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Visa or residency issues? Here’s what Qatar’s new ‘grace period’ means for expats

DATE: 12-Oct-2021 Reported By: Doha news

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has announced a new grace period for expats found to be  violating entry and exit permits from 12 October to 31 December 2021.

The new ministerial decision means that those who breached residency rules, work visa rules, or family visit visa rules can ...

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Expats above 60s who left Kuwait must re-apply; 5,000 on temporary residencies

DATE: 11-Oct-2021 Reported By: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Board of Directors, Dr. Abdullah Al-Salman will call a meeting this week of the PAM Board of Directors to discuss the cancellation of the decision of the PAM Director-General, Ahmed Al-Mous...

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48-hour home quarantine must for those not completed Saudi approved vaccines

DATE: 08-Oct-2021 Reported By: Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — An official source at the Ministry of Interior announced on Monday that 48-hour home quarantine is mandatory for those who had not completed administering any of the Saudi approved vaccines against coronavirus upon their arrival in the Kingdom.

Thos...

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Indemnity delays to expats at crisis point – Wait for months

DATE: 05-Oct-2021 Reported By: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY: End of service indeminity for non- Kuwaiti state employees have not been spared by the repercussions of the liquidity crisis that the country is suffering from, as these benefits are still facing challenges of delayed payment, reports Al-Qabas daily. Informed sources said, &ldqu...

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Dubai: Region's first virtual court to handle labour disputes launched

DATE: 04-Oct-2021 Reported By: Khaleej Times

A virtual court announced on Sunday will facilitate smooth handling of labour cases in a Dubai free zone.

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Courts said the e-court — billed as the first of its kind in the region — would handle labour litigations involving companies operating...

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Saudi re-entry visa: Expats who fail to return within visa expiry to face 3-year ban.

DATE: 22-Sep-2021 Reported By: Mathrubhumi News

Jeddah: The General Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia has informed that residents who left the country on re-entry visas and failed to return before the visa expiry will be barred from entering the country for a period of three years.

Though the rule already exists, it is crucia...

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GACA directs airlines to verify immune status of expats before boarding plane to Saudi Arabia

DATE: 21-Sep-2021 Reported By: Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has instructed all airlines, including private airlines, operating in the Kingdom’s airports, to verify the immune status of expatriates before boarding their plane bound for the Kingdom.

GACA ann...

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Senior expatriates returning home are invited to visit the Ambassador

DATE: 20-Sep-2021 Reported By: Asianet News

The purpose of this meeting is to hear the experiences of the expatriates, to receive suggestions for further improvement of the welfare of th

e expatriates in Kuwait and to hear suggestions from the expatriates to further strengthen the relationship between India and Kuwait.

Kuwait C...

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Shoura member demands expat fee to be made proportionate to income

DATE: 16-Sep-2021 Reported By: Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — A member of the Shoura Council demanded that the expatriate’s fee should be proportionate to what he receives as income in a month. Attending the council session, he said that the expat fee has become an obstacle for the growth of small and medium enterp...

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Saudi Arabia: Domestic workers can now change their sponsorship online

DATE: 15-Sep-2021 Reported By: The Siasat Daily

Riyadh: In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, domestic workers can now change their sponsorship through Absher platform, local media reported on Monday.

Since March 2021, the ministry of labor and social development has simplified the transfer procedures for ex-patriates wor...

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