The Netherlands: Partners of knowledge workers to be allowed to work freely in the Netherlands
Partners of foreign knowledge workers in the Netherlands are to be granted an exemption from the requirement of a separate work permit. This means that they can work directly without any further requirements. The exemption will be lost if the partners separate within three years.
Permits Foundation will host International Dual Careers Conference, London, 10 February 2005 [UPDATE]
Permits Foundation is holding an international Dual Careers Conference on Thursday 10th February 2005 at BT Tower in London. The conference will bring together government representatives, the corporate sector and others with an interest in international mobility to consider how we can work together to bring about change in the area of spouse work permits […]
European Commission launches public debate on economic migration
The European Commission has adopted a green paper on “An EU approach to managing economic migration”. Its aim is to stimulate a public debate with civil society at large, the social partners and the other EU institutions on the need to develop a comprehensive EU strategy on this issue. The Commission will organise a hearing […]
Germany: New Immigration Act, 1 Jan 2005
The new Immigration Act will be implemented on 1 January 2005. It is a framework legislation, which will require further bylaws. The new Act is based on a broad political consensus. This consensus came about because, contrary to the original plan and the suggestions of a commission set up in 2000, immigration will not now […]
Brazil: Restricted residence cards for spouses of permanent work visa holders
The Federal Police has assumed a discretionary interpretation of policy that spouses are not entitled to Brazilian employment authorization in the absence of the labor market testing required for other foreign workers. We understand that this policy is not yet law and have received the information courtesy of FRAGOMEN GLOBAL IMMIGRATION SERVICES.