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UK: PM Sets Out Proposal For EU Citizens Post-Brexit

June 29, 2017

The UK Government has published a policy paper outlining the rights of EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit. The 15-page paper sets out the government’s proposal that qualifying EU citizens would have to apply for residence status, granting them settled status under UK law. To qualify, EU citizens must have been resident in the UK […]

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QATAR: Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

June 5, 2017

Six Middle Eastern countries, including three Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) Member States, have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, citing Qatar’s alleged promotion of extremism and terrorism and a need to ‘preserve (their) national security’. The following countries have announced their withdrawal from diplomatic relations with Qatar: Saudi Arabia The United Arab […]

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SLOVAKIA: Amendments to Immigration Law Include New EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

May 19, 2017

Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Residence of Foreigners and Act on Employment Services took effect on 1st May 2017, introducing the new EU ICT permit, as well as expedited work and residence permit processing for non-EU national employees of innovative businesses. Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Permit The amendments to the immigration laws transpose European Union Directive […]

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UKRAINE: European Council Adopts Schengen Visa Waiver for Ukrainian Nationals

May 16, 2017

On 11th May 2017, the European Council adopted a proposal on visa liberalisation for Ukrainian nationals, allowing Ukrainians to travel to the Schengen Area without obtaining visas. Under the visa exemption, Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will have the right to enter the EU visa-free for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, […]

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LUXEMBOURG: New Immigration Law Brings Extensive Changes

March 31, 2017

Luxembourg’s new immigration law entered into force on 24th March 2017, introducing several new residence permit categories, including the new EU ICT permit, along with other changes of significance for non-EU nationals. The Official Gazette of 20th March 2017 published the Law of 8th March 2017 amending and supplementing the Immigration Law of 29 August […]

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SCHENGEN ZONE: Schengen Visa Waiver for Georgian Nationals

March 24, 2017

On 2nd February 2017 Georgian nationals were granted a visa exemption to travel to the European Union’s Schengen Area. This new law, passed by the European Parliament, allows Georgians to enter the EU for short stays without a visa. The visa exemption will therefore apply to 22 EU member states and 4 non-member countries including Iceland, […]

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ITALY: New Rules for Intra-Company Permits in Force

January 20, 2017

With the publication of Legislative Decree 253/2916, with effect from 11th January 2017 and amending the Consolidated Act on Immigration (Legislative Decree 286/1998), Italy has finally implemented Directive 2014/66/EC of 15th May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in…

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EMEA: 2016 Round-up

January 5, 2017

2016 saw big changes across the EMEA region, with the new Posted Workers and ICT Directive. Other big news across the region was that the UK voted to leave the EU and countries across the Middle East implemented stricter regulations…

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UK: High Court Upholds Parliamentary Sovereignty

November 10, 2016

The High Court ruled last week that the UK Government cannot start the process of leaving the European Union without the approval of Parliament. The ruling states that MPs will be required to vote on whether to trigger Article 50,…

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EU: New Document Regulations & Visa Waiver Agreements

August 9, 2016

New Document Regulation Introduced for Public Documents A new EU regulation has been introduced which will eradicate the need to authenticate public documents when an individual is submitting them to another EU country. Regulation (EU) 2016/91, published on 26th July…

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