recently introduced changes to its rules for short-term (touristic) residence permits, with the stated aim of limiting the number of foreign nationals illegally engaging in work while holding these permits.

These measures are expected to develop further as the Migration Directorate tests their effectiveness.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Bener Law Office.

ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

On 7 May 2015, with immediate effect, the Italian Ministry of Labour clarified that applicants for residence permits for family reasons can start work as soon as they have submitted the application.

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ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.

QATAR – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

The Qatari authorities have announced a new regulation that requires foreign nationals applying to renew their residence permits or amend their employment contracts for engineering positions to first register with the Engineering Committee of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

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QATAR – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

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AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

On Tuesday 8 May the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 was debated and passed by the Senate.

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AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

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

RUSSIA – Address Registration Period During FIFA World Cup 2018 Increased to Three Days

A new presidential order has increased the period for foreign nationals to carry out address registration in certain cities during the FIFA World Cup to three days (previously 24 hours).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Vista Foreign Business Support and Intermark Relocation.

UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

From 16 March 2018, no new applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the ECAA business persons category will be accepted. Any applications postmarked before 16 March 2018 will be processed under the previous rules.

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UNITED KINGDOM – No New ILR Applications for Turkish Businesspeople

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EUROPEAN UNION – New Consular Protection Rules Take Effect

Effective 1 May 2018, EU citizens who need assistance or advice while travelling or residing outside the EU, where there is no embassy or consulate from their own country (i.e., they are “unrepresented”), are entitled to seek help from the embassy or consulate of any other EU Member State.

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EUROPEAN UNION – New Consular Protection Rules Take Effect

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the European Commission.