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UNITED KINGDOM: Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

December 20, 2018

A Statement of Changes laid before Parliament for “resident EU citizens (& their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” & “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled/pre-settled status via EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 Jan 2019.

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BREXIT DEAL REACHED: What Does It Mean for UK-EU Immigration?

November 16, 2018

United Kingdom and European Union released the separation agreement for the Brexit of the UK from the EU in March 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May faces tough opposition in Parliament to get it approved and avoid a no-deal Brexit. What does the deal say on immigration for UK and EU citizens?

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EUROPEAN UNION: Council and Parliament Agree the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

April 30, 2018

On 25th April 2018, EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement has been reached between the Council Presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS).

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BREXIT: The State of Play for Citizens’ Rights

March 9, 2018

When it comes to Brexit, one of the EU27’s core negotiating principles, as set out in the European Council’s April 2017 negotiating guidelines, is that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. As of now, there is no legally binding withdrawal agreement between the UK government and the EU27, and so any proposals from either […]

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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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Global Immigration Update – Monday 3rd April 2017

April 3, 2017

In this week’s edition we advise that non-compliant employers in New Zealand are to be temporarily prevented from hiring migrant labour, and we clarify that for-profit activities are not allowed on the South Korean business visa or visa waiver. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Nigeria, Luxembourg and Norway.

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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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AZERBAIJAN: New Online Visa System Imminent

February 3, 2017

From January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN Centres) will begin to process electronic visitor visas through the new “ASAN Viza” system. How does the ASAN Viza system work? The e-visa will be issued for a period of stay of 30 days. Foreign nationals can apply for a new e-visa […]

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Going Global: 12 Best Countries to Expand Your Business Internationally

January 26, 2017

On December 21, Forbes magazine published its annual “Best Countries for Business” list for 2017, ranking the “business friendliness” of 139 countries based on 11 factors covering the legal and economic aspects impacting business. As Newland Chase prepares for the new year ahead, we reviewed this year’s list with interest and were encouraged to find […]

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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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