CHINA – White Paper on New Immigration System

We’re proud to have contributed to a white paper on immigration to China, written by our friends at Aires, with the help of one of our partners in China, Lehman, Lee and Xu.

The paper, embedded below, examines in detail the streamlined, points-based immigration system which China has been piloting since November 2016, and which is due to be implemented nationwide from 1 April 2017.

 

 

UNITED STATES – Employers Must Use the New Form I-9 From 22 January 2017

Employers have until 22 January 2017 to incorporate the New Form I-9 into their onboarding processes.

The previous Form I-9 may continue to be used to verify the employment authorisation of new hires and to re-verify expiring employment authorisation until 21 January 2017.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio and Kattar and Littler.

UNITED STATES – New USCIS Rule Amending Several Employment-Based and Non-Immigrant Visa Programs

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced amendments to certain regulations to improve US employers’ ability to recruit and retain high-skilled personnel.

The Final Rule will take effect on 17 January 2017. Below is a summary of several key components of the new rule.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio and Kattar and Littler.

ISRAEL – Immediate Changes to Work Permit Regulations

Effective immediately, the Work Permit Unit (WPU) of the Ministry of Interior has implemented new regulations for obtaining work permits and visas for foreign experts, which apply also to pending work permit applications.

The new regulations (originally published in December 2015) , include changes to the non-academic work permit scheme, and stricter auditing requirements for work permit extension applications.

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ISRAEL – Immediate Changes to Work Permit Regulations

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

PHILIPPINES – Stricter Employment Permit Rules Introduced

Effective 28 August 2015, the Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued revised Alien Employment Permit (AEP) rules. Among the major changes are stricter labour-market testing and understudy training rules, and new employment permit exemptions.

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PHILIPPINES – Stricter Employment Permit Rules Introduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.

IRELAND – Changes to Employment Permit Application Process and Eligibility

Effective 1 September 2015, the Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has implemented some changes to the Employment Permit application process and eligibility.

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IRELAND – Changes to Employment Permit Application Process and Eligibility

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.

IRELAND – Trusted Partner Initiative Launched

On 12 May 2015 the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Immigration (DJEI) launched the Trusted Partner Initiative, which is intended to reduce the paperwork required from employers and European Economic Area (EEA) contractors applying for employment permits for foreign nationals.

Applicants granted Trusted Partner status will have access to a unique set of employment permit application forms where they must provide their Trusted Partner Registration number in lieu of a number of their employer details. Applications should also be processed faster.

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IRELAND –Trusted Partner Initiative Launched

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.