UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Major changes in immigration rules announced

On 13 June 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE.

The changes will affect current and future foreign national employees and their employers.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Major changes in immigration rules announced

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on 20 May 2018 that investors and professionals will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Proven, Sesam Business Consultants and Executive Expatriate Relocations.

GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

On 22 May 2018, the Greek government published a law implementing the European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

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GREECE – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

This alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Relocations Greece.

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.

DENMARK – Possible Strike Action May Affect Immigration Authorities

Danish unions and state, regional and municipal employers are locked in ongoing negotiations on employment and salary conditions, faced with the threat of strike action by public sector workers from 8 May 2018, and a retaliatory “lockout” by employers from 12 May 2018.

The immigration authorities have not been selected to participate in the strike action but would be affected by the lockout.

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DENMARK – Possible Strike Action May Affect Immigration Authorities

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Skilled Workers Can Take Part-Time Jobs

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has recently issued a decision allowing Emirati and foreign national skilled workers to take multiple part-time jobs, under certain conditions.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Skilled Workers Can Take Part-Time Jobs

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

SPAIN – New Document Criteria for Residence Card Applications in Madrid

Effective immediately, an applicant for a residence card in Madrid whose passport does not bear an entry stamp affixed by the Spanish border control authorities must instead submit a statement of entry (“declaración de entrada”).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados.