BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

On 22 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published further Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The key changes relate to residence authorisation for intra-company training.

In addition, on 26 December 2017 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a new rule which requires applicants for initial or extension residence authorisation who wish to exit and re-enter Brazil to obtain a visitor visa while their residence application is pending

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BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

On 8 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published new Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The resolutions implement the recent Brazilian immigration law (13445/2017, published 25 May 2017).

Note that the resolutions do not mention renewal applications – these are expected to be regulated in a future publication.

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

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ISRAEL – Relaxed Criteria for Work Permits for Foreign Experts; and Increased Immigration Audits at Client Sites

The Ministry of Interior has recently relaxed the qualifying criteria for work permits for foreign experts engaged in professions requiring a higher academic education.

Also, the immigration authorities have recently increased audits at client sites.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Issues New Guidance on H-1B Work Visas for Computer Programmers

On 31 March 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that provides new guidance regarding H-1B visas for computer-related positions.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Issues New Guidance on H-1B Work Visas for Computer Programmers

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MOZAMBIQUE – Upcoming New Work Permit Regulations

Effective 29 November 2016, new work permit regulations will introduce stricter requirements in the hiring of foreign labour.

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MOZAMBIQUE – Upcoming New Work Permit Regulations

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BRAZIL – New Visa Application Website Launched

On 29 February 2016, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry (MRE) launched a new website for completing the visa application form for any category of Brazilian visa.

Compared to the previous system, the new visa application form website has more steps and additional questions and requires certain documents to be uploaded.

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BRAZIL – New Visa Application Website Launched

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UNITED KINGDOM – Points Based Calculator to be Discontinued

From 6 April 2016 the Points Based Calculator will no longer be an eligible source to support immigration applications and will be removed from service entirely on 10 April 2016.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Points Based Calculator to be Discontinued

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