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Work Visa

A visa giving one the ability to take a job in a country other than the one in which one is a citizen. There are different types of work visas. One kind may require the holder to have a local employer as a sponsor, and to return home if he/she loses the job. Another visa may be more general and may allow the holder to work at any job for a certain period of time. Work visas are generally temporary, though most may be renewed.
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Thousands of work visas for low-skilled jobs were issued by the Government in the past year despite tens of thousands of unemployed Kiwis looking for work in those exact occupations, Labours Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.
Summary: RIYADH: The number of work visas granted to the soon-to-be foreign labor recruitment companies will largely depend on their demand for hiring workers, their accounts and their ability to provide accommodation and other services to the recruits, Al-Eqtisadiah daily reported Tuesday quoting Deputy Labor Minister Mufreh Al-Haqbani.
It has issued 11,800 work visas a month since taking over responsibility for the private sector from the Labour Ministry, last July.
Nearly half of the work visas issued by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority are now processed within 24 hours, a top official has revealed.
A real-time, one-to-all iris check of arriving passengers with new visit or work visas at any UAE border point quickly reveals if that person has been previously expelled from the country.
Minister for Europe Humza Yousaf, as chair of the cross party working group on Post Study Work Visa, has convened a summit to consult with the education and business sectors on post study work visas ahead of the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry on the issue.
Summary: RIYADH: In a renewed move to cut dependence on foreign workers, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are planning to reduce the number of work visas issued every year, train their own nationals more intensively for jobs in different sectors and reward private companies hiring local workers.
The board has, therefore, decided to renew the work visas of people who have overstayed for up to one year, said Radhi.
This new data is especially timely given the national focus on corporate outsourcing and H-1B and L-1 work visas.
A MAN, who allegedly sold work visas to the highest bidder, was yesterday acquitted of all charges.
This is what is causing delays for employers trying to get work visas, says the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.
Powerful people are still profiting by selling work visas on the black market, despite efforts by the newly-formed Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to catch visa cheats, according to the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions.