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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New Data in Immiguru: Dominican Republic – Short Term Work Permit (Under 11 Months)

We’re very pleased to announce that a new immigration process for Dominican Republic has recently been added to Immiguru: Short Term Work Permit (Under 11 Months).

This is the standard process for applicants remaining on payroll and home contract while working in the Dominican Republic for more than 60 days and up to a maximum of 11 months.

Many thanks to our partner in Dominican Republic, Guzmán Ariza for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Egypt – Temporary Work Authorisation (Under 30 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that a new immigration process for Egypt has been added to Immiguru this week: Temporary Work Authorisation (Under 30 Days).

The short term work authorisation process allows the applicant to enter Egypt for limited work activities for a specified short term period (under 30 days). The application process is much quicker and less document intensive than a full work permit process.

Many thanks to our partner in Egypt, Challenge Law Firm for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Norway – Temporary Assignments (Under 90 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Temporary Assignments (Under 90 Days) to Norway process was added to Immiguru this month.

Some work-related activities are permitted on a Schengen C Visa or visa waiver stay for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals assigned from outside the EU/EEA to Norway for a period of up to 90 days.

Many thanks to our partners in Norway, Oslo Relocation and Homble Olsby, for their help with this!

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ISRAEL – Short Employment Authorisation (SEA) Programme Extended to 45 Days

The work permit unit and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Israel have announced that the 30-day work authorisation programme (SEA) has been replaced by a 45-day program, effective 25 October 2015.

Read more here:

 ISRAEL – Short Employment Authorisation (SEA) Programme Extended to 45 Days

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

New Data in Immiguru: Croatia – Temporary Assignment (Under 90 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Temporary Assignment (Under 90 Days) to Croatia process was added to Immiguru this week.

Some work-related activities are permitted for applicants assigned to Croatia for a period of up to 90 days in a year, provided a work authorisation certificate has been granted. This process usually applies where an individual is being sent to fulfil foreign contractual obligations to a Croatian client company.

Many thanks to Danijel Lackovic at Move One Croatia for his help with this!

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Immiguru New Feature – Duration Filter

We are very excited to announce that we have today released a major new feature to Immiguru: the Duration Filter.

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify how long your assignee/employee will be working in the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

Short term assignments and extended business travel have long been a “hot topic” in immigration.  Many of our clients need to be able to quickly and efficiently access information on the availability of specific short term routes, and this duration filter, coupled with our drive over the last few months to add dozens more short term routes into Immiguru (see previous blog posts) should really help.

Here’s how it works

The duration filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter, the annual salary amount filter and the dependent filter – if you leave the duration of stay field blank, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you complete it (indicating assignment/employment duration in days, months or years), Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant options are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national moving to France for 2 months: Immiguru will tell you all about short term assignments and the short term foreign service provider routes.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for 10 months: Immiguru will not display those short term routes (since they wouldn’t be appropriate) and will instead let you know about temporary local hires (Travailleurs Temporaires), service provider routes and the Salarié en Mission.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for over a year: Immiguru will also give you details of the Blue Card and the local hire (salarié) routes.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

And one more thing: we’ve additionally included these duration recommendations in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you maximum duration of stay guidelines for each country.

Have fun with the new feature!  As always, please let us know what you think!

New Data in Immiguru: United Kingdom – Standard Visitor Visa (Business Under 180 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Standard Visitor Visa (Business Under 180 Days) to the United Kingdom has been added to Immiguru.

Applicants travelling to the United Kingdom to undertake limited work and training activities for a maximum of six months may, in some circumstances, do so under a Standard Visitor Visa status. Applicants should remain on home contract and payroll through the assignment and are recommended to seek expert advice if in any doubt about whether their activities qualify as “visitor” activities or not.

Many thanks to our partners in the UK, Dearson Winyard for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Russia Technical Support Visa

We’re very pleased to announce that a new process for Russia has been added to Immiguru this week: the Technical Support Visa (under 90 days).

This process applies where the assignee is being sent to fulfil foreign contractual obligations for technical support or installation of equipment to a Russian client company. An existing service agreement or purchase order should be in place between the sending company and the host company and assignees must remain on foreign payroll and contract. Note that this category is not applicable for software installation – a work permit will be needed in that instance.

Many thanks to our partner in Russia, Tatiana Andryushechkina at Vista Foreign Business Support for her help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: South Korea – Work Permit Exemption for Machinery Installation/Repair etc. (up to 90 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that a new process for South Korea has been added to Immiguru this week: Work Permit Exemption for Machinery Installation/Repair etc. (up to 90 Days).

Some work-related activities in South Korea are permitted without a work permit, for a period of up to 90 days, including installation, repair, inspection and training in the operation of machinery.

Many thanks to our partner in Korea, Jung Un at Kim, Chang & Lee for his help with this!

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