MALAYSIA – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) Projection for 2018 Opens on 8 December 2017

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes from 8 December 2017.

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MALAYSIA – Projection of Expatriates for 2018 Opens on 1 October 2017

Companies who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes from 1 October 2017.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by the Corporate Lab.

 

MALAYSIA – New Online Portal for Construction Industry Employment Permit Approvals

Effective immediately, the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIBD) has rolled out a new online portal for applications for employment permit approvals, and is no longer accepting applications submitted manually.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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MALAYSIA – Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

Effective 1 August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information which has not been updated via the ESD portal.

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MALAYSIA – Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

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COSTA RICA – New Expedited ID Card Process for Registered Companies

The Immigration authorities have this week implemented an expedited process for the issuance of Identification cards for employees of accredited companies.

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COSTA RICA – New Expedited ID Card Process for Registered Companies

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CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

MALAYSIA – Expatriate Services Division Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories and Annual Company Registration Updates

The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) now requires companies to update their information in the ESD online system annually, and also whenever there are any changes to the company’s information.

Effective 1 August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information which has not been updated in their system.

The ESD has also announced a reclassification of Employment Pass categories to take effect on 1 September 2017, including a higher salary threshold for EP I and EP III.

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INDIA – Evidence of Local Operations Required at Hyderabad FRRO

Effective immediately, the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (the FRRO) at Hyderabad requires evidence of the visa sponsor’s local business operations in Hyderabad.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lawquest.

GHANA – Enforcement of Company Obligations

Effective Monday 1st August 2016 the Ghanaian Registrar of Companies will enforce financial penalties for any local entity that has not filed Annual Returns or renewed their company partner registration. These penalties will apply until 31 December 2016 when any companies that are not up to date will be removed from the Registry.

Companies registered with the Registrar General’s Department before October 2011 are also now required to re-register with the Registry by the end of this year (31 December 2016) or risk being deleted from the records thereafter.

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GHANA – Enforcement of Company Obligations

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Globetrotters Legal Services.

CANADA – New Employer Portal for International Mobility Program

From 21 November 2015, all employers submitting offers of employment for the International Mobility Program (IMP) must do so via the new Employer Portal. Submissions via the Employer Portal were compulsory from 26 October 2015 for all employers under the IMP other than those exempt from the employer compliance fee.

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CANADA – New Employer Portal for International Mobility Program

This alert was prepared using information provided by Norton Rose Fulbright and Holthe Tilleman Immigration Law.