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

This news alert was prepared using information provided by HelpXpat Relocations and Curtis.

SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

CANADA / EUROPEAN UNION – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Facilitates Business Mobility

Provisionally effective from 21 September 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union includes provisions for the entry of short-term business visitors and temporary foreign workers.

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CANADA / EUROPEAN UNION – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Facilitates Business Mobility

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada, Rekai LLP, the European Commission and the Canadian Government.

LITHUANIA – New EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Introduced

Amendments to Lithuania’s Law on Legal Status of Foreigners took effect 1 September 2017, implementing the EU ICT directive.

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LITHUANIA –New EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Introduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by PIR Group.

INDIA – Chennai Authorities Require Foreign Nationals to Be Registered Within 24 Hours of Arrival, and also on Departure

The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Chennai, India now requires landlords and managers of apartments, hotels and other accommodation to complete the online Form C notification procedure within 24 hours of a foreign national’s arrival in Chennai, rather than within 14 days as at other FRROs around India.

Chennai FRRO is also the first and (so far) only FRRO to require notification of a foreign national’s departure or checkout, via the same online portal.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lawquest and IKAN Relocations.

NICARAGUA – New Entry Request Form Required Before Travel

Effective immediately, the Nicaraguan Immigration Directorate (DGME) has introduced a new requirement for travelers entering Nicaragua for reasons other than tourism to submit, at least seven days in advance of travel, an entry request form by email.

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NICARAGUA – New Entry Request Form Required Before Travel

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Consortium Legal.

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