GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

Germany has introduced new processes for intra-company transfers, which implement the European Union intra-company transfer (ICT) directive (Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”).

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GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by icunet and Palladium Mobility Group.

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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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.

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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