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Kuwait to extend expired residency, visit visas for 3 more months from September 1

The extension will be processed automatically by the ministry online

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Kuwaiti MP proposes move to stop issuing residency permits for expats aged over 60

The proposal also seeks to deport “all expats undergoing treatment at psychiatric hospitals”

Abu Dhabi aims to attract skilled expats by making life cheaper

Abu Dhabi is the 39th most expensive place for expatriates, according to New York-based consultant Mercer, more costly than Boston or Milan

UAE’s recovery may be mix of U- and V-shapes, minister says

The country has a pipeline of federal infrastructure projects worth Dhs20bn

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Oman to extend tourist visas until March 2021; protocols to reopen airports complete

All tourist visas issued from March 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020 are eligible for the extension

Kuwait will not hire expats in the oil sector – minister

No expatriates will be hired for positions in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries for the year 2020-21

UAE considers proposal to impose restrictions on hiring from certain countries

The options being discussed include strict future restrictions on the recruitment of workers from those countries and activating a “quota” system for them

Kuwait to allow repatriation flights, amnesty underway for expats without valid visas

The amnesty scheme allows residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines

Saudi extends exit, re-entry visas of expatriates

The extension will be done automatically without the need to visit the passport headquarters

New family sponsorship law for expats in the UAE takes effect

Expats – both men and women – can sponsor their family members if they earn a monthly salary of Dhs4,000 or Dhs3,000 plus accommodation

Apartments in Kuwait lie ‘vacant’ as expats leave the country – report

A total of 102,280 residency visas held by expats were cancelled between 2015 and 2018

Saudi officially launches ‘green card’ residency scheme for expats

The Saudi cabinet approved the scheme last month, but the online portal to apply was only opened to the public on Sunday

UAE unveils ‘golden card’ permanent residency scheme for expats

The move will see permanent residency granted to “exceptional” professionals

Saudi’s new permanent residency permit fee to exceed $200,000 – report

Last week, the Saudi cabinet approved the special residency scheme aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats

Saudi cabinet approves ‘green-card’-style residency scheme for foreign expats

The new scheme was approved by the Shoura Council earlier this month

Kuwait plans to pass first ‘pro-expat’ law in nine years – report

The new legislation seeks to increase the annual leave allowance and hike monthly salaries for expats in the private sector

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UAE Cabinet approves long-term visas for certain expats, lists conditions

Long term visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, specialists in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields and outstanding students

Kuwait MP calls for foreign workers to be charged “for the air they breathe”

Safa Al-Hashem is among a group of MPs calling for the country’s foreign population to be reduced