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INDIA – New Visa E-Services at Four FRROs

India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has launched a new online “e-Services” system for application and processing of visa related services at its Fo  Read More

OMAN - Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Effective immediately, Oman's Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months.  Read More

AUSTRIA - Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

Effective immediately, university diplomas and school leaving certificates submitted in support of initial Red-White-Red Card Plus (RWR Card Plus) application  Read More

THAILAND - Four-Year SMART Visa for Top Talent Now Available

Effective 1 February 2018, the Thai Board of Investment has introduced the previously-announced SMART Visa for highly-skilled foreign workers and investors in  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Tier 2 (General) Oversubscribed For Second Month

The number of Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) available for January 2018 was exceeded by demand for the second consecutive month.  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Immigration Health Surcharge To Double

The government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will increase from £200 to £400 per year.  Read More

SOUTH AFRICA - Update on Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) Applications

On 31 January 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) extended to 15 February 2018 the closing date for payments and submission of supporting documents and  Read More

NIGERIA - Executive Order Brings Stricter Labour Market Rules

On 2 February 2018, the President of Nigeria signed an executive order (EO5) aimed at promoting local Nigerian expertise in science, engineering and technology.  Read More

GHANA - Immigration Service Requires Medical Certificates be Obtained from its Headquarters in Ghana

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has posted a brief announcement of a new policy, effective 15 February 2018, requiring all new applicants for work and res  Read More

RUSSIA - New Work Permit Regulations Bring Administrative Changes

Effective 4 February 2018, new regulations on issuing work permits bring some administrative changes to the work permit rules.  Read More

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