ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

Effective 9 November 2018, Law no. 247 introduces some changes to the immigration rules which may affect foreign national workers.

The legislative changes are being studied by the immigration authorities who are expected to release further instructions implementing the changes in the near future.

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ROMANIA – Changes to the Immigration Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocation.

RUSSIA – Deregistration of Foreign Nationals Now Available on Demand

Effective immediately, the Russian authorities have introduced deregistration of foreign nationals on demand.

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

GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] On 8 November 2018, the Greek government published an internal ministerial circular concerning the new Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Permit, enabling for the first time the submission of applications under law No. 4540 and clarifying several aspects of the new ICT process.

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented [UPDATED]

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MALAYSIA – Stricter Enforcement by MYXpats of Personnel Authorised to Handle Immigration Applications

Effective 12 November 2018, MYXpats (via the ESD portal) will strictly enforce that only personnel named in the company’s Letter of Undertaking (LOU) will be allowed to handle immigration applications.

This rule was already in effect but was not strictly enforced until now.

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This alert has been prepared with information provided by The Corporate Lab.

 

VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, processing times for immigration procedures at the Venezuelan Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners Control (SAIME) have increased.

Processing times cannot currently be anticipated or guaranteed, due to a recent change of internal systems, and the need to retrain SAIME staff in the new procedures.

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

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PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

Following the enactment of Law 57 of 24 October 2018, employees of multinational headquarters (“Sedes de Empresas Multinacionales” or SEM) will be able to apply for permanent residence after five years of temporary residence, while continuing to work for the same company in Panama.

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PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

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CHILE – New Appointment System for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, the Investigations Police (PDI) and the Immigration Department have implemented a new online appointment-booking system for all immigration-related processes.

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CHILE – New Appointment System for Immigration Procedures

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CSM and Contacto Chile.