Last month, we published an article in response to many news stories which had began to circulate regarding the changes in residence visas, and how this could potentially affect expats in the Middle East.
Over the past few years, momentum has grown towards the nationalisation of job markets across the GCC and other parts of the Middle and Far East. This is intended to cut unemployment levels for nationals as well as improve prospects in higher paid positions.
Acquiring Consular services can be a daunting process. The terminology is confusing, the processes are unclear and the rules seem to change from day to day! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a resource out there which was simple, easy to understand, and gave you the step-by-step guidance you needed to fulfil your needs?
In the first quarter of 2019, Saudi Arabia’s new mega-city named Neom, or “The Red Sea Project”, commenced construction. The vision of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, this new centre of commerce and high-end tourism covers over 10, 000 square miles.
If you’re travelling for business, you’d think it’s a given that you’d require a business visa for the country you’re visiting. In reality, that depends on what you’ll be doing on behalf of your company in the destination country, as well as which country you will be visiting. What’s classified as a “business trip”?
Countries across the world are exploring how to open their doors more widely to tourism and international business. Making visa processes simpler and less expensive can be an important factor in attracting more visitors, which in turn can give a welcome boost to the economy.
Cruises are a great way to check off a lot of destinations in one trip, but they can also be perilous in terms of documentation. A recent incident where a couple were forced to disembark their cruise liner halfway through their holiday highlights the importance of checking visa requirements before you leave!
A United Kingdom passport is ranked in the 5th band of most powerful passports, with visa-free entry into 118 countries, a visa being issued on arrival in 42 and only requiring a visa prior to travelling in 38 countries. But do you know which countries require a visa and which one’s don’t?