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

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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

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SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

Effective 1 January 2019, amendments to Act No.5/2004 on the Employment Service and Act No. 404/2011 on the Stay of Foreign Nationals affect non-EU nationals working in Slovakia and their employers.

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SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

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EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

Under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, effective 16 February 2019, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one EU member state to the authorities of another EU member state.

In addition, EU citizens are also no longer required to provide an official translation of their public documents in many cases – instead they can request a multilingual standard form, available in all EU languages, to present as translation aid attached to their public documents.

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EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

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GERMANY – Amended Document Requirement for Work and Residence Permit Renewal Applications

Effective immediately, the German labour office has updated its application form for renewal applications for residence permits for employment purposes.

The application must now be supported by the applicant’s first two and latest two monthly payslips, rather than only the latest three payslips as previously.

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GERMANY – Amended Document Requirement for Work and Residence Permit Renewal Applications

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BREXIT – Danish Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No-Deal Brexit

The Danish government has published details of a planned temporary transitional scheme extending the rights of British citizens already resident in Denmark on 29 March 2019 in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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DENMARK – Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No Deal Brexit

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BELGIUM – Single Permit Implemented 1 January 2019

The Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU) has finally been implemented in Belgium, effective 1 January 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

On 20 December, the Home Office laid another Statement of Changes to the immigration rules before Parliament, enabling “resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” and “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 January 2019.

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GERMANY – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

The German government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 1 January 2019.

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GERMANY – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Palladium Mobility and ICUnet.

SWITZERLAND – Transitional Period for Croatians Extended to End of 2021

On 7 December 2018, the Swiss federal council announced it will maintain until 31 December 2021 the transitional provisions of Protocol III, which extended to Croatian nationals the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons (FMPA) between Switzerland and the European Union.

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