Fakhoury Global Immigration Expands Services in Africa

Posted on January 30, 2015

Fakhoury Global Immigration is pleased to announce service offerings in Africa for the following countries: Algeria Côte d’Ivoire Mozambique Nigeria Sierra Leone Tunisia FGI’s business model is founded and supported by an outstanding team of immigration professionals which includes our… Read more »

BRAZIL – Broader Range of Acceptable Documents for Work Visas

Posted on January 23, 2015

Effective immediately, the Brazilian Ministry of Labor is to accept any documents that provide proof of work experience from foreigners applying for Work Visas. For all Temporary Work Visa applicants, alternative documents are to be accepted as proof of their… Read more »

KENYA – Foreign Employees Must Have Work Authorization to Enter Country

Posted on January 23, 2015

Kenya’s new Security Laws (Amendment) Act went into effect on December 22nd, 2014. The new act requires that foreign nationals apply for and obtain work authorization from the Department of Immigration Services prior to entering Kenya. After the application for… Read more »

MALAYSIA – New Passport Holders Required to Undergo Transfer Process

Posted on January 23, 2015

A recent change requires that any foreign work or dependent’s pass holders who are traveling out of Malaysia with a new passport undergo a new transfer process. This process entails applying to transfer their endorsed work or dependent’s pass to… Read more »

THAILAND – Fraud-Prevention Measure to Increase Work Permit Documentation Requirements

Posted on January 23, 2015

As of Monday, January 19th, Thailand’ new fraud-prevention measure has been in effect. This measure requires that all work permit applicants obtain certification per each document by the appropriate agency. For the following documents, non-certified versions will no longer be… Read more »

THE NETHERLANDS – New Salary Requirements for Knowledge Migrants

Posted on January 16, 2015

Since January 1st, 2015, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service has enforced the new minimum salary requirements for the Knowledge Migrant applicants. In order for an applicant to be considered eligible for the Knowledge Migrant Permit, the following requirements must… Read more »

CHINA – Three-Year Work Permits Available in Beijing

Posted on January 9, 2015

As of December 25th, 2014, three-year work permits are now available to certain foreign employees in Beijing. Prior to this change, the work permits were only valid for one year. The new three-year permits are available to foreign workers that… Read more »

ITALY – Current Work Permit Quotas Issued

Posted on January 9, 2015

The Italian government recently set the new work permit quotas, valid for the application period opened December 30th, 2014 until August 30th, 2015. A total of 17,850 non-EU nationals will be able to work in Italy, a slight decrease from… Read more »

MALAYSIA – Employment Pass Issuance Delayed due to New Requirement

Posted on January 9, 2015

Following the new requirement to use the Malaysian E-Filing system, any employers who have not completed the registration in 2014 and requested a new projection for 2015 will face delays in the processing of new and renewal Employment Passes. Requesting… Read more »

MALAYSIA – Workers Sponsoring Dependents Must Meet Income Requirements

Posted on January 9, 2015

Effective immediately, Employment Pass holders must have a monthly income equal to or greater than 5,000 Malaysian Ringgits (about $1,400 USD) per month in order to sponsor spouses or children on Dependent Passes. Dependent Pass holders who are currently in… Read more »