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SWITZERLAND – Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

On 23 May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals w  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on 20 May 2018 that investors and professionals will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, resi  Read More

GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of thi  Read More

KENYA – All Work Permits Must Be Verified

Every foreign national in Kenya who is the holder of a work permit is required to visit the Immigration Department to have their documents verified between 21  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

On 17 May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for ap  Read More

TURKEY – Update on Residence Permit Process

The Migration Directorate has recently introduced changes to its rules for short-term (touristic) residence permits, with the stated aim of limiting the numbe  Read More

ITALY – Family Residence Permit Applicants Can Start Work Upon Application Submission

On 7 May 2015, with immediate effect, the Italian Ministry of Labour clarified that applicants for residence permits for family reasons can start work as soon  Read More

QATAR – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

The Qatari authorities have announced a new regulation that requires foreign nationals applying to renew their residence permits or amend their employment con  Read More

RUSSIA – Address Registration Period During FIFA World Cup 2018 Increased to Three Days

A new presidential order has increased the period for foreign nationals to carry out address registration in certain cities during the FIFA World Cup t  Read More

AUSTRALIA - Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

On Tuesday 8 May the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 was debated and passed by the Senate. The Bill was passed with three notable am  Read More

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