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

This alert was prepared using information provided by New Frontiers Business Consulting.

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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Immigo – New Features

Team Peregrine are happy to advise that we have released some updates to the reporting capabilities in Immigo, as follows:

CASE REPORTS

  • Filter by: Invoiced/Un-invoiced status;
  • Filter by: applicant status (active/inactive);
  • Timing – filter by: Date application submitted/case completed/case closed;
  • New field: Immigration status and expiry date (pulls from Applicant Record);
  • New fields: Dates for application submitted/case completed/case closed;
  • Field: Target entry date.

FEE and INVOICE REPORTS

  • Timing – filter by: Date application submitted/case completed/case closed;
  • New fields: Dates for application submitted/case completed/case closed;
  • New field: Sending Company.

ISSUED DOCUMENT REPORTS 

  • Filter by: Consultant;
  • New field: Relationship Manager;
  • New field: Occupation Code.

We hope you find this upgrade useful!  And remember – if you ever need any help, with this or anything else in Immigo, please call or email us – we are always pleased to hear from you.

 

VIETNAM – Clarification on Assignment Letters

The Vietnamese authorities have provided further clarification on work permit procedures, after issuing Circular 40 last month, which provided guidelines on the implementation of Decree 11.

Among the key points is a new rule that an assignment letter supporting an intra-company transfer must be issued by a shareholder or an owner of the Vietnamese host company.

Read more here:

VIETNAM – Clarification on Assignment Letters

This alert was prepared using information provided by Resident Vietnam.

Immigo – New Features

We have some very exciting Immigo enhancements being launched this weekend:

OCCUPATION CODES

In the Assignment Details tab of a case, the Occupation Code field now offers auto-complete and is a reportable field (in case reports).  We have pre-populated the Immigo database with occupational codes for Australia (ANZSCO) and the UK (SOC), so if you start to enter a code or an occupational description for case to one of those countries, you’ll see that the field auto-completes (see screenshot below).

If you have other countries you would like to use this auto-complete data field for, please let us know and we will be glad to build this.

INVOICE TEMPLATE TYPES

Quotation/Purchase Order Request and Draft Invoice templates are now available.

REMITTANCES

Changes have been made to the Deposits section on the Fees tab.  This has been changed to Remittances to allow you to record payments received against an issued invoice (rather than just a deposit to be applied to the next invoice – which is what it used to be).

Remittances received will also be listed in a table with the invoice numbers they’re applied against.  Remittances where you select “Apply to Next Invoice” will be automatically allocated to the next invoice you generate.

INVOICE REPORTS

Immigo now offers Invoice Reports, which can be used to look at invoices raised (within a certain period) and payments received against those invoices.  These reports can help you analyse:

  • Which companies have outstanding debts;
  • How much consultants have billed in a given period;
  • How many credit notes have been raised for a particular client(s), for cases handled by a particular consultant(s) or in a particular period.

CLIENT PORTAL ACCESS PERMISSION

We have added a new permission level to client/user Immigo access allowing access to certain information only via Reports.  Effectively, this means clients and users with this access level can see certain applicant/case data only if it presents on a report the client has access to (including expiry dates kept on closed cases).

We hope you find these small upgrades useful!  And remember – if you ever need any help, with this or anything else in Immigo, please call or email us – we are always pleased to hear from you.

 

INDIA – Changes to Police Verification in Bangalore

There have been recent changes in police verification procedures for foreign nationals in Bangalore.

Read more here:

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

MOZAMBIQUE – New Rules for Annual Submission of “Nominal List” of Employees

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has implemented Decree number 104/2015, published in November 2015, amending the procedure for the mandatory annual submission by employers of the “nominal list” of their local and foreign national employees.

Read more here:

MOZAMBIQUE – New Rules for Annual Submission of “Nominal List” of Employees

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maputo Relocation.

Immigo – New Report Filter and Notification Triggers

We’ve just added some extra capabilities to Immigo’s notifications and reports features.

Notifications

There are now two new events which can trigger notifications in Immigo:

  • Deposit Added – A case notification can now be triggered when a deposit is added to the fees section on a case.  This means, for example, that the accounting administrator in a firm can automatically notify consultants on a case that the deposit has been received and work can commence;
  • New Company Created – a company notification can now be triggered when a consultant adds a new client company to the system.  This might be handy, for example, if managers would like to review and quality control new company data added to Immigo.

Reports

You can now filter reports by multiple consultants, rather than just by a single consultant at a time.  You might want to use this if reviewing caseload for a team of your consultants rather than an individual, or for a particular attorney/paralegal combination.

We hope you find these small upgrades useful!  And remember – if you ever need any help, with this or anything else in Immigo, please call or email us – we are always pleased to hear from you.

 

Immigo New Feature – Allowance Calculator and Reporting

Another week, another new update for Immigo 🙂

Today, we’re pleased to let everyone know that we have improved the functionality in Immigo for tracking and reporting on Allowances.

You can now add much more detail about Allowances to the Assignment Details tab, including Allowances in multiple currencies and if an Allowance is gross or net. You can ask Immigo to automatically calculate the Allowance as a percentage of the gross annual salary.  Allowances will be listed in tabular format and will add up to create total (gross and net) amounts also shown in the table.

Not only that, but every time you create a new Allowance name in a Case, Immigo will remember its name (e.g. “COLA”), so that when you add an Allowance to a new Case, you only have to start typing the first letter of the existing Allowance name (e.g. “C…”) for Immigo to remember and suggest the Allowance name you want.  This will result in greater efficiency and, importantly, greater accuracy for tracking and reporting on Allowances.

About those Reports: also, every time you create a new Allowance name, this will become a reportable field, so you can now run Reports on every applicant’s salary and allowances with great granularity, breaking down Allowances into their component parts with ease.

As always, we are glad to offer all our clients unlimited free training on this new update!