UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has announced that its new insurance scheme for foreign workers will be available from 15 October 2018.

The new scheme, announced alongside other changes on 13 June 2018, will be offered as an alternative to the existing bank guarantee system.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

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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

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COSTA RICA – New Social Security Registration Requirements for Dependents

Effective immediately, dependent family members of applicants for permanent or temporary residence are required to register separately with the Social Security Administration of Costa Rica (CCSS) after completing the residence application process.

Previously, dependent family members could be included in the CCSS registration of the principal applicant. Children aged 17 years or under are not required to register with the CCSS.

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COSTA RICA – New Social Security Registration Requirements for Dependents

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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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SWEDEN – Insurance Certificates Now Required for Work Permit Extension Applications

The Swedish Migration Agency has recently enforced a December 2015 court ruling, requiring employers to prove they have provided the correct salary and insurance for their foreign national employees throughout their employment period in Sweden.

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RUSSIA – Recent Immigration Developments

The Bank of Russia has defined minimum requirements for medical insurance for foreign national employees which will take effect on 1 May 2016.

In addition, effective 1 January 2016, work permit holders applying to amend their work permits more than seven days after a change to their passport details must pay a fine of 4-5000 RUB.

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RUSSIA – Recent Immigration Developments

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