KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual biometric registration system for Foreign Nationals Certificate (“Alien Card”) applications.

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KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

This news alert was prepared using information provided by IKM Advocates.

EUROPEAN UNION – Posted Worker Reform Adopted by European Council and Parliament

On 29 May 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting amendments to the Posting of Workers Directive (1996/71/EC), and the European Council adopted the revised Directive on 21 June 2018.

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EUROPEAN UNION – Posted Worker Reform Adopted by European Council and Parliament

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ISRAEL and UNITED STATES – Reciprocal Investor Visa Agreement Approved by Knesset

On 18 June 2018 the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, approved new regulations implementing a reciprocal agreement with the United States whereby, for the first time, US nationals investing in Israel will be able to obtain a B-5 employment visa and Israeli nationals investing in the United States will be eligible for an E-2 Treaty Investor visa authorising employment.

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VIETNAM – Work permit duration cannot exceed local entity business licence validity

Effective immediately, the Labour Authority in Ho Chi Minh City has clarified that the proposed duration of a work permit as stated in the application (currently two years maximum) cannot exceed the expiration date of the sponsoring entity’s current business licence.

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VIETNAM – Work permit duration cannot exceed local entity business licence validity

This alert was prepared using information provided by Resident Vietnam.

ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced and extensive enforcement inspections at companies employing foreign workers and refugees.

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ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

On 12 June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

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NETHERLANDS – Right to NETHERLANDS – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

The Dutch government decided on 8 June 2018 to lift the current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers from 1 July 2018.

From that date, Croatian nationals will have the same access to the Dutch labour market as nationals of other EU Member States

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NETHERLANDS – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Expat Management Group.