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UNITED STATES – USCIS Releases New I-9 Form

On 17 July 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of form I-9, as previously announced.  Read More

THAILAND – New Law Includes Tougher Penalties for Illegal Work

Effective 23 June 2017, the Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Foreigners B.E. 2560 (2017) significantly increases the penalties for various offences related to foreign nationals   Read More

OMAN – New eVisa System Launched

On 19 June 2017, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) officially launched a new eVisa system for business and tourist visas.  Read More

NETHERLANDS – New Work Permit Waiver to Promote International Trade

Effective 1 July 2017, a regulation aimed at promoting international trade contacts entered into force. Under this regulation, Dutch companies can temporarily employ foreign na  Read More

FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

France has begun publicising a simplified, fast-track Tech Visa process for startup founders, employees and investors. The route enables qualifying tech talent to obtain a “P  Read More

SAUDI ARABIA – Expat Levy Expanded

Effective 1 July 2017, as expected, a monthly levy of SAR 100 (approximately USD 27) must be paid for each foreign national dependent resident in Saudi Arabia.  Read More

KUWAIT – New Rules Limit Residence of Dependent Family Members

Effective immediately, the Kuwaiti authorities have ceased issuing new residence permits (Iqamas) for sponsored dependent family members, other than spouses and children. Curre  Read More

AUSTRALIA – Changes Taking Effect 1 July 2017

Several previously announced changes to Employer Sponsored temporary and permanent visa programmes came into effect on 1 July 2017.  Read More

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