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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has announced that its new insurance scheme for foreign workers will be available from 15 October 2018.  Read More

India adds Qatar to list of countries eligible for e-visa

India has added Qatar to the list of countries eligible for e-visa facility, currently given to passport holders of some 167 countries/territories.   Read More

UAE Visa on arrival for Indian Nationals

Nationals of India (IN) and holder of normal passport are eligible for Visa on Arrival (VOA) in United Arab Emirates (AE) provided they are holding a Valid Resident Pe  Read More

NEW ZEALAND – Building and construction visa proposed

The Minister of Immigration has proposed changes to immigration policy to make it easier for the building and construction industry to employ migrants. A shortage of a  Read More

UNITED STATES – New Policy Threatens Deportation If Visa Extension is Denied

On 28 June 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 on the enhancement o  Read More

BRAZIL – New Rules for Residence Renewal Published

On 25 July 2018, the National Immigration Council published Normative Resolution 30/2018 regulating procedures for the renewal of residence authorisation for   Read More

NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior migrates business permit/expatriate quota records to new online platform

Between 23 July and 31 August 2018, the Ministry of Interior will migrate its business permit and expatriate quota records to a new online portal called eCitBiz.  Read More

ESTONIA – Amendments to Immigration Law Exempt Top Specialists from Quota

Effective 15 July 2018, amendments have been made to the Aliens Act aimed at encouraging highly-skilled foreign specialists and combatting the illegal employm  Read More

POLAND – Almost 200 Occupations Now Exempt from Labour Market Testing

Effective 1 July 2018, new regulations allow non-EU nationals to apply for work permits for almost two hundred occupations without the requirement to first obtain conf  Read More

CHINA – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Workers Will No Longer Require a Work Permit for Mainland China

The Chinese government has announced that it will abolish the work permit requirement for employees from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.  Read More

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