FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill [UPDATED]

By Peregrine The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France's immigration rules. [UPDATE]   The  Asylum and Immigration Law (No. 2018-778)  was signed into law by President Macron on September 10, 2018 and published the following day.   What is proposed? Below are the key changes   Intra-company...

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NEW ZEALAND – Work Visa Application Fees to Double

By Peregrine Effective November 5, 2018, application fees for New Zealand visas will increase dramatically. The fee changes will affect the individuals applying for work, residence and visitor visas and employers seeking accreditation or sponsoring work and residence visas. Key Fee Changes The key changes are as follows: The...

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PORTUGAL – Visa and Residence Procedures Simplified

By Peregrine Regulatory Decree no. 9/2018 , published on 11 September 2018, took effect on 1 October 2018. As well as Implementing the 2017 amendments to the immigration law qui transposed some EU Directives into Portuguese law (see our previous alert  here , the decree seeks to...

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POLAND – New Appointment Booking Procedures

By Peregrine Effective immediately, a new online appointment booking system is in place at the Warsaw immigration office (Mazovian Provincial Office) for initial and renewal applications for type A work permits (local contract and payroll). The applicant can select a preferred date from an available range....

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