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KENYA – [UPDATED] Police Clearance Certificate Requirement Suspended

UPDATE As of Wednesday 4 October 2017, the recently enforced requirement to submit police clearance certificates in support of applications for work permits and  Read More

SWITZERLAND – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the work permit quotas for 2018.  Read More

SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.  Read More

UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for all H-1B Petitions

On 3 October 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had resumed Premium Processing for all types of H-1B Petitions.  Read More

UNITED KINGDOM - Registered Traveller Service Expansion

The government has announced an expansion to its Registered Traveller Service, which facilitates faster entry at the UK border.  Read More

THAILAND – New Online System Launched for Work Permits and Visas

Effective October 2017, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI), alongside the Immigration Bureau (IMM) and the Department of Employment (DOE), has launched a new onlin  Read More

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

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