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What is the change? A new immigration law set to take effect July 15 will impact the hiring of foreign nationals in Belarus.
What does the change mean? The law clarifies criteria and procedures, including the definition of “highly qualified employees.” It clarifies exemptions, restricts renewals of work permits, adds new employer obligations and expands the grounds for authorities to refuse or cancel work permits.
Background: Foreign employees working in Belarus are required to obtain a Special Work Permit. Companies employing more than 10 foreign workers must obtain a separate permit to hire foreign workers. Amendments to the immigration laws include the following changes:
BAL Analysis: Belarus employers should expect stricter rules on hiring and retaining foreign workers, as the country seeks to stem high local unemployment.
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