US Immigration Changes in 2023

By Kathryn N. Karam, Quan Law Group

If you’ve ever applied for an immigration benefit in the United States, you’ve probably paid a filing fee with the application. Unlike most government agencies, UCSIS is not funded by appropriations made by Congress. It is funded by filing fees paid by applicants for immigration benefits.

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Ukrainian businesses relocating to Poland

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.

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Houston, USA

Read this before you tell anyone about the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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.

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US Visa Options for Artists and Entertainers

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.

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Doing business in the UK – visa options for senior executives

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.

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2022 guidelines regulating expatriate quota

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.

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Look before you leap: expat assignments for US green card holders

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.

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Ahmedabad, India

Pre-immigration tax strategies and planning for expatriates coming to India

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.

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