Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 9 March 2020

March 9, 2020

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

GERMANY: Skilled Immigration Act Comes into Effect

The ‘immigration act for skilled personnel’ (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz), which applies from 1 March 2020, is intended to facilitate immigration and employment for foreign skilled workers.

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MEXICO: Reminder of Annual Corporate File Update Requirement

Every year in March and April, upon completing the annual tax declaration, companies legally established in Mexico and registered with the National Immigration Institute (INM) as employers of foreign workers are required to update their file of corporate documentation (Constancia de Inscripción de Empleador).

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CORONAVIRUS: Latest Travel and Immigration Disruption 

Get the latest entry and exit bans and immigration information via this dedicated page – updated daily. Our specialists are on standby to advise and support clients affected by this developing situation.

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BELGIUM: Further Measures to Mitigate Single Permit Processing Delays

The Belgian authorities have taken further steps to decrease application processing times for the single permit, and to avoid lapses in work authorization due to the slower processing of the residence authorization.

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PHILIPPINES: New Guidelines for Special Work Permit for Consultants and Specialists

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has released new guidelines for Special Work Permit (SWP) applications for consultants or specialists.

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