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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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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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard and Urrutia.

COLOMBIA – New Special Stay Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective 3 August 2017, certain Venezuelan nationals already in Colombia will be able to apply online for a Special Stay Permit (PEP), allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two years.

The PEP will be issued to qualifying applicants between 3 August and 31 October 2017 and is part of the Colombian government’s attempts to manage increased immigration from Venezuela as a result of the ongoing political stability in the latter country.

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