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CANADA: Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

December 8, 2017

Effective 1st December 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, business and tourism. However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. eTA Visa-exempt […]

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ROMANIA: 2017 Work Permit Quotas Exhausted

November 21, 2017

The 2017 quotas for work permits for local hires and secondments has been exhausted. The 2018 work permit quotas may not be released before the end of this year, and until they are, current pending applications in these categories will not be approved. Work permits for other categories, such as intra-company transferees, highly-skilled workers and […]

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OMAN: Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

October 11, 2017

Effective immediately, foreign national employees in Oman earning at least OMR 300 (about USD 780) per month are permitted to sponsor their family members for dependent residence permits. Previously, the salary threshold for dependent sponsorship was OMR 600 per month. Background While there is no specific ministerial decision in Oman establishing the minimum salary for […]

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ROMANIA: New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

August 2, 2017

Law 16/2017 of 17th March 2017 transposes into Romanian law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services), and replaces Law 344/2006. Effective 20th May 2017, all companies based in an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland posting employees to Romania, as well as […]

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OMAN: New eVisa System Launched

July 14, 2017

On 19th June 2017, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) officially launched a new eVisa system for business and tourist visas. Who can benefit? The new online application system is initially open to nationals of 67 countries, and nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with one of 116 designated professions. The new system also allows […]

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SWITZERLAND: New “Safeguard Clause” for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

May 11, 2017

From 1st June 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) will be subject to a new annual quota of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly. The Swiss Federal Council announced on 10th May 2017 that it would impose the quota, invoking the “safeguard clause” provided for in its bilateral treaty with the EU. Background From […]

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ROMANIA: 2017 Quotas Announced

February 10, 2017

Romania’s work permit quotas for 2017 have been published in the Official Gazette (Part I, no. 85 of 30 January 2017) according to Government Decision no.35/2017. Work Permit Quotas for 2017 The Government Decision has set a total of 5,500 work authorisations that can be issued in 2017 to foreign nationals on the Romanian labor […]

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SWITZERLAND: End of Immigration Limitations for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

April 21, 2016

The Swiss government has confirmed that the limitations on immigration which are currently in place for nationals from the European Union member states, Romania and Bulgaria will be lifted as of 1st June 2016. Croatian nationals will, however, remain subject…

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Unemployment in the UK falling, despite immigration increasing from Romania and Bulgaria

February 25, 2015

In January 2014, Bulgarians and Romanians gained the same rights to work in the UK as other European Union citizens, since restrictions were lifted. This understandably created a mild hysteria at the time, with the concern that millions of people...

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ROMANIA: Schengen visa holders can soon enter Romania visa-free

January 17, 2014

Those who hold a Schengen state"s residence permit or a Schengen visa, valid for double or multiple entry, will be able to enter Romania from 1st February 2014 and remain there for up to 90 days in any 180 day…

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