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Jun21

Going Global: Expand Your Business to Brazil

There are currently 195 countries in the world in which companies may choose to do business. Successful companies looking to “go global” proactively seek out the most attractive opportunities. In making the decision of where to expand internationally, companies must consider business objectives as well as the business and legal environment of potential locations.

Follow Newland Chase’s continuing Going Global series where we take a look at a different country each month – ranking countries in tiers from 1 to 5 (with 1 being most attractive for international expansion) based on its current business climate and corporate immigration system. In this edition, we take a look at the country of Brazil.

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Jun21

ISRAEL & UNITED STATES: Reciprocal Investor Visa Agreement Approved by Knesset

On 18th June 2018 the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, approved new regulations implementing a reciprocal agreement with the United States whereby, for the first time, US nationals investing in Israel will be able to obtain a B-5 employment visa and Israeli nationals investing in the United States will be eligible for an E-2 Treaty Investor visa authorising employment.

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Jun20

URUGUAY: Vaccination Records Now Required for All Residence Applications

Effective immediately, the Uruguayan government has issued a decree establishing a requirement for foreign nationals to submit vaccination records in support of all residence visa applications.

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Jun19

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 18th June 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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Jun19

VIETNAM: Work Permit Duration Cannot Exceed Local Entity Business Licence Validity

Effective immediately, the Labour Authority in Ho Chi Minh City has clarified that the proposed duration of a work permit as stated in the application (currently two years maximum) cannot exceed the expiration date of the sponsoring entity’s current business licence.

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Jun18

UNITED KINGDOM: Turkish Business Persons Again Allowed to Obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain

In the latest statement of changes to the immigration rules, the UK Home Office has introduced a new indefinite leave to remain (ILR) route for Turkish business people under the European Communities Accession Agreement (ECAA or the Ankara Agreement) and their families. This will come into force on 6th July 2018.

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Jun18

ISRAEL: Immigration Authorities Announce Extensive Enforcement Inspections

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced and extensive enforcement inspections at companies employing foreign workers and refugees.

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Jun15

UNITED KINGDOM: Non-EU Doctors and Nurses to be Excluded from Tier 2 Cap

On 15th June 2018, the Home Office announced that it will exclude doctors and nurses from the annual cap on non-EU skilled workers, in response to the particular shortages and pressures currently facing the NHS.  This could make available thousands of extra visas for IT specialists, engineers and other professionals.

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Jun14

CANADA: Government Adds Three More Occupations to Global Talent Stream

On 12th June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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Jun14

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Qatar Blockade Persists One Year Later… With Little Negative Impact for International Business and Global Mobility

Last week marked one year since four Middle Eastern nations announced a coordinated severing of diplomatic ties and a trade and travel blockade against the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Now more than a year into the blockade, the situation continues to present trade and travel challenges and shows little sign of resolving anytime soon. However, the impact on the nation of Qatar has proven to be far less than intended by the blockading nations.

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Jun14

AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund Update

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on 9th May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year (i.e. between July and September 2018).

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Jun14

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Major Changes in Immigration Rules Announced

On 13th June 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE. The changes will affect current and future foreign national employees and their employers.

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Jun13

UNITED KINGDOM: New Start-Up Visa Announced

During this week's London Tech Week, the UK Home Secretary announced the launch of a new “start-up” visa coming in Spring 2019.

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Jun13

EUROPEAN UNION: European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

On 5th June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that all European Union Member States must recognise the residence rights of non-EU national same-sex spouses of EU citizens who were married in another Member State.

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Jun12

NETHERLANDS: Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

The Dutch government decided on 8th June 2018 to lift the current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers from 1st July 2018. From that date, Croatian nationals will have the same access to the Dutch labour market as nationals of other EU Member States.

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Jun11

THAILAND: Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28th March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immigration and employment rules for foreign nationals.

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Jun11

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 11th June 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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Jun11

RUSSIA: New Law on Counter-Sanctions Does Not Directly Restrict Immigration

Effective 4th June 2018, Federal Law No. 127-FZ “On Measures of Affect (Counteraction) in Connection with Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and other Foreign States” authorises the government of Russia to impose responsive restriction measures on the US and other foreign states at the President’s decision.

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Jun08

Global Immigration 101: A Work Permit by Any Other Name

For successful mobility managers, school is always in session. In an industry where the only thing that is constant is everything is always changing… success depends on continually keeping abreast of new immigration rules and processes… and reminding ourselves of the same old basics vital to successful international assignments.

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Jun08

MEXICO: Increased Immigration Verification Visits

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits.

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Jun07

AUSTRALIA: Proposed Changes to Skilled Migration Lists

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is currently undergoing a public submissions process to review proposed changes to the Short and Medium Long Term Strategic Skills Occupation Lists and the Regional Occupations List.

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Jun07

PANAMA: Executive Decree Clarifies Basis for Cancelling Work Permits

On 31st May 2018, the Ministry of Labour published an executive decree setting out possible grounds for the cancellation of work permits.

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Jun06

EUROPEAN UNION: Posted Worker Reform Adopted by European Parliament

On 29th May 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting amendments to the Posting of Workers Directive (1996/71/EC). The amendments were agreed with the Council and the Commission at the beginning of March 2018.

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Jun06

SWITZERLAND: Update - Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

On 23rd May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1st July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals will have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising.

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Jun04

Global Immigration Weekly Roundup - 4th June 2018

The latest vital immigration news and updates from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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Jun04

KAZAKHSTAN: Work Permit No Longer Required for CEOs and Deputies

Some recent amendments to the Rules on Establishing the Quota for the Employment of Foreign Labour Force that apply to chief executives and their deputies are benefiting companies operating in Kazakhstan. 

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Jun01

ARGENTINA: Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes

The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees of most immigration related processes.

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Jun01

ITALY: Labour Authorities Step-Up Enforcement of Posted Worker Rules

The Italian Labour Inspectorate (INL) has implemented stricter rules and policies on investigating company compliance with Italy’s rules implementing the European Union (EU) Posted Workers Enforcement Directive.

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May31

ISRAEL: Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

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May31

CANADA: UAE Citizens Visa-Free Starting June 5

Effective June 5, citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer require a visa to enter Canada. UAE nationals will be granted entry with only a valid UAE passport and an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

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