SWITZERLAND – New National Salary Calculation Tool for Seconded Workers

On 5 March 2019, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) published a new national salary calculation tool that all cantonal labour authorities must now use when conducting remuneration checks to verify the work conditions of seconded workers (temporary intra company transferees or workers posted at a client site to fulfil a service contract).

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BELGIUM – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards will increase from 1 January 2019.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Immigration Law Associates and Praetica.

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Minimum Income Thresholds

Effective 26 November 2018, the minimum income thresholds for essential skills work visas and skilled migrant residence visas are set to increase.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Cavell Leitch.

NETHERLANDS – Reduced Application Fees

Effective 3 May 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced adjusted fees for immigration applications. Many fees will be reduced, and none will rise.

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NETHERLANDS – Reduced Application Fees

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

TURKEY – Higher Minimum Salary for 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Turkish Labour Ministry has announced increased minimum salary requirements.

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NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants) and Blue Card applicants coming to the Netherlands.

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NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase and Expat Management Group.

SWEDEN – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Announced for March 2018

The Swedish Migration Agency has announced that it plans to implement European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer” from 1 March 2018, including an online application procedure.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by NIM.MERSION.

SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

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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

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocations.

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SWEDEN – Faster Processing for Work and Residence Permit Applications

Effective 2 May 2017, the Swedish Migration Agency has implemented a faster process for work and residence permit applications submitted by certified companies.

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This alert was prepared using information provided by Newcomer’s Immigration and Relocation.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Newland Chase provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.