ROMANIA – Employers to Obtain Labor Market Approval Before Hiring Foreign Workers

Posted on September 25, 2014

A new ordinance has been adopted by the Romanian Government, which will enter into force on November 28, 2014. The ordinance establishes the need for a labor market approval in some cases and emphasizes the need for compliance with the… Read more »


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Government Offices to Close for Holiday

Posted on September 19, 2014

In observance of the national holiday Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of the Sacrifice,” government offices will close for five days in early October. Although exact dates cannot be confirmed until the lunar moon is observed on September 24th or 25th,… Read more »


SOUTH AFRICA – Strict Parental Travel Provision Postponed Again

Posted on September 19, 2014

In attempts to diminish child trafficking, the South African Department of Home Affairs has declared new rules for adults traveling with children. This new rule will officially go into effect on June 1, 2015. This is the second time the… Read more »


MOROCCO – Ministry of Employment to Restructure, Cause Delays

Posted on September 19, 2014

Due to a sudden restructuring of the Moroccan Ministry of Employment, employers will be temporarily unable to obtain work permits for foreign workers. Additionally, employers may encounter delays in future applications following the restructuring. The Ministry of Employment has not… Read more »


ITALY – Joint Ventures to Now Qualify for ICT Work Permits

Posted on September 19, 2014

Recent changes from Italy’s Ministry of Labor dictate that they will now issue intra-company transfer (ICT) work permits for joint ventures. Previously, non-EU foreign nationals sent to Italy by a company that has entered into a joint-venture agreement with a… Read more »


CHINA – Chinese National Day to Close Government Offices

Posted on September 19, 2014

During October 1st – 7th, all Chinese government offices will be closed in observance of Chinese National Day. Additionally, Hong Kong will observe two days of holidays, October 1st – 2nd for National Day and for the Chung Yeung Festival…. Read more »


SOUTH AFRICA – Several Work Permit Categories No Longer Granted Extensions

Posted on September 11, 2014

Recent immigration changes have determined that holders of the following categories of work permits are no longer able to apply for and be granted extensions beyond their permits’ initial validity periods: Quota Work Permits: Legislative changes no longer provide for… Read more »


SOUTH AFRICA – New Rules for Adults Traveling with Children

Posted on September 11, 2014

In attempts to diminish child trafficking, the South African Department of Home Affairs has declared new rules for adults traveling with children. Beginning October 1st, 2014, all parents traveling with minor children must carry the complete birth certificates which include… Read more »


UAE – Immigration Reform Law Means Significant Changes

Posted on September 4, 2014

The immigration reform signed into law by the UAE Minister of the Interior will restructure the country’s short-term visa programs and also includes changes to processing fees. New Short-Term Visas Following the reform’s implementation, the UAE will offer three types… Read more »