By Andrzej Tokaj, Penteris
In 2022, almost 21,000 new businesses were established in Poland by Ukrainian immigrants (4,800 companies and 15,000 individually owned businesses). In total, almost 10 percent of new businesses established in Poland in 2022 are Ukrainian. At the same time, Ukrainian people represent about 9 percent of the total work force.
By Gordon Quan and Kathryn N. Karam, Quan Law Group, PLLC
Your clients may have seen advertisements for obtaining US permanent residency visas by investing in real estate projects in the United States, but you need to be careful advising would-be investors about it, as Congress has just made significant changes to the popular Regional Center Program as part of its reauthorisation.
By Mo Syed, Offit Kurman
The U.S. is a top destination for artists and entertainers (A&E) from around the world. A&E are envoys of their nations and promote the exchange of ideas and traditions that enrich the global community. This article details the various nonimmigrant visas so that A&E and their employers and/or agents can minimize risk related to U.S. immigration laws.
By Flora Mewies,Ward Hadaway LLP
Immigration requirements are a complex issue for all businesses, intensified by the UK’s departure from the European Union and end to freedom of movement on 31 December 2020. The independence enjoyed by European senior executives to visit the UK for business no longer exists and now any person without a British or Irish passport requires a visa to visit the UK.
By Helen Ijewere, Nolands
Companies in Nigeria that wish to employ foreigner workers must apply for and process an Expatriate Quota Position (EQP) from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI). The EQP is an allocation for the hiring of foreign staff that is granted to a Nigerian company.
By Akshat Divatia, Harris Bricken
For professionals working for multinationals, foreign expat assignments can be highly alluring. The prospect of living abroad in corporate housing, getting to know foreign counterparts, and exploring a different country are among the many reasons why such assignments are highly coveted.
By Vijesh H. Zinzuwadia, Zinzuwadia & Co. CA
The Indian government has initiated the Make in India programme to launch India as a new manufacturing hub and to encourage companies to develop, manufacture, and assemble products made in India. This has led to an increased number of expatriates coming to India. Considering tax planning for expatriates coming to India has become an essential part of this initiative.
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.
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.
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.