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CHINA – Broader Visa Policies to Attract Foreign Talent

The National Immigration Administration in China has implemented new immigration and entry-exit policies, effective nationwide from 1 August 2019. The 12 new   Read More

SPAIN – Delays to Residence Permit Processing and Visa Application Appointment Booking

Applicants for Spanish residence permits are experiencing significant delays in the application approval process.  Read More

GREECE – Increased Labour Checks

The Greek Minister of Labour has announced that there will be an increased number of employment law compliance checks in the coming months throughout Greece,   Read More

MALAYSIA – i-KAD Issuance Suspended Until Further Notice

The immigration authorities in Malaysia have announced that, effective 16 July 2019, the issuance of i-KAD identification cards for foreign nationals is suspended unti  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Dependent Sponsorship Policy [UPDATED]

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to amend the policy on foreign national workers sponsoring family members in the UAE. As yet, no implementation date ha  Read More

CANADA – Government Updates Global Talent Occupations List

Effective July 2019, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Global Talent Occupations List.  Read More

NIGERIA – New E-Yellow Fever Card Required

Effective 1 July 2019, the Nigerian government now requires all foreign nationals entering Nigeria to obtain a new electronic Yellow Fever Card (e-Yellow Card) on arri  Read More

AUSTRALIA - Latest on Skilled Regional Visas

In the lead up to the introduction of the new Skilled Regional visas in November 2019, the immigration authorities have announced further details on the imple  Read More

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Rules for DIFC Free Zone Foreign Employees

Effective immediately, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) free zone has announced changes to its foreign employee services.  Read More

MOROCCO – Dependent Children Must Obtain Residence Permits

The Moroccan government has announced to all foreign diplomatic missions in Morocco that, effective 1 July 2019, it will enforce the current regulation requir  Read More

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