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16/04/2014 BRAZIL: World Cup will delay consular visa processing

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The World Cup, which will take place in Brazil from June 12-July 13, will bring a crush of visa applications to...

16/04/2014 RUSSIA: Stricter rules for foreign workers and visitors

IMPACT LOW What is the change? Those applying for visa extensions must hold a passport that is valid for six months beyond the requested visa...

16/04/2014 ECUADOR: New Residence Permit Introduced for Select MERCOSUR Nationalities

A new two-year residence permit with shorter processing times and fewer document requirements will be available to eight MERCOSUR nationalities later...

15/04/2014 NIGERIA: VAT schedules for each state now required

April 14: Nigerias Federal Inland Revenue Service now requires companies operating in multiple locations and that file their value added tax VAT...

15/04/2014 NAMIBIA: Overview of tax system

April 14: The Namibian tax system is source-based. Any amount of cash received by or accruing to any person from a source within or deemed to be...

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  • CANADA: New Processing Model for Permanent Residence Program:
    Canada will change how it selects and processes permanent residence applications in 2015, under the recently announced Express Entry program. Under Express Entry, foreign nationals seeking to immigrate to Canada will be matched with employers seeking to...
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  • UNITED STATES: USCIS issues first receipts for H-1B cap cases:
    April 11, 2014 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS has begun issuing its first receipts to H-1B petitioners only one day after it announced that it had conducted lotteries to select the cap-subject petitions it will consider. This morning, a...
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  • UNITED STATES: H-1B petitions hit 172,500; lottery completed:
    April 10, 2014 The number of H-1B petitions filed in the first week of filing hit 172,500, according to an announcement today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS. This years filings were about 48,000 more than last year, and more than...
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  • UNITED STATES: White House to advance work authorization for H-4 spouses:
    April 10, 2014 This week, the White House announced that it intends to move forward on a proposed rule that would allow spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work while present in the U.S. In 2002, Congress amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to...
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  • ISRAEL: Immigration processing suspended during Passover:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change? Government offices are closed for Passover from April 10 through April 23. What does the change mean? Processing of visa applications and work permits will be suspended. Implementation timeframe: April 10 through April...
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