Carry-On Restrictions for Certain Flights to the United States and United Kingdom

The United States and the United Kingdom have announced similar restrictions on carry-on items for certain international flights arriving in each country from the Middle East and North Africa. Carry-On Restrictions for Flights from Certain Airports in the Middle East and North...

ITALY: New Intra Company Work Permit Guidelines and the 2017 Quota Announced for Non-EEA Foreign Workers

The Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies issued official guidelines for the implementation of European Union Directive 2014/66, commonly referred to as the Intra Company Transferee (ICT) Directive. The goal of this directive was to promote Intra EU Mobility and...

Increased Scrutiny and Possible Delays in Visa Issuance

Following the injunction on enforcement of President Trump’s revised travel ban, United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson directed all U.S. consular posts to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. Additionally, in the wake of the attack in London on March 22,...

ANGOLA: April Deadline for Annual Filing of Employee List

The annual deadline is coming soon for Angolan companies to file their employee lists with the Angolan authorities. By Angolan Executive Decree No. 155/04 of December 31, 2004, all Angolan employers must file an annual list of all of the employees working for the company to the...

Vietnam: New 30-Day E-Visa Pilot Program for Business and Tourist Travel

Guidelines were introduced by Decree 07/2017/ND-CP to begin implementation on February 1, 2017, of a new 30-day e-visa pilot program for business and tourist travel to Vietnam.  Although not fully implemented and explained by regulation at this time, the Vietnam government’s...

NIGERIA: Increased Availability of Business Visas on Arrival and Expansion of Business Visitors Activities

As part of a national effort to boost the economy and facilitate business visitor travel to Nigeria, the Nigerian Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) approved a 60-day national action plan on March 2, 2017. Effective immediately, Nigeria has significantly...

Court Issues Nationwide TRO against New Trump Travel Ban

On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), effective nationwide, enjoining the implementation of President Donald J. Trump’s March 6, 2017, Executive Order temporarily banning travel to the United States by...

April 2017 Visa Bulletin Reflects Continued Forward Progress for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2017, which reflects similar levels and areas of advancement as reported in our March 2017 Visa Bulletin Update. The most notable advancement continues to be moderate forward progress in the “final...

Peru: New Immigration Framework in Full Effect

Effective March 1, 2017, Peruvian Legislative Decree 1350 repealed and replaced the prior immigration legal framework in Peru. The previous “Aliens Law” and its amendments had been in effect for over 26 years. There are two items of particular note within the new Legislative...

New Executive Order Significantly Modifies Previous Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order replacing the original order signed on January 27, 2017, which temporarily banned travel to the United States by foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In litigation challenging...
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