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LEBANON: Foreign Nationals excluded from particular professions

February 11, 2015

On 17th December 2015, the Lebanese Minister of Labour decided to reserve the exclusive right to practice certain professions to Lebanese nationals. However, similarly to the UK"s Shortage Occupation exceptions, foreign nationals may be exempt from this new rule if…

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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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KUWAIT: Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance for Lebanese Citizens

November 12, 2021

Amid continued political disputes between Lebanon and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has temporarily suspended all new visa issuance for Lebanese citizens effective November 10, 2021.

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INDIA: Exit Clearance Requirement Now Extended to All Indian Nationals

November 23, 2018

Effective immediately, all Indian nationals travelling to any of 18 “notified” countries for employment purposes are advised to register with the eMigrate portal of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at least 24 hours prior to departure.

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EGYPT: Local Registration Requirement Enforced

August 2, 2017

As of mid-July 2017, nationals of certain countries must now register with the immigration authorities within seven days of arrival in Egypt, or face fines. The registration requirement for all foreign nationals is part of existing immigration law, but has only recently been enforced, and only for certain nationals. Who is affected? The registration requirement […]

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UK: Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules from 10th August 2017

July 26, 2017

The government has published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules made in order to comply with the Supreme Court judgment in MM (Lebanon) & Others. In February this year, the Supreme Court upheld the principle behind the Minimum Income threshold which requires a UK citizen or a settled person to demonstrate a minimum […]

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US Lift Laptop Ban and UK to Follow Suit

July 24, 2017

In March this year, the US imposed a ban on laptops in the cabins of flights coming into the country from 10 Middle Eastern airports. Last week, King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, was the last of the 10 to exit the laptop ban. On Wednesday, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled enhanced […]

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EGYPT: Certain Nationals Required to Register with Authorities

July 14, 2017

It is now mandatory for nationals from certain countries to register with the immigration authorities within seven days of entry into Egypt. This applies to holders of business, tourist and work visas, and also applies to holders of Egyptian residency permits. The affected nationalities are as follows: Algeria India Lebanon Pakistan Philippines Syria Tunisia The […]

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US & UK: Electronic Devices Banned on Flights

March 21, 2017

It has been announced this week that both the US and UK have banned electronic devices from being brought onto flights in hand-luggage. The bans which affect electronic devices such as laptops, tablets (including Kindles), cameras, DVD players, and electronic games consoles larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep which will now only […]

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