Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 29th October 2018

October 29, 2018

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

UNITED KINGDOM: Upcoming New Appliation Service

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has released further information about its upcoming new Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VACS). 

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BELGIUM: Transposition of EU Directives – State of Play

On 19 October 2018, the Council of Ministers approved a draft royal decree on the issuance of single permits. This represents the last major piece of legislation to fully implement the Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU).

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INDONESIA: [Update] Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers

At a meeting of the US-ASEAN Business Council in Jakarta in early October 2018, attended by the Ministry of Manpower and the Directorate General of Immigration, it was stated that the implementation date of the new regulations would be 1 November 2018, and that a trial would be started on 15 October 2018. 

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ARGENTINA: [Update] Delays in Booking of Immigration Office Appointments 

There is currently a low availability of appointments at the Immigration Office (DNM), and delays of over two months for non-Mercosur visa applications, and over nine months for Mercosur visa applications. 

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