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MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Qatar Blockade Persists One Year Later… With Little Negative Impact for International Business and Global Mobility

June 14, 2018

Update for companies on Middle East business travel and global immigration and the impact of the Qatar blockade, now one year after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties and imposed a trade blockade. Current status on visas and business travel requirements.

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Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

January 23, 2018

In 2017, Newland Chase published hundreds of client and public updates on significant changes to immigration policy impacting international business on dozens of countries via newsletters, white papers, client briefs, industry articles, and social media. The world of 2017 was one replete with change, especially in the field of global mobility. The trends toward globalization […]

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TURKEY: Update on Entry for US Nationals; and Security Alert

December 11, 2017

There are some updates to the situation for US nationals wishing to obtain visas for Turkey, and a security alert for those already in Turkey and other middle-eastern countries. Security Warning The US Diplomatic Mission to Turkey (along with those in Sudan and Egypt) has issued a warning to US nationals of potentially violent political protests, following […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 7th August 2017

August 7, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that renewals have ceased for fixed-term highly-skilled ICT work permits in Italy, and that a local registration requirement has been enforced in Egypt. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Colombia, Taiwan and Angola.

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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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Global Immigration Update – Monday 17th July 2017

July 17, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that India has extended the conversion period of its Person of Indian Origin to Overseas Citizens of India, and that Uruguay and Brazil have signed a bilateral Permanent Residence agreement. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Thailand, Egypt and Oman.

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QATAR: Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

June 5, 2017

Six Middle Eastern countries, including three Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) Member States, have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, citing Qatar’s alleged promotion of extremism and terrorism and a need to ‘preserve (their) national security’. The following countries have announced their withdrawal from diplomatic relations with Qatar: Saudi Arabia The United Arab […]

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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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Global Immigration Update – 15th July 2016

July 15, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that the minimum salary requirement for the EU Blue Card in France has been increased, and that the UAE has ended its practice of putting family visas 'on hold'. We also report that Egypt and Germany have signed a security cooperation agreement, a 'visa on arrival' programme has been introduced in Ghana for African Union nationals, and the UK's newly appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May, has created a new cabinet role of 'Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union'.

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AFRICA: EU Trust Fund Aid Provided to North Africa Region

July 8, 2016

The European Commission has announced plans to allocate €27.5 million to the North of Africa region as part of their EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa programme, which aims to provide stability and contribute to better migration management. As well…

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