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Global Immigration 101: Free Trade Agreements and International Unions – Their Impact on Global Mobility

October 5, 2018

How do free trade agreements and international political and economic unions impact global mobility? A brief survey of the agreements and unions around the world with visa and immigration provisions for international business. NAFTA, EU, MERCOSUR, ASEAN, GCC, African Union, CETA, CPTPP, and ECOWAS.

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COLOMBIA: Nationals of More Countries Included in Visa-Free Entry Regime

March 6, 2018

Effective 24th February 2018, the Colombian government has authorised certain nationals of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Qatar and Serbia to enter Colombia without a visa. Moreover, nationals of Nicaragua who hold a valid visa or residence status from a Schengen country, the United States or Canada, as well as those who are residents of the North […]

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Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

January 23, 2018

In 2017, Newland Chase published hundreds of client and public updates on significant changes to immigration policy impacting international business on dozens of countries via newsletters, white papers, client briefs, industry articles, and social media. The world of 2017 was one replete with change, especially in the field of global mobility. The trends toward globalization […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 4th December 2017

December 4, 2017

In this week’s edition, we bring you news that business travellers to Russia can use the address of their inviting organisation for registration purposes. The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia is now offering certification services online and a residency document is no longer required for foreign workers in Mozambique. Plus, there’s immigration news from Qatar, Iraq and South Africa.

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TUNISIA: Expats in GCC Countries Now Eligible for Visa-on-Arrival

October 31, 2017

Effective immediately, foreign nationals holding residence visas from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries no longer require consular visas to enter Tunisia and are now eligible for visas-on-arrival valid for stays of up to 15 days. Visas-on-arrival are reportedly now available to GCC expats at all Tunisian airports and border crossings. Requirements To qualify, foreign nationals […]

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 25th September 2017

September 25, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that the USA has resumed premium processing for FY 2018 H-1B cap cases and the projection of expatriates for 2018 is to open in Malaysia. We also bring you immigration news from Qatar, Thailand and Azerbaijan.  

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 21st August 2017

August 21, 2017

In this week’s edition, we announce that new regulations have been introduced in Colombia which modify all visa types, and that visa-free entry has been introduced in Qatar for 80 nationalities. We also bring you the latest immigration news from Israel, Japan and Nigeria.

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 5th June 2017

June 5, 2017

In this week’s edition, we advise that new notification and document storage requirements have been implemented for posted workers to Spain, Argentina has introduced visa-free business travel for 35 countries, and several Middle Eastern countries have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar. We also bring you the latest immigration news from the US, Australia and Russia.

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US & UK: Electronic Devices Banned on Flights

March 21, 2017

It has been announced this week that both the US and UK have banned electronic devices from being brought onto flights in hand-luggage. The bans which affect electronic devices such as laptops, tablets (including Kindles), cameras, DVD players, and electronic games consoles larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep which will now only […]

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PANAMA: Schengen Visa No longer Valid for Entry

February 16, 2017

Visitors are no longer able to enter Panama using visas for the EU’s Schengen zone.  The policy change came into effect on 13th January 2017 after a similar step was taken by Costa Rica in December 2016, where visas for Schengen zone countries or Japan were also made ineligible for entry. The moves, however, do not […]

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