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Global Immigration Update – Monday 30th October 2017

October 30, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that employers can pay to attain the required Saudization category in Saudi Arabia and a new online system has been launched for work permits and visas in Thailand.  We also bring you immigration news from UAE, Oman and the United States.

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 4th September 2017

September 4, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that there are new notification requirements for posted workers in Finland and overseas engineers will require at least five years experience to qualify for work permits in Saudi Arabia.  We also bring you immigration news from Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Switzerland. 

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QATAR: Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

August 16, 2017

On 9th August 2017 Qatar announced that, effective immediately, nationals of 80 countries can enter the country visa-free for stays of up to 30 days or 90 days. Who Qualifies? The 34 countries whose nationals can obtain a multiple-entry visa on arrival for stays of up to 90 days, valid for 180 days from the […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 14th August 2017

August 14, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce changes to the New Zealand essential skills work visas which will affect visa duration and dependent privileges, and that stricter Saudization targets have been introduced in Saudi Arabia. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Czech Republic, Canada and Greece.

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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 10th July 2017

July 10, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that changes to the Australian employer sponsored temporary and permanent visa programmes came into effect on 1st July 2017, and a new work permit waiver has been introduced to promote international trade to the Netherlands. We also bring you the latest immigration news from France, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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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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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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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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