CHINA – Expedited Work Permit Process in Shanghai May Benefit Some Foreign Workers

The Shanghai Foreign Expert Bureau is now accepting work permit applications from applicants classified as either Category A or B, and holding an M (business) or L (tourist) entry visa, rather than a Z (work) visa.

Risks and benefits

Note that Category B applicants risk their M or L entry visa expiring while their work permit application is being processed, and they may not be able to extend their entry visa without leaving China.

This simplified process avoids the six to eight weeks usually required to obtain a Notification Letter of Work Permit and a Z (work) visa before travelling to China (compared to about one week for an M or L visa), and may allow the applicant to start work more quickly.

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CHINA – Expedited Work Permit Process in Shanghai May Benefit Some Foreign Workers

shanghai in sunsetThis news alert was prepared using information provided by Shanghai Foreign Service (Group), Pro-Link Global China and Asia Pacific Access.

PERU – Extended Eligibility for Temporary Residence Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective immediately, the National Superintendency of Migration of Peru has extended the right to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (PTP – Permiso Temporal de Permanencia) to all Venezuelan migrants who entered Peru before 1 August 2017.

View of Miraflores Park, Lima - Peru
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PERU – Extended Eligibility for Temporary Residence Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Barrios Fuentes Abogados.

Latest Immigration News

Catch up on our latest immigration alerts from around the world:

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

NIGERIA – New Immigration Regulations Published

NEW ZEALAND – Non-Compliant Employers to Be Temporarily Prevented from Hiring Migrant Labour

GEORGIA – European Parliament Approves Schengen Visa Waiver for Georgian Nationals (UPDATED)

LUXEMBOURG – New Immigration Law Bring Extensive Changes

SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

 

Latest Immigration News

Catch up on our latest immigration alerts from around the world:

SPAIN – Company Signatory Must Prove Residence in Spain or EU

BOLIVIA – New Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirement

BRAZIL – New Temporary Residence Status for Nationals of Neighbouring Non-Mercosur Countries

UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Key Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

SINGAPORE – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

UNITED KINGDOM – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2017

ITALY – New Quota Decree Published

NORWAY – New Rules for Residence Permit Holders Changing Employers

TURKEY – Regulations Published for New Turquoise Card

ISRAEL – Clarification: Short-Term Employment Authorisation (SEA) Cannot Be Obtained Post Arrival

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

The Shanghai Foreign Expert Bureau has announced that it will move to the new unified work permit system on 27 March 2017, earlier than the planned nationwide start date of 1 April 2017.

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CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lehman, Lee & Xu and Asia Pacific Access.

CHINA – White Paper on New Immigration System

We’re proud to have contributed to a white paper on immigration to China, written by our friends at Aires, with the help of one of our partners in China, Lehman, Lee and Xu.

The paper, embedded below, examines in detail the streamlined, points-based immigration system which China has been piloting since November 2016, and which is due to be implemented nationwide from 1 April 2017.

 

 

PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

Effective 26 March 2017, qualifying Indian nationals will be able to enter Peru visa-free for business or tourism, for one or more stays totalling up to 180 days per year.

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PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Barrios Fuentes Abogados.