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JAPAN – New One-Year Permanent Residence Pathway Implemented for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

Effective immediately, the Japanese immigration authorities have implemented new guidelines for permanent residency applications for foreign nationals, including short  Read More

ISRAEL – Relaxed Criteria for Work Permits for Foreign Experts; and Increased Immigration Audits at Client Sites

The Ministry of Interior has recently relaxed the qualifying criteria for work permits for foreign experts engaged in professions requiring a higher academic   Read More

NIGERIA – Foreign Professionals Now Require Local Certification

Effective immediately, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has issued a directive that foreign professionals intending to work in Nigeria must first register with the   Read More

COLOMBIA – New Regulations Modify All Visa Types

A major new set of immigration regulations has established new visa categories and requirements . Resolution 6045 of 2 August 2017 repealed Resolution 5512 of  Read More

CÔTE D'IVOIRE – Foreign Nationals Must Apply for New Biometric Residence Cards

Starting 14 August 2017, foreign nationals holding temporary residence cards in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) must apply to exchange their old cards for new biometric residenc  Read More

QATAR – Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

On 9 August 2017 Qatar announced that, effective immediately, nationals of 80 countries can enter the country visa-free for stays of up to 30 days or 90 days.  Read More

MALAYSIA – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

Effective 1 August 2017, the government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia has expanded its eVisa facility to include the “eVisa for Expatriate”, for   Read More

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