CZECHIA – Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

Effective 1 May 2018, the minimum monthly salary required to qualify for a new EU Blue Card has increased, from CZK 39,700 to CZK 44,256 (about USD 2060), an increase of approximately 11.5%.

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CZECHIA– Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

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CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement signed May 3 between Canada and Portugal will authorize up to 2,000 young Canadian nationals to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 young Portuguese nationals to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years. To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of one of the two signatory countries and aged 18 to 35.

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CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

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COLOMBIA – New Requirement for Minors Travelling by Air [UPDATED]

The government of Colombia has postponed until August the recently-announced requirement that anyone travelling by air within or out of Colombia accompanied by a minor child of seven years or under provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

Effective 1 April 2018, EU Blue Card holders in the Netherlands whose employment is terminated for any reason are entitled to a “search period” of up to three months to find a new job as long as their residence permit card is still valid.

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

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EUROPEAN UNION – Council and Parliament Agree the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

On 25 April 2018, EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement has been reached between the Council Presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS).

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EUROPEAN UNION – Council and Parliament Agree the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

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RUSSIA – Reminder: Address Registration Within 24 Hours During FIFA World Cup 2018

From 9 May 2018 to 25 July 2018, increased security measures will be enforced in connection with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the territory of the following cities:

Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg.

Failure to register in time may result in fines and possible deportation from Russia.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocation.

UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by the ‘Find a Job’ service.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

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