Expanding your business to the US? Visa options for multinational executives

By Mohammad Ali Syed, Offit Kurman
This article will focus on the exciting work done by immigration attorneys when helping their clients enter the US market for the first time.  While the core focus is on moving owners, executives, and managers from outside the US into the US using the correct visas, other related areas are also reviewed. The aim of the article is to give the reader an overview of permanent and temporary visa options for their business needs. Before delving into the details of the visa process, a quick example of a recent case is discussed.

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Valkenburg ZH, The Netherlands

Post-Brexit Immigration Challenges in the Netherlands

By Wytske Wijnnobel, LIMES International B.V.

Nothing new under the sun: the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Up to 31 December 2020, there was a transition period, making it possible for UK nationals to continue living and working in the Netherlands. As of 01 January 2021, living and working in and travelling to the Netherlands is not to be taken for granted. Due to Brexit, individuals and companies need to pay serious attention to the immigration requirements.

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Gibraltar Joins Schengen Area

By Christopher Pitaluga, Abacus Financial Services Ltd

It’s funny how once-in-a-generation opportunities tend to come, well, once in a generation. In the case of Gibraltar’s recent agreement with Spain and the UK to formalise a treaty by 30 June 2021 that will see Gibraltar join the Schengen area and achieve customs alignment with the EU, it’s a once-in-two-generations event.

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US Visa Options for Foreign Businesses and Entrepreneurs

By Mohammad Ali Syed, Offt Kurman Attorneys At Law

The L intracompany transfer visa and the E treaty-investor and trader visas are excellent options for international businesses to expand operations in the US. Foreign businesses, regardless of nationality, can send executives, managers, and other workers to work for existing or new offces in the US under the L visa category. The E visa category is available only to businesses and nationals of certain countries that have treaties with the US.

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Noordwijk, Netherlands

Update on Labour Law in the Netherlands: International trade regulation

By Huub Kapel, LIMES International B.V.

As of 1 July 2017, the new ‘International trade regulation’ is applicable. This regulation offers Dutch employers more possibilities to temporarily employ non-EU nationals in the Netherlands without a separate work permit. The Dutch minimum wage and holiday allowance must be applied. There is no other salary requirement. Employees falling within the scope of the Intra Corporate Transferees Directive are excluded.

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Nigeria’s New Visa on Arrival

By Helen E. Ijewere, Nolands Nigeria

Nigeria launched the Visa On Arrival (VOA) in March 2017. The process is:
1. Obtain Visa On Arrival Approval Letter
2. Pay for VOA Online
3. Arrive at the Port Entry and Proceed to Immigration

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Taking up residence in Switzerland

By Claudia Mattig and Dr Willy Huber, Treuhand- und Revisionsgesellschaft Mattig-Suter & Partner

Moving to Switzerland needs to be considered carefully and must be prepared, planned, organised and carried out with attention to detail. Otherwise there might be many unpleasant surprises, disappointments and problems, and above all there might be problems with Swiss laws. Anyone intending to move to Switzerland should study those requirements and regulations of Swiss law which are important to them and this should be done in good time, as well as during and after moving to Switzerland.

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