BRAZIL – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published

On 25 July 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution 30/2018 regulating procedures for the renewal of residence authorisation for foreign professionals, effective immediately.

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BRAZIL – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published

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KAZAKHSTAN – Deadline for Quota Applications is 1 August 2018

The deadline for submitting quota applications for employing foreign nationals in 2019 is 1 August 2018.

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KAZAKHSTAN – Deadline for Quota Applications is 1 August 2018

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IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year, and the IRP Office in Dublin has stated that it can no longer offer emergency appointments for any reason..

[UPDATE] Furthermore, processing of Employment Permit applications is also taking a lot longer than previously. Applications submitted under the Trusted Partner Scheme are currently being processed in 6-7 weeks (previously 2-4 weeks). Meanwhile, standard non-Trusted Partner applications are taking up to 13 weeks (previously 6-8 weeks) to be processed.

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IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

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IRELAND – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year.

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IRELAND – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

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RUSSIA – New Address Registration Rules [UPDATED]

A number of local migration offices are refusing to accept applications for registration of foreign nationals, especially in cases where housing is provided by employers on the basis of lease or sublease contracts rather than by landlords directly.

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HONG KONG – Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

On 10 July, the Hong Kong Immigration Authority confirmed that it has implemented an “interim arrangement” allowing dependent residence status for same-sex spouses with eligible sponsors, pending a review of its dependent immigration policy.

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HONG KONG – Court of Appeal Upholds Judgement Permitting Dependent Visas for Same-Sex Spouse

INDONESIA – Further Details of Upcoming Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers

Further details are now available of the new regulations for hiring foreign workers (see our previous alert here).

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has published Regulation No. 10/2018, but there the Directorate General of Immigration has not yet published its new regulations, and there is still no implementation date for the new system.

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