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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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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 |

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 |

AUSTRALIA: 1 July deadline approaches for increased retirement contribution

June 19, 2014
AUSTRALIA: 1 July deadline approaches for increased retirement contribution

What is the change? Australia will raise employers’ superannuation rate, or compulsory contribution to employees’ retirement accounts, beginning 1 July. What does the change mean? Companies should be planning now for the immediate increase to 9.5 per cent as well as for scheduled increases that will reach 12 per cent over the next five years. Implementation timeframe: 1...

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Posted in appleman, Australia, bal, Business, cent, contribution, FEM Global Immigration News, rate, salaries, Visas |

INDIA: Changes announced for Employment, Business and Project Visas

June 11, 2014
INDIA: Changes announced for Employment, Business and Project Visas

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has published several changes to its visa rules. What does the change mean? The main changes affect Employment, Business and Project Visas. Implementation timeframe: Immediate. Visas/permits affected: Employment, Business and Project Visas. Who is affected: Employers and all foreign nationals applying for...

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Posted in affairs, bal, Business, Extensions, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, India, Nationals, Project, Visas |

SINGAPORE: US Embassy to collect signatures for APEC cards

June 6, 2014
SINGAPORE: US Embassy to collect signatures for APEC cards

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The U.S. Embassy in Singapore will host a one-day event to collect signatures of U.S. citizens who wish to apply for Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cards. What does the change mean? U.S. citizens in Singapore who are eligible to apply for the cards may provide their required...

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Posted in apec, Apply, bal, Business, Cards, Citizens, day, FEM Global Immigration News, Singapore |

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