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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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VIETNAM: Visa Waiver Programme for Five European Countries Extended

July 7, 2016

The terms of the new waiver program in Vietnam include: Allow entry and residence in Vietnam of up to 15 days with no prior approval required All purposes of stay are allowed except for work The period of time between…

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Brexit: How Will This Affect UK Nationals Living in the EU?

June 28, 2016

At this stage it is impossible to predict how the rights of UK nationals living in remaining EU states will be affected, as UK policy towards EU nationals and the terms of the UK's Withdrawal Agreement – once agreed –...

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EU: Round Up of Immigration News in 2015

January 7, 2016

In this feature we provide a summary of the key immigration changes across Europe in the last 12 months, including the reintroduction of border controls in the Schengen area, and the new Registration Act in Germany: New Ruling for EU…

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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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SWITZERLAND: Election Won by Anti-Immigration Party

October 22, 2015

In a week where Canada elected a clear Liberal majority to oust the sitting Conservative party, the Swiss People"s Party (SVP), an anti-immigration party in Switzerland, won the largest share of votes during the national parliamentary election with a record…

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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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Changes to User Pays UK Visa Application Centres

August 27, 2015

As of 1st September 2015, UK Visas and Immigration will be rolling out changes which will see a number of their visa application centres converted into user pays centres. This will mean that when an applicant books an appointment at one…

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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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CROATIA: Nationals are Now to Enjoy Access to Eight More EU Member States Labour Markets

July 23, 2015

As of 1st July 2015, transitional restrictions have been lifted allowing Croatian Nationals access to a further eight EU Member States labour markets. This significant change has helped Croatians to move forward and enjoy the same degree of access to…

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