Global Employer Services (GES) insights

Keep up-to-date with the latest GES news

The Global Employer Services team provides updates on a regular basis regarding the most important GES news in the region.

Here are some of our alerts:


May 10, 2024

New Employment Contract Authentication Process for Current Employees

April 19, 2024

E-Visa Platform Launched to Process Visit Visas for Business Travel

March 28, 2024

Resumption of family visit visa issuance with stricter criteria

March 11, 2024

GOSI launches initiative to exempt employers from fines for payment delays or violations

March 5, 2024

Revised Saudization quota for engineering sector starting from 21 July 2024

February 26, 2024

Residence Permit procedures must be completed within 30 days of entry into the country

February 16, 2024

NPRA suspends the conversion of visit visas to
work or dependent visas without a sponsor

January 31, 2024

Three-year ban lifted for foreign workers who did not return to the Kingdom before the expiry of their exit and re-entry visa

January 25, 2024

Expansion of the Premium Residency Program with five new eligibility categories

January 23, 2024

New requirement for Monkeypox testing for certain Saudi visa applications

January 12, 2024

Applications for the cancellation of exit/re-entry Visas can now be submitted via the Absher 

January 12, 2024

Transfer of Employment Sponsorship
Applications Suspended Across Free Zones in Dubai

December 26, 2023

New wage caps for social security contributions

December 11, 2023

Qatar's Ministry of Interior implements updated family entry regulations

November 19, 2023

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia development: The third year of the Nitaqat Mutawar program

November 19, 2023

Proof of school registration is now required for children when applying for a dependent family residence permit renewal

November 5, 2023

A Visit Visa can be renewed a week before its expiry

November 5, 2023

KSA expands the Visitors e-Visa to six more countries

October 9, 2023

KSA Immigration news - Premium Residency for Regional Executives Headquartered in the Kingdom

October 9, 2023

Kuwait Immigration news - Expatriates must now settle all government debts before they can renew their residence permit

October 2, 2023

Pre-entry visa exemption for Armenian citizens

October 2, 2023

 Deloitte Middle East Immigration Update | Kuwait

September 10, 2023

The Kingdom of Bahrain have launched a new service for renewing the residence and work permits for expatriates who are outside the country

August 16, 2023

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expands the Visitor e Visa to eight more countries

August 8, 2023

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Immigration Update

July 27, 2023

The Ministry of Interior launches E-Visa Services for Visa and Residence Permits

July 27, 2023

Launch of the Professional Verification Scheme in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

July 16, 2023

Kingdom of Bahrain Immigration news - Platinum
Residency Permit for long-term residents

July 6, 2023

UAE re-introduces 3-month visit visa

July 6, 2023

Emiratisation requirement deadline extended

June 20, 2023

United Arab Emirates Extended deadline announced to register to the Involuntary Loss of Employment Scheme

June 15, 2023

Middle East Immigration Update: Pakistan

May 16, 2023

Deloitte Middle East Immigration updates - Saudi Arabia

May 4, 2023

Involuntary Loss of Employment Scheme

May 2, 2023

Middle East Immigration updates - Kurdistan Region of Iraq

April 25, 2023

Middle East Immigration updates - Saudi Arabia

April 12, 2023

Middle East Immigration updates - Saudi Arabia

April 6, 2023

The Ministry of Labour launches new e-services package

April 6, 2023

All GCC residents are now eligible for a Saudi Tourist Visa, regardless of their

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