SWITZERLAND – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the work permit quotas for 2018.

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SWITZERLAND – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2018

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SAUDI ARABIA – Employers Can Pay to Attain Required Saudization Category

Following the implementation on 3 September 2017 of stricter Saudization requirements for businesses, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) have introduced the “Parallel Nitaqat” system, to allow employers to buy into the required saudization category instead of hiring Saudi nationals.

“Parallel Nitaqat” aims to help employers who are struggling to hire enough Saudi nationals with the required skills or experience to reach their preferred Nitaqat category. Employers can pay a monthly fee (or six months in advance) for each Saudi employee they would otherwise have to hire to reach their preferred Nitaqat category.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Employers Can Pay to Attain Required Saudization Category

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L and B Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2017

The quota for L and B permits for the third quarter of 2017, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign Engineers Now Required to Have Five Years of Experience

The Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) have announced an agreement to require foreign engineers to demonstrate at least five years of professional engineering experience to be eligible for work permits.

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SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign Engineers Now Required to Have Five Years of Experience

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SAUDI ARABIA – Stricter Saudization Targets

Effective 3 September 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development will implement a new version of its Nitaqat grading programme for companies, meaning stricter Saudization requirements for businesses.

The Ministry has also announced that it only approved 37% of work visa applications in 2016 (316,212 out of 849,228).

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SAUDI ARABIA – Stricter Saudization Targets Scheduled

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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.

 

SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2017

The quota for L permits for the second quarter of 2017, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2017

This alert was prepared using information provided by Sgier und Partner.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
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.

ITALY – New Quota Decree Published

The Italian government has announced a cap of 30,850 on the number of workers from outside the EEA allowed in Italy for 2017. The figure and the categories of workers allowed this year are similar to those announced in recent years.

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ITALY – New Quota Decree Published

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.