CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

On 6 April 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced they will be expanding the current Biometrics Program from summer 2018 to include most nationalities.

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CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person [UPDATED]

On 26 December 2017, the Ministry of Labour issued a decree requiring all work permit applicants to visit the Ministry in person for biometric registration before submitting any initial or renewal work permit application.

UPDATE: The Ministry of Labour Resolution No. DM-064-2018 of 8 February 2018, published on 20 February 2018, reveals more details of this new registration requirement.

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person [UPDATED]

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person

On 26 December 2017, the Ministry of Labour issued a decree requiring all work permit applicants to visit the Ministry in person for biometric registration before submitting any initial or renewal work permit application.

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person

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COSTA RICA – New Social Security Registration Requirements for Dependents

Effective immediately, dependent family members of applicants for permanent or temporary residence are required to register separately with the Social Security Administration of Costa Rica (CCSS) after completing the residence application process.

Previously, dependent family members could be included in the CCSS registration of the principal applicant. Children aged 17 years or under are not required to register with the CCSS.

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COSTA RICA – New Social Security Registration Requirements for Dependents

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COSTA RICA – Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

Effective 9 October 2017, the immigration authorities (DGME) have reversed a recent change to the post-arrival temporary residence application process for employees of registered companies.

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COSTA RICA – Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

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COSTA RICA – Changes to the Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

Effective 16 August 2017, changes have been made to the application procedure for temporary residence for employees of registered companies who are applying post-arrival in Costa Rica.

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COSTA RICA – Changes to the Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

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INDIA – Mandatory Biometric Enrolment for All India Visa Applicants in South Africa

The High Commission of India in Pretoria, South Africa, has announced that applicants for all India visa categories (including employment, tourist and business visas) are required to register their biometric data, comprising fingerprints and facial image scan, effective 17 July 2017.

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