COLOMBIA – New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers [UPDATED]

On 9 October 2018, the Ministry of Labour issued Resolution 4388, creating and implementing the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”). The Ministry aims to use the registry to collect and control information about foreign workers, allowing it to monitor their current status and avoid abusive and illegal contracting practices.

[UPDATE] The Ministry has confirmed that the 120 days, within which companies must register their foreign national employees hired by 9 October 2018, should be counted from the date Resolution 4388 was published in the official journal (8 November 2018).

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IRAQ – Further Changes to Entry and Exit Rules

On 4 September 2018, Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced several important changes to the immigration rules.

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IRAQ – Further Changes to Entry and Exit Rules

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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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COSTA RICA – New Penalties for Overstay

Effective 20 April 2018, the General Directorate of Immigration will begin to enforce an existing, previously unenforced rule imposing a fine of USD 100 per month of overstay, or alternatively a ban from entering Costa Rica of three times the length of the overstay.

The penalties will be applied retroactively to any overstays since 1 March 2010.

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COSTA RICA – New Penalties for Overstay

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IRAQ – Ministry of Interior Effects Several Important Changes

On 8 February 2018, Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued a notification making several important changes to the immigration rules.

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