IRELAND – Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

Effective immediately, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) is now requesting that Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders apply for their Stamp 4 permission four months in advance of the expiry date of their CSEP, (i.e., once they have completed 20 months on their employment permit).

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IRELAND – Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

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

IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year, and the IRP Office in Dublin has stated that it can no longer offer emergency appointments for any reason..

[UPDATE] Furthermore, processing of Employment Permit applications is also taking a lot longer than previously. Applications submitted under the Trusted Partner Scheme are currently being processed in 6-7 weeks (previously 2-4 weeks). Meanwhile, standard non-Trusted Partner applications are taking up to 13 weeks (previously 6-8 weeks) to be processed.

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IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care and Eugene F Collins.

Newland Chase Webinar| GOING GLOBAL: 3 Best Countries to Expand Your Business

10 April 2018 @ 11:00 am EDT / 4:00 pm BST

There are currently 195 countries in the world in which companies can do business, and each country presents its own set of opportunities and challenges. High among those challenges is navigating the constantly-changing world of corporate immigration.

Whether you are an established player on the global stage or planning to become one, this webinar will review the business climates in the Netherlands, Singapore and Sweden, with a focus on their immigration processes.

Join us for our next webinar on April 10th as we review three countries from Forbes magazine’s “Best Countries for Business” based on factors covering the legal and economic aspects impacting business.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to analyse a country’s general business climate and corporate immigration system to determine the optimum countries for expanding your business.
  • Understand the general process for corporate immigration for three of the most attractive countries currently for international expansion.
  • Get the “pros” and “cons” of the corporate immigration systems for each of these top three countries for business.

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

Effective 26 March 2018, the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduce several changes, including an important new documentary requirement and an expansion of the occupations qualifying for intra-company transfers.

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eugene F Collins and The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

PHILIPPINES – Additional Documents Required for Alien Employment Permit Applications

Effective 2 April 2018, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed additional documentary requirements for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications.

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CHINA – Upcoming Change to Work Permit Renewal Deadline

The State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) has announced that, effective 28 February 2018, all work permit renewal applications nationwide will have to be submitted at least 30 working days before the expiry date.

Those who fail to comply with this new deadline will be denied renewal, and will have to apply for a new work permit.  Currently, there is no national rule establishing a deadline for work permit renewal application submissions.

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CHINA – Upcoming Change to Work Permit Renewal Deadline

This news alert was prepared using information provided by FSG.