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MALAYSIA: (Nov. 6, 2014) Changes impact dependents, long-term visit pass holders, Philippines knowledge workers

November 10, 2014
MALAYSIA: (Nov. 6, 2014) Changes impact dependents, long-term visit pass holders, Philippines knowledge workers

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has announced updates to processing that will impact dependents, long-term social visit pass holders and Philippine nationals. What does the change mean? Dependent passes will only be issued to applicants 18 years and younger; long-term visit pass holders cannot study, work or perform political...

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Posted in bal, dependent, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, long, Malaysia, Pass, term, visit, Work |

SINGAPORE: Long-Term Visit Passes for unmarried couples receiving more scrutiny

October 3, 2014
SINGAPORE: Long-Term Visit Passes for unmarried couples receiving more scrutiny

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Singapore is growing more stringent in its review of applications for Long-Term Visit Passes for unmarried common-law partners of Employment Pass holders. What does the change mean? The Ministry of Manpower is applying more scrutiny and may reject applications for unmarried partners whose home countries do not legally recognize common-law...

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Posted in bal, Employment, FEM Global Immigration News, long, partners, Pass, Singapore, term, visit |

SAUDI ARABIA: Foreign workers may renew dependents’ visit visas electronically

August 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA: Foreign workers may renew dependents’ visit visas electronically

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Saudi Arabia has launched an electronic service that will allow expatriates to renew visit visas for relatives. What does the change mean? Foreign employees may renew visit visas for family members electronically without having to queue in passport offices. Implementation timeframe: Aug. 11. Visas/permits affected: Family Visit...

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Posted in appleman, arabia, bal, family, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, New, Saudi Arabia, Visas, visit |

SAUDI ARABIA: Foreign workers may renew dependents’ visit visas electronically

August 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA: Foreign workers may renew dependents’ visit visas electronically

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Saudi Arabia has launched an electronic service that will allow expatriates to renew visit visas for relatives. What does the change mean? Foreign employees may renew visit visas for family members electronically without having to queue in passport offices. Implementation timeframe: Aug. 11. Visas/permits affected: Family Visit...

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Posted in appleman, arabia, bal, family, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, New, Saudi Arabia, Visas, visit |

MALAYSIA: In-person filing to be mandatory for professional visit passes

June 10, 2014
MALAYSIA: In-person filing to be mandatory for professional visit passes

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Malaysia will begin to strictly enforce in-person filing of applications for Professional Visit Passes. What does the change mean? A representative of the sponsoring employer must file in person at Malaysian Immigration Department (MID) headquarters in Putrajaya. Implementation timeframe: June 15. Visas/permits affected: Professional Visit Passes. Who is affected: Employers applying for Professional Visit...

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Posted in Applications, bal, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Malaysia, mid, New, person, Professional, visit |

SAUDI ARABIA: New Temporary Restrictions for Visit Visas Begin July 1, 2014

June 5, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA: New Temporary Restrictions for Visit Visas Begin July 1, 2014

Family visit visa holders in Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to extend their stays between July 1 and October 24, 2014. Saudi consular posts will also limit the number of new family, commercial, and work visit visas issued during this period. Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has announced that temporary restrictions...

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Posted in arabia, family, FEM Global Immigration News, New, saudi, Saudi Arabia, visa, Visas, visit, Work |

SAUDI ARABIA: New Temporary Restrictions for Visit Visas Begin July 1, 2014

June 5, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA: New Temporary Restrictions for Visit Visas Begin July 1, 2014

Family visit visa holders in Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to extend their stays between July 1 and October 24, 2014. Saudi consular posts will also limit the number of new family, commercial, and work visit visas issued during this period. Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has announced that temporary restrictions...

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Posted in arabia, family, FEM Global Immigration News, New, saudi, Saudi Arabia, visa, Visas, visit, Work |

NETHERLANDS: Business Visitors Limited to a Single Entry Per Year; Permissible Training Activities Broadened

December 24, 2013
NETHERLANDS: Business Visitors Limited to a Single Entry Per Year; Permissible Training Activities Broadened

Effective January 1, 2014, foreign nationals will only be allowed to visit the Netherlands for business meetings for one uninterrupted stay of up to 13 weeks per 52-week period. Multiple business trips within a 52-week period will no longer be permitted. In a separate legislative change, business visitors will be able to engage in...

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Posted in Business, FEM Global Immigration News, Netherlands, Period, permitted, Stay, visit, Visitors, week |

ISRAEL: Business Travelers Should Get Visit Permits for West Bank

May 22, 2013

The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a new border control policy, wherein business travelers are being asked to declare that they do not intend to visit the West Bank. Business travelers who do intend to visit the West Bank should apply for a visit...

Posted in Bank, Business, Government, intend, Israel, policy, travelers, visit, west |

Singapore: New Visit Pass Offers Longer Residence, Eased Employment Authorization for Foreign Spouses of Singapore Citizens

March 11, 2012
Singapore: New Visit Pass Offers Longer Residence, Eased Employment Authorization for Foreign Spouses of Singapore Citizens

A new Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) provides a longer residence period, streamlined employment authorization and access to healthcare benefits to the qualifying foreign spouses of Singapore citizens. The new pass will be available beginning April 1. A foreign national who is the spouse of a Singaporean citizen and who has at least one...

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Posted in Apply, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, long, ltvp+, Pass, Singapore, singaporean, term, visit |

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