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.

ARGENTINA – Strike Expected to Affect Public Services

A general strike called by several large trade unions for 24 and 25 September 2018, in protest at the government’s economic policy, is expected to affect services provided by the National Immigration Office (DNM), the National Civil Registry (RENAPER), the Social Security Agency (ANSES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Registry of Recidivism (RNR) among others.

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ARGENTINA – Strike Expected to Affect Public Services

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM.

URUGUAY – Vaccination records now required for all residence applications

Effective immediately, the Uruguayan government has issued a decree establishing a requirement for foreign nationals to submit vaccination records in support of all residence visa applications.

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URUGUAY – Vaccination records now required for all residence applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM Globals.

ARGENTINA – Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees for most immigration-related processes. Effective 6 June 2018, various governments fees for immigration processes – such as Transitory, Temporary, and Permanent Residence applications, Entry Permit applications, renewal applications, and change of category applications – will increase an average of 300 percent, up to 500 percent for some applications.

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ARGENTINA – Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Celano & Asociados.

ARGENTINA – Express Appointments Re-Established for Residence Applicants

Effective immediately, Argentina’s National Immigration Office (DNM) has put the express appointments system back into operation for temporary and permanent visa and residence applications and temporary work authorisations.

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ARGENTINA – Express Appointments Re-Established for Residence Applicants [UPDATED]

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ARGENTINA – No Express Appointments for Residence Applicants

Effective immediately, Argentina’s National Immigration Office (DNM) has suspended the system of express appointments for applications for temporary residence cards or conversions to permanent residence status.

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ARGENTINA – No Express Appointments for Residence Applicants

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM and Celano & Asociados.

BRAZIL – New Temporary Residence Status for Nationals of Neighbouring Non-Mercosur Countries

Effective immediately, the National Immigration Council in Brazil has introduced a new temporary residence process for nationals of countries bordering Brazil which are not signatories to the Mercosur agreement.

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BRAZIL – New Temporary Residence Status for Nationals of Neighbouring Non-Mercosur Countries

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mundivisas.