New Data in Immiguru: SLOVENIA – Blue Card (Application in Country)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Blue Card (Application in country) process for Slovenia to Immiguru.

The Blue Card is an EU-wide (with some exceptions) immigration process for highly skilled employees with a concrete job offer in the destination country. In Slovenia, the Blue Card can be applied for at a Slovenian consulate abroad or within Slovenia. This is the immigration process applicable when the Blue Card is applied for after the applicant’s entry to Slovenia.

Many thanks to our partners in Slovenia, ODI Law Firm and Relocations Ltd, for their help with this!

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AUSTRALIA – Subclass 457 Visa to be Abolished

On 18 April 2017, the Australian government announced that the Subclass 457 visa program will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. The implementation of these reforms began on 19 April 2017 and is expected to be completed in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Subclass 457 Visa to be Abolished [UPDATED]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Visa Executive and Newland Chase Australia.

UKRAINE – Visa Issuance Rules Amended

Effective 16 April 2017, Resolution No. 118 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduces online visa applications, simplifies the requirements for visa invitation letters, reduces the time allowed for consulates to process and issue a visa and reduces the consular visa application fee, amongst other changes.

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UKRAINE – Visa Issuance Rules Amended

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ABEA.

INDIA – Biometrics Scanning Now Required at Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore Foreigner Regional Registration Offices

With immediate effect, Indian authorities have introduced a biometric requirement for foreign nationals applying for visa extensions and registration at the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) in Pune and at the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) in Mumbai and Bangalore.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lawquest and Lexagent.

CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 May 2017, qualifying nationals of Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania will be able to enter Canada with an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) rather than a visa.

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CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

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

NETHERLANDS – Self-Employed Activities Permitted for Highly Skilled Migrants, Students and Scientific Researchers

Effective 1 April 2017, highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card holders, foreign students studying in the Netherlands and scientific researchers who are in possession of a valid residence permit can perform self-employed activities alongside the main working activities for which their residence permit in the Netherlands has been initially granted.

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New Country Data in Immiguru: NIGERIA

We’re very pleased to announce that the Business Visa On Arrival (VoA) process for Nigeria has recently been added to Immiguru!

A business visa may be issued at the port of entry for applicants coming to Nigeria to undertake specific activities, to participate in specific short term work activities such as contract negotiation, marketing, sales, purchase and distribution of Nigerian goods, trade fairs, job interviews, training of local labour force, emergency/relief work, crew members, staff of NGOs, NGO work; research or music performances.

Many thanks to our partner in Nigeria, Famsville Solicitors, for their help with this!

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