DENMARK – New Procedure for EU National Immigration Applications in Copenhagen

Effective 1 April 2019, post-arrival residence document applications by EU nationals in Copenhagen will be handled by the Danish Agency of International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). Currently, these cases are handled by the State Administration (RSA).

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DENMARK – New Procedure for EU National Immigration Applications in Copenhagen

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

DENMARK – New Positive List Published

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new positive list, effective 1 March 2019 and valid until 30 June 2019.

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DENMARK – New Positive List Published

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations and Alfa.

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

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Long-Term Visas [Updated 13/03/2019]

[UPDATE] On 11 March 2019, the UAE cabinet approved the regulatory framework for the issuance of five and ten-year visas. Previously, residence visas were only valid for up to a maximum of three years.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Long-Term Visas [Updated 13/03/2019]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Executive Expatriate Relocations and Sesam Business Consultants.

KENYA – In-Country Work Permits Suspended [UPDATED]

As of 10 December 2018, the Kenyan government has issued a directive suspending the in-country issuance of work permits and visa extensions. Once implemented, applications for entry/work permits must be submitted while the foreign national is outside Kenya. Upon the expiry of a permit or pass, the foreign national will be required to leave the country until the permit or pass is renewed and issued.

[UPDATE] As of 14 January 2019, this directive has not yet been implemented. However, increased scrutiny is being given to all applications with more stringent vetting of approvals for permits and passes. Approvals will only be given for positions where it is clearly demonstrated that there is no local skill-set available or that the sponsoring entity has taken genuine steps to train Kenyan understudies.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Further Details of Long-Term Visa Scheme

On 24 November 208, the UAE cabinet approved new long-term residence visas, and announced further details of the qualifying requirements for certain key professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years.

The government announced the new visas on 20 May 2018, and implementation is now expected early in 2019.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Further Details of Long-Term Visa Scheme

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Executive Expatriate Relocations.

GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] On 8 November 2018, the Greek government published an internal ministerial circular concerning the new Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Permit, enabling for the first time the submission of applications under law No. 4540 and clarifying several aspects of the new ICT process.

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented [UPDATED]

This alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Relocations Greece.