RUSSIA – New Obligations for Inviting Parties

On 16 January 2019, Federal law of 19.07.2018 #216-FZ came into force, imposing new obligations on companies which invite foreign nationals to Russia from visa-required countries (this includes visits on work and business visas).

The law obliges legal entities and persons who invite foreign nationals to undertake measures to ensure that the invited nationals comply with the declared purpose of entry to and timely exit from Russia.

However, as of 16 January 2019, the government of Russia has not yet established the list of such measures and the rules for undertaking them.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Intermark Relocation and VISTA Foreign Business Support.

INDIA – Increased Penalties for Late Registration and Late Visa Extension

Effective immediately, the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has revised its penalty fees for late registration of foreign nationals, and for submission of visa extensions after visa expiry.

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ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

Effective 9 November 2018, Law no. 247 introduces some changes to the immigration rules which may affect foreign national workers.

The legislative changes are being studied by the immigration authorities who are expected to release further instructions implementing the changes in the near future.

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ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

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FRANCE – Changes to Rules for Posted Workers

On 5 September 2018, Law No. 2018-771 on “freedom to choose one’s professional future” was signed by the French president, codifying several important changes to the rules for workers posted to France.

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FRANCE – Changes to Rules for Posted Workers

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COLOMBIA – New Immigration Compliance Rules and Penalties

Effective 16 May 2018, Resolution 1238 establishes stricter criteria for compliance with immigration obligations, and bigger penalties for non-compliance.

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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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QATAR – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

The Qatari authorities have announced a new regulation that requires foreign nationals applying to renew their residence permits or amend their employment contracts for engineering positions to first register with the Engineering Committee of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

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QATAR – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

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