Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 28 October 2019

October 28, 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and insights in your weekly update from Newland Chase.

Brexit and Immigration: What You Need to Know

Newland Chase has been at the forefront of preparing companies and their employees in the UK and the EU for the UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU. Find all the essential tools that you need to successfully navigate this rapidly-changing landscape in our dedicated Brexit resource.

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Jason Rogers Speaking at SHRM Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Join VP and Senior Global Immigration Counsel Jason Rogers at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, November 3-6, for his presentation Using Global Rotational Programs to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

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AUSTRALIA: New Employment Contract Policy for 482 Visa Applications Retracted [UPDATED 24 Oct 2019]


The recent policy change requiring an end date for employment contracts for Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa applications has been dropped. Visa processing officers have been notified that applications should be assessed in line with previous policy advice.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Further Changes to Immigration Rules for No-Deal Brexit

On 24 October 2019, the government published another statement of changes to the Immigration Rules to prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit.

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Newland Chase Shortlisted for EMEA Immigration Provider of the Year

Newland Chase is once again on the shortlist to receive the Forum for Expatriate Management’s (FEM) EMEA EMMA for Immigration Provider of the Year. The 2019 EMEA Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs) will be presented at the gala awards dinner during the FEM EMEA Global Mobility Summit held November 20-21 at the InterContinental in London.

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THAILAND: Faster Processing of Certain Pre-Work Permit Approval Applications

Effective immediately, companies which are eligible for expedited work permit processing at the One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC) can now also submit pre-work permit approval (PWPA) applications at the OSSC.

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CHILE: New Exit Permit Requirements

Effective 11 October 2019, foreign nationals who do not hold a valid tourist card, visa application receipt and/or residence receipt must request, by email and at least five days in advance of travel, a permit in order to exit Chile.

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RUSSIA: Reminder – Deadline for Employers to Confirm Measles Vaccination of All Foreign Employees

Employers engaging foreign labour in Russia have until 31 December 2019 to confirm the vaccination against measles of all foreign nationals they employ.

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BELGIUM: Some Historical Residence Fees Can Be Reclaimed

On 11 September 2019, the Belgian Council of State annulled two Royal Decrees that lay down the payment of residence administrative fees (the first of 16 February 2015 that introduced the administrative fee and the second of 14 February 2017 that raised the fee amount).

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