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KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit Rules

Effective 15 September 2017, the Ministry of labour and Social Protection has amended the rules for obtaining work permits for intra-company transferees.  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM – Government Doubles Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas

The UK Home Office has announced that the number of visas available annually through the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is increasing from 1000 to 2000.  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Employers Can Pay to Attain Required Saudization Category

Following the implementation on 3 September 2017 of stricter Saudization requirements for businesses, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Human Resource Deve  Read More

UKRAINE – Major Changes to Immigration Rules

Effective 27 September 2017, the regulations governing work permits and temporary residence permits have been amended, introducing changes to permit categorie  Read More

KENYA – [UPDATED] Police Clearance Certificate Requirement Suspended

UPDATE As of Wednesday 4 October 2017, the recently enforced requirement to submit police clearance certificates in support of applications for work permits and  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the work permit quotas for 2018.  Read More

SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.  Read More

UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for all H-1B Petitions

On 3 October 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had resumed Premium Processing for all types of H-1B Petitions.  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Registered Traveller Service Expansion

The government has announced an expansion to its Registered Traveller Service, which facilitates faster entry at the UK border.  Read More

THAILAND – New Online System Launched for Work Permits and Visas

Effective October 2017, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI), alongside the Immigration Bureau (IMM) and the Department of Employment (DOE), has launched a new onlin  Read More

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