ARGENTINA – Strike Expected to Affect Public Services

A general strike called by several large trade unions for 24 and 25 September 2018, in protest at the government’s economic policy, is expected to affect services provided by the National Immigration Office (DNM), the National Civil Registry (RENAPER), the Social Security Agency (ANSES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Registry of Recidivism (RNR) among others.

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ARGENTINA – Strike Expected to Affect Public Services

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM.

PORTUGAL – Portuguese Immigration Authorities On Strike

A new strike inside the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is expected to begin in January with a total duration of six months.

Once the strike is officially announced, heavy delays are expected in the following services:

  • Analysis of Visa Requests;
  • Scheduling Appointments;
  • Request Residence Permits;
  • Renew Residence Permits;
  • Request Residence Permits under the Golden Visa Program.

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PORTUGAL – Portuguese Immigration Authorities On Strike

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ERES Relocation Services.

CHILE – Government Employees on Strike

Public sector workers in Chile are on strike, causing delays to processing of several key documents for companies employing foreign nationals in Chile.

Employees at the Registry Office, which issues ID cards, and the Internal Revenue Office, which issues Tax ID Numbers, are participating in the strike, for which an end date has not yet been set by Unions.

So far, neither the immigration service nor the International Police Office is taking part in the strike.

 

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ContactoChile.

AUSTRALIA – Visa Fees Increase from 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, Australian Visa Application Charges (VAC) will increase.

The fee changes include an increase in line with inflation (2.3%) for the Subclass 457 visa for temporary skilled work, and for certain employer-sponsored migration routes.

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AUSTRALIA – Visa Fees Increase from 1 July 2015

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Visa Executive.