THAILAND – Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immigration and employment rules for foreign nationals.

The decree also reduces the severe and complex penalties on non-compliant employers and foreign national employees imposed by Emergency Decree B.E. 2560 (2017).

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GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

This alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Relocations Greece.

RUSSIA – New Notification Forms

Effective 20 April 2018, new forms will be introduced for notifying the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the labour activity of foreign nationals.

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

SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Act on Employment Services will take effect on 1 May 2018, bringing several changes to the rules for the employment and assignment of non-EU nationals.

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SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

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

KAZAKHSTAN – Late Notification of Arrival May Incur Fines

Effective 9 January 2018, changes to the code of administrative offences mean that a host entity may now be fined for the late notification of a foreign national’s entry into Kazakhstan.

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KAZAKHSTAN – Late Notification of Arrival May Incur Fines

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New Data in Immiguru: NETHERLANDS – Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program) process for the Netherlands to Immiguru.

The Dutch International Commercial Trade Regulations (ICTR) program has recently come into force, replacing the narrower Knowledge-Based Industry Pilot Program which ran as a test from July 2013 to June 2017. Under this new work permit waiver program, Dutch companies can bring non-EU/EEA/Swiss foreign nationals to the Netherlands to perform activities as part of a pre-approved project related to the delivery of goods and services for a period of up to three years. Work permits are not required but a notification should be made to the Dutch Labour Authorities and a residence permit applied for stays of over 90 days.

Many thanks to our partner in the Netherlands, Expat Management Group for their help with this!

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UKRAINE – Major Changes to Immigration Rules

Effective 27 September 2017, the regulations governing work permits and temporary residence permits have been amended, introducing changes to permit categories, validity periods, minimum salaries, government filing fees, notification and renewal rules and documentary requirements, among other changes.

Note that further clarification of the changes is expected from the Ukrainian authorities, and that there may be delays while the new regulations are implemented.

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UKRAINE – Major Changes to Immigration Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by PIR Group and Intermark Relocation.