CANADA – Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

On 12 June 2017, the Canadian government implemented its Global Skills Strategy (GSS), and provided further details of the two-year pilot program.

Two-week work permit processing is available for certain highly skilled occupations under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) or the International Mobility Program (IMP).

The Global Skills Strategy also encompasses two new work permit exemptions for short-term work.

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CANADA – Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and Kranc Associates.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

PEREGRINE WEBINAR – EU Immigration Hot Topics

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 1pm BST (UK time) on hot topics in European Union immigration law.

The webinar is free to attend for clients and partners of Peregrine, Newland Chase and CIBT. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please contact us at info@peregrineimmigration.co.uk to book your spot now.

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PEREGRINE WEBINAR – EU Immigration Hot Topics

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

UNITED STATES – More Rigorous Visa Vetting Implemented

On 3 May 2017, the Department of State requested the right to collect additional information from certain visa applicants worldwide from the Office of Budget and Management. The new information collection powers were quietly implemented on 23 May 2017.

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UNITED STATES – More Rigorous Visa Vetting Implemented

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar.
Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

PANAMA – Visits Restricted to 90 Days for Nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Effective 31 May 2017, Panama has reduced the duration of stay of visitors who are nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela to 90 days (from 180 days previously).

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PANAMA – Visits Restricted to 90 Days for Nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela

This news alert was prepared using information provided by BDS Asesores.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 12 June 2017] Registration and notarisation (authentication) services have been resumed in Venezuela. Nevertheless, delays of five to seven business days are likely in document processing time.

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VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended [UPDATED]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Staff Relocation Services Venezuela and Godoy Córdoba.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ARGENTINA – Nationals of OECD Countries Now Visa Exempt for Business

Effective immediately, nationals of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) can travel to Argentina for business activities for stays of up to 90 days without requiring a business visa.

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ARGENTINA – Nationals of OECD Countries Now Visa Exempt for Business

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Celano & Asociados.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ITALY – Residence Permit Fees Reintroduced

Effective 9 June 2017, the Italian government has reintroduced filing fees for applications for a “permesso di sogiorno” residence permit.

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ITALY – Residence Permit Fees Reintroduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.