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QATAR: 30-Day Visa on Arrival Can Only Be Extended Online

November 29, 2017

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that visitors who have entered Qatar on a 30-day tourist visa on arrival and who wish to extend their stay for another 30 days must do so via a new online portal, rather than through the Airport Passports Department. Who is affected? The 46 countries whose nationals can […]

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TAIWAN: Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

October 10, 2017

Effective 2nd 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-entry permits for Taiwan online, rather than in person at the Taipei Representative Office. Previously, only a single-entry permit to Taiwan was available through the online platform. Obtaining a visa upon […]

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GERMANY: New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

September 11, 2017

Germany has introduced new processes for intra-company transfers, which implement the European Union intra-company transfer (ICT) directive (Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15th May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”). There are three new routes available for […]

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QATAR: Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

August 16, 2017

On 9th 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. Who Qualifies? The 34 countries whose nationals can obtain a multiple-entry visa on arrival for stays of up to 90 days, valid for 180 days from the […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 3rd April 2017

April 3, 2017

In this week’s edition we advise that non-compliant employers in New Zealand are to be temporarily prevented from hiring migrant labour, and we clarify that for-profit activities are not allowed on the South Korean business visa or visa waiver. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Nigeria, Luxembourg and Norway.

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 6th March 2017

March 6, 2017

In this week’s edition, we look at the new Vietnamese work permit exemptions and 30-Day e-Visa, and advise of the increase in the Belgian residence administration fee. We also bring you the latest immigration news from South Korea, Morocco and Spain.

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VIETNAM: Work Permit Exemptions and 30-Day e-Visa

March 3, 2017

Work Permit Exemptions for Intra-Company Transfers From 1st February 2017, new rules have been implemented relating to intra-company transfers to Vietnam. Specifically, Operating Offices (“Văn phòng điều hành”) operating in one of the 11 sectors specified by Vietnam’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments are now eligible to apply for a work permit exemption (WPE) instead […]

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KAZAKHSTAN: Changes to Work Permits and Visa Waiver Program

January 11, 2017

Upcoming Changes to the Work Permit Regime From 1st January 2017, new rules for the issuance of work permits for Kazakhstan include the removal of the current labour market test for locally-hired applicants and the introduction of a state fee,…

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UK: Additional Nationalities Permitted to use Registered Traveller Service

November 25, 2016

UKVI has announced an increase in the permitted use of the Registered Traveller Service. As a reminder, this service is available to applicants who have a UK visa, or have visited the UK at least 4 times in the last…

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TAIWAN: Visa Regulations Relaxed for ASEAN Countries

July 28, 2016

From 1st August, citizens of Brunei and Thailand will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 30 days. This concession will be brought in as a trial for an initial period of one year. From 1st September, citizens…

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