Work visas out of turn for almost 40 professions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on a ordinance to allow people in one of the 38 professions set out in the annex to the ordinance to obtain a national work visa out of turn.

The professions defined in the regulation include:

  • specialist doctors
  • nurses
  • computer systems analysts
  • application developers
  • database designers and administrators
  • industrial and production engineers
  • concrete technology engineers
  • bricklayers and related trades
  • concreters, concrete and steel fixers and related trades workers
  • carpenters and joiners
  • road construction workers

The draft ordinance is currently in the opinion process.