Immigration news updates for APAC and EMEA region
Taiwan: New criteria for spouses of foreign professionals working in Taiwan
The Government of Taiwan has issued guidance on the criteria for the spouses of foreign professionals working in Taiwan to be able to seek part time employment in technical skilled work, or for spouses of foreign professionals taking part time work as the Director or Manager of an Approved Business Established by Overseas Chinese nationals or foreigner(s).
- Seek or acquire certificates or qualifications via processes specified in the Examinations of Specific Profession and Technician Guidelines.
- Provide confirmation of a Masters Degree from either overseas or a University in the Republic of China or provide evidence of a Bachelor degree supported by evidence of more than two years work experience in the specific field. Expatriates to the Republic of China (ROC) that have been employed in multi-national companies for more than one year.
- Specialists who have been trained professionally or self-taught in the specific field and have more than five years experiences in the related skills and have demonstrated outstanding performance
- Earn a minimum of the hourly amount of the average salary for employed foreigners no less than NT $200.
Criteria for Employers
- The validity of the employment contract should be linked to the validity of the leave to remain granted.
- Expatriates to the ROC that have been employed in multi-national companies for more than one year.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of Labor.
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
Norway: Norwegian travelers allowed to use expired passport to enter some EU countries
The government of Norway announced that Norwegian travelers can travel with an expired passport to some European countries. Norwegian nationals at the age of 16 or older can use a passport which expired within the last three years to enter Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, and Portugal. Also, children who are under the age of 16 can use an expired passport within the last year to travel to the countries previously mentioned.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of Norway.
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 Director, Immigration.
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