PANAMA – Changes to Friendly Nations Work Permit

Effective 24 April 2019, the Ministry of Labour has introduced some changes to the work permit for nationals of so-called ‘friendly nations’ (paises amigos).

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PANAMA – Changes to Friendly Nations Work Permit

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

TURKEY – All Residence Permit Renewals Now to Be Submitted In Person

Effective immediately, any foreign national residence permit holder in Turkey intending to renew their residence permit must submit their renewal application in person at the immigration office.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

ISRAEL and UNITED STATES – B-5 Investor Visa for US Nationals and E-2 Investor Visa for Israeli Nationals Now Available

Effective 1 May 2019, the Israeli consulates in Washington, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have begun accepting applications for the new B-5 Investor Visa for US citizens.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Israel has implemented the E-2 Investor Visa for Israeli nationals, also available from 1 May 2019 at the US Embassy branch office in Tel Aviv.

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DENMARK – Amended Rules for Certain Foreign Workers

Effective 1 June 2019, the Danish government has announced some minor changes to the immigration rules.

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DENMARK – Amended Rules for Certain Foreign Workers

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

CANADA – Processing Delays and New Wage Thresholds for Labour Market Impact Assessments

Employment and Social Development Canada is warning that average processing times for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications have increased.

Effective 22 April 2019, Employment and Social Development Canada has published new provincial and territorial median hourly wages.

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SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers.

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.