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KUWAIT – Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

The Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has announced that, effective 19 October 2016, it has increased the minimum mon  Read More

UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Fee Increase

Earlier this week, USCIS announced that, effective 23 December 2016, it will increase the filing fees to be paid by employ  Read More

AUSTRALIA – 457 Visa Holders Allowed to Stay for Less Time After Job Ends

Effective 19 November 2016, the period that a subclass 457 visa holder can remain in Australia after their employment ceas  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Increased Quotas for non-EU/EFTA Work Permits in 2017

The Swiss government has decided the quotas for highly qualified workers from non-European Union (EU)/European Free Trade   Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Significant Visa Fee Increases Imminent [Updated]

Effective 2 October 2016, The Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia has announced a sharp increase in visa application fees,   Read More

NEW ZEALAND – Visa Status Changes for Nationals of South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles

Effective 21 November 2016, the New Zealand government is set to introduce visitor visa requirements for all South African  Read More

SOUTH AFRICA – Launch of Automated Biometric Police Clearance Postponed

The Department of Home Affairs has postponed the introduction of an automated biometric criminal records check system, wit  Read More

INDIA – Evidence of Local Operations Required at Hyderabad FRRO

Effective immediately, the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (the FRRO) at Hyderabad requires evidence of the visa s  Read More