Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 22nd October 2018

October 22, 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

VIETNAM: Changes to Work Permit Rules

On 8 October 2018, Decree 140/2018/NĐ-CP was issued by MOLISA, bringing a few changes and additions to Decree 11/2016/ NĐ-CP.

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BELGIUM: 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits will increase from 1 January 2019. Belgium annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation.

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IRELAND: Ongoing IRP Appointment Delays

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year.

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BRAZIL: Expedited Processing for Residence Authorisation for Technical Assistance Now Limited to “Urgent” and “Emergency” Cases

On 16 October 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution (NR) 34/2018, amending NR 03/2017, which is applicable to foreign nationals who enter Brazil for up to one year to provide technical assistance services while remaining on home contract.

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PANAMA: Stamped Visa for Nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela Now Valid for up to Five Years

Effective 12 October 2018, the multiple-entry stamped visa issued to nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela is valid for up to five years.

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