COSTA RICA – Slower Processing of Permanent Residence Applications Due to New Submission Rules

Effective 5 May 2019, certain applicants for permanent residence may no longer use the “Special Windows for Accredited Companies”, but must instead submit their application via the “Regular Windows”.

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COSTA RICA – Slower Processing of Permanent Residence Applications Due to New Submission Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ARA LAW Attorneys.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Dependent Visa Endorsement Procedure in Dubai

Effective immediately, the General Department of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA-D) in Dubai has modified the dependent visa endorsement procedure, adding up to four days to the process.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Dependent Visa Endorsement Procedure in Dubai

This alert was prepared with information provided by 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.

ARGENTINA – New Application Process for 90-Day Work Permit

The National Immigration Office (DNM) has implemented changes to the application process for the 90-day work permit (24h visa).

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ARGENTINA – New Application Process for 90-Day Work Permit

This alert has been prepared with information from CSM.

ARGENTINA – Delays in Booking of Immigration Office Appointments

There is currently a low availability of appointments, and delays of up to a month and a half, for non-Mercosur visa applications at the Immigration Office (DNM).

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ARGENTINA – Delays in Booking of Immigration Office Appointments

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM.

ARGENTINA – Express Appointments Re-Established for Residence Applicants

Effective immediately, Argentina’s National Immigration Office (DNM) has put the express appointments system back into operation for temporary and permanent visa and residence applications and temporary work authorisations.

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ARGENTINA – Express Appointments Re-Established for Residence Applicants [UPDATED]

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

TURKEY – Delays Due to Implementation of New Registration System for Work Permit Applications

Effective 26 February 2018, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) requires work permit applications to be submitted using the sponsoring company’s KEP account.

Moreover, a secure electronic signature, obtained using a qualified electronic certificate, must be used to sign the application form. The signature of the representative of the employer can no longer be used.

However, as of 27 February 2018, the new MOL work permit application system incorporating KEP is not fully operational.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Bener Law Office, Yalçın & Toygar Law Office and Specialist Relocation.