VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

Effective immediately, the Venezuelan embassy in Argentina is now authorised to stamp an apostille seal on Venezuelan criminal records certificates.

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VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, processing times for immigration procedures at the Venezuelan Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners Control (SAIME) have increased.

Processing times cannot currently be anticipated or guaranteed, due to a recent change of internal systems, and the need to retrain SAIME staff in the new procedures.

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

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SLOVAKIA – Long queues for temporary residence permits at foreign police office in Bratislava

The number of non-EU nationals attending the Foreign Police office in Bratislava to submit initial and renewal applications for temporary residence permits (including single permits) has increased significantly in recent weeks, leading to very long queues.

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SLOVAKIA – Long queues for temporary residence permits at foreign police office in Bratislava

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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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SLOVAKIA – Shortage Occupations Lists are Published; and Processing of Single Permits is Delayed

The Slovak authorities have published lists of occupations with labour shortages during the past calendar year, for districts where the average unemployment rate was lower than 5%. These occupations are now exempt from labour market testing.

Meanwhile, there are significant delays in single permit processing due to understaffing at the Bratislava Labour Office.

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SLOVAKIA – Shortage Occupations Lists are Published; and Processing of Single Permits is Delayed

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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

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TUNISIA – Expats in GCC Countries Now Eligible for Visa-on-Arrival

Effective immediately, foreign nationals holding residence visas from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries no longer require consular visas to enter Tunisia and are now eligible for visas-on-arrival valid for stays of up to 15 days. Visas-on-arrival are reportedly now available to GCC expats at all Tunisian airports and border crossings.

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TUNISIA – Expats in GCC Countries Now Eligible for Visa-on-Arrival

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