UNITED STATES – More Rigorous Visa Vetting Implemented

On 3 May 2017, the Department of State requested the right to collect additional information from certain visa applicants worldwide from the Office of Budget and Management. The new information collection powers were quietly implemented on 23 May 2017.

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UNITED STATES – More Rigorous Visa Vetting Implemented

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar.
Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ITALY – All Travellers Subject to Border Control 10-30 May 2017 Due to G7 Summit

Italy has temporarily suspended the Schengen agreement and imposed border controls on all travellers between 10 and 30 May 2017, to enhance security during the upcoming G7 summit in Taormina on 26-27 May.

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ITALY – All Travellers Subject to Border Control 10-30 May 2017 Due to G7 Summit

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.

IRELAND – Delays in Employment Permit Processing, GNIB Registration Appointment Booking and Security Checks on Entry

There are currently severe delays in the processing of Employment Permits and in obtaining appointments for GNIB Registration in County Dublin.

There has also been a tightening up of border controls causing longer security clearance times at ports of entry into Ireland.

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IRELAND – Delays in Employment Permit Processing, GNIB Registration Appointment Booking and Security Checks on Entry

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.

Immigo and Immiguru Safe from Dirty COW Security Flaw

We are pleased to inform our clients that none of the Immigo or Immiguru servers are susceptible to an attack that attempts to exploit the “Dirty COW” security vulnerability, as we have updated all of our servers to a patched version of Linux.

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Immigo and Immiguru Safe from Dirty COW Security Flaw

INDIA – Changes to Police Verification in Bangalore

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

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

Peregrine Passes Annual ISO 27001 Information Security Certification Audit

Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd, is proud to announce that, for the third year running, we have achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard for information security management, demonstrating our firm commitment to client data security and confidentiality.

The scope of Peregrine’s certification covers all our immigration software, consultancy, project  and training services as well as back office functions within the organisation.

What Is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is designed to help establish and maintain an effective information management system, using a continual improvement approach. The standard lists specific management processes that must be in place to control risks to information systems.

To become certified, a company must implement over 100 mandated controls and undergo a formal audit that confirms that they are compliant with the requirements set forth by the standard.

Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

The British Assessment Bureau, Peregrine’s ISO certification auditors, comment:

“ISO 27001, developed as a best practice standard by experts and target users, enables organisations to formalise and verify that risks are properly identified and managed. More importantly, it demonstrates to clients and stakeholders that their information is taken seriously.”

Why Do We Do This?

All kinds of businesses are having to prioritise and update their information security policies and procedures for the digital age.

As immigration consultants and the developers of Immigo, our global immigration case management system, we are entrusted with sensitive and confidential data on behalf of our clients. Our clients can rest assured that their data in Immigo is secure to the ISO 27001 standard, as set out in our security statement here.

Another of our key offerings to our clients is our online immigration knowledge database, Immiguru, which contains many thousands of hours’ worth of data sourcing and research conducted by our team. It is of obvious importance to the many clients who use Immiguru that this data is reliably stored and secured.

What Does This Mean For You?

Our ISO 27001 certification achievement underlines our commitment to the security of our clients’ data and the reliability of our software and systems. Our clients can rest assured that data is safe with Peregrine.

UNITED STATES – Libya, Somalia and Yemen Added to Countries of Concern List for Visa Waiver Program

On 18 February the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it is adding Libya, Somalia and Yemen to the list of countries or areas of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travel for certain individuals who have visited any of those countries since 1 March 2011.

However, unlike the first four countries on the list (Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria, since 21 January 2016), a person who is a dual citizen of a visa waiver-eligible country and one of the newly added countries of concern may still travel using the VWP.

The changes come under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.

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UNITED STATES – Libya, Somalia and Yemen Added to Countries of Concern List for Visa Waiver Program

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Littler and Maggio and Kattar.

How We Keep Data Secure

We take information security very seriously, and we are proud to be ISO 27001 (Information Security) certified.

This document sets out all the measures and policies we have in place to protect your corporate immigration management data held in Immigo.