GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

Germany has introduced new processes for intra-company transfers, which implement the European Union intra-company transfer (ICT) directive (Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”).

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GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

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ITALY – No More Renewals for Existing 27(g) Work Permits for Fixed-Term Highly-Skilled Intra-Company Transferees

Effective immediately, it is no longer possible to renew a work permit issued under article 27 letter (g) of Decree n.286/1998, for highly skilled workers on intra-company assignment for a determined period in order to carry out a specific task or activity.

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ITALY – No More Renewals for Existing 27(g) Work Permits for Fixed-Term Highly-Skilled Intra-Company Transferees

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SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

The National Employment Service of Serbia has begun strictly enforcing a provision of the 2014 law on Employment of Foreigners which limits the duration of work permits for intra-company transfer (ICT) and assigned personnel to one year.

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SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

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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.

UNITED KINGDOM – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2017

The Home Office has published a new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, due to take effect 6 April 2017.

The changes will see the second implementation of two phases of changes announced by the government following the 2015 review by the Migration Advisory Committee.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Changes to the Immigration Rules from April 2017

The government announced last year that it would introduce changes to the Immigration Rules in two phases, in Autumn 2016 and in April 2017.

Employers should now be prepared for the second phase, which is expected to take effect from 6 April 2017.

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ITALY – New Rules for Intra-Company Permits In Force

With the publication of Legislative Decree 253/2916, in effect from 11 January 2017 and amending the Consolidated Act on Immigration (Legislative Decree 286/1998), Italy has finally implemented Directive 2014/66/EC of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer (the so-called “ICT Directive”).

The decree introduces a new Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Permit.

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ITALY – New Rules for Intra-Company Permits In Force

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Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

In 2016 Peregrine published over 140 immigration alerts about over 50 different countries, with the help of our local partners across the globe.

Apart from the regular changes to minimum salary requirements, application fees and quota levels, 2016 saw a continuation of the recent trends of online immigration systems and expanding visa waiver programs.

The EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States raised questions about possible major immigration rule changes on both sides of the Atlantic, but as of December 2016 nothing concrete has been announced.

European Union member states, meanwhile, have been busy transposing recent EU directives on intra-company transfers and posted workers into their national legislation, and debating further changes to the posted worker rules and the Blue Card scheme.

Here we run through some of the major developments in immigration around the world in the last year.

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Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016