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Global Immigration Update – Monday 18th September 2017

September 18, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that the UK has made changes to the visa application process from India, plus there are updates to the list of restricted nationals in Indonesia. We also bring you immigration news from Germany, India and Costa Rica.  

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TAIWAN: Relaxation of Visa Rules for Southeast and South Asian Nationals

May 10, 2017

Effective 1st June 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further relax visa rules for visitors from countries in South east and South Asia covered by the “New Southbound Policy”. What are the changes? The visa exemption trial programme for nationals of Thailand and Brunei will be extended to 31st July 2018. The trial was […]

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AZERBAIJAN: New Online Visa System Imminent

February 3, 2017

From January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN Centres) will begin to process electronic visitor visas through the new “ASAN Viza” system. How does the ASAN Viza system work? The e-visa will be issued for a period of stay of 30 days. Foreign nationals can apply for a new e-visa […]

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Asia-Pacific: 2016 Round-up

January 5, 2017

There were many significant changes amongst the APAC region last year including the new 10 year visitor visa announced in Australia, the increase in employment pass salary requirements in Singapore and recommendations from the Audit Commission to help the Hong…

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AUSTRALIA: Tax Delayed on Australian Working Holiday 417 and 462 Visa

September 21, 2016

As part of the 2015 National Budget, the Australian Federal Government proposed to tax the earnings of Australian Working Holiday Visa holders at a much higher rate than Australian nationals. The delayed tax proposal, scheduled to come into operation on…

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MALAYSIA: Changes to Immigration Department requirements

August 8, 2016

From 1st August 2016, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) requires that all Employment Pass (ED), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependant Pass (DP) and Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) applicants must obtain an approval…

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TAIWAN: Visa Regulations Relaxed for ASEAN Countries

July 28, 2016

From 1st August, citizens of Brunei and Thailand will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 30 days. This concession will be brought in as a trial for an initial period of one year. From 1st September, citizens…

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GLOBAL: Expect Processing Delays During Ramadan

June 2, 2016

From early next week followers of the Islamic faith will be observing Ramadan. Ramadan has high significance in the Islamic calendar and lasts for a period of 30 days. The Islamic calendar is lunar which means that the dates of…

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SOUTH KOREA: Tuberculosis Test Required for Certain Long-Term Visa Applicants

March 22, 2016

Effective 2nd March 2016, certain applicants for long-term consular visas or post-arrival change of status or visa extension, who are nationals of eighteen "high TB-burden countries", must submit a "Certificate of Health", including a tuberculosis test result. Who is Affected? The…

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GLOBAL: Round Up of Immigration News in 2015

January 6, 2016

Immigration has become one of the biggest priorities for Governments around the world in recent times and this year has seen the introduction of some significant updates. In this feature we provide a summary of the key events which may…

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