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PERU: New Law to Reorganise Immigration Categories

February 16, 2017

A new immigration law (legislative decree No.1350), effective 1st March 2017, will reorganise Peru’s immigration categories into temporary and resident categories, and allow family members of foreign national residents to work with dependent status, among other changes. This follows changes to certain documentary requirements for resident worker and designated worker visas effective 23rd December 2016. Temporary Status This new category includes: […]

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PERU: Recent Changes to Documentation Requirements

January 20, 2017

From 23rd December 2016, certain changes were made to supporting document requirements for both "Designated Worker" visas (temporary visas for assignees) and residence visas for locally hired foreign workers. Designated Worker Visa Employers preparing assignment letters for foreign national employees…

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PERU: Recent Changes to Documentation Requirements

January 20, 2017

From 23rd December 2016, certain changes were made to supporting document requirements for both ÒDesignated WorkerÓ visas (temporary visas for assignees) and residence visas for locally hired foreign workers. Designated Worker Visa Employers preparing assignment letters for foreign national employees assigned to Peru must now request a duration of stay not exceeding the duration of the service agreement with the local Peruvian host company. Previously, the requested duration of assignment could exceed the duration of the service agreement. The maximum duration of an assignment remains one year. Local-Hire Work Visa For authentication of the employment contract of a foreign national hired locally by a Peruvian company, if the contract is signed by an individual other than the General Manager, the immigration authorities will now accept a notarised affidavit that the signatory is a legal representative of the company and has the authority to sign the contract on behalf of the employer. Previously, the Peruvian immigration office required a legalised copy of the power of attorney (ÒVigencia de PoderÓ) of the legal representative. No authentication document is required if the contract is signed by the General Manager of the Peruvian Company. Our advice Employers sending foreign nationals on assignment to Peru should ensure that hey request a duration of stay which does not exceed the duration of the service agreement with the Peruvian host company. Peruvian employers hiring foreign national workers should ensure that an employment contract signed by anyone other than the General Manager is supported by an affidavit that the signatory is a legal representative of the company, rather than by a power of attorney. For further information on Peruvian immigration, please contact us at [email protected].

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PERU: Recent Changes to Documentation Requirements

January 20, 2017

From 23rd December 2016, certain changes were made to supporting document requirements for both ÒDesignated WorkerÓ visas (temporary visas for assignees) and residence visas for locally hired foreign workers. Designated Worker Visa Employers preparing assignment letters for foreign national employees assigned to Peru must now request a duration of stay not exceeding the duration of the service agreement with the local Peruvian host company. Previously, the requested duration of assignment could exceed the duration of the service agreement. The maximum duration of an assignment remains one year. Local-Hire Work Visa For authentication of the employment contract of a foreign national hired locally by a Peruvian company, if the contract is signed by an individual other than the General Manager, the immigration authorities will now accept a notarised affidavit that the signatory is a legal representative of the company and has the authority to sign the contract on behalf of the employer. Previously, the Peruvian immigration office required a legalised copy of the power of attorney (ÒVigencia de PoderÓ) of the legal representative. No authentication document is required if the contract is signed by the General Manager of the Peruvian Company. Our advice Employers sending foreign nationals on assignment to Peru should ensure that hey request a duration of stay which does not exceed the duration of the service agreement with the Peruvian host company. Peruvian employers hiring foreign national workers should ensure that an employment contract signed by anyone other than the General Manager is supported by an affidavit that the signatory is a legal representative of the company, rather than by a power of attorney. For further information on Peruvian immigration, please contact us at [email protected].

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PERU: Visa-Free Entry for Certain Chinese Nationals

September 22, 2016

From 21st September 2016, qualifying Chinese nationals are able to enter Peru visa-free for business or tourism, for one or more stays totalling up to 180 days per six months. To qualify, Chinese nationals must hold permanent residence or a…

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PERU: EU Signs Visa Waiver Agreement

March 17, 2016

On 14th March 2016, the European Union (EU) signed a short-stay visa-waiver agreement with Peru on behalf of its Schengen Area Member States, allowing Peruvians to enter any Schengen Area country visa-free. The agreement will apply on a provisional basis…

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PERU: New “Aliens Act” to Simplify Immigration Process

November 6, 2015

The Peruvian government will shortly be announcing the new "Aliens Act" in an effort to simplify the immigration process and impose new terms for their duration of validity. Specific details of the act are still to be confirmed, however it…

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SWEDEN – Simplified Passport Checks

May 22, 2024

The Swedish Migration Agency has introduced a pilot scheme to allow nationals from 23 countries to complete the passport verification requirement using an application on their mobile phone or computer instead of attending in person.

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ITALY: Quotas for 2023 Announced

February 3, 2023

Italy has announced the number of work permits available per year in Italy for some types of employment scenarios for 2023.

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QATAR: Traveling to the FIFA World Cup 2022

August 23, 2022

In preparation for travelers heading to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the authorities have announced that any foreigners traveling from 1 November 2022 to Qatar should procure a Hayya Card prior to entering the country, except Qatari Residence permit holders.

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