Webinars and Resources

On-Demand Webinar | Returning to China: Best Practices for Managing Risks

24 January 2023

In 2023, China is expected to be an important factor in global growth. China announced that beginning the 8th of January, foreign national visitors would no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival. As China begins the process of reopening to global travel, many travelers are eager to return. Preparing your travelers for their return to China and understanding the potential risks is critical. During this webinar, our panel of CIBT travel and immigration experts will share risk factors to be aware of and strategies for ensuring your travelers can travel to and stay in China safely and compliantly. We will also be joined by Pedro Ceron, Director of Global Travel Management at BeiGene and John Rose, Chief Risk and Security Officer at Altour, who will share their current approach to employee travel to China.

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On-Demand Webinar | Europe Travel and Immigration 102: Strategies for Third-Country Nationals

29 November 2022

As a continuation of our previous webinar, Europe Travel and Immigration 101: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape, our panel of immigration experts dive deeper into some of the wider EU processes and how they can be used to a company’s advantage. Specific topics will include work permit exceptions, including TCA business-allowed activities, national exemptions and the benefits of assessment tools and pre-assessments, defining the Vander Elst Exemption, its eligibility and validity, and how to use this exemption to your advantage, utilizing the EU ICT Permit for short-term mobility, while understanding its requirements and advantages, and an overview of the EU Blue Card, including upcoming changes.

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On-Demand Webinar | Asia Reopening: Current Malaysia & Indonesia Immigration Strategies

9 NOV 2022

As global travel increases in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, travelers must be aware of ongoing changes and restriction removals. Join our panel of global mobility experts as they examine updates and current strategies for both Malaysia and Indonesia. During this webinar, we will review work-related visas available for Indonesia and Malaysia, and the FKW Projection, changes regarding the removal of border & travel restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, and what to expect when processing permits/visas and traveling to Indonesia and Malaysia in the upcoming months, including processing times.

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On-Demand Webinar | Europe Travel and Immigration 101: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

18 October 2022

While the European Union gives the impression of Europe as a single bloc, from an immigration and mobility standpoint, many divisions still exist. The Schengen Zone, EU, EEA, and EFTA are each made up of different members and have different procedures governing entry and mobility. Add to that the recent changes caused by Brexit, it is no wonder that mobility managers are confused about the immigration rules and regulations surrounding travel within Europe. Our upcoming webinar will navigate the maze of rules regulating mobility in Europe, by defining each governing body and how their rules affect mobility.

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On-Demand Webinar | Remote Work in APAC: How Feasible is it for Your Employees?

6 October 2022

As a result of the pandemic, many employees showed that their productivity remained the same while they worked from home. Some companies are now looking to incorporate a “work-from-anywhere” policy to retain and attract talent. Understanding the legal requirements before implementing such policies will be crucial for companies to ensure they avoid potential compliance issues in jurisdictions where work-from-anywhere employees are based. This live webinar explores the feasibility of work-from-anywhere policies in the APAC region, focusing on countries including Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The panelists will focus on key points to consider before implementing a work-from-anywhere policy in APAC, countries that have introduced Digital Nomad Visas and existing visa options that may apply to remote workers in the absence of Digital Nomad Visas.

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On-Demand Webinar | Remote Work in Europe: Legislation Updates and Current Trends

21 SEPT 2022

Companies attempting to meet employee requests for expanded workplace flexibility are also facing a host of new compliance issues, particularly with digital nomads. For companies looking to offer “work from anywhere” as an option to their employees, understanding the legal and regulatory landscape is a must. This webinar will focus on the ability of non-EU nationals to work remotely from European countries, such as Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany, including companies not located in these specific countries. Our immigration experts will also discuss the ability to work remotely (i.e. from home) within the host country.

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On-Demand Webinar | Asia Reopening: Current China Travel and Immigration Strategies

25 AUG 2022

China’s “zero COVID” policies have brought enormous changes to international travel to the country. While China has begun to reopen to international visitors, policies are subject to frequent changes, with some classes of travelers still barred from entering the country. Those who do travel to China are subject to stringent COVID testing and quarantine requirements. At the same time, given China’s huge role in international commerce, there is a great desire to travel to the country. Join our panel of experts, Helena Li, Edward Hu, Jane Li, and Paula Xu, as they discuss the current entry requirements for China, ongoing COVID policies and restrictions, what future developments are expected, and how CIBTvisas and Newland Chase can help you with your travel to China.

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On-Demand Webinar | Immigration 101: What You Need to Know for a Successful Global Mobility Program

13 July 2022

Traveling or relocating employees internationally can seem like a daunting prospect for a company. While there can be many steps involved in international mobility, having a strategy and the right information can make the process simple. Join Dan Morris, Director & Counsel at Newland Chase for a session on getting started in global travel. Dan will help demystify global mobility with a primer covering topics including: cross-border immigration, visa-free entry, visa-on-arrival, eVisa vs. Business visa, and dealing with countries that have vague entry requirements for business travelers (e.g. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina).

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On-Demand Webinar | The J-1 Visa Exchange Programs: Providing Opportunities for Your Foreign National Employees to Come to the US

12 July 2022

The Exchange Visitor Program provides foreign nationals the opportunity to come to the U.S. to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. For employers, the J-1 provides access to global talent, and the chance to share knowledge and build cross-border relationships. Join Carol Myint, Newland Chase Client Services Manager, and Mario Janssen, Alternate Responsible Officer at J-1 Visa Exchanges (J1X), as they discuss the J-1Exchange Visitor Program. During this webinar, you will learn about the eligibility requirements for trainees and interns, what types of companies and industries are eligible to participate, provisions for dependents, repeat participation, and multiple sites of activity, and key documents required by the J-1 Visa Program.

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On-Demand Webinar | Asia Reopening: Global Mobility Strategies for Hong Kong and Japan

30 JUN 2022

With global travel on the rise, would-be travelers are confronted with a host of new regulations and entry requirements. Hong Kong and Japan are two of the top business and immigration destinations in Asia, but do you know what requirements each one has for entry post-pandemic? Join us as we review an immigration process overview for both locations, recent developments and changes, COVID-19 restrictions, potential red flags, and future and past trends. Our immigration experts will also look at destination-specific requirements, including Hong Kong visas and eligibility criteria and the ERFS system/fast track in Japan.

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