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Global immigration updates

March 16, 2021 | Immigration, Latest Thinking
  • Singapore:

As of May 2021 Dependent pass holders now require an employment pass in their own right to be able to work in Singapore.

Prior to this rule change, Dependent pass holders could ask for permission from the Singapore government to work by applying for a Letter of Consent.

This is no longer applicable and now dependents must get their own employment pass if they wish to work in Singapore.

  • Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia is launching a Professional Verification programme.

This programme will be put in place to verify that foreign workers in Saudi Arabia are skilled and have the correct skills and knowledge required for the role that they are employed in as per the Saudi Standard Classification of Occupations.

  • China:

Shanghai authorities have amended their rule related to “high-level talents”. 

This will now include scientific research workers and recent PhD graduates in industries such as science and engineering. 

  • Germany:

The minimum salary has been increased for the German Blue Card for skilled workers. The minimum salary is now Euro 56,800.

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