The best way to ensure compliance with immigration regulations is to plan as far in advance as possible and to know when it is necessary to obtain a visa. ...more
This is the first in a three-part series that provides guidance to new or foreign companies that are entering the U.S. market and seeking to employ either foreign nationals already in the United States on non-working visas,...more
Earlier this month, the White House released a review of the United States’ immigration policies in a report entitled, “Modernizing & Streamlining our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century.” The Report highlights key...more
UK employment law is constantly developing and it has been challenging for employers to keep up with the changes in recent years. All employers in the UK, no matter how big or small, are required to comply with these laws or...more
On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued Final Guidance for agency adjudicators regarding applying the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. As we previously reported, Matter of Simeio radically reinterpreted the...more
ENTRY TO NEW ZEALAND -
A visa or permit is not required to visit New Zealand if the visitor is an Australian citizen, British citizen, or a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand...more
Newcomers to the United States on temporary visas may be unpleasantly surprised at the income tax consequences. A little advance planning with tax and immigration professionals can go a long way towards mitigating income...more
Immigration for non-citizens into Israel is governed by the Entry into Israel Law (1952). Since the 1990’s, hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers have come to Israel to be employed in various capacities as temporary...more
The Angolan legal system allows any foreign citizen to perform a professional activity in Angola, without prejudice of international law.
However, as we will explain below, the foreign employment legislation is subject...more
For many employers, the key to having a productive and high-performing workforce is recruiting the right people to start with. However, it is important for employers to be aware that even before an employee...more
This discussion will focus on simplifying complicated immigration issues, including work visas, investor visas, and permanent residency. This talk is very relevant for our international community of entrepreneurs in San...more
As a business immigration attorney representing companies lawfully employing foreign workers in the U.S., I am frustrated with our dysfunctional immigration system. The president's recently issued executive order only makes...more
Small businesses and start-up companies make up a large portion of corporate America, with unique hiring and HR needs. In some cases, as a small business or a start-up company looks to expand, it will consider hiring foreign...more
In today’s tenuous economic climate – and any time, for that matter – lay-offs are, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of business operations.
As we reported last month, lay-offs are particularly stressful and...more
Lay-offs are, unfortunately, a relatively common business necessity, particularly in tough economic times like those we have seen in recent years. Lay-offs are stressful and challenging for any employee, but a lay-off can be...more
Foreign nationals often come into the U.S. under a work visa anticipating that their stay will be temporary. After working in the U.S. for a period of time, however, the individual may wish to make his or her immigration...more
Several years ago, the Indian government began outsourcing some of its consular work to private companies in certain locations around the world. These "outsourcing partners" are generally charged with receiving...more
The Home Office has introduced a new automated renewal of Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Certificate of Sponsorship annual allocations.
All Tier 2 unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship...more
Executive Summary: We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast approaching April 1, 2014 deadline for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work...more
Happy New Year!
This month: "Friending" the Department of State on Facebook, BIA shines a light on the foggy EAD requirement for E and L spouses, and an unusual new member of the California State Bar....more
The State Department released the Visa Bulletin for January 2014. There was forward movement in employer based third-preference categories, as well as other worker visa categories. ...more
In November 2012, Mexico's National Migration Institute ("INM" for "Instituto Nacional de Migración") issued new regulations and guidance to implement immigration laws that were enacted in May 2011. These regulations...more
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