Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 14th January 2019

January 14, 2019

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

NETHERLANDS: Government Guarantees Rights of UK Nationals in Event of No Deal Brexit

On 7 January 2019, the Dutch Cabinet announced that British citizens who have right of residence in the Netherlands on 29 March 2019 can continue to live, work and study in the Netherlands even in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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MALAYSIA: Stricter Enforcement of 12-Month Limit for Professional Visit Pass

Effective 15 January 2019, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has reminded companies of the existing rule that the Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is intended for short-term work activities, and can only be issued for a maximum of twelve months, with no renewals.

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PHILIPPINES: All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration By 1 March 2019

1 March 2019 is the deadline for registered foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2019 period began on 1 January 2019.

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INDONESIA: Reduced Number of Embassies for Limited Stay Visa Collection

Effective 9 January 2019, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) have reduced the number of embassies and consulates where the Limited Stay Visa (VTT) can be collected from 65 to 22.

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BRAZIL: Ministry Restructuring May Affect Immigration Processing

On 1 January 2019, the new administration published Provisional Measure 870, reorganising government Ministries and public agencies.

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