The visa process does not end with the approval of a visa, it is the responsibility of both the employee and the company to comply with the requirements of the law such as:
Obligation to register a visa and request an ID for foreigners:
A label should be printed and the visa stamped in the passport when the visa granted is valid for 3 months or longer. The printing and subsequent registration of the visa must be done within the period stipulated in the law, as well as the request for identification.
Obligation to report activity, occupation and trade
Foreigners holding a R resident visa, V visitor visa, and M migrant visa issued with an open work permit must be informed and registered in accordance with immigration and labor laws.
Certain employer obligations will cease when the alien obtains an M migrant visa under certain conditions, or an R resident visa.
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