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.

CANADA – Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

On 8 March 2018, Canada signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), along with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Amongst other free-trade provisions, the CPTPP provides eased reciprocal immigration provisions for the entry and stay of nationals of partner countries as short-term business visitors, temporary foreign workers and investors.

Once the CPTPP has been ratified by at least six of the partner countries, it will enter in effect and more details of the implementation of its provisions will be published.

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NIGERIA – Executive Order Brings Stricter Labour Market Rules

On 2 February 2018, the President of Nigeria signed an executive order (EO5) aimed at promoting local Nigerian expertise in science, engineering and technology.

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NIGERIA – Executive Order Brings Stricter Labour Market Rules

This alert was drafted using information provided by Famsville Solicitors.

NIGERIA – Foreign Professionals Now Require Local Certification

Effective immediately, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has issued a directive that foreign professionals intending to work in Nigeria must first register with the relevant regulatory professional bodies in Nigeria.

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NIGERIA – Foreign Professionals Now Require Local Certification

This alert was drafted using information provided by Famsville Solicitors.

ISRAEL – Relaxed Criteria for Work Permits for Foreign Experts; and Increased Immigration Audits at Client Sites

The Ministry of Interior has recently relaxed the qualifying criteria for work permits for foreign experts engaged in professions requiring a higher academic education.

Also, the immigration authorities have recently increased audits at client sites.

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TAIWAN – New Part-Time Work Permit for Foreign Spouses

Effective 26 July 2017, the Taiwan Workforce Development Agency has introduced a new work permit allowing foreign national spouses of foreign national employees to do part-time professional or technical work.

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TAIWAN – New Part-Time Work Permit for Foreign Spouses

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Taiwan Immigration and Relocation and People First Relocation.

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