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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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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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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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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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QATAR: New Driving Licence Procedure for Expats

January 4, 2016

Qatar"s traffic department has issued a directive to end the conversion of expatriates from other GCC countries into Qatari driving licences. This privilege will now be available to GCC citizens only. Direct driving tests for holders of licences issued in…

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The fresh challenge of the MINT countries

February 21, 2014

In October 2012, Newland Chase held a seminar about Global Immigration to the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. These economies in recent years have become, as predicted, global economic giants, albeit to different degrees. The world has seen...

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Changes to the UK Immigration Rules – July 2013

June 11, 2013

The UK Border Agency has published a new Statement of Changes, HC44, which will introduce a number of minor changes to the UK Immigration Rules. The new rules will take effect on the 1st July 2013 and notable points include…

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A Global Perspective

May 25, 2012

Recently, we attended the Totally Expat Show 2012 and had the opportunity to participate in a series of seminars with relocation professionals. A heavy focus was placed on the analysis of current patterns and trends in global mobility, understanding how...

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UAE Imposes New Medical Requirement for Nationals of 10 Countries

October 14, 2011

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently joined the Gulf Cooperation Council"s medical check-up system, which requires various foreign nationals to undergo medical tests before as well as after arrival to the Gulf country where they will be commencing employment.…

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