SOUTH AFRICA – Requirements for Travelling with Children Eased

Effective 1 December 2018, the “First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014” eases the requirements for parents and legal guardians travelling with children through South African ports of entry, which were first introduced in 2015.

Changes have also been made to the rules on spouses, work visas and residence, while many more proposed changes to the visa rules are expected to be introduced in the coming months, but were not included in this amendment.

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SOUTH AFRICA – Requirements for Travelling with Children Eased

This alert was prepared with information provided by IBN Immigration Solutions.

SINGAPORE – New Vaccination Requirement for Dependent Children

Effective 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health will require documentation of diptheria and measles vaccination to be submitted by foreign-born children, in support of applications for long-term immigration passes.

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SINGAPORE – New Vaccination Requirement for Dependent Children

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Visa Rules Bring Positive Changes

On 21 October 2018, the UAE cabinet approved a number of new visa rules that will prove beneficial to numerous categories of foreign nationals in the UAE, including tourists, retirees and students and the widows, divorcees, and children of foreign nationals.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Visa Rules Bring Positive Changes

This alert has been prepared with information provided by Sesam Business Consultants and Executive Expatriate Relocations.

PANAMA – New Online Application for Travel Permits for Minors

Effective 1 April 2018, the National Immigration Authority will implement a mandatory online application process for travel permits for minors exiting the country with one or no parents.

The introduction of the new system may cause delays.

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PANAMA – New Online Application for Travel Permits for Minors

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Morgan & Morgan Abogados.

FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules.

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

This alert was drafted using information provided by Expat Partners, Apro Consulting and Itama Mobility.

CHINA – Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

Effective 1 January 2018, new regulations for the “R visa” for high-level talent allow multiple stays in China of up to 180 days at a time, with a validity of up to ten years, a streamlined online application system and reduced processing times.

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CHINA – Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

This alert was prepared with information provided by Shanghai Foreign Service Group and Lehman, Lee & Xu.