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TAIWAN – Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

Effective 2 October 2017, permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who live in one of 27 designated locations can apply for one-year or three-year multiple  Read More

TURKEY AND UNITED STATES – Reciprocal Suspension of Visa Services

On 8 October 2017, the United States announced the immediate suspension of all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey.  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

Effective immediately, foreign nationals employed in Abu Dhabi who wish to sponsor family members for initial or renewal dependent residence permits must subm  Read More

OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

Effective immediately, foreign national employees in Oman earning at least OMR 300 (about USD 780) per month are permitted to sponsor their family members for  Read More

COSTA RICA – Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

Effective 9 October 2017, the immigration authorities (DGME) have reversed a recent change to the post-arrival temporary residence application process for emp  Read More

AZERBAIJAN – No More Post-Arrival Change of Status for Foreign Workers or Business Travelers

Effective immediately, foreign nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work or business must obtain the appropriate work or business visa before travelling.  Read More

GUATEMALA – Legalisation of Documents Waived Under Apostille Convention

Effective 18 September 2017, the Hague Apostille Convention has entered into force in Guatemala. Guatemalan documents for use in other signatory countries, an  Read More

VIETNAM – Update on the Transition to an Online Work Permit Application System

With an implementation date of 2 October 2017, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a new instructional circular (Circular  Read More

UNITED STATES – Trump Administration Dismantles DACA

On 5 September 2017, the US Attorney General announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by Executive Action in June 2012  Read More

INDIA – Chennai Authorities Require Foreign Nationals to Be Registered Within 24 Hours of Arrival, and also on Departure

The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Chennai, India now requires landlords and managers of apartments, hotels and other accommodation to c  Read More

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