Immigration news update for APAC and EMEA regions
The Department of Home Affairs has announced the update on requirement of Labour Market testing (LMT). The LMT is not required for UK passport holders, however, the government has clarified the accessibility of the exemption which only applies to a small number of scenarios, whereby:
- It is an intra-company transfer
- Certain occupations (such as senior executives)
- High-salary positions
It is advised to all clients to perform LMT until the Australian government decided as to the actual wording of the Free Trade Agreement and how this applies to LMT.
No source available at the time of writing.
As part of the Project for Simplifying Visa Regulations for High-end Group Tourists from Southeast Asian Countries, which allows the use of an electronic visa for selected countries The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan has announced a one year extension of the trial for visa free entry for nationals from Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines. The one-year extension is starting August 01, 2023, until July 31, 2024.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan)
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 Beynon (Regional Immigration Manager, APAC).
Effective June 07, 2023, the Portuguese government has launched an online platform (The Virtual Consulate) for certain consular services and scheduling appointments. The platform is available for Portuguese nationals and includes the following services:
- consular registration
- updating consular subscription form
- job change
- consular registration certificate
- birth registration of minors over one year old and with at least one Portugese parent
- birth registration of children under one year old and application for the first Citizen Card (the identity card for Portuguese citizens)
- death declaration
- renewal of the Citizen’s Card for people over 25
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the ePortugal
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 Roberta Carnaccini (Global Operations Manager, Immigration) or Sabrina Crespo (Team Lead, EMEA).
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