NIGERIA – Temporary Work Permit Pre-Approval Application by Email Now Available

Effective immediately, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has implemented the option to apply by email for pre-approval for a Temporary Work Permit (TWP), with a target for approvals of two working days from receipt of application.

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NIGERIA – Temporary Work Permit Pre-Approval Application by Email Now Available

This alert was drafted using information provided by Famsville Solicitors and Bloomfield Law Practice.

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SINGAPORE – Work Pass Exempt Activities No Longer Limited to 60 Days

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has removed the limit of 60 days for Work Pass Exempt Activities.

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SINGAPORE – Work Pass Exempt Activities No Longer Limited to 60 Days

This alert was prepared using information obtained from MOM Singapore and Newland Chase.

ISRAEL – SEA (45-Day Work Travel) and 2017 Government Fees, Minimum Salary and Pensions Update

The Ministry of Interior has clarified the waiting period after SEA visa expiration until a new SEA application can be submitted.

The government has also published new work visa fees, a new minimum salary and new pensions payment requirements for 2017.

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ISRAEL – Clarification of Rules for Short-Term Work Travel and for Israel-China Ten-Year Multiple-Entry Visa

Recently published articles in the Israeli press have misleadingly advised that, pursuant to a “new” regulation issued by the Population and Immigration Authority, almost every business visitor who comes to Israel for business, even for a short period, is required to have a work visa rather than a tourist visa. To avoid further misunderstanding, here we summarise the regulations relating to short-term business travel.

Also, earlier in 2016, Israel and China signed a ten-year multiple-entry visa agreement. The agreement came into effect and was published officially on 1 December 2016.

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FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

Effective 1 November 2016, the French government has published the first decree implementing the new Law on Foreign Workers of 7 March 2016.

The decree establishes that visa applications for two new immigration categories – “Talent Passport” and Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Employees on Detachment (a.k.a. secondment) – must be submitted at French consulates. Processing delays are expected until detailed procedures have been announced and fully implemented.

The decree also clarifies the occupations which are now exempt from the work permit requirement for up to 3 months.

Applications submitted before 1 November 2016 will be processed according to the previous regulations.

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FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro ConsultingExpat Partners and Itama Mobility.

MEXICO – Expansion of Visa Exemption for Certain Visa-Required Nationals

Effective 17 May 2016, more categories of visa-required nationals are allowed to enter Mexico for up to six months without a visa.

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MEXICO – Expansion of Visa Exemption for Certain Visa-Required Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.

New Data in Immiguru: GHANA – Rotator Permit (Oil and Gas)

We’re very pleased to announce that a new immigration process for Ghana has been added to Immiguru this week: Rotator Permit (Oil and Gas).

This is a short term work permit  for foreign nationals to enter Ghana for a short term assignment (up to six months) within the oil and gas industry. The process is a streamlined application, with fewer document requirements, no local labour market search and faster processing time.

Many thanks to our partner in Ghana, Globetrotters Legal for their help with this!

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