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SAUDI ARABIA: Ministry of Labor Cancels Yellow Nitaqat Band

Effective 26 January 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has announced it will cancel the yellow band in its Saudization programme, Nita  Read More

FRANCE: Decree to Extend Rights of Posted Workers from July 2020

Ministerial order 2019-116 of 20 February 2019, which will come into effect on 30 July 2020, transposes into French law European Directive 2018/957 of 28 June  Read More

SWITZERLAND: Reminder that Job Advertisement Threshold to Change from January 2020

Effective 1 January 2020, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 5% or above will have to test the Swiss lab  Read More

ARGENTINA: Police Clearance Certificates Required for Certain Visas

Effective immediately, holders of 30-day Technical visas or Technical visas valid for 30 days who apply to renew the visa for a sixth time (i.e. beyond six mo  Read More

UNITED STATES: Electronic Registration Required for Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will implement its new electronic registration process for H-1B applications for the upc  Read More

VIETNAM: Upcoming New Labour Code and Amendments to Immigration Law

Amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners will come into effect on 1 July 2020.  Read More

KUWAIT: New Business Visit Visa Regulations Extended to All Nationalities

In an attempt to crack down on forged degree certificates submitted in support of business (commercial) visit visa applications, the Kuwait Ministry of Interi  Read More

CANADA: Biometrics Now Required for Certain In-Canada Applications

Effective 3 December 2019, applicants within Canada for work permit, study permit and visa extensions, as well as for permanent residence, must give their bio  Read More

BELGIUM: Increased Minimum Salary Thresholds for 2020

Effective 1 January 2020, minimum gross annual salary levels for foreign employees will be increased in the three Belgian regions.  Read More

NETHERLANDS: New Minimum Salary Levels for 2020

The Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants), graduates and Bl  Read More

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