CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

By Peregrine

Effective 1 December 2017, nationals of Bulgarian and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for […]

UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

By Peregrine

On 5 December 2017, the US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration’s latest travel ban to take full effect while the case is […]

MALAYSIA – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) Projection for 2018 Opens on 8 December 2017

By Peregrine

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes from […]

NETHERLANDS – New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

By Peregrine

Effective 1 January 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants) […]

UNITED STATES – Limited Resumption of Visa Processing in Russia

By Peregrine

The United States Department of State has announced that, effective 11 December 2017, the U.S. consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok will begin […]

SWITZERLAND – 2017 Quotas for EU/EFTA L and B Permits for Assignees Exhausted

By Peregrine

The 2017 quota for short-term L permits and long-term B permits for assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) […]

CANADA – Changes to List of Designated Countries for Immigration Medical Exam

By Peregrine

Effective 23 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the list of “designated countries” whose residents require an immigration medical […]

AUSTRALIA – Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

By Peregrine

The Department of Employment is commencing public consultation on potential changes to the Department of Immigration’s new occupation lists, the Short-term Skilled Occupation […]

SAUDI ARABIA – Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Offers Online Attestation Services

By Peregrine

Effective immediately, the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce has launched online attestation (certification) services for some documents.

The online service is available through the “My […]

Kuwait Bans Work Visas for Expats Younger Than 30 Years Old

By EER

Kuwait’s manpower authority has issued an administrative decision that will take effect in 2018 banning the recruitment of expatriate who are under […]