Saudi Arabia – Recent Changes to Work Visas, Block Visas and Nitaqat

Posted on February 18, 2019

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) has recently made several significant changes to its rules for issuing block visas and work visas, and to the “Nitaqat” Saudization system. Block Visas Validity The MLSD has reversed its October 2017… Read more »


Philippines – New Requirements and Restrictions for Special Work Permit and Provisional Work Permit

Posted on February 18, 2019

On January 29, 2019, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued Operations Order No. JHM-2019-002, prescribing supplemental guidelines for SWP and PWP issuance. A company applying for a Special Work Permit (SWP) for an employee must now submit, through its authorized… Read more »


United Kingdom – Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme Opens and Fee to be Cancelled

Posted on February 4, 2019

Effective January 21, the Home Office opened the voluntary public testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme to resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport and their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid… Read more »