PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

Following the enactment of Law 57 of 24 October 2018, employees of multinational headquarters (“Sedes de Empresas Multinacionales” or SEM) will be able to apply for permanent residence after five years of temporary residence, while continuing to work for the same company in Panama.

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PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

This alert was prepared with information provided by Morgan & Morgan.

CHILE – New Appointment System for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, the Investigations Police (PDI) and the Immigration Department have implemented a new online appointment-booking system for all immigration-related processes.

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CHILE – New Appointment System for Immigration Procedures

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM and Contacto Chile.

CHINA – New Online Application Service for Shanghai 144-Hour Transit Visa Exemption

Effective 1 November 2018, the Shanghai authorities have launched a new online application service for foreign nationals eligible for the 144-hour transit visa exemption, arriving at one of Shanghai’s airports.

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CHINA – New Online Application Service for Shanghai 144-Hour Transit Visa Exemption

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

INDONESIA – Changes to Work Immigration Rules Take Effect

On 1 November 2018, Regulation 10/2018 of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) took effect.

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INDONESIA – Changes to Work Immigration Rules Take Effect

This news alert was prepared using information provided by PNB Immigration Law Firm.

BELGIUM – Transposition of EU Directives – State of Play

The latest developments in the implementation of EU immigration directives.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Immigration law Associates.

BRAZIL – Expedited Processing for Residence Authorisation for Technical Assistance Now Limited to “Urgent” and “Emergency” Cases

On 16 October 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution (NR) 34/2018, amending NR 03/2017, which is applicable to foreign nationals who enter Brazil for up to one year to provide technical assistance services while remaining on home contract.

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BRAZIL – Expedited Processing for Residence Authorisation for Technical Assistance Now Limited to “Urgent” and “Emergency” Cases

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