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UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation

UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation
Indian officials in the UAE have said that the new revamped eMigrate online recruitment system can put a stop to employers and recruiting agents exploiting workers. The officials have also dismissed worries that blue-collar workers have not been able to use the platform because they must apply for emigration clearance online. On Monday,...

Reality of Irish Diaspora strikes home as 18 teachers leave small town

Reality of Irish Diaspora strikes home as 18 teachers leave small town
Ireland’s 21st century diaspora continues to hit international headlines, but its reality is affecting everyday life in the country’s small towns as crucial expertise is lost to overseas destinations. Ghaoth Dobhair’s schools serve pupils from outlying villages as well as those living in town, and have lost 18 teachers over the last...

Saudi losing skilled expats due to Saudization four year visa rule

Saudi losing skilled expats due to Saudization four year visa rule
The recently-announced decision by Saudi Arabia's Labour Ministry to limit expat work visas to a maximum of four years is causing fears that skilled expat workers will choose other destinations. The decision will affect businesses rated as yellow in the three-tier Green, Yellow and Red Nitaqat classification intended to encourage Saudi...

Potential expats worry about safety in Saudi Arabia

Potential expats worry about safety in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a favourite hub for expat professionals due to its luxury lifestyle and high salaries, but many of those tempted to make the move are worried about safety. Regarded as a justifiable concern, expat safety in Saudi comes up often at headhunting interviews, especially if the potential migrant intends to bring his family along...

Female migrants to UAE warned by Human Rights Watch

Female migrants to UAE warned by Human Rights Watch
According to the charity Human Rights Watch, women emigrating to the UAE with their husbands may experience problems should they attempt to report domestic violence. The charity is accusing the UAE authorities of not taking domestic violence complaints seriously due to the influence on civil laws of the Islamic Sharia legal system. Under...

Middle East requires expat talent pool to manage international expo events

Middle East requires expat talent pool to manage international expo events
Gulf State governments are drawing up wish lists of talented expat professionals needed to manage Dubai’s Expo 2020 and Qatar’s 2022 World Cup finals. The two massive infrastructure projects require expat additions to their executive teams to ensure the success of the two events, both of which are expected to draw millions to the...

Saudi expat workers can convert family visitor visas to permanent residence

Saudi expat workers can convert family visitor visas to permanent residence
A surprise announcement came via the Saudi Passport Department’ recent phone-in service, when the spokesperson told a caller he could convert his parents’ family visit visas to permanent residency permits. Colonel Mohammed al-Hussain told the enquirer that, once the request had been approved by the Saudi Interior Ministry, elderly...

Saudi eight year expat cap now under government review

Saudi eight year expat cap now under government review
Recently-released new regulations from the Saudi Ministry of Labour included the news that the draft law capping expat worker residence in the Kingdom to eight years is now under review. Ahmed al-Humaidan, the Kingdom’s deputy labout policy minister, told local media that a working committee has been set up to study the unpopular law....

Reasons for returnee UK expats include TV and British food

Reasons for returnee UK expats include TV and British food
A recent survey has revealed the reasons why expat heaven turns to expat hell. The study, undertaken by a UK relocation company, unsurprisingly revealed that missing family and friends was the strongest reason for a move back to the UK, with just under 40 per cent of respondents citing it. British food came second, with 18 per cent saying...

UAE drop in expat salaries may threaten executive level emigration

UAE drop in expat salaries may threaten executive level emigration
Those planning to emigrate to a higher-salaried position in the United Arab Emirates may see their plans scotched by a reported fall in average salaries. A recent survey revealed that, although CEOs and MDs at top international companies based in the UAE still receive the highest wages, a fall in the average salary over the past year is...