TURKEY – Update on Residence Permit Process

The Migration Directorate has recently introduced changes to its rules for short-term (touristic) residence permits, with the stated aim of limiting the number of foreign nationals illegally engaging in work while holding these permits.

These measures are expected to develop further as the Migration Directorate tests their effectiveness.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Bener Law Office.

BRAZIL – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Justice have issued a joint statement clarifying that applications for conversion of temporary residence into permanent residence permits must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour for processing, rather than the Ministry of Justice.

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BRAZIL – Clarification of Procedure for Change of Status from Temporary to Permanent Residence Permit

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

PERU – New Streamlined Change of Status Process

Effective 19 March 2018, a new, simplified process for applications for change of immigration status has been introduced, with in-person attendance at the immigration office, and an online application tracking system.

Previously, several more steps were required, and it was possible to authorize a third-party representative to submit the application at the immigration office.

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PERU – New Streamlined Change of Status Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by AOV Abogados.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

Effective immediately, Indian nationals holding a 14-day visa on arrival, issued on the basis of a valid US visa or Green Card, cannot change status to another visa type, such as a tourist, business or employment visa, while in the UAE.

Indian nationals in this situation who wish to change status need to exit and re-enter UAE with a tourist, employment or business visa.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Move One.

AZERBAIJAN – No More Post-Arrival Change of Status for Foreign Workers or Business Travellers

Effective immediately, foreign nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work or business must obtain the appropriate work or business visa before travelling.

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