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Bahrain
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Bahrain introduced a multiple-entry e-visa for training purposes that will remain valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
Israel
Envoy Global, Inc.
On 24 August 2022, the government of Israel announced that all travelers will be permitted to undergo optional PCR COVID-19 testing at the Ben Gurion Airport between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. free...
Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
The tropical island, Mauritius, remains a destination of choice owing to its climate, myriad of cultures, attractive taxation regimes and a variety of opportunities granting access to foreigners...
Mozambique
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Mozambique to introduce a short-term visa-exempt entry option for select foreign nationals.
Nigeria
The Trusted Advisors
The law is trite that any foreigner seeking employment in Nigeria must get the consent and approval of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Firmus Advisory
In line with the Nigerian Immigration Act, "No person who is not a citizen of Nigeria, may take up employment in Nigeria other than employment with the Federal or State Government without the consent...
Qatar
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Qatar announced that it will temporarily suspend the entry of select foreign nationals into the country who are not attending the FIFA World Cup.
Mayer Brown
In advance of hosting the FIFA World Cup in late 2022, Qatar has announced new restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals. Specifically, all foreign nationals seeking to enter Qatar as...
Saudi Arabia
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Saudi Arabia will allow foreign nationals who have tickets to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar to obtain short-term multiple-entry visas...
South Africa
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of South Africa added an additional extension of stay for Zimbabwean nationals. Under this extension, nationals of Zimbabwe who currently hold an expired...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of South Africa announced it will no longer centralize the review process of long-term visas. Instead, long-term visa applications will be reviewed and processed...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) was formed in 1994 as a replacement for the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA). The PTA formed during...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of South Africa introduced additional security measures for the issuance of passports. Third parties will no longer be permitted to collect passports on behalf...
United Arab Emirates
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of the United Arab Emirates introduced new COVID-19 measures and lifted mask requirements for entrance on 28 September 2022
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of the United Arab Emirates relaxed certain medical examination requirements for foreign nationals applying for residency .
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a new electronic visa application platform beginning in October 2022.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced a multiple-entry tourist visa for foreign nationals who plan to attend the 2022 World Cup.
Uzbekistan
GRATA International
On September 19, a videoconference was held on measures to further increase the potential of domestic and inbound tourism, chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Worldwide
The Sovereign Group
A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is an individual who does not live on a permanent basis in India but is still either an Indian citizen or holds an Overseas Citizen of India card.
Barnard Inc.
By 31 December 2022, qualifying Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) workers will need to have successfully transferred their permit to applicable mainstream visas to ensure that they can remain and work legally in the country.
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