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19/09/2014 ISRAEL: Holiday closures to delay processing

IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change? Government agencies will be closed during the observances of Rosh Hashana and Sukkot. What does the change mean? No...

19/09/2014 SCHENGEN AREA/US: European countries tightening enforcement on expiring passports

IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change?A number of European nations in the 26-country Schengen Area are growing increasingly strict about a requirement that...

18/09/2014 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai conducting unannounced workplace audits

IMPACT HIGH What is the change?The Immigration and Labor Ministries have begun making unscheduled on-site visits to companies in Dubai. What does the...

18/09/2014 UNITED STATES: Fragomen Pitches In to Assist Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

In response to an unprecedented refugee crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of children fleeing abuse and violence in Central...

18/09/2014 VIETNAM: PIT Can Be Calculated from Day of Arrival in Vietnam

Following the Vietnamese governments instructions to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness, on 25 August 2014, the...

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  • SOUTH AFRICA: Government postpones strict parental travel provision again:
    IMPACT HIGH What is the change?Implementation of a cumbersome provision requiring that parents carry unabridged birth certificates for any children traveling with them has again been postponed, Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced at a media...
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  • GLOBAL: Muslim holiday will delay processing in many countries:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change? Around the beginning of October, countries with majority or large Muslim populations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia will shut down for periods ranging from two to nine days in observance of Eid al-Adha. What does...
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  • ITALY: Joint ventures qualify for intracompany transfer work permits:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change? Italy’s Ministry of Labor has clarified that it will issue intracompany work permits for joint venture arrangements. What does the change mean? Non-EU workers may obtain work permits for joint-venture agreements...
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  • CHINA: National holidays to delay processing:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change?Chinese government offices will be closed Oct. 1-7in observance of National Day. What does the change mean?The closures will halt work permit processing for one week. Implementation timeframe:Oct. 1 7. Visas/permits...
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  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Companies urged to file before holiday break:
    IMPACT MEDIUM What is the change?Government offices will close for five days in early October in observance of Eid al-Adha. What does the change mean?Processing of work permits and other services will be delayed. Implementation timeframe:ApproximatelyOct....
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