SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers.

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

AUSTRALIA – Immigration Developments for Employers

On 11 March 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect.

AUSTRALIA – Immigration Developments for Employers

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

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.

IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

Effective 6 March 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit.

In addition, on 1 April 2019 a new pre-clearance policy will be introduced for the non-EEA de facto partners of CSEP holders.

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IRELAND – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

DENMARK – New Positive List Published

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new positive list, effective 1 March 2019 and valid until 30 June 2019.

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DENMARK – New Positive List Published

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations and Alfa.

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.

 

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.