Saudi Arabia – New Residence Scheme Approved

Posted on May 21, 2019

The Saudi government has approved a new special residence scheme, similar to the green card systems used elsewhere, which aims to attract affluent and highly-skilled foreign nationals, and which will be implemented within the next five years. Unlike the present… Read more »


New Zealand – Updates to Skill Shortage Lists

Posted on May 21, 2019

Effective May 27, 2019, Immigration New Zealand will make minor changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL). New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace… Read more »


Japan – Visa Application System available Online

Posted on May 3, 2019

Effective July 25, 2019, visa renewal applications for Business Managers, Intracompany Transfers, Engineer/Specialist/International Services, Highly Skilled Professionals, and Skilled Laborers can be submitted online via the Immigration Services Agency.  Visa renewals for dependents and re-entry permit applications can also be… Read more »


Portugal – Tech Visa available to Entrepreneurs

Posted on May 3, 2019

The StartUP Portugal Tech Visa program in Portugal opened January 1, 2019, aimed at technological and innovative companies to attract highly skilled workers from those not from the Schengen area. Criteria International entrepreneurs wishing to access the StartUP Visa and… Read more »