ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

Effective 9 November 2018, Law no. 247 introduces some changes to the immigration rules which may affect foreign national workers.

The legislative changes are being studied by the immigration authorities who are expected to release further instructions implementing the changes in the near future.

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ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

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

NEW ZEALAND – Recent Immigration Updates

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has recently implemented several changes to immigration rules and procedures.

Partners and dependent children can now make their visa applications online; the minimum income threshold has been updated for those sponsoring dependents in several categories, including certain Essential Skills visa holders; and INZ will no longer place physical visa labels in passports.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch.

ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

On 7 May 2015, with immediate effect, the Italian Ministry of Labour clarified that applicants for residence permits for family reasons can start work as soon as they have submitted the application.

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ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.

UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

The current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30 June 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will issue a multiple-entry B-2 visitor visa for qualifying Indian business persons, valid for up to five years, for stays of up to 90 days at a time. Normally, B-2 visitor visas for Indian nationals are valid for a single entry, and for a stay of up to 30 days.

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

ITALY – Consulates Apply More Rigorous Definition of Permissible Business Visa Activities

Effective immediately, Italian consulates are more strictly assessing business visa applications, defining the allowable business activities according to Visa Decree 850/2011.

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