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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Saudi extends visa validity for stranded expats until Nov 30

DATE: 14-Sep-2021 Reported By: Rising

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has started to automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) for expats stranded outside the kingdom due to current travel restrictions until November 30, 2021.

In addition, the authority will also extend the validity of...

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UAE Embassy in India issues advisory against suspicious sites

DATE: 09-Sep-2021 Reported By: Khaleej Times

The UAE Embassy in New Delhi tweeted a Disclaimer on Wednesday advising all visitors and clients to access the official website for necessary information.

“Pls avoid visiting suspicious sites, @UAE...

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Kuwait resumes direct flight from India, five other countries.

DATE: 08-Sep-2021 Reported By: The Siasat Daily

Kuwait: The Kuwait government has resumed the direct flights to and from India and five other countries, starting from Tuesday, September 6, the Kuwait News Agency reported.The other five countries are: Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The flights to these c...

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UAE launches ‘green visas’ for expats to work without being sponsored

DATE: 07-Sep-2021 Reported By: The Siasat Daily

Abu Dhabi: In an attempt to boost the economy of the nation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a new class of visas called ‘green visas’, which will allow expatriates to apply for work without being sponsored by an employer, Emirates News Agency (ENA) ...

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15 lakh expats returned to Kerala due to Covid, 71% lost jobs

DATE: 06-Sep-2021 Reported By: The Times Of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 15.56 lakh Keralites returned to the state from abroad after the outbreak of covid 19 and out of this more than 71% had lost their jobs as per data of the non-resident Keralites department.

As many as 11,13,997 people(71.56%) out of 15,56,715 people who h...

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Travelling to Oman? Here's a checklist and everything you need to know

DATE: 04-Sep-2021 Reported By: Times Of Oman

Muscat: All passengers arriving to Oman who present a pre-travel negative COVID-19 PCR test result are exempted from quarantine, said the

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The CAA said in it's circular that based on the decision of the Supreme Committee for dea...

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No quarantine for fully vaccinated expatriates returning to Abu Dhabi.

DATE: 03-Sep-2021 Reported By: Onmanorama

Abu Dhabi: The city-states comprising the West Asian country of United Arab Emirates are welcoming tourists and resident visa holders after barring entry in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Abu Dhabi authorities have said that expatriates, who have taken both doses of the COVID...

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MEA passport clarification eases vax hurdle for expats.

DATE: 02-Sep-2021 Reported By: Times Of India

Kolkata: A ministry of external affairs declaration to allow vaccination of foreigners living in India is likely to allow put an end to some center's insistence on aadhar and not passport a practice that had delayed vaccination for some expats.

The foreign Ministry had stresse...

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