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...

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....

SWITZERLAND – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2019

By Peregrine The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the quota for 2019.   Which work permits are affected? The quotas are imposed on a national, rather than per-company, basis, on long-term allowances and short-term permits. They are valid for up to five years and are renewable. Once the...