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  • The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    Learn about the EU Blue Card and other popular global work authorization options for employers sending talent abroad to the European Union and other countries.

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  • Biden Plans to Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the UK, Europe and Brazil

    Biden Plans to Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the UK, Europe and Brazil

    The incoming Biden administration has announced plans to block President Trump’s executive order ending COVID-19 travel bans in Europe and Brazil.

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  • UAE: IATA COVID-19 Travel Pass to be Used on Flights from Abu Dhabi

    UAE: IATA COVID-19 Travel Pass to be Used on Flights from Abu Dhabi

    The Government of the UAE has introduced a COVID-19 travel pass for certain travelers flying from Abu Dhabi. The travel pass will permit passengers with negative COVID-19 test results to fly.

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  • UK: COVID-19 Travel Ban Extended to South America and Portugal

    UK: COVID-19 Travel Ban Extended to South America and Portugal

    Following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in Brazil, the Government of the UK has issued a travel ban for South America and Portugal.

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  • Turkey: Minimum Salary Wages Posted for Work Permits

    Turkey: Minimum Salary Wages Posted for Work Permits

    The Turkish government has issued new minimum wage requirements for foreign work permit holders.

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  • Croatia: Post-Brexit Work and Residency Guidance is Available for UK Nationals

    Croatia: Post-Brexit Work and Residency Guidance is Available for UK Nationals

    The Croatian government has provided new guidance for UK nationals living and working in the country after December 31, 2020.

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  • Bulgaria: New Guidance Announced for UK Nationals Following Brexit Transition

    Bulgaria: New Guidance Announced for UK Nationals Following Brexit Transition

    The Bulgarian government has issued additional details for UK nationals residing in the country after December 31, 2020.

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  • China: New Online Portal Launched for Foreign Work Permit Applications

    China: New Online Portal Launched for Foreign Work Permit Applications

    The Expert Bureau will use a new online portal through the Ministry of Science and Technology’s (MOST) Service Platform to integrate processing of foreign nationals’ work permit applications.

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  • Ireland: New Residence Process Announced for Non-EEA Family Members of UK Nationals

    Ireland: New Residence Process Announced for Non-EEA Family Members of UK Nationals

    The Irish government has introduced a new post-Brexit residence process for non-EEA family members of UK nationals.

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  • Russia: HQS Salary Notifications Due January 29, 2021

    Russia: HQS Salary Notifications Due January 29, 2021

    By January 29, 2021, employers must submit quarterly notifications on the salaries that they paid to highly qualified specialists (HQS) in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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  • Russia: Approvals for Entry Now Available for HQS Dependents

    Russia: Approvals for Entry Now Available for HQS Dependents

    In accordance with governmental decree No. 3675-p, family members of HQS employees may enter Russia.

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  • Portugal: New Minimum Wage Levels Announced for 2021

    Portugal: New Minimum Wage Levels Announced for 2021

    The Portuguese government has increased minimum wage levels nationwide for 2021. Minimum wage levels will increase to EUR 665 per month.

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  • Singapore: New Reporting Requirements Announced for Work Pass Holders

    Singapore: New Reporting Requirements Announced for Work Pass Holders

    Work Pass holders must notify the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of any change in their mobile number or residential address within five days of the change.

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  • Vietnam: New Decree to be Published Impacting Foreign Nationals Working in Vietnam

    On February 15, 2021, the government will introduce Decree 152/2020/ND-CP with regulations for foreign nationals working in Vietnam.

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  • Belgium: Government Announces Post-Brexit Work and Residency Application Guidance

    Belgium: Government Announces Post-Brexit Work and Residency Application Guidance

    The Belgian government has provided more details for UK nationals on obtaining a new work or residency permit following the Brexit transition.

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  • Luxembourg: Minimum Salary Levels Announced for 2021

    Luxembourg: Minimum Salary Levels Announced for 2021

    On January 1, 2021, minimum salary levels increased in Luxembourg for certain workers. Nationwide, Luxembourg’s minimum wages increased by 2.8% for affected categories.

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  • France: New Minimum Wage Levels Announced

    The French government has announced new minimum wages, effective January 1, 2021.

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  • Indonesia: Government Passes Job Creation Law

    Indonesia: Government Passes Job Creation Law

    The Indonesian government has passed the Job Creation Law, which affects visas and work permits for foreign nationals.

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  • Austria: New Minimum Wages Announced for Certain Card Holders

    Effective January 1, 2021, minimum salary levels have increased for some Red-White-Red Card holders and EU Blue Card Holders.

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  • Denmark: Danish Bank Account Required for Certain Permit Holders

    Denmark: Danish Bank Account Required for Certain Permit Holders

    Certain permit holders must have their salaries paid into a Danish bank account, including Positive List permits and all work permit schemes. New requirements also apply for dependents.

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