IRAQ – Further Changes to Entry and Exit Rules

On 4 September 2018, Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced several important changes to the immigration rules.

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IRAQ – Further Changes to Entry and Exit Rules

This alert was prepared using information provided by New Frontiers Business Consulting.

ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

Previously, applicants from visa waiver countries were exempt from consular processing prior to arriving in Israel. In a related change, the MOI has also lengthened the validity period for Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visas for “Hi-Tech” applicants from 45 days to 90 days.

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ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will issue a multiple-entry B-2 visitor visa for qualifying Indian business persons, valid for up to five years, for stays of up to 90 days at a time. Normally, B-2 visitor visas for Indian nationals are valid for a single entry, and for a stay of up to 30 days.

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

CHINA – Five-Year Visa and Residence Permit for Overseas Chinese

Effective immediately, China’s Ministry of Public Security has introduced a new five-year multiple-entry visa and residence permit for individuals of Chinese descent living overseas.

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CHINA – Five-Year Visa and Residence Permit for Overseas Chinese

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Lehman, Lee & Xu and FSG.

IRAQ – Ministry of Interior Effects Several Important Changes

On 8 February 2018, Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued a notification making several important changes to the immigration rules.

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CHINA – Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

Effective 1 January 2018, new regulations for the “R visa” for high-level talent allow multiple stays in China of up to 180 days at a time, with a validity of up to ten years, a streamlined online application system and reduced processing times.

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CHINA – Talent Visa Rules and Benefits Clarified

This alert was prepared with information provided by Shanghai Foreign Service Group and Lehman, Lee & Xu.

AZERBAIJAN – E-Visas to Allow Stays of 90-Days with Multiple-Entries

Effective 12 January 2018, e-visas obtained through the ASAN Viza website will allow stays of up to 90 days, rather than the previous 30 days, and multiple entries, rather than a single entry, as previously.

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