Global immigration news updates for France and Singapore
Singapore: Letter of Consent application deadline
The Ministry of ManPower (MOM) outlines the deadline to file new Letter of Consent (LOC) applications as April 8, 2021 (with a processing period of two to three weeks). MOM will reject LOC applications still pending approval from May 1, 2021, onwards. Companies will be required to submit a work pass application instead, i.e. Employment Pass or S Pass.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of ManPower.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
Europe, Middle east and Africa
France: New Work Permit application via online platforms
From April 1, 2021, the Labor offices in France – also referred to as “Direccte” – will implement a multi-platform system to submit Work Permit applications online.
- Employers will be required to submit Work Permit applications online via the relevant platform.
- Some documentation changes will be required for the processing of Work Permit applications. However, the new document list has not been announced.
- The website dedicated to the submission of Work Permit applications is not yet active, nor is the web address for each platform.
This reform aims to harmonize Work Permit processing times, which currently vary considerably between regional labor offices. Processing times will also increase during implementation of the platforms.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Regional Directorates of Economy, Employment, Labor and Solidarity (in French).
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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