OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

Effective immediately, foreign national employees in Oman earning at least OMR 300 (about USD 780) per month are permitted to sponsor their family members for dependent residence permits.

Previously, the salary threshold for dependent sponsorship was OMR 600 per month.

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OMAN – Salary Threshold Halved for Sponsoring Dependents

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

Effective immediately, foreign nationals employed in Abu Dhabi who wish to sponsor family members for initial or renewal dependent residence permits must submit a Tawtheeq (a residential lease registered in Abu Dhabi) In support of the application.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abu Dhabi Dependent Residence Permit Requires Abu Dhabi Tenancy Contract

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Curtis and Sesam Business Consultants.

KUWAIT – New Rules Limit Residence of Dependent Family Members

Effective immediately, the Kuwaiti authorities have ceased issuing new residence permits (Iqamas) for sponsored dependent family members, other than spouses and children. Current dependent residence permit holders are allowed in some cases to renew their residence.

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KUWAIT – New Rules Limit Residence of Dependent Family Members

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CANADA – Government Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Certain Spouses and Revises Age Threshold for Dependents

Effective 28 April, 2017, the Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status.

Effective 24 October 2017, the Canadian government will reset the age of dependency back to “under 22”.

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CANADA – Government Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Certain Spouses and Revises Age Threshold for Dependents

This alert was prepared using information provided by Kranc Associates and the Government of Canada.

KUWAIT – Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

The Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has announced that, effective 19 October 2016, it has increased the minimum monthly salary requirements for foreign nationals sponsoring spouses and dependents for family and visit visas.

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KUWAIT – Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

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