The USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) has extended the proofs on visa categories and will now not only check H-1B visas or L-1A visas, but also other employment visas. To be prepared in the event of site visit any employer that employs any worker in the US should have the following on file.
Inhouse Mobility Blog
On August 2, President Trump held an event at the White House to announce the release of a revised version of the “Reforming American immigration for a Strong Economy Act.” Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Purdue (R-GA) accompanied the President at the event. The two Senators authored the bill, known as the RAISE Act, which they first introduced in the Senate as S. 354 on February 13 of this year.
How will this impact mobility?
The Federal Government announced to abolish the category 457 visa used by foreign employees to get more Australian nationals into the workforce. The 457 will be replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage to be called the (TSS) visa in March 2018.
There has also been announcements on the tightening of the criteria for those applying for Australian permanent residence and this change has not been widely reported today in Australia’s media but it could have far reaching consequences for some current 457 visa holders so we are detailing the proposed changes in this newsletter.
For those people currently on a 457 visa, there will be grandfathering arrangements and they will continue under the conditions of that visa.
Effective Date: April 1st 2017.
Important notice on changes to the Work Permit Application for foreigners in China. The Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (Shanghai Foreign Experts Bureau) has implemented a New Work Permit Application Policy from 1st April 2017 effectively.
- Non-Chinese passport holders applying for a work permit in China
- HR departments of employing companies based in China
The New Work Permit Policy in China has been implemented nationwide beginning April 2017. Now the old “Alien Employment License” and old “Foreign Expert Employment Permit” are integrated into the “Foreigner's Work Permit” in China. This new policy is being implemented by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) in China.
Effective 1st April 2017 onwards, the Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (Shanghai Foreign Experts Bureau) will officially implement the Work Permit application under the new immigration policy and all foreign workers will be split into three categories, according to a new point-based evaluation system: A, B, C.
These changes also cover:
- The elimination of the former Z-visa invitation letter
- New online pre-application for by local HR
It should go without saying that it never pays to ignore immigration regulations. Costs of immigration non-compliance are far higher than the costs of obtaining immigration permits properly in the first place. It is true that several companies make a habit of bringing a few employees here and there into a country on business status, when really a work permit is required.
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