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AZERBAIJAN: New Online Visa System Imminent

February 3, 2017

From January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN Centres) will begin to process electronic visitor visas through the new “ASAN Viza” system. How does the ASAN Viza system work? The e-visa will be issued for a period of stay of 30 days. Foreign nationals can apply for a new e-visa […]

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IRELAND: Short-Stay Visa Waiver Extended

November 2, 2016

The Republic of Ireland"s Short-Stay Visa Waiver programme, which was introduced in 2011 and was due to expire on 31st October of this year, has been extended for a further five years to 31st October 2021. The Short-Stay visa Waiver…

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SAUDI ARABIA: Expats Could be Charged Income Tax

August 3, 2016

As part of Saudi Arabia"s National Transformation Plan, it has been proposed that the country begin to charge income tax on the wages of foreign nationals. The tax-free status of Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring Gulf states has attracted millions…

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UK: Statement of Changes to Immigration Policy

March 17, 2016

On the 11th March 2016, the Home Office presented Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, which are due to take effect from 6th April 2016. The statement is a comprehensive outline of detailed, technical changes to specific areas of…

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INDONESIA: Government Expands Visa-Free Nations

July 30, 2015

In an effort to boost the numbers of tourists visiting Indonesia, the Indonesian Government, encouraged by Tourism Minister Arief Yahyah, have taken the drastic steps of expanding the number of Visa-Free countries from 15 to 45. Although those wishing to…

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UK Electronic Visa Waiver launches for nationals from Oman, Qatar and UAE

December 19, 2013

1st January 2014 marks another important change to the UK immigration visa process for visitor with the introduction of the electronic visa waiver (EVW) for nationals from Oman, Qatar and UAE. According to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, visitors from…

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Rising Immigration figures despite the Government’s plans to reduce

December 3, 2013

In September, it was reported that there had been a fall in overall net migration in the year ending December 2012 compared to the previous year ending December 2011. The statistics show that in the year ending December 2012, 497,000...

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Ministry of Health Implements New Medical Screening for Select Foreign Workers

October 12, 2011

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced an October 1, 2011 implementation of a double check medical screening for select foreign nationals applying for work/residence permits. The screenings will occur in the applicant’s home country and in the UAE to reduce the incidence of infectious disease and to confirm the authenticity of […]

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