NETHERLANDS – Self-Employed Activities Permitted for Intra-Corporate Transferees

Effective 1 October 2018, third-country nationals working in the Netherlands with an intra-corporate transfer (ICT) permit can perform self-employed activities alongside the main working activities for which their residence permit in the Netherlands has been initially granted, according to a recent decree.

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NETHERLANDS – Cross border workers no longer limited to 90 out of 180 days

Effective immediately, third country nationals resident in another member state (for example Belgium or Germany) who work in the Netherlands with a work permit but return to their country of residence at least once a week (so-called “cross border workers” or “frontier workers”) are no longer limited to 90 days stay in the Netherlands in any 180-day period.

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has removed the reference to this limit from its website and confirmed to Newland Chase that cross border workers are indeed exempt from the 90/180 days limit.

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NETHERLANDS – Cross border workers no longer limited to 90 out of 180 days

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

GERMANY – Closer Scrutiny of Academic Qualifications for Blue Card Applications

The German immigration authorities (Ausländerbehörde) will require official evaluation of university diplomas submitted in support of EU Blue Card applications, according to the Frankfurt authorities, who are already implementing this new rule.

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GERMANY – Closer Scrutiny of Academic Qualifications for Blue Card Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cheryl Koenig Relocation Services Group.

TURKEY – Update on Residence Permit Process

The Migration Directorate has recently introduced changes to its rules for short-term (touristic) residence permits, with the stated aim of limiting the number of foreign nationals illegally engaging in work while holding these permits.

These measures are expected to develop further as the Migration Directorate tests their effectiveness.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Bener Law Office.

ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

On 7 May 2015, with immediate effect, the Italian Ministry of Labour clarified that applicants for residence permits for family reasons can start work as soon as they have submitted the application.

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ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.

CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement signed May 3 between Canada and Portugal will authorize up to 2,000 young Canadian nationals to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 young Portuguese nationals to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years. To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of one of the two signatory countries and aged 18 to 35.

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CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

On 6 April 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced they will be expanding the current Biometrics Program from summer 2018 to include most nationalities.

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CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.