Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Immigration
Fragomen
The immigration authority in Angola has opened the online portal for foreign nationals to submit Tourism Visa applications, following the recent replacement of the Ordinary Visa with the Tourism Visa for business and tourist trips.
Fragomen
Israeli consulates in China, Turkey and India have resumed processing visa applications after processing was suspended on June 26, 2019.
Fragomen
Applicants can apply for a STEP visa at the Israeli consular post in their country of residence or work.
Hanan Iftach
This type of visa does not allow the foreign national to work in Israel.
Hanan Iftach
Israeli high-tech companies are currently experiencing a labor shortage of about 8,000 workers a year.
Hanan Iftach
Accordingly, it is recommended to pre-plan these procedures as soon as possible.
Fragomen
The Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) has implemented a new requirement for biometric registration of foreign nationals who remain in Nigeria for over 90 days.
PwC Nigeria
The Nigeria Immigration Service has released guidelines for migrants e-registration requiring foreigners to register not later than 31 December 2019 or face sanctions.
Deloitte Nigeria
On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, the United States Mission (The Mission) in Nigeria announced the immediate suspension of the interview waivers option popularly referred to as the "Dropbox" application
AELEX
There are also some industry-specific requirements for the approval of expatriate quotas in Nigeria.
Deloitte Nigeria
Prior to this launch, the Nigeria international passport had been issued with a validity of 5 years.
Fragomen
The immigration regulation as it appears in the government gazette will be amended to accommodate the ruling within 24 months, as instructed by the decision.
ENSafrica
Rwanda has adopted a ministerial order implementing the law on immigration and emigration, introducing various changes to the Rwandan immigration and emigration landscape.
ENSafrica
For non-visa exempt children, original birth certificates and parental consent will still need to be submitted during the visa application process.
ENSafrica
The Department of Home Affairs has announced that it will no longer require a repatriation deposit as a condition for issuing a temporary residence visa.
ENSafrica
According to South Africa’s new Immigration Regulations, the quota work permit category has been replaced by the critical skills work visa.
The Legal Group
The UAE has recently launched a permanent residency scheme for investors and exceptional doctors, engineers, scientists, and artists called the "Golden Card".
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The UAE recently allowed select categories of foreigners to apply for long-term visas for themselves and their families, including investors and entrepreneurs who meet certain conditions
James Berry and Associates Legal Consultants
It allows long-term stay in the country to investors, real estate investors, entrepreneurs, talented people like doctors, researchers, innovators and outstanding students.
Oneworld Ltd
No need to provide certificates for a number of activities.
Clyde & Co
Immigration policies across the Arab peninsula have historically been linked to individuals' sponsorship status.
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