Immigo and Immiguru Safe from Dirty COW Security Flaw

We are pleased to inform our clients that none of the Immigo or Immiguru servers are susceptible to an attack that attempts to exploit the “Dirty COW” security vulnerability, as we have updated all of our servers to a patched version of Linux.

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Immigo and Immiguru Safe from Dirty COW Security Flaw

IMMIGURU – New Contract Location Filter

We are excited to announce that we have today released a new feature to Immiguru: the Contract Location Filter.

What is it?

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify whether the applicant’s employment contract is in the host country or outside the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

We’ve additionally included this filter in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you only the processes which allow the contract to stay outside the host country, for example.

How does it work?

The contract location filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter – if you leave the default option “Any location” selected, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you select “Host country or “Outside host country”, Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant processes are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national employee moving to France but remaining on contract in the U.S.: Immiguru will suggest the Foreign Service Provider (Detachés (hors mobilité intragroupe)) processes, as well as two processes where the contract location can be anywhere, the Salarié en Mission (over 90 days) and the Short Term Assignment (under 90 days).
  • You say that your U.S. national must be on a local contract in France: Immiguru will instead display the local hire options (Travailleurs TemporariesSalariés and Carte Bleue Europeénne), as well as the two processes where the contract location can be anywhere.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru (more than 1300 processes to 102 countries) that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Have fun with the new feature and, as always, please let us know what you think!

Peregrine Passes Annual ISO 27001 Information Security Certification Audit

Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd, is proud to announce that, for the third year running, we have achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard for information security management, demonstrating our firm commitment to client data security and confidentiality.

The scope of Peregrine’s certification covers all our immigration software, consultancy, project  and training services as well as back office functions within the organisation.

What Is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is designed to help establish and maintain an effective information management system, using a continual improvement approach. The standard lists specific management processes that must be in place to control risks to information systems.

To become certified, a company must implement over 100 mandated controls and undergo a formal audit that confirms that they are compliant with the requirements set forth by the standard.

Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

The British Assessment Bureau, Peregrine’s ISO certification auditors, comment:

“ISO 27001, developed as a best practice standard by experts and target users, enables organisations to formalise and verify that risks are properly identified and managed. More importantly, it demonstrates to clients and stakeholders that their information is taken seriously.”

Why Do We Do This?

All kinds of businesses are having to prioritise and update their information security policies and procedures for the digital age.

As immigration consultants and the developers of Immigo, our global immigration case management system, we are entrusted with sensitive and confidential data on behalf of our clients. Our clients can rest assured that their data in Immigo is secure to the ISO 27001 standard, as set out in our security statement here.

Another of our key offerings to our clients is our online immigration knowledge database, Immiguru, which contains many thousands of hours’ worth of data sourcing and research conducted by our team. It is of obvious importance to the many clients who use Immiguru that this data is reliably stored and secured.

What Does This Mean For You?

Our ISO 27001 certification achievement underlines our commitment to the security of our clients’ data and the reliability of our software and systems. Our clients can rest assured that data is safe with Peregrine.

Immiguru New Feature – Duration Filter

We are very excited to announce that we have today released a major new feature to Immiguru: the Duration Filter.

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify how long your assignee/employee will be working in the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

Short term assignments and extended business travel have long been a “hot topic” in immigration.  Many of our clients need to be able to quickly and efficiently access information on the availability of specific short term routes, and this duration filter, coupled with our drive over the last few months to add dozens more short term routes into Immiguru (see previous blog posts) should really help.

Here’s how it works

The duration filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter, the annual salary amount filter and the dependent filter – if you leave the duration of stay field blank, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you complete it (indicating assignment/employment duration in days, months or years), Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant options are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national moving to France for 2 months: Immiguru will tell you all about short term assignments and the short term foreign service provider routes.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for 10 months: Immiguru will not display those short term routes (since they wouldn’t be appropriate) and will instead let you know about temporary local hires (Travailleurs Temporaires), service provider routes and the Salarié en Mission.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for over a year: Immiguru will also give you details of the Blue Card and the local hire (salarié) routes.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

And one more thing: we’ve additionally included these duration recommendations in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you maximum duration of stay guidelines for each country.

Have fun with the new feature!  As always, please let us know what you think!

New Learning Centre in Immiguru

This month we have added a useful new feature to Immiguru, our global immigration database. In the Immiguru Learning Centre, users will find clear explanations of key global immigration terminology and hot topics.

For more personal, tailored support, Peregrine offers detailed, country specific training for your mobility and HR departments, and general, basic immigration training for your businesses. We can work with you to develop training that takes into account the countries you work in, the types of assignment you typically have, and the employee profiles of your usual assignees.

Our training is clear and relevant and will immediately improve communication and efficiency within the global mobility function of your business.

The Immiguru Learning Centre s accessible from the top menu bar of Immiguru, and includes information on the following:

  1. Key Terms and Acronyms;
  2. Country Blocs;
  3. Business visitors;
  4. Working at Client Sites;
  5. Legalisations and Apostilles;
  6. Dependents;
  7. Quotas, Caps and Ratios;
  8. Schengen Area;
  9. Planning and Timescales.

We hope it will prove helpful to our existing and future users!