China – Immigration Rules Relaxed in the Guangdong Province

Posted on August 19, 2016

Following similar changes in Beijing and Shanghai, the Ministry of Public Security have implemented relaxed immigration rules for the Guangdong Province and Guangdong Free Trade Zone. The following changes have occurred for the Guangdong Province and Guangdong Free Trade Zone:… Read more »


Malaysia – Moratorium Lifted For Oil & Gas Companies

Posted on August 19, 2016

A moratorium placed last week on work permits for oil and gas companies has been lifted.  However work permit applications filed from Petronas must be submitted at Sarawak State Immigration Headquarters in Kuching, as they are still being scrutinized.  The… Read more »


Malaysia – New Regulations by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation

Posted on August 19, 2016

Reported previously, Malaysia’s Expatriate Service Division implemented new requirements for professional visit and professional passes.  Along with these changes, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will also begin implementing new regulations, effective September 1, which will impact companies with MSC… Read more »


Poland – Deadline Approaching for Posted Workers

Posted on August 19, 2016

As previously reported, a new Act was passed and put into force for workers that are posted to Poland to provide services.  The deadline to notify the State Labour Inspection in Poland of the presence of any seconded workers that… Read more »


Turkey – New Work Permit Regime

Posted on August 19, 2016

A new law that was published in the Official Gazette supersedes the previous Law on Work Permits for Foreigners, now called The Law on International Labor Force.  The new law implements important changes in the work permit system. A new… Read more »


United Arab Emirates – e-Vision Portal Enforced in Dubai

Posted on August 19, 2016

Dependent visas and renewal applications submitted in Dubai may face delays as they are required to be filed online using the e-Vision portal.  The General Directorate of Residence in Foreign Affairs in Dubai is enforcing applications to be submitted via… Read more »