UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 29 March 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

DENMARK – New Procedure for EU National Immigration Applications in Copenhagen

Effective 1 April 2019, post-arrival residence document applications by EU nationals in Copenhagen will be handled by the Danish Agency of International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). Currently, these cases are handled by the State Administration (RSA).

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DENMARK – New Procedure for EU National Immigration Applications in Copenhagen

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

COLOMBIA – Venezuelan Nationals Can Enter with Expired Passports

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow entry, transit and departure of Venezuelan nationals holding expired or soon-to-expire passports.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Brigard Urrutia.

BREXIT – No-Deal Brexit Measures for UK Nationals in the EU

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 (or later, after an extension of the Article 50 period) without a ratified withdrawal agreement, then UK nationals will become third-country (non-EU) nationals immediately.

Please also see our broader examination of the possible Brexit outcomes for both UK and EU citizens.

Here we examine the latest measures established or proposed to manage UK nationals in the EU in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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BREXIT – No-Deal Brexit Measures for UK Nationals in the EU

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase and partners.

UNITED KINGDOM – Home Office Introduces New Start-up and Innovator Categories, Reforms Tier 1 (Investor) Category, Amends EU Settlement Scheme

On 7 March 2019, the Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, introducing new Start-up and Innovator categories and making reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) category.

The Statement also makes changes to the scope and application process of the EU Settlement Scheme.

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VIETNAM – New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DeLISA) of early termination of work permits, and introduces new work permit application forms. Implementation is ongoing and depends on the province.

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VIETNAM – New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

This alert was prepared using information provided by Resident Vietnam.

COLOMBIA – Mercosur Visa Suspended for Chilean Nationals

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer grant migrant visas to Chilean nationals on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement. This is understood to be a reciprocal measure, as Chile does not allow Colombian nationals to obtain residence on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard Urrutia.

PHILIPPINES – Additional Requirements for Cancellation of Alien Employment Permit

Effective 1 March 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines for applications for cancellation of Alien Employment permits (AEPs).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.

 

SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

Effective 1 January 2019, amendments to Act No.5/2004 on the Employment Service and Act No. 404/2011 on the Stay of Foreign Nationals affect non-EU nationals working in Slovakia and their employers.

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SLOVAKIA – Recent Legislative Changes to Immigration Procedures

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

EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

Under the Public Documents Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, effective 16 February 2019, an apostille (authenticity stamp) is no longer required when presenting public documents issued by the authorities of one EU member state to the authorities of another EU member state.

In addition, EU citizens are also no longer required to provide an official translation of their public documents in many cases – instead they can request a multilingual standard form, available in all EU languages, to present as translation aid attached to their public documents.

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EUROPEAN UNION – Apostille No Longer Required on Public Documents Issued by EU Member States

This alert was prepared with information provided by Mazzeschi and Sagardoy Abogados.