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Global Immigration Update – Monday 26th June 2017

June 26, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that the annual quota application deadlines in Russia are approaching, and the online work permit application submission process in Vietnam will become mandatory from 1st July. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Saudi Arabia, Australia and the Philippines.

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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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TAIWAN: Relaxation of Visa Rules for Southeast and South Asian Nationals

May 10, 2017

Effective 1st June 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further relax visa rules for visitors from countries in South east and South Asia covered by the “New Southbound Policy”. What are the changes? The visa exemption trial programme for nationals of Thailand and Brunei will be extended to 31st July 2018. The trial was […]

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IRAQ: Reciprocal Travel Ban Rejected & Changes to Kurdistan Immigration Rules

February 10, 2017

Non-Implementation of Iraqi Parliament Resolution on Reciprocal Travel Ban On 31st January 2017, the Iraqi Parliament approved a resolution to impose reciprocal measures on US nationals, following the US President’s Executive Order banning practically all Iraqis from entering the US for 90 days. However, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has stated that his government continues to […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 6th February 2017

February 6, 2017

In this week’s newsletter, we discuss the details of the Executive Order recently published by US President Donald Trump, and advise that employers in the US must now use the new Form I-9. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the Philippines, Hong Kong and Azerbaijan.

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Investment Visa Options: Spanish Entrepreneur’s Act

October 19, 2016

In 2013 the Spanish government enacted a law which, amongst other things, drastically altered the Spanish immigration system. The Spanish Entrepreneur's Act was one of the measures designed to assist with the recovery of the economy. As a consequence, apart from...

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MALAYSIA: Changes to Immigration Department requirements

August 8, 2016

From 1st August 2016, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) requires that all Employment Pass (ED), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependant Pass (DP) and Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) applicants must obtain an approval…

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TAIWAN: Visa Regulations Relaxed for ASEAN Countries

July 28, 2016

From 1st August, citizens of Brunei and Thailand will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 30 days. This concession will be brought in as a trial for an initial period of one year. From 1st September, citizens…

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SPAIN: Dual Citizenship Dilemma for UK Nationals

July 21, 2016

Following the Brexit vote, various foreign government authorities have reported an overwhelming influx of citizenship applications from UK citizens. From healthcare and pensions matters, to hypothetical future restrictions on studying and working in the EU, obtaining an EU passport appears a safe option…

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SOUTH KOREA: Tuberculosis Test Required for Certain Long-Term Visa Applicants

March 22, 2016

Effective 2nd March 2016, certain applicants for long-term consular visas or post-arrival change of status or visa extension, who are nationals of eighteen "high TB-burden countries", must submit a "Certificate of Health", including a tuberculosis test result. Who is Affected? The…

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