Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 14th August 2018

August 15, 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

CHINA: Plans to Eliminate Mainland Work Permit Requirement for Some Nationalities

The Chinese government has announced that it plans to abolish the work permit requirement for Chinese residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan that are hired to work for companies in mainland China.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Registered Rental Agreement Required for Work Permit Renewal

Effective September 2018, foreign national residents looking to renew their work permits must have a rental contract authenticated and registered with the new Ejar online rental platform.

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THAILAND: Single Window System for Work Permits and Visas Implemented Early

The Board of Investment now requires companies applying for work permits or long-term visas to use its new Single Window online system for initial and renewal work permit and visa applications.

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KAZAKHSTAN: Recent Changes to Entry and Visa Rules

Several laws have taken effect recently which amend the regulations for obtaining visas and visa invitations, as well as the rules of entry to Kazakhstan for foreign nationals who arrive on a visa.

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