INDONESIA – Change to Validity of RPTKA

Effective 10 December 2018, an RPTKA can only be valid for up to two years initially, rather than five as previously.

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INDONESIA – Change to Validity of RPTKA

This news alert was prepared using information provided by PNB Immigration Law Firm.

VIETNAM – Work permit duration cannot exceed local entity business licence validity

Effective immediately, the Labour Authority in Ho Chi Minh City has clarified that the proposed duration of a work permit as stated in the application (currently two years maximum) cannot exceed the expiration date of the sponsoring entity’s current business licence.

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VIETNAM – Work permit duration cannot exceed local entity business licence validity

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NEW ZEALAND – Updated Salary Thresholds for Essential Skills Visa

Effective 15 January 2018, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has increased the remuneration thresholds which affect how long Essential Skills visa applicants can stay and whether their families can stay too.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch and Woburn International.

NEW ZEALAND – “Kiwis-First” Immigration Changes Will Increase Costs for Businesses… But Much Less Than Originally Feared

In response to recent record-high immigration levels in New Zealand, the government announced plans last April to pursue what they deemed a “Kiwis-First” plan to revise its employment-based immigration system. After extensive public comment and debate, significant changes to the Essential Skills Visa and Skilled Migrant Visa programs are being implemented on 28 August 2017.

While new income threshold requirements are expected to increase costs for companies employing foreign labor in New Zealand, the changes are less concerning for businesses than initially anticipated.  However, companies with foreign employees should still take note of the changes.

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NEW ZEALAND – Changes to the Essential Skills Work Visas Will Affect Visa Duration and Dependent Privileges

Effective 28 August 2017, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is introducing remuneration bands for work visas.  The remuneration bands will affect how long applicants can stay and whether their families can stay too.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch.

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ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years

Presidential Decree No. 151/17 of 4 July 2017 removes the three-year maximum duration for work visas for foreign nationals established in Article 75.1 of the Visa Law Regulations.

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ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years

This news alert was prepared using information provided by AVM Advogados.

Peregrine, a CIBT company, builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) will implement reclassification of existing EP categories. The proposed change will be made effective on 1 September 2017.

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MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Permit Pro.
Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

The National Employment Service of Serbia has begun strictly enforcing a provision of the 2014 law on Employment of Foreigners which limits the duration of work permits for intra-company transfer (ICT) and assigned personnel to one year.

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SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ODI Law.

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Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

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

ANGOLA – Amendments to Rules on Hiring of Foreign Employees

Effective immediately, Presidential Decree No. 79/17 of 24 March 2017 loosens the rules for employing foreign nationals established in Presidential Decree No. 43/17 of 6 March 2017.

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ANGOLA – Deadline for Annual Submission of Employee List is 30 April

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Newland Chase provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

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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