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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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard Urrutia.

BREXIT – Danish Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No-Deal Brexit

The Danish government has published details of a planned temporary transitional scheme extending the rights of British citizens already resident in Denmark on 29 March 2019 in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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DENMARK – Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No Deal Brexit

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BELARUS – Foreign Nationals Can Register Online

Effective 2 January 2019, foreign nationals who have arrived in Belarus through international check points (not from Russia) can submit a request for online registration via the Unified Portal of E-Services.

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COLOMBIA – New Deadline for Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

A new deadline has been established for Venezuelan nationals to obtain a Special Stay Permit (PEP) allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two years.

Venezuelan nationals who entered Colombia by 17 December 2018 can now apply for a PEP within four months of 18 December 2018 (by April 2019).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados.

UKRAINE – Stricter Border Controls for Russian Nationals Under Martial Law

Effective 26 November 2018 until 27 December 2018, Ukraine has declared martial law in the regions of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Odessa, Nikolaev and Vinnitsa.

During this period, Russian nationals crossing the Ukrainian border are being more carefully checked.

Over the past few days, more than 70 Russian nationals have been stopped from crossing the Ukraine border at Borispol and Kiev airports. The vast majority were not allowed because they could not confirm the purpose of their trip to Ukraine, while others had made illegal visits to the occupied territories, in particular Crimea

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UKRAINE – Stricter Border Controls for Russian Nationals Under Martial Law

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PERU – New Work Contract Registration System

The Peruvian government has launched a new online system for registering and subsequently managing employment contracts.

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PERU – New Work Contract Registration System

This news alert was prepared using information provided by AOV Abogados.

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]

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care and Eugene F Collins.