IMMIGO UPDATE – Company Invoicing

We’re happy to announce a new feature in Immigo – Company Invoicing.  If a client wants one consolidated invoice of all fees on their cases for the month, for example, this can now be created from the Company Record.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

 

 

 

 

CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 December 2017, nationals of Bulgarian and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, business and tourism.

However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.

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CANADA – Changes to List of Designated Countries for Immigration Medical Exam

Effective 23 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the list of “designated countries” whose residents require an immigration medical examination (IME) to apply for a temporary or permanent residence visa.

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This alert was prepared using information provided by Kranc Associates and Newland Chase.

ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

The 2017 quotas for work permits for local hires and secondments has been exhausted. The 2018 work permit quotas may not be released before the end of this year, and until they are, current pending applications in these categories will not be approved.

Work permits for other categories, such as intra-company transferees, highly-skilled workers and trainees, are still available.

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ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

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

CANADA – Government Announces Three-Year Immigration Plan

On 1 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s immigration plan. The plan breaks with practice of previous years by laying out immigration targets for the next three years.

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This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council.

CYPRUS – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

Effective immediately, Cyprus has implemented a new intra-corporate transferee (ICT) permit.

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CYPRUS – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC.

AUSTRIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

Austria has transposed into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”, and has introduced a new combined work and residence permit category for intra-corporate transfer (ICT).

The new ICT route, which replaces the “Rotationsarbeitskraft” scheme for intra-corporate transfers, has been available since 1 October 2017, but the legislation was only passed on 19 October 2017.

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AUSTRIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Relocation Services Strohmayer and Law Office Straka.