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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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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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Practical Tips for Doing Business in Africa

Africa

By Cornelia van Heerden, Heyns & Partners Inc.


Africa is a vast continent with up in excess of 1 billion inhabitants and a plethora of cultures and different language groups. Although doing business in Africa was once perceived as a difficult and complex undertaking, this is slowly starting to change. With fewer conflicts, more democratic elections and economic growth rates that have gradually begun to compete with those of other developing regions, Africa is proving itself to be a continent of positive change.

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