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.

COLOMBIA – Longer Processing Times as All In-Country Visa Applications Must be Submitted Online

Effective 28 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all in-country visa procedures must now be completed online. In-person visa applications at the Ministry will no longer be accepted.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard Urrutia.

SINGAPORE – New Administrative Fees from April 2019

Effective 1 April 2019, the application and issuance/renewal fees will be significantly increased for the Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit and other passes administered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

SINGAPORE – New Administrative Fees from April 2019

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Entry and Visa Rules

Several laws have taken effect recently which amend the regulations for obtaining visas and visa invitations, as well as the rules of entry to Kazakhstan for foreign nationals who arrive on a visa.

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KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Entry and Visa Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocations.

KAZAKHSTAN – Deadline for Quota Applications is 1 August 2018

The deadline for submitting quota applications for employing foreign nationals in 2019 is 1 August 2018.

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KAZAKHSTAN – Deadline for Quota Applications is 1 August 2018

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocations.

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

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Celano & Asociados.

ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

Previously, applicants from visa waiver countries were exempt from consular processing prior to arriving in Israel. In a related change, the MOI has also lengthened the validity period for Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visas for “Hi-Tech” applicants from 45 days to 90 days.

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ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

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