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“Investor Residency Programme” (IRP)

Foreign investors and retirees can obtain long term residency rights in the Sultanate.

Oman Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Executive Regulations to Federal Decree-Law on Entry and Residence of Foreigners

The new system of entry and residence aims at attracting and retaining global talents and skilled workers. 

United Arab Emirates Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Golden Residency Visa

Allows eligible categories of foreign nationals to reside in Bahrain for extended periods of time without having to renew their residence permit, while attracting investment and highly-skilled read more

Bahrain Visas and Residency Permits Entry, exit and residency permits
Law No. 22 of 2021 regulating health care services in the State of Qatar

The law stipulates that the employer is committed to pay for the health insurance installments to provide his workers coverage for the necessary basic health care services.  The employer is also read more

Qatar Access to Economic and Social Services and Rights Access to Healthcare
Law No. 22 of 2022 amending some provisions of Law No. 82 of 2016 on combating illegal migration and the smuggling of migrants

Under the amendments, tougher penalties shall be imposed on whoever commits, initiates, or mediates in the crime of smuggling migrants.

Egypt Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Prevention of Irregular Migration
First National Strategy for Migration in Djibouti

in September 2021, Djibouti launched the first National Strategy for Migration. The strategy will help coordination between the country’s institutions on migration laws, policies, and future read more

Djibouti Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Institutional Developments
Establishment of National Office of Assistance to Refugees and Disaster Victims

The Government of Djibouti and IOM inaugurated a new facility in the capital of Djibouti to house the headquarters of the National Office of Assistance to Refugees and Disaster Victims (ONARS) a read more

Djibouti Forced displacement and refugee protection Institutional Developments
Establishment of the Office of the National Coordination Mechanism of Migration

The Government of Djibouti inaugurated the office of the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration. This office will coordinate all migration issues in Djibouti and will be the main read more

Djibouti Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Institutional Developments
New National Diaspora Policy in Somalia

The Somalian government is developing the National Diaspora Policy with the support of IOM. The policy will support sustainable development by strengthening social and economic linkages between read more

Somalia Expatriate/diaspora engagement and remittances Institutional Changes
Iraq Makes Key Pledges for Improved Migration Governance

Iraq is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to submit both a Voluntary National Review (VNR) – an overview of the State’s progress toward the GCM’s objectives – and a set read more

Iraq Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration GCM Implementation
Information system to manage labour migration

As part of the statistical documentation, an information system dedicated to the management of labour migration was set up in 2020. At the end of February 2022, Algeria registered 20,600 foreign read more

Algeria Labour Migration Institutional Developments
The initiatives of the Ministry of Immigration to communicate with Egyptians around the world

The Ministry of Immigration in Egypt announced the launch of the "Egypt's Voice in Africa" initiative with the aim of sustaining communication with Egyptian communities in Lesotho, Nigeria, read more

Egypt Expatriate/diaspora engagement and remittances Expatriate/Diaspora Engagement and Investment
Launch of The Third National Strategy on Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons (2022-2026)

The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), which is affiliated to the Cabinet of Ministers, launched the Third read more

Egypt Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Institutional Developments
Ministerial Resolution No. (178) of 2022 regarding the regularization of residence conditions for applicants to issue a permit to practice a professional activity

Article 1: Residence permit holders of an employer (flexible worker) shall be revoked three months after the date of implementation of this decision, and they have the right to reconcile their read more

Bahrain Labour Migration Work Permits
Resolution (2) of 2022 amending some provisions of Resolution No. (1) of 2017 regarding some fees imposed by the Labor Market Regulatory Authority

An amount of five dinars is calculated for the issuance of a labor card for foreign workers who are authorized to practice professional activities, after issuing or renewing the permit. A monthly read more

Bahrain Labour Migration Work Permits
Resolution No. (62) of 2022 amending Article (2) of Resolution No. (31) of 2014 regarding some fees imposed by the Labor Market Regulatory Authority

Article Two: Resolution No. 17 of 2017 regarding the approval of professional activities that a foreign employer may not practice without obtaining a permit from the Labor Market Regulatory read more

Bahrain Labour Migration Work Permits
Launch of the Labour Registration System in Bahrain

On 17 October 2022, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority launched the Labour Registration Program in partnership with the private sector through Labour Registration Centers with the aim of read more

Bahrain Labour Migration Recruitment of Migrant Workers, Work Permits
Implementation of the Optional Insurance System for Domestic Workers

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), in cooperation with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA), has announced the commencement of the Optional read more

Bahrain Labour Migration Regulation of Domestic Work, Support and protection of migrant workers and their rights
Joint Platform for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN launch platform which seeks to enhance coordination, ensure better delivery and mobilize resources to realize long term, sustainable development gains for read more

Egypt International Cooperation on Migration and Displacement Other
EU-Egypt Migration Hub

Once grown it will generate a menu of policy choices, based on analytical evidence, evaluation of policies, data collection, and quality control.

Egypt International Cooperation on Migration and Displacement Other