OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Effective immediately, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months.

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

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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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MALAYSIA – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

Effective 1 August 2017, the government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia has expanded its eVisa facility to include the “eVisa for Expatriate”, for work purposes.

Window Malaysia Aims to process and approve eVisa applications within two working days, an improvement on the usual five to six working days required to process a consular Visa with Reference application.

However, the major work permit issuing agencies in Malaysia, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriates Services Division (ESD), and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), are as yet unable to confirm whether they recognize the new eVisa as part of their process flow.

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MALAYSIA – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

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OMAN – New eVisa System Launched

On 19 June 2017, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) officially launched a new eVisa system for business and tourist visas.

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OMAN – New eVisa System Launched

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MALAYSIA – eVisa Available for Nationals of Ten Countries for Business and Tourism

The government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia, now offers an eVisa facility to nationals of ten countries travelling to Malaysia, for business or tourism, for up to 30 days in a validity period of three months.

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MALAYSIA – eVisa Available for Nationals of Ten Countries for Business and Tourism

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Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

Effective 1 June 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further relax visa rules for visitors from countries in South east and South Asia covered by the “New Southbound Policy”.

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TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Taiwan Immigration & Relocation Company (TIRC).

INDIA – Changes to Visa and E-Visa Framework

The Indian government has expanded its e-Visa scheme, extended five-year tourist and business visas to more nationals and introduced two new visa categories, among other changes aimed at promoting tourism, business and investment.

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