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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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Global Immigration Update – 13th May 2016

May 13, 2016

In this week's edition, we advise that all passports holders are now required to hold a biometric passport in order to gain entry to the US and that a proposal has been put forward to waive Turkish visa requirements for EU states. We also provide the latest immigration update from Ghana and bring you the first in our blog series on the UK's upcoming referendum on leaving the EU.

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Global Immigration Update – 24th March 2016

March 24, 2016

In this week's edition, we report that a Tuberculosis test is now required for certain long-term visa applicants in South Korea, and that a new visa application website has been launched in Brazil. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Greece and Ghana.

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NETHERLANDS: List of Safe Countries of Origin Expanded

February 19, 2016

As of 9th February 2016, the Dutch State Secretary for Security and Justice has made six new additions to the list of Safe Countries of Origin. The list now includes: Ghana, India, Jamaica, Morocco, Mongolia and Senegal. What is the…

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SOUTH AFRICA: New Extended Visitor Visa and Postal Applications

January 27, 2016

With immediate effect, frequent visitors to South Africa who are not from visa exempt/visa waiver countries and who are travelling for business, tourism or academic purposes may be granted multiple-entry Port of Entry Visas valid for up to two or three…

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QATAR: New Driving Licence Procedure for Expats

January 4, 2016

Qatar"s traffic department has issued a directive to end the conversion of expatriates from other GCC countries into Qatari driving licences. This privilege will now be available to GCC citizens only. Direct driving tests for holders of licences issued in…

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How the Home Secretary’s speech could affect UK immigration rules

October 10, 2013

On the 30th September the Home Secretary, Theresa May, gave a speech at the Conservative Party conference, with an emphasis on immigration and the Human Rights Act. This blog looks the key points raised and how it's likely to affect UK...

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New ‘Cash Bond’ for UK visitors from certain countries?

July 15, 2013

We have recently been following plans for a new, controversial Home Office scheme which has caused something of an uproar in both the UK and international press. The scheme is still in the pre-implementation stages and it appears that plans...

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