RUSSIA – Address Registration Period During FIFA World Cup 2018 Increased to Three Days

A new presidential order has increased the period for foreign nationals to carry out address registration in certain cities during the FIFA World Cup to three days (previously 24 hours).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Vista Foreign Business Support and Intermark Relocation.

RUSSIA – Reminder: Address Registration Within 24 Hours During FIFA World Cup 2018

From 9 May 2018 to 25 July 2018, increased security measures will be enforced in connection with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the territory of the following cities:

Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg.

Failure to register in time may result in fines and possible deportation from Russia.

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

RUSSIA – New Notification Forms

Effective 20 April 2018, new forms will be introduced for notifying the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the labour activity of foreign nationals.

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

Immiguru New Feature – Duration Filter

We are very excited to announce that we have today released a major new feature to Immiguru: the Duration Filter.

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify how long your assignee/employee will be working in the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

Short term assignments and extended business travel have long been a “hot topic” in immigration.  Many of our clients need to be able to quickly and efficiently access information on the availability of specific short term routes, and this duration filter, coupled with our drive over the last few months to add dozens more short term routes into Immiguru (see previous blog posts) should really help.

Here’s how it works

The duration filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter, the annual salary amount filter and the dependent filter – if you leave the duration of stay field blank, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you complete it (indicating assignment/employment duration in days, months or years), Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant options are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national moving to France for 2 months: Immiguru will tell you all about short term assignments and the short term foreign service provider routes.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for 10 months: Immiguru will not display those short term routes (since they wouldn’t be appropriate) and will instead let you know about temporary local hires (Travailleurs Temporaires), service provider routes and the Salarié en Mission.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for over a year: Immiguru will also give you details of the Blue Card and the local hire (salarié) routes.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

And one more thing: we’ve additionally included these duration recommendations in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you maximum duration of stay guidelines for each country.

Have fun with the new feature!  As always, please let us know what you think!

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.

Immigo New Feature – Questionnaires Are Here!

We are very excited to announce that we have today released a major new feature to Immigo: Questionnaires.

The Questionnaires module in Immigo allows your clients to send you data about immigration cases via an online form.  There will be several different types of Questionnaire available; but for now, we are launching the feature with the Questionnaire most people ask us about: the Online Case Initiation Questionnaire for existing clients.

The Online Case Initiation Questionnaire allows your clients to submit a new Case initiation request to you via an online form.  You can review and edit this data before “committing” it to Immigo.  Committing the data will result in the creation of a new Case and, if applicable, a new Applicant profile also.

This has obvious benefits – it saves time for you from the get go, because the Case and Applicant are created automatically, but it will also get your clients used to using Immigo which should have a positive impact on their comfort levels in using it to share documents and check case status also – double time save!

We’ve started you off with a few default template Questionnaires for new cases, renewals, enquiries, business visas and legalisations. You’re welcome to edit, modify or delete these templates in your account, or use them as templates for your own Questionnaires, and you can also build your own Questionnaires from scratch if you prefer.  You can make your Questionnaires company specific, country specific or even immigration process specific, and you can ask absolutely whatever questions you like.

We’ve made the user interface nice and easy to use but as always, we will be very happy to help with any questions and to help you get started with this awesome new feature!  Please let us know what you think!