NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior migrates business permit/expatriate quota records to new online platform

Between 23 July and 31 August 2018, the Ministry of Interior will migrate its business permit and expatriate quota records to a new online portal called eCitBiz.

All affected companies should update their records and migrate to the new platform by 31 August 2018.

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KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual biometric registration system for Foreign Nationals Certificate (“Alien Card”) applications.

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KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

This news alert was prepared using information provided by IKM Advocates.

KENYA – All Work Permits Must Be Verified

Every foreign national in Kenya who is the holder of a work permit is required to visit the Immigration Department to have their documents verified between 21 May 2018 and 21 July 2018.

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KENYA – All Work Permits Must Be Verified

This news alert was prepared using information provided by IBN Immigration Solutions and Kaplan & Stratton.

NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior Online Services May Cause Delays

On 7 May 2018, the Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) is expected to launch its new online service, covering all aspects of the operations and workflow of its Citizenship and Business (C&B) department.

The new online application process is expected to slow down the issuance of the grant and renewal of expatriate quota applications. Companies will be required to generate application file numbers and verification codes for the online application process.

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MOROCCO – Fewer Intra-Company Transfers Qualify for Exemption from Labour Market Testing

In the last few weeks, the Ministry of Labour in Morocco has tightened the qualifying criteria for the intra-company transfer work permit process. The ICT process exempts employers from obtaining approval from the Agence Nationale de Promotion de l’Emploi et des Competences (ANAPEC) certifying that no local Moroccan candidate suits the position.

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MOROCCO – Fewer Intra-Company Transfers Qualify for Exemption from Labour Market Testing

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maroc Integration.

GHANA – New Employment Guidelines Released by Petroleum Commission

Effective 2 June 2018. the Petroleum Commission (PC) has released new guidelines covering the employment of foreign nationals.

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GHANA – Immigration Service Requires Medical Certificates be Obtained from its Headquarters in Ghana

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has posted a brief announcement of a new policy, effective 15 February 2018, requiring all new applicants for work and residence permits to obtain medical certificates from the GIS medical facility at its headquarters in Ghana.

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