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FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

France has begun publicising a simplified, fast-track Tech Visa process for startup founders, employees and investors. The route enables qualifying tech talent to obtain a “P  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

Effective 1 July 2017, as expected, a monthly levy of SAR 100 (approximately USD 27) must be paid for each foreign national dependent resident in Saudi Arabia.  Read More

KUWAIT – New Rules Limit Residence of Dependent Family Members

Effective immediately, the Kuwaiti authorities have ceased issuing new residence permits (Iqamas) for sponsored dependent family members, other than spouses and children. Curre  Read More

AUSTRALIA – Changes Taking Effect 1 July 2017

Several previously announced changes to Employer Sponsored temporary and permanent visa programmes came into effect on 1 July 2017.  Read More

DENMARK – Stricter Permanent Residence Requirements and New Salary Rules for Pay Limit Scheme

The Danish Parliament has recently passed two pieces of legislation affecting immigration: one act imposing stricter eligibility criteria for permanent residence, and another a  Read More

QATAR – Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

On Monday 5 June 2017 the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, and closed access to Qat  Read More

MOROCCO – New Online Work Permit Application Platform

Effective 1 June 2017, the Ministry of Labour in Morocco has made it mandatory to complete all work permit application forms electronically via a new online system called Taech  Read More

VENEZUELA – Document Registration Services Temporarily Suspended

Registration and notarisation (authentication) services have been resumed in Venezuela. Nevertheless, delays of five to seven business days are likely in document p  Read More

PANAMA – Visits Restricted to 90 Days for Nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Effective 31 May 2017, Panama has reduced the duration of stay of visitors who are nationals of Colombia, Nicaragua and Venezuela to 90 days (from 180 days previously).  Read More

ARGENTINA – Nationals of OECD Countries Now Visa Exempt for Business

Effective immediately, nationals of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) can travel to Argentina for business activities for sta  Read More

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