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AZERBAIJAN: Short-term work permits introduced

August 22, 2014
AZERBAIJAN: Short-term work permits introduced

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Under recent changes, Azerbaijan has introduced short-term work permits for foreign workers. What does the change mean? Foreign nationals may now apply for permits with durations of three or six months. Implementation timeframe: The new permits were introduced in May 2014 although they have not been officially adopted in the...

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Posted in Azerbaijan, bal, Business, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Permits, short, term, Visas, Work |

UNITED KINGDOM: Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

July 29, 2014

Based on recent discussions between professional bodies and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it is understood that there are plans for an updated Appendix 4 (short-term business visitor) agreement to be published in the U.K. at the end of August 2014. The update will help clarify the position for employees who spend up to...

Posted in agreement, Business, days, HMRC, Individual, Relief, short, Treaty, United Kingdom |

INDONESIA: Government increases fees for visas-on-arrival

July 28, 2014
INDONESIA: Government increases fees for visas-on-arrival

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? Indonesia’s Immigration Office has increased the fees on 30-day and seven-day visas-on-arrival (VOAs). What does the change mean? This is a small increase, but an opportunity to remind foreign assignees and business travelers that VOAs do not substitute for work permits or business visas. Implementation timeframe: Immediate and ongoing. Visas/permits affected: 30-day...

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Posted in bal, Business, day, Fees, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Immigration, Indonesia, Visas, voas |

UNITED KINGDOM: UK to offer 24-hour visa service to Chinese visitors

July 23, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM: UK to offer 24-hour visa service to Chinese visitors

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The United Kingdom will begin offering 24-hour “super priority” visas to Chinese nationals. What does the change mean? For a payment of £600, Chinese nationals may receive British travel visas in less than 24 hours. Implementation timeframe: August and ongoing. Visas/permits affected: Business visit and tourist visas. Who is affected: Chinese nationals...

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Posted in bal, british, Business, chinese, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Nationals, United Kingdom, visa, Visas |

UKRAINE: Visa-free EU regime anticipated

July 14, 2014
UKRAINE: Visa-free EU regime anticipated

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The Council of the European Union has launched the second phase of visa liberalization with Ukraine. What does the change mean? If adopted, the regime will allow visa-free travel between Ukraine and EU states. Implementation timeframe: Adoption is anticipated within the next year. Visas/permits affected: Business and tourist visas. Who is...

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Posted in bal, berry, Business, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, liberalization, Travel, Ukraine, visa |

UNITED KINGDOM: New restrictions placed on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category

July 11, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM: New restrictions placed on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The U.K. is tightening its rules on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas to crack down on abuse. What does the change mean? Tier 4 (Student) and Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa holders will now be restricted from switching in-country into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). Implementation timeframe: July 11. Visas/permits affected: Tier...

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Posted in Apply, bal, Business, entrepreneur, FEM Global Immigration News, genuine, Global, impact, tier, United Kingdom |

UNITED KINGDOM: New restrictions placed on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category

July 11, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM: New restrictions placed on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The U.K. is tightening its rules on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas to crack down on abuse. What does the change mean? Tier 4 (Student) and Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa holders will now be restricted from switching in-country into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). Implementation timeframe: July 11. Visas/permits affected: Tier...

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Posted in Apply, bal, Business, entrepreneur, FEM Global Immigration News, genuine, Global, impact, tier, United Kingdom |

GLOBAL: Several countries change visa rules for certain visitors

July 3, 2014
GLOBAL: Several countries change visa rules for certain visitors

IMPACT – MEDIUM Several countries have relaxed or tightened visa rules for certain visitors recently, including the following: Ireland. Venezuelan nationals are now required to obtain a visa before traveling to Ireland, and if planning to work in Ireland they must obtain an employment permit before applying for a visa. Ireland does not have a...

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Posted in bal, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Ireland, Nationals, visa, Visas |

AZERBAIJAN: 180-day stays introduced on one-year visas

June 24, 2014
AZERBAIJAN: 180-day stays introduced on one-year visas

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Azerbaijan has made changes to business visas, including the introduction of a one-year multiple-entry visa whose maximum stay is 180 days. What does the change mean? Business travelers will not have to apply for visas as frequently, as the maximum stay for the one-year visa has been lengthened from...

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Posted in 180, Azerbaijan, bal, Business, days, Entry, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, visa, Visas |

KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

June 23, 2014
KAZAKHSTAN: Visa requirements to be dropped for 10 countries

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Kazakhstan has announced a one-year pilot program offering visa-free travel for citizens of 10 countries. What does the change mean? Citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States will not be required to have visas...

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Posted in 10, bal, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, Kazakhstan, Program, visa, Visas |

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