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Most immigrants feel they belong in NZ

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

The majority of migrants to New Zealand strongly feel that they belong here, and long-term migrants are even more likely than New Zealand-born residents to vote, according to new Statistics New Zealand research.

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Five-year visas for foreigners on way

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago China PR
http://beijing.china.org.cn —

Foreign talent will soon be eligible for China visas valid for up to five years, under a draft regulation.

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Workers vanish in Middle East

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Relatives have lost contact for years with seven workers in the Middle East, the Indonesian migrant workers union (SBMI) of West Java said.

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Saudi expects new labor pact with PHL

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago Philippines
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph —

THE Saudi government hopes that the final text of the proposed bilateral labor agreement with the Philippines will be signed during the visit to Riyadh of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on May 18-19.

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Indian IT companies set to be hit as Canada tightens visa norms for foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago India
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com —

Mumbai, May 6: Canada has joined the US in tightening the visa regime for foreign workers, a move that could be detrimental for Indian IT service companies with operations in that country.

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China Plans to Issue Five Year Multi-Entry Visas to Qualified Foreigners

Posted by jacobo 1627 days ago China PR
http://www.china-briefing.com —

May 6 – China’s Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a draft proposal on Administration Regulation of Entry and Exit of Foreigners (hereinafter referred to as the “Draft”) on May 3, 2013 which includes provisions on issuing longer term visas for foreign experts. The Draft has been released to the public for gathering opinions until June 3, 2013.

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Two-year-old study found Saudi unfit for OFWs, but deployment continues

Posted by jacobo 1628 days ago Philippines
http://mb.com.ph —

MORE than two years after a Congressional fact-finding committee concluded that Saudi Arabia is a country unfit to receive Filipino domestic workers, the government is still reviewing all labor policies and agreements with regards to the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the Kingdom.

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Dhaka wants ban on iqama transfer lifted

Posted by jacobo 1628 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.arabnews.com —

Bangladesh has asked the Saudi government to allow its workers to transfer their sponsorship to other employers. There is currently a ban on Bangladeshi workers transferring their iqamas.

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