SPAIN – Stricter salary criteria for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act

Effective immediately, the Spanish authorities appear to be requiring a higher minimum salary for residence authorisations for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act (14/2013).

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SPAIN – New Document Criteria for Residence Card Applications in Madrid

Effective immediately, an applicant for a residence card in Madrid whose passport does not bear an entry stamp affixed by the Spanish border control authorities must instead submit a statement of entry (“declaración de entrada”).

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SPAIN – New Procedures for Fast-Track Residence Cards at Central Police Station in Madrid

Effective 20 October 2017, fast-track applicants for residence cards and número de extranjero (NIE) certificates, at the central police station located at San Felipe in Madrid, are no longer able to make appointments in advance.

Instead, officers will provide application numbers to the first 30 applicants to attend each day. Foreign nationals who do not receive a number cannot submit an application that day.

In addition, applicants must now appear in person at the police station, and third-party representatives can no longer appear on the applicant’s behalf.

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SPAIN – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Effective 29 May 2017, employers posting workers to Spain must comply with new notification and document retention requirements. Spain has implemented EU Directive 2014/67 67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services) by amending Act 45/1999.

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UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Key Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

SINGAPORE – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

UNITED KINGDOM – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2017

ITALY – New Quota Decree Published

NORWAY – New Rules for Residence Permit Holders Changing Employers

TURKEY – Regulations Published for New Turquoise Card

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

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

SPAIN – Company Signatory Must Prove Residence in Spain or EU

Effective immediately, company representatives acting as signatories for employment contracts for residence permit applications for Highly Qualified Professionals and Intra-Company Transferees must be legally resident in Spain or in another European Union (EU) member state.

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