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Global Immigration Update – Monday 25th September 2017

September 25, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that the USA has resumed premium processing for FY 2018 H-1B cap cases and the projection of expatriates for 2018 is to open in Malaysia. We also bring you immigration news from Qatar, Thailand and Azerbaijan.  

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 21st August 2017

August 21, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that new regulations have been introduced in Colombia which modify all visa types, and that visa-free entry has been introduced in Qatar for 80 nationalities. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Israel, Japan and Nigeria.

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 5th June 2017

June 5, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that new notification and document storage requirements have been implemented for posted workers to Spain, Argentina has introduced visa-free business travel for 35 countries, and several Middle Eastern countries have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the US, Australia and Russia.

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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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PANAMA: Schengen Visa No longer Valid for Entry

February 16, 2017

Visitors are no longer able to enter Panama using visas for the EU’s Schengen zone.  The policy change came into effect on 13th January 2017 after a similar step was taken by Costa Rica in December 2016, where visas for Schengen zone countries or Japan were also made ineligible for entry. The moves, however, do not […]

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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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EMEA: 2016 Round-up

January 5, 2017

2016 saw big changes across the EMEA region, with the new Posted Workers and ICT Directive. Other big news across the region was that the UK voted to leave the EU and countries across the Middle East implemented stricter regulations…

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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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GLOBAL: Round Up of Immigration News in 2015

January 6, 2016

Immigration has become one of the biggest priorities for Governments around the world in recent times and this year has seen the introduction of some significant updates. In this feature we provide a summary of the key events which may…

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