MOZAMBIQUE – Residency Document No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals Entering for Work

Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Mozambique with a work visa will no longer be required to obtain an Identification and Residency Document for Foreigners (DIRE).

Instead, their work visa will be extended, for up to one year at a time, for the period of their employment contract.

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MOZAMBIQUE – Residency Document No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals Entering for Work

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Henriques, Rocha & Associados.

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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New Data in Immiguru: AUSTRIA – Intra Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Intra Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) process for Austria to Immiguru.

This process is the newly-implemented temporary residence authorisation for Intra Company Transfers (ICT), according to Directive 2014/66/EU. It is only applicable to assignees falling into management/specialist or trainee categories sent to Austria for over 90 days from outside the EU and has a maximum total duration of stay of three years for managers/specialists and one year for trainees.

Many thanks to our partner in Austria, Relocation Services Strohmayer, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) processes for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania to Immiguru.

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Despite a November 2016 deadline to transpose the ICT Directive into national law, by September 2017 several EU Member States had not yet fully implemented the directive.  Austria is expected to implement the Directive by 1 October 2017.

Many thanks to all our partners who have helped us with this!

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INDIA – Chennai Authorities Require Foreign Nationals to Be Registered Within 24 Hours of Arrival, and also on Departure

The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Chennai, India now requires landlords and managers of apartments, hotels and other accommodation to complete the online Form C notification procedure within 24 hours of a foreign national’s arrival in Chennai, rather than within 14 days as at other FRROs around India.

Chennai FRRO is also the first and (so far) only FRRO to require notification of a foreign national’s departure or checkout, via the same online portal.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lawquest and IKAN Relocations.

New Data in Immiguru: CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE – Temporary Employment Authorisation

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Temporary Employment Authorisation process for Congo-Brazzaville to Immiguru.

“L’autorisation de travail temporaire” (temporary employment authorisation) is issued to applicants intending to work in Congo-Brazzaville for up to 165 days, and is non-renewable.

Many thanks to Africa Relocation Services for their help with this!

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NEW ZEALAND – “Kiwis-First” Immigration Changes Will Increase Costs for Businesses… But Much Less Than Originally Feared

In response to recent record-high immigration levels in New Zealand, the government announced plans last April to pursue what they deemed a “Kiwis-First” plan to revise its employment-based immigration system. After extensive public comment and debate, significant changes to the Essential Skills Visa and Skilled Migrant Visa programs are being implemented on 28 August 2017.

While new income threshold requirements are expected to increase costs for companies employing foreign labor in New Zealand, the changes are less concerning for businesses than initially anticipated.  However, companies with foreign employees should still take note of the changes.

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This news alert was written and published by Pro-Link Global.