Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 19 August 2019

August 19, 2019

The latest vital global immigration news and insights in your weekly update from Newland Chase.

MALAYSIA: New Requirements for MDEC Applications

There are new requirements for MSC/ICT status companies applying for an Employment Pass, Dependant Pass and/or Long-Term Social Visit Pass for their employees via MDEC.

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ISRAEL: More Flexibility in the STEP Visa Process and Summer Processing Slowdown

The Israeli Work Permit Unit (‘WPU’) now allows for the STEP 90-Day Work Visa to be split into more than a single period, as was previously the case. 

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IRAQ: New Immigration Entry Procedure and Blood Tests

Effective Immediately, the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad has declared a new immigration entry procedure for obtaining a MEEV (Multi-Entry/Exit visa) and blood tests.

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THAILAND: More Stringent Rules for Landlords

A TM30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) must be completed by the landlord of a property and submitted to the immigration authorities to report a foreign national staying at their premises.

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