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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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GLOBAL: Expect Processing Delays During Ramadan

June 2, 2016

From early next week followers of the Islamic faith will be observing Ramadan. Ramadan has high significance in the Islamic calendar and lasts for a period of 30 days. The Islamic calendar is lunar which means that the dates of…

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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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Changes to User Pays UK Visa Application Centres

August 27, 2015

As of 1st September 2015, UK Visas and Immigration will be rolling out changes which will see a number of their visa application centres converted into user pays centres. This will mean that when an applicant books an appointment at one…

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Top Migration Destinations for Professionals

August 21, 2015

LinkedIn, the professional social media network, has recently published its migration figures for 2014. Depending on your perspective these figures are either predictable or fairly surprising. LinkedIn Migration Statistics: It would appear that in spite of recent economic growth, the…

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Altered Working Hours in Islamic Countries for Ramadan

June 11, 2015

Between 18th June and 17th July (this will be confirmed according to moon sighting) followers of the Islamic faith will be observing Ramadan. Ramadan has high significance in the Islamic calendar and lasts for a period of 30 days. The Islamic calendar…

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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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National Holidays May Cause Delay to Visa Applications

November 4, 2011

Throughout the coming months, countries across the world will be celebrating with national holidays for religious or cultural reasons. These range from Eid-ul-Adha (Eid, the Festival of Sacrifice), which begins on the 6th November, to Thanksgiving in the United States…

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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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