BREXIT – Danish Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No-Deal Brexit

The Danish government has published details of a planned temporary transitional scheme extending the rights of British citizens already resident in Denmark on 29 March 2019 in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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DENMARK – Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No Deal Brexit

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BRAZIL – Expedited Processing for Residence Authorisation for Technical Assistance Now Limited to “Urgent” and “Emergency” Cases

On 16 October 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution (NR) 34/2018, amending NR 03/2017, which is applicable to foreign nationals who enter Brazil for up to one year to provide technical assistance services while remaining on home contract.

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BRAZIL – Expedited Processing for Residence Authorisation for Technical Assistance Now Limited to “Urgent” and “Emergency” Cases

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BRAZIL – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published [UPDATED]

On 25 July 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution 30/2018 regulating procedures for the renewal of residence authorisation for foreign professionals, effective immediately.

UPDATE] The Ministry of Labour has published further clarification of the procedures for renewal of work and residence authorisation for those holding permits issued under the previous law.

According to the Ministry, holders of a work permit issued before 21 November 2017 who wish to extend their stay must first obtain a new residence permit under the latest Normative Resolutions. After holding this for two years, they will be able to apply to convert this to indefinite residence.

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BRAZIL – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published [UPDATED]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Upcoming Police Clearance Certificate Requirement; Recent Changes to Immigration Processes

Effective 4 February 2018, new employment applications must be supported by a police clearance certificate.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Ministry of Interior (MOI), and free zone authorities have all made some important changes that affect how applications are processed.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Upcoming Police Clearance Certificate Requirement; Recent Changes to Immigration Processes

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Process Changes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

The Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) free zone has removed the Internal Visa Transfer option for foreign employees transferring to a new employer within the DCCA. Employees in this situation now need to use the “Government Transfer” option, which requires a medical test (unlike the Internal Visa Transfer option).

Meanwhile, in Abu Dhabi, the original Emirates ID of the sponsor is now required in support of visa applications for dependent family members. The immigration authorities scan the original Emirates ID to check whether the sponsor is currently out of the country, and reject the application if the sponsor is not in the UAE at the time of application submission.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Process Changes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

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COLOMBIA – New Degree Validation Rules Imminent

On 24 October 2017, new rules for foreign nationals who are required to validate their university degrees will come into effect. Until 24 October, while the authorities implement the new rules, foreign nationals cannot access the online system to validate their university degrees.

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COLOMBIA – New Regulations Modify All Visa Types

A major new set of immigration regulations has established new visa categories and requirements . Resolution 6045 of 2 August 2017 repealed Resolution 5512 of 4 September 2015, and will come into force ninety business days from its publication date.

Visas issued prior to the entry into force of Resolution 6045 will keep their validity and conditions. Before expiration, a new visa must be requested in accordance with the regulations established in Resolution 6045.

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