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20-year expat residency cap proposed in Kuwait


A Kuwaiti lawmaker has proposed a residency cap of a maximum of ten years, that can be renewed only once, for all expatriates working in the country, according to a report. The conditions imply that no foreigner can stay in Kuwait

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Saudi plans new drive against illegals

Saudi Labor and Interior ministry officials have announced a plan to to intensify inspection of documents of foreign workers against residency law violations, a report said. Documents can be inspected not only at work places, but

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Reconya targets UAE for Germany, Malta residency service

Reconya, an advisory specialising in residence and citizenship planning in Europe, is targeting expatriates living in the UAE to provide a seamless and licensed residency service. The company sees  good opportunity in the UAE

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Abu Dhabi's residency clamp: A radical step

  Abu Dhabi is giving its public sector employees an ultimatum: move from glitzy fun-filled Dubai to the conservative capital or lose your generous housing allowance. This looks like a radical if desperate attempt to patch up its

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Iraq sees $35bn investment in Zubair oilfield

Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Al-Shahristani said on Monday he expected Italian oil major Eni and its partners to invest $35 billion in the 4-billion-barrel Zubair oilfield over six years. Al-Shahristani's comments came after the Oil Ministry

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Oman to grant residency after home completion

Oman will issue residence visa to foreign home owners after the completion of the properties and not on registration, a government official said on Monday. Mohammed al-Sinani, the Tourism Ministry's director general of planning and follow-

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Oman home buyers to get residency on completion

Oman will issue residence visa to foreign home owners after the completion of the properties and not on registration, a government official said on Monday. Mohammed al-Sinani, the Tourism Ministry's director general of planning and fol

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UAE to grant homeowners long-term visas

The United Arab Emirates will allow expatriate owners of property long-term multiple entry visit permits to the UAE but not grant them residency status under a new law, the Gulf state's vice-president said. Some developers in the UAE had b

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UAE law to grant residency to property owners

The United Arab Emirates plans to introduce a law within a year to grant renewable, six-month residency visas to owners of freehold property, a government official said in remarks published on Tuesday. "The proposal ... will allow the owne

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Saudi backs residency cap

Saudi Arabia's labour minister said Riyadh supported a residency limit on the millions of expatriate workers in the Gulf to prevent them from gaining a political voice in the region. According to a report in The Gulf Daily News, our siste

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