UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

The current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers in the UK will be lifted on 30 June 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 30 June 2018

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SINGAPORE – Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

The Ministry of Manpower has announced upcoming changes to its foreign workforce policy, including an expansion of the Fair Consideration Framework job advertising requirement for Employment Pass (EP) applications to include more companies and more positions, and an increase in the minimum salary requirement for S Pass holders.

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SINGAPORE – Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Effective immediately, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months.

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

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BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

On 22 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published further Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The key changes relate to residence authorisation for intra-company training.

In addition, on 26 December 2017 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a new rule which requires applicants for initial or extension residence authorisation who wish to exit and re-enter Brazil to obtain a visitor visa while their residence application is pending

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BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

On 8 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published new Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The resolutions implement the recent Brazilian immigration law (13445/2017, published 25 May 2017).

Note that the resolutions do not mention renewal applications – these are expected to be regulated in a future publication.

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

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SINGAPORE – Mobile Phone Numbers Required for Work Permit Issuance or Renewal

Effective November 17, employers must provide their foreign workers’ mobile phone numbers when completing the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM’s) Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OWAS) prior to issuing or renewing their Work Permits (WPs).

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SINGAPORE – Mobile Phone Numbers Required for Work Permit Issuance or Renewal

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