JAPAN – New One-Year Permanent Residence Pathway Implemented for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

Effective immediately, the Japanese immigration authorities have implemented new guidelines for permanent residency applications for foreign nationals, including shorter qualifying residence periods for certain applicants.

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JAPAN – New One-Year Permanent Residence Pathway Implemented for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

The information in this alert was provided by Relo Japan and Tokyo Orientations.

SPAIN – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Effective 29 May 2017, employers posting workers to Spain must comply with new notification and document retention requirements. Spain has implemented EU Directive 2014/67 67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services) by amending Act 45/1999.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados.

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SPAIN – Company Signatory Must Prove Residence in Spain or EU

Effective immediately, company representatives acting as signatories for employment contracts for residence permit applications for Highly Qualified Professionals and Intra-Company Transferees must be legally resident in Spain or in another European Union (EU) member state.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados and ERES Relocation Services.

SPAIN – Higher Risk of Denial of Residence Authorisation Application

The Spanish authorities are currently adopting much more restrictive criteria to decide applications for residence permits for Highly Qualified Employees under the “Entrepreneurs’ Act” (Ley 14/2013).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados.

RUSSIA – Head Migration Office Temporarily Closed Due to Change of Address

From 5 till 9 September 2016, the Head Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, formerly the Federal Migration Service (FMS) of Russia, has temporarily stopped accepting applications and issuing letters of invitation and work permits for highly qualified specialists.

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RUSSIA – Head Migration Office Temporarily Closed Due to Change of Address

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