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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.
Ghana
Envoy Global, Inc.
Ghana will introduce a new eVisa service for visa-required foreign nationals entering the country for tourism or business at the end of 2022.
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...
Envoy Global, Inc.
Companies hiring foreign nationals requiring an entry visa will now be permitted to apply for a B-1 Hi-Tech visa on behalf of the foreign national employee  
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...
Oman
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Oman reduced the list of restricted professions for foreign nationals on 14 July 2022. Restricted professions are reserved exclusively for Omani citizens.
Qatar
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 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.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will introduce a new passport type on 1 September 2022.  The new passport will feature additional security measures intended to reduce forgery or falsification.
Envoy Global, Inc.
On 18 April 2022, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced a new entry system for visitors to the UAE. First-time applicants will not require
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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