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AUSTRALIA/CHINA: (19 November 2014) Free Trade Agreement announced

November 20, 2014
AUSTRALIA/CHINA: (19 November 2014) Free Trade Agreement announced

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? Australia and China have completed negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. What does the change mean? Although the “CHAFTA” will take some time to undergo domestic debate and legal approval, the trade agreement will provide greater access for nationals of each country for intracompany transfers, providers of contractual...

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Posted in agreement, Australia, Business, chinese, contractual, Entry, FEM Global Immigration News, Immigration, investment, Visas |

AUSTRALIA/CHINA: (19 November 2014) Free Trade Agreement announced

November 20, 2014
AUSTRALIA/CHINA: (19 November 2014) Free Trade Agreement announced

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? Australia and China have completed negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. What does the change mean? Although the “CHAFTA” will take some time to undergo domestic debate and legal approval, the trade agreement will provide greater access for nationals of each country for intracompany transfers, providers of contractual...

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Posted in agreement, Australia, Business, chinese, contractual, Entry, FEM Global Immigration News, Immigration, investment, Visas |

PORTUGAL: (Nov. 17, 2014) ‘Golden Visa’ corruption probe causing processing delays

November 18, 2014
PORTUGAL: (Nov. 17, 2014) ‘Golden Visa’ corruption probe causing processing delays

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Portuguese police are investigating corruption in the Golden Visa program and have detained for questioning several officials, including the director of SEF, Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras. What does the change mean? Applicants should expect delays in all immigration processing. Implementation timeframe: Immediate and ongoing. Visas/permits affected: All immigration services. Who...

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Posted in bal, Business, Delays, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Global, Immigration, Portugal, Services |

UNITED KINGDOM: (Nov. 14, 2014) UK to expand 24-hour visa service to several more countries

November 17, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM: (Nov. 14, 2014) UK to expand 24-hour visa service to several more countries

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? The United Kingdom will expand its 24-hour “super priority” visa service to Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as to the visa decision-making centers in New York and Paris. The program is already operating in China and India. What does the...

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Posted in Applications, bal, Business, FEM Global Immigration News, New, Processing, service, travelers, United Kingdom, visa |

CHINA/UNITED STATES (Nov. 13, 2014) Embassy announces extended-validity visas for certain US visitors

November 17, 2014
CHINA/UNITED STATES (Nov. 13, 2014) Embassy announces extended-validity visas for certain US visitors

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? The Chinese Embassy in the U.S. has announced that as of Nov. 11 it is accepting applications for extended-validity visas agreed to in the recent reciprocal visa deal between the two countries. What does the change mean? American citizens may now apply for certain business and tourist visas that...

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Posted in Announced, bal, Business, China, FEM Global Immigration News, matters, validity, visa, Visas, year |

CHINA/UNITED STATES (Nov. 13, 2014) Embassy announces extended-validity visas for certain US visitors

November 17, 2014
CHINA/UNITED STATES (Nov. 13, 2014) Embassy announces extended-validity visas for certain US visitors

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? The Chinese Embassy in the U.S. has announced that as of Nov. 11 it is accepting applications for extended-validity visas agreed to in the recent reciprocal visa deal between the two countries. What does the change mean? American citizens may now apply for certain business and tourist visas that...

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Posted in Announced, bal, Business, China, FEM Global Immigration News, matters, validity, visa, Visas, year |

COLOMBIA: (Nov. 11, 2014) Colombian companies must register workers online

November 12, 2014
COLOMBIA: (Nov. 11, 2014) Colombian companies must register workers online

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Colombia has launched a new online system for employers of foreign nationals to report on the status of their workers. The new system has specific measures in place for foreign workers in positions that require licensing in Colombia (e.g., attorneys, business people, and engineers). What does the change...

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Posted in bal, Business, Colombia, Employers, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Nationals, New, register |

UNITED STATES/CHINA:(Nov. 10, 2014) US, China reach deal on visas

November 12, 2014
UNITED STATES/CHINA:(Nov. 10, 2014) US, China reach deal on visas

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the U.S. has reached a reciprocal agreement with China to ease visas for business visitors, tourists and students. Obama revealed the visa deal in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. “I’m very pleased to announce that during my visit the United States and China have agreed to...

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Posted in appleman, bal, berry, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, leiden, obama, United States, Visas |

UNITED STATES/CHINA:(Nov. 10, 2014) US, China reach deal on visas

November 12, 2014
UNITED STATES/CHINA:(Nov. 10, 2014) US, China reach deal on visas

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the U.S. has reached a reciprocal agreement with China to ease visas for business visitors, tourists and students. Obama revealed the visa deal in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. “I’m very pleased to announce that during my visit the United States and China have agreed to...

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Posted in appleman, bal, berry, Business, Countries, FEM Global Immigration News, leiden, obama, United States, Visas |

UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

October 20, 2014
UK/IRELAND: British – Irish Visa Scheme Introduced for Chinese and Indian Nationals

The UK and Ireland have signed a visa agreement that will allow foreign nationals to travel to both countries with a single visa from either country. Chinese and Indian nationals will be the first to benefit from the program. The UK and Ireland will accept certain short-stay visas issued by either country for business or tourism,...

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Posted in Business, Countries, country, FEM Global Immigration News, Ireland, Nationals, Travel, UK, United Kingdom, visa |

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