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UNITED KINGDOM: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to Join Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Scheme

May 16, 2022

From 1 June 2022, all nationals from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia intending to visit the UK (for tourism, business, study or medical treatment) for a period of up to six months will no longer be required to obtain a Visit visa in advance of travel; instead, they can choose to apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) to travel to the UK.

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BAHRAIN: Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

January 18, 2018

Bahrain has increased the minimum income requirement for foreign nationals wishing to sponsor their dependent family members for residence, from BHD 250 (about USD 660) per month to BHD 400 (about USD 1060) per month. The change will affect only new dependent permit applications. Our Advice Employers of foreign nationals wishing to sponsor their dependent […]

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BAHRAIN: New Visas and Changes Announced

December 14, 2016

As part of the fourth phase of its new visa policy, Bahrain has announced the introduction of two new visas; a single entry visa and a one-year multiple re-entry visa. These new visas are available to nationals of 114…

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BAHRAIN: New Flexible Work Permit Introduced

December 1, 2016

Bahrain"s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has announced that a new flexible work permit will be introduced and will be available exclusively to workers who have overstayed their visa due to being exploited by their employers. Officials say the move…

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BAHRAIN: Subsidy Cuts to Affect Expats

June 11, 2015

Bahrain has announced plans to cut subsidies for consumer goods and services across the Kingdom in order to offset government spending on subsidies that are seen to primarily benefit foreign nationals and companies. Instead, the government will redirect spending directly…

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ISRAEL/PALESTINE – Urgent Travel Advisories and Changes

November 10, 2023

Attacks this weekend in Israel have caused major disruptions to travel in and out of the country. CIBT is following the situation and has this update on the status of movement to and from Israel.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Electronic Travel Authorizations

March 17, 2023

UKVI published a new statement of changes on 9 March 2023 including a number of updates to the current immigration system. As part of these changes, UKVI “unveils plans for travel scheme to bolster the border” by way of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme due to launch in October 2023.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government to Implement ETA Scheme

January 13, 2023

From January 2023, the government of the United Kingdom will be implementing an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme as part of their universal “permission to travel” requirement.

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QATAR: Traveling to the FIFA World Cup 2022

August 23, 2022

In preparation for travelers heading to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the authorities have announced that any foreigners traveling from 1 November 2022 to Qatar should procure a Hayya Card prior to entering the country, except Qatari Residence permit holders.

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July 21, 2022

The UK government has published its ‘New Plan for Immigration: Legal Migration and Border Control', “setting out the vision for [the UK’s] border and legal migration system of the future… to a stronger, more secure and prosperous Union”.

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