UKRAINE – Stricter Border Controls for Russian Nationals Under Martial Law

Effective 26 November 2018 until 27 December 2018, Ukraine has declared martial law in the regions of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Odessa, Nikolaev and Vinnitsa.

During this period, Russian nationals crossing the Ukrainian border are being more carefully checked.

Over the past few days, more than 70 Russian nationals have been stopped from crossing the Ukraine border at Borispol and Kiev airports. The vast majority were not allowed because they could not confirm the purpose of their trip to Ukraine, while others had made illegal visits to the occupied territories, in particular Crimea

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UKRAINE – Stricter Border Controls for Russian Nationals Under Martial Law

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Further Details of Long-Term Visa Scheme

On 24 November 208, the UAE cabinet approved new long-term residence visas, and announced further details of the qualifying requirements for certain key professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years.

The government announced the new visas on 20 May 2018, and implementation is now expected early in 2019.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Further Details of Long-Term Visa Scheme

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Executive Expatriate Relocations.

AUSTRALIA – Labour Market Testing and Free Trade Agreements

On 31 October 2018, Australia became the sixth signatory to the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP-11), after Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. The agreement comes into force on 30 December 2018. Chile, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam are yet to ratify the TPP-11.

AUSTRALIA – Labour Market Testing and Free Trade Agreements

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

PERU – New Work Contract Registration System

The Peruvian government has launched a new online system for registering and subsequently managing employment contracts.

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PERU – New Work Contract Registration System

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

BRAZIL – Residence Permit for Property Investment

The National Immigration Council has published Normative Resolution 36/2018, which regulates the issuance of a residence permit on the basis of real estate investment in Brazil.

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BRAZIL – Residence Permit for Property Investment

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AUSTRALIA – Changes to Working Holiday Maker Visa Programme

There have been some recent changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa programme, which allows qualifying applicants to have a holiday in Australia and work there to help fund their trip.

AUSTRALIA – Changes to Working Holiday Maker Visa Programme

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase and Visa Executive.

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Minimum Income Thresholds

Effective 26 November 2018, the minimum income thresholds for essential skills work visas and skilled migrant residence visas are set to increase.

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