PHILIPPINES – Changes in Rules for Special and Provisional Work Permits

On 22 April 2019, the Department of Labor (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) released joint immigration guidelines, making some changes to the rules for the Special Work Permit (SWP) and Provisional Work Permit (PWP).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.

 

ISRAEL and UNITED STATES – B-5 Investor Visa for US Nationals and E-2 Investor Visa for Israeli Nationals Now Available

Effective 1 May 2019, the Israeli consulates in Washington, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have begun accepting applications for the new B-5 Investor Visa for US citizens.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Israel has implemented the E-2 Investor Visa for Israeli nationals, also available from 1 May 2019 at the US Embassy branch office in Tel Aviv.

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DENMARK – Amended Rules for Certain Foreign Workers

Effective 1 June 2019, the Danish government has announced some minor changes to the immigration rules.

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DENMARK – Amended Rules for Certain Foreign Workers

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

CANADA – Processing Delays and New Wage Thresholds for Labour Market Impact Assessments

Employment and Social Development Canada is warning that average processing times for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications have increased.

Effective 22 April 2019, Employment and Social Development Canada has published new provincial and territorial median hourly wages.

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SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers.

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

AUSTRALIA – Immigration Developments for Employers

On 11 March 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect.

AUSTRALIA – Immigration Developments for Employers

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase and Visa Executive.