BRAZIL – Ministry Restructuring May Affect Immigration Processing

By Peregrine On 1 January 2019, the new administration published Provisional Measure 870, reorganising government Ministries and public agencies. Among the significant changes introduced, the Ministry of Labour has been eliminated, responsibility for immigration has been passed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Immigration...

GERMANY – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

By Peregrine The German government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 1 January 2019. Salary Thresholds Regular Blue Card holders in Germany must be paid at least EUR 53,600 per year (up from EUR 52,000 in 2018). Blue Card holders...

BELGIUM – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

By Peregrine Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards will increase from 1 January 2019. Minimum Salary Thresholds The Belgian government annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation. The new salary thresholds effective 1 January 2019 will be...