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01/08/2014 UNITED STATES: New USCIS director sets agenda to digitize records, reduce delays

July 31, 2014 Digital immigration records and greater efficiency are key priorities set out by the new USCIS director Leon Rodriguez in his first...

31/07/2014 VIETNAM: New Immigration Law to be Implemented January 1, 2015

The new law will restructure Vietnams visa classification system, introduce new entry and exit restrictions and eliminate in-country change of status...

30/07/2014 UNITED STATES: Visa delays continue as State Department works to correct glitch

July 29, 2014 Travelers worldwide continue to experience delays in obtaining U.S. visas due to a computer crash in the State Departments database that...

30/07/2014 RUSSIA: Visa-waived nationals can obtain work permits

IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change?Russia has implemented a law that provides visa-waived nationals more flexibility in obtaining work permits. What...

29/07/2014 UNITED STATES: State Department Consular System Back Online, But Visa Issuance Delays Persist

The State Departments consular database has resumed limited operations after technical problems reported late last week. Foreign nationals awaiting...

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  • UNITED STATES: State Department Consular System Back Online, But Visa Issuance Delays Persist:
    The State Departments consular database has resumed limited operations after technical problems reported late last week. Foreign nationals awaiting nonimmigrant visa issuance are experiencing delays as the agency works through backlogs. The State...
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  • INDONESIA: Government increases fees for visas-on-arrival:
    IMPACT LOW What is the change?Indonesias Immigration Office has increased the fees on 30-day and seven-day visas-on-arrival VOAs. What does the change mean?This is a small increase,but an opportunity to remind foreign assignees and business travelers that...
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  • NORWAY: Minimum Salary Increases for Non-EU Workers:
    The minimum salary threshold for new and renewal Residence and Work Permit applicants with bachelors degrees has increased to NOK 380,300 per year, provided no industry-specific collective bargaining agreement applies, effective July 1, 2014. The annual...
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  • UNITED STATES: State Department glitch delays visas globally:
    An outage in the U.S. Department of Statesdatabase that processes visas and other immigration documents is causing delays for travelers seeking U.S. visas around the world. The glitch in the Consular Consolidated Database beganon Saturdayand has stalled...
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  • UNITED KINGDOM: New biometrics rule set for young children:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change?The U.K. is rolling out a new biometrics requirement for visa applicants under 5 years old. What does the change mean?Children under 5 must attend abiometrics appointment to have digital photos taken as part of the entry...
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