IMMIGO UPDATE – Document Versioning

We are happy to announce that we have made a small enhancement to Immigo.

Document Versioning is now available on documents in the Relationship tabs for both Companies and Suppliers in Immigo (previously it was available only on Applicant and Company Supporting Documents).

Examples of documents we may have in the Relationship tab of the Company or Supplier for which Document Versioning would be useful are:

  • Supplier or client fee schedules which are reviewed annually
  • Contracts that need to be renewed periodically
  • Review documents or data for either a client account review or a supplier performance review

(Tip: Use the Notifications feature to set a Task notification for when these documents need to be reviewed)

Here’s how to use Document Versioning.  It works exactly the same way on the Relationship tab as it does for Applicant and Company Supporting Documents, so you should be familiar with it already, but as a reminder:

  1. Go to the Relationship tab of the Company or Supplier and click “Edit” in the version column;
  2. Once you’ve clicked edit, a new window will appear showing you all previous versions of the document and allowing you to “create new version”;
  3. Click “Create New Version” and a new document ID will appear; you can edit the name, description, date received and expiry date and can upload a new file;
  4. Clicking “Back to Company” or “Back to Supplier” (or, on the Applicant tab, “Back to Applicant”) will take you back to the Company (or Supplier or Applicant) profile where you will see your document with the most recent version showing as available to click on to download.
  5. To look at previous versions, just go back to Step 1 – click Edit in the Version column.

Have fun and let us know if you have questions!

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

Effective immediately, foreign nationals employed in Abu Dhabi who wish to sponsor family members for initial or renewal dependent residence permits must submit a Tawtheeq (a residential lease registered in Abu Dhabi) In support of the application.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Curtis and Sesam Business Consultants.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Visa on Arrival Extended to More Indian Nationals

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates has approved the expansion of the visa on arrival program to Indian nationals who have a valid residence visa from either the United Kingdom or another European Union member state.

The new policy has not yet been implemented.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Visa on Arrival Extended to More Indian Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Proven SA.

CROATIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit and Posted Worker requirements

Amendments to Croatia’s Foreigners Act recently took effect, implementing the new European Union (EU) intra-company transfer (ICT) permit, and updating the rules for the posting of workers into Croatia.

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CROATIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit and Posted Worker requirements

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Move One and Wolf Theiss.

NEW ZEALAND – “Kiwis-First” Immigration Changes Will Increase Costs for Businesses… But Much Less Than Originally Feared

In response to recent record-high immigration levels in New Zealand, the government announced plans last April to pursue what they deemed a “Kiwis-First” plan to revise its employment-based immigration system. After extensive public comment and debate, significant changes to the Essential Skills Visa and Skilled Migrant Visa programs are being implemented on 28 August 2017.

While new income threshold requirements are expected to increase costs for companies employing foreign labor in New Zealand, the changes are less concerning for businesses than initially anticipated.  However, companies with foreign employees should still take note of the changes.

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This news alert was written and published by Pro-Link Global.

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to the Essential Skills Work Visas Will Affect Visa Duration and Dependent Privileges

Effective 28 August 2017, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is introducing remuneration bands for work visas.  The remuneration bands will affect how long applicants can stay and whether their families can stay too.

Read more here:

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch.

Peregrine, a CIBT company, builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

IMMIGO UPDATE – Rate Cards

We are happy to advise the introduction of Rate Cards to Immigo!

Rate Cards allow you to create and edit a group of professional fees that can be linked to multiple billing companies, with the additional ability to apply discounts or increases on a per-company basis.

To use Rate Cards, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Fees section and click “Edit Rate Cards”;
  2. Within the Edit Rate Card screen, click “+New Rate Card” in the top right corner;
  3. Give your new Rate Card a name and a description. This is for internal use. (e.g. “Rate Card A, for high volume clients”, or “Standard Rate Card 2017”);
  4. Now go to the Fees section and identify or create the specific fee line items you wish to add to your Rate Card;
  5. Open each Fee item and in the Rate Card drop down menu, select the Rate Card you wish that Fee to be associated with;
  6. Now, go to the Companies section and identify or create the specific billing Companies you wish to be on that Rate Card plan;
  7. Open each Billing Company and, in the Fees tab, select the Rate Card you wish to apply to that Company;
  8. Note that you can also apply a multiplier – either a discount or an increase – per Billing Company.  For example, entering 0.9 in the multiplier field will result in the Rate Card fees for this Company being discounted by 10% (= x0.9);
  9. Fees listed on the Rate Card will now be available to select on Cases billing to that Company.

We hope you find this upgrade useful!  And remember, if you ever need any help, with this or anything else in Immigo, please call or email us – please keep the ideas and feedback coming!