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KAZAKHSTAN: Changes to Work Permits and Visa Waiver Program

January 11, 2017

Upcoming Changes to the Work Permit Regime From 1st January 2017, new rules for the issuance of work permits for Kazakhstan include the removal of the current labour market test for locally-hired applicants and the introduction of a state fee,…

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AUSTRALIA: Tax Delayed on Australian Working Holiday 417 and 462 Visa

September 21, 2016

As part of the 2015 National Budget, the Australian Federal Government proposed to tax the earnings of Australian Working Holiday Visa holders at a much higher rate than Australian nationals. The delayed tax proposal, scheduled to come into operation on…

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EU: Tighter Border Controls Implemented in the Schengen Zone

January 27, 2016

In light of the migrant crisis, tighter border controls are being implemented between Schengen states. Travellers within the Schengen zone should be advised that from now on they may face delays at border crossings due to passport control and should…

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Increased Border Checks in Scandinavian Countries

January 14, 2016

New identity checks were introduced on Monday for those that are travelling from Denmark to Sweden. In relation to this move, Denmark have also imposed new controls for those that wish to move through its border with Germany. The move…

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Is Europe Shifting to the Right?

November 25, 2015

Anti-Immigration and hard right parties are gaining more ground in Europe. This time it's the turn of the Sweden Democrats, a poll by YouGov suggest the far right party are now 5 points clear of any other with 26.7% of the votes. The…

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UK: London Crowned as the World”s Most Popular Tourist Destination

September 3, 2015

London is now the top tourist destination in the world with over 17 million international tourists arriving last year according to Visit Britain. The largest group came from France with over 2 million visits to London last year, presumably due…

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INDONESIA: Government Expands Visa-Free Nations

July 30, 2015

In an effort to boost the numbers of tourists visiting Indonesia, the Indonesian Government, encouraged by Tourism Minister Arief Yahyah, have taken the drastic steps of expanding the number of Visa-Free countries from 15 to 45. Although those wishing to…

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KAZAKHSTAN: Visa Exempt Entry for Passport Holders from Selected Countries

July 10, 2015

Passport holders from the following countries are now permitted to travel on a visa exempt basis to Kazakhstan for up to 15 days: Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, South Korea,…

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Labour pledge to close loophole allowing migrants to work for lower wages

January 7, 2014

Ed Miliband has promised, if elected, that a Labour government would close a loophole for British businesses, which currently allows them to use cheap labour from abroad. Ed Miliband claims that this loophole exploits cheap foreign labour, whilst making life…

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Moving to the Emerald Isle? Our advice for a successful relocation to Northern Ireland

August 20, 2012

The Law Centre (NI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission recently updated their comprehensive guide; “Your rights in Northern Ireland--A guide for migrant workers,” which is available in a number of languages. We found this an interesting read, having...

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