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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...

29/07/2014 UNITED KINGDOM: Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

Based on recent discussions between professional bodies and HM Revenue and Customs HMRC, it is understood that there are plans for an updated Appendix...

28/07/2014 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...

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    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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  • AUSTRALIA: SmartGate expanded to Singapore nationals:
    IMPACT LOW What is the change?Australia is expanding its automatic border processing program to Singaporean nationals. What does the change mean?Singaporean ePassport holders can now receive faster processing at Australian airports. Implementation...
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  • ITALY: High Court Rules 10% Tax on Bankers Bonuses Is Valid:
    The Italian Constitutional Court has ruled that the 10-percent tax on banking bonuses is not contrary to the Italian constitution. The 10-percent levy applies to senior executives in the financial services sector on their variable compensation paid as a...
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