New Data in Immiguru: CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE – Temporary Employment Authorisation

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Temporary Employment Authorisation process for Congo-Brazzaville to Immiguru.

“L’autorisation de travail temporaire” (temporary employment authorisation) is issued to applicants intending to work in Congo-Brazzaville for up to 165 days, and is non-renewable.

Many thanks to Africa Relocation Services for their help with this!

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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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Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

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

SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

In its latest Visa Issuance Guidance Manual issued on 20 March 2017 (the “Guidelines”), Korean immigration clarified, and, in effect, narrowed the scope of permissible activities under the visa waiver status and C-3-4 short-term business visa, by classifying “for-profit activities” as permissible only under the C-4 short-term employment visa.

This clarified policy will particularly affect short-term business travellers handling installation, repair, maintenance, quality control and similar work in the shipbuilding, oil and gas, energy, engineering and construction, machinery, manufacturing and other sectors.

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SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kim, Chang & Lee.

ISRAEL – Clarification: Short-Term Employment Authorisation (SEA) Cannot Be Obtained Post Arrival

The Work Permit Unit of the Ministry of Interior has clarified this week that any application for short-term employment authorisation (SEA) for up to 45 days with a B-1 work visa must be submitted and approved before the applicant travels to Israel.

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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.

PHILIPPINES – All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration Before 3 March 2017

3 March 2017 is the deadline for foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office to avoid being noted down as undocumented aliens. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2017 period began on 3 January 2017.

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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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