ARGENTINA – Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees for most immigration-related processes. Effective 6 June 2018, various governments fees for immigration processes – such as Transitory, Temporary, and Permanent Residence applications, Entry Permit applications, renewal applications, and change of category applications – will increase an average of 300 percent, up to 500 percent for some applications.

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ARGENTINA – Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

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NETHERLANDS – Reduced Application Fees

Effective 3 May 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced adjusted fees for immigration applications. Many fees will be reduced, and none will rise.

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NETHERLANDS – Reduced Application Fees

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UKRAINE – Major Changes to Immigration Rules

Effective 27 September 2017, the regulations governing work permits and temporary residence permits have been amended, introducing changes to permit categories, validity periods, minimum salaries, government filing fees, notification and renewal rules and documentary requirements, among other changes.

Note that further clarification of the changes is expected from the Ukrainian authorities, and that there may be delays while the new regulations are implemented.

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UKRAINE – Major Changes to Immigration Rules

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Fee Increase

Earlier this week, USCIS announced that, effective 23 December 2016, it will increase the filing fees to be paid by employers and individuals when submitting applications and petitions for adjudication.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Fee Increase

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SAUDI ARABIA – Significant Visa Fee Increases Imminent

Effective 2 October 2016, The Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia has announced a sharp increase in visa application fees, and introduced new fees in some cases. These increases will significantly raise costs for visitors and foreign nationals living and working in Saudi Arabia, and their employers.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Significant Visa Fee Increases Imminent

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SAUDI ARABIA – Labour Market Test for Block Visas and Increased Fees

Effective 1 August 2016, The Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia has announced the introduction of a Labour Market Test for the application of new block visas and a subsequent increase in visa application fees.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Labour Market Test for Block Visas and Increased Fees

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MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Introduces Application Fees

Effective 1 June 2016, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriate Services Division of the Immigration Department of Malaysia will impose charges for the online processing of new and renewal Employment Pass (EP), Dependant Pass (DP) and Social Visit Pass (SVP) applications.

There will not initially be an application charge for Professional Visit Pass (PVP) applications.

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MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Introduces Application Fees

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rabin & Associates.