New Sponsorship Law

    April 2016

    On 13 December 2015, Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating Entry, Exit and Residency of Expatriates (the “New Sponsorship Law”) was published in Official Gazette No. 19 of 2015. The New Sponsorship Law repeals and introduces long-awaited reforms to Law No. 4 of 2009 (the “Old Sponsorship Law”). The new law will not come into effect until 14 December 2016 (one year after its publication in the Official Gazette).