IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

Effective 6 March 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit.

In addition, on 1 April 2019 a new pre-clearance policy will be introduced for the non-EEA de facto partners of CSEP holders.

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IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

HONG KONG – Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

On 10 July, the Hong Kong Immigration Authority confirmed that it has implemented an “interim arrangement” allowing dependent residence status for same-sex spouses with eligible sponsors, pending a review of its dependent immigration policy.

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HONG KONG – Court of Appeal Upholds Judgement Permitting Dependent Visas for Same-Sex Spouse

FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules.

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

This alert was drafted using information provided by Expat Partners, Apro Consulting and Itama Mobility.

TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Takes Effect

The Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (see our previous alert here) came into effect on 8 February 2018.

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TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Takes Effect

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Taiwan Immigration & Relocation.

AUSTRIA – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

Effective immediately, university diplomas and school leaving certificates submitted in support of initial Red-White-Red Card Plus (RWR Card Plus) applications by dependent family members of Red-White-Red Card (RWR Card) holders must be legalised and then authenticated under the ENIC NARIC framework.

Previously, ENIC NARIC recognition of university diplomas was not required for these applicants.

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AUSTRIA – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Relocation Services Strohmayer.

TAIWAN – Upcoming New Foreign Recruitment Law Relaxed Rules, Adds Benefits

The Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals will come into effect on 8 February 2018, introducing various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan, and for their employers.

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TAIWAN – Upcoming New Foreign Recruitment Law Relaxed Rules, Adds Benefits

This news alert was prepared using information provided by People First Relocation.