CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 December 2017, nationals of Bulgarian and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, business and tourism.

However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.

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ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

The 2017 quotas for work permits for local hires and secondments has been exhausted. The 2018 work permit quotas may not be released before the end of this year, and until they are, current pending applications in these categories will not be approved.

Work permits for other categories, such as intra-company transferees, highly-skilled workers and trainees, are still available.

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ROMANIA – 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

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New Data in Immiguru: Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) processes for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania to Immiguru.

European Union flag vintageThe EU ICT Permit, established by the ICT Directive 2014/66/EU, is intended to be a consistent European Union-wide temporary work and residence permit allowing third-country nationals in certain positions to be assigned from a company outside the EU to a company within the EU in the same group, and to easily move and work within the EU.  The United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland have opted out of this directive.

Despite a November 2016 deadline to transpose the ICT Directive into national law, by September 2017 several EU Member States had not yet fully implemented the directive.  Austria is expected to implement the Directive by 1 October 2017.

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ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Law 16/2017 of 17 March 2017 transposes into Romanian law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services), and replaces Law 344/2006.

Effective 20 May 2017, all companies based in an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland posting employees to Romania, as well as Romania-based companies posting employees to an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland, must comply with new notification and document retention rules.

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ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

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SWITZERLAND – Government Invokes “Safeguard Clause” to Impose Quota on Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

  • From 1 June 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) will be subject to a new annual quota of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.
  • The Swiss Federal Council announced on 10 May 2017 that it would impose the quota, invoking the “safeguard clause” provided for in its bilateral treaty with the EU.

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CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 May 2017, qualifying nationals of Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania will be able to enter Canada with an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) rather than a visa.

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CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

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