ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

Effective 9 November 2018, Law no. 247 introduces some changes to the immigration rules which may affect foreign national workers.

The legislative changes are being studied by the immigration authorities who are expected to release further instructions implementing the changes in the near future.

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ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocation.

NEW ZEALAND – Work Visa Application Fees to Double

Effective 5 November 2018, application fees for New Zealand visas will increase dramatically.

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

UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

The current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30 June 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

The information in this alert was provided by Newland Chase.

MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Changes to Employment Pass Application Process

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that, on 15 November 2017, it will introduce reduced and more consistent processing times for employment passes, a new online application portal and new service fees, paid online in advance of application submission.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Permit Pro.

SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

Effective 1 July 2017, as expected, a monthly levy of SAR 100 (approximately USD 27) must be paid for each foreign national dependent resident in Saudi Arabia.

In addition, from January 2018, the monthly levy on foreign national employees in companies where the number of foreign national employees exceeds the number of Saudi employees will double to SAR 400.

For the first time, a levy of SAR 300 per month will apply to companies where the number of foreign national employees does not exceed the number of Saudi employees.

Read more here:

SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Proven.

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.

 

IMMIGO UPDATE – Rate Cards

We are happy to advise the introduction of Rate Cards to Immigo!

Rate Cards allow you to create and edit a group of professional fees that can be linked to multiple billing companies, with the additional ability to apply discounts or increases on a per-company basis.

To use Rate Cards, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Fees section and click “Edit Rate Cards”;
  2. Within the Edit Rate Card screen, click “+New Rate Card” in the top right corner;
  3. Give your new Rate Card a name and a description. This is for internal use. (e.g. “Rate Card A, for high volume clients”, or “Standard Rate Card 2017”);
  4. Now go to the Fees section and identify or create the specific fee line items you wish to add to your Rate Card;
  5. Open each Fee item and in the Rate Card drop down menu, select the Rate Card you wish that Fee to be associated with;
  6. Now, go to the Companies section and identify or create the specific billing Companies you wish to be on that Rate Card plan;
  7. Open each Billing Company and, in the Fees tab, select the Rate Card you wish to apply to that Company;
  8. Note that you can also apply a multiplier – either a discount or an increase – per Billing Company.  For example, entering 0.9 in the multiplier field will result in the Rate Card fees for this Company being discounted by 10% (= x0.9);
  9. Fees listed on the Rate Card will now be available to select on Cases billing to that Company.

We hope you find this upgrade useful!  And remember, if you ever need any help, with this or anything else in Immigo, please call or email us – please keep the ideas and feedback coming!