What is the change? Employers in need of work permits for foreign workers in quota-subject job categories are reminded that they should file their quota applications by July 31.

What does the change mean? Companies that have not already done so should submit their applications by the deadline.

  • Implementation time frame: Between now and July 31.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits. 
  • Who is affected: Companies seeking work permits for quota-subject foreign workers in 2019.
  • Business impact: Failure to file a quota application may prevent a company from being able to hire foreign workers.

Background: Filing a quota application is an annual requirement for companies that rely on foreign workers in job categories where quotas apply.

BAL Analysis: Companies should be sure to meet the July 31 deadline and should note that quota applications must be filed in any region where the company will have foreign labor needs in 2019. Companies that do not file the applications cannot apply for work permits if quotas expire.

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