COSTA RICA – Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

Effective 9 October 2017, the immigration authorities (DGME) have reversed a recent change to the post-arrival temporary residence application process for employees of registered companies.

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COSTA RICA – Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by BLP.

IMMIGO UPDATE – Document Versioning

We are happy to announce that we have made a small enhancement to Immigo.

Document Versioning is now available on documents in the Relationship tabs for both Companies and Suppliers in Immigo (previously it was available only on Applicant and Company Supporting Documents).

Examples of documents we may have in the Relationship tab of the Company or Supplier for which Document Versioning would be useful are:

  • Supplier or client fee schedules which are reviewed annually
  • Contracts that need to be renewed periodically
  • Review documents or data for either a client account review or a supplier performance review

(Tip: Use the Notifications feature to set a Task notification for when these documents need to be reviewed)

Here’s how to use Document Versioning.  It works exactly the same way on the Relationship tab as it does for Applicant and Company Supporting Documents, so you should be familiar with it already, but as a reminder:

  1. Go to the Relationship tab of the Company or Supplier and click “Edit” in the version column;
  2. Once you’ve clicked edit, a new window will appear showing you all previous versions of the document and allowing you to “create new version”;
  3. Click “Create New Version” and a new document ID will appear; you can edit the name, description, date received and expiry date and can upload a new file;
  4. Clicking “Back to Company” or “Back to Supplier” (or, on the Applicant tab, “Back to Applicant”) will take you back to the Company (or Supplier or Applicant) profile where you will see your document with the most recent version showing as available to click on to download.
  5. To look at previous versions, just go back to Step 1 – click Edit in the Version column.

Have fun and let us know if you have questions!

 

OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

Effective immediately, foreign national employees in Oman earning at least OMR 300 (about USD 780) per month are permitted to sponsor their family members for dependent residence permits.

Previously, the salary threshold for dependent sponsorship was OMR 600 per month.

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OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

This news alert was prepared using information provided by HelpXpat Relocations and Curtis.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

Effective immediately, foreign nationals employed in Abu Dhabi who wish to sponsor family members for initial or renewal dependent residence permits must submit a Tawtheeq (a residential lease registered in Abu Dhabi) In support of the application.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Curtis and Sesam Business Consultants.

TURKEY AND UNITED STATES – Reciprocal Suspension of Visa Services

Panorama os Istanbul and Bosporus at nightOn 8 October 2017, the United States announced the immediate suspension of all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey.

Hours later, Turkey retaliated by suspending all visa services for US citizens at its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, and at Turkey’s borders, and blocked US nationals from using its e-Visa service.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by the US Embassy in Turkey.

TAIWAN – Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

Effective 2 October 2017, permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who live in one of 27 designated locations can apply for one-year or three-year multiple-entry permits for Taiwan online, rather than in person at the Taipei Representative Office.

Previously, only a single-entry permit to Taiwan was available through the online platform. Obtaining a visa upon arrival in Taiwan remains an option.

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TAIWAN – Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

This news alert was prepared using information provided by People First Relocation.

UNITED KINGDOM – Registered Traveller Service Expansion

The government has announced an expansion to its Registered Traveller Service, which facilitates faster entry at the UK border.

Effective 5 October 2017, business travellers and frequent visitors from 15 additional countries are eligible to apply for membership of the service.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Registered Traveller Service Expansion

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.