INDONESIA – Streamlined Work Authorization Process for Energy Companies

Oil and gas companies seeking to hire foreign employees in Indonesia can now apply directly with the Ministry of Manpower for Work Permits. Regulation ESDM 31/2013 previously required recommendation letters first be obtained from the Dirjen MIGAS, the Directorate General of Oil...

Last of 6 Chinese students self-deports after being sentenced on fraud charges; aiding, abetting

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, the last of six Chinese students, voluntarily self-deported, after being sentenced Feb. 21 to one year probation and stipulated removal following a visa fraud investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland...

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds $13.9 Million Due to Thousands of Chinese Employees Working on Saipan Casino and Hotel

HONOLULU, HI – The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized a series of settlements with contractors on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that will pay a collective $13.9 million in back wages and damages to thousands of employees who came from China to...

Several Recent Changes to India’s Immigration System

There have been several recent changes to the Indian immigration system, highlights include the following: New Sub-categories of Business and Student Visas Effective immediately, travel for all related business purposes will be specifically allowed under the electronic business...
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