Meet Voon Lee
Meet Voon Lee! In preparation for Newland Chase’s webinar on April 10, Going Global: 3 Best Countries to Expand Your Business, Kent O’Neil spoke with Voon Lee, Newland Chase’s Managing Director for Asia. The webinar analysed the business climates and corporate immigration systems of three of Forbes magazines’ 2018 Best Countries for Business: the Netherlands, Sweden, and Singapore.
Meet Herman Van Reekum
Meet Herman Van Reekum! On March 13, Newland Chase’s Senior Advisor for Canada, Herman Van Reekum, and Ken Nickel-Lane, Managing Director of Canada, presented their webinar Cracking the Code: Canada’s Fast-Tracked Immigration Streams for the Global Tech Industry.
Meet Daniela Lima
Meet Daniela Lima! On February 28, Newland Chase’s Managing Director for Latin America, Daniela Lima, and Simone Pinheiro, Manager of Immigration for our São Paulo office, presented their webinar ‘Brazil’s New Migration Law: Immigration and Compliance in the Spotlight’.
Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments
In 2017, Newland Chase published hundreds of client and public updates on significant changes to immigration policy impacting international business on dozens of countries via newsletters, white papers, client briefs, industry articles, and social media. The world of 2017 was one replete with change, especially in the field of global mobility. The trends toward globalization […]
Brexit – Where Will 2018 Take Us?
Politics can be a very topsy-turvy world, and none more so than in the UK in 2017 as Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thus leading the country into one of its biggest political and administrative challenges of the century. The Brexit process has thus far been a measured process […]
Newland Chase Policy Briefing With Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Newland Chase were delighted to attend a breakfast briefing on Monday 16th October with Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Committee on Exiting the European Union. Invitees were reminded that the UK is currently facing it’s biggest political overhaul of all time, with a focus on the practicalities of moving EU law into […]
EUROPEAN UNION | US Citizens Visa-Free to Europe for Foreseeable Future
Citizens of the United States will continue to enjoy visa-free travel to European Union countries for the foreseeable future. Last week, the European Commission indefinitely delayed any action on the March 3, 2017, request from the European Parliament to suspend the visa-free scheme for U.S. nationals due to the U.S. refusal to open its own […]
GLOBAL TRENDS | Business Visas Receiving Increased Scrutiny
With use of business visas on the rise, more countries are making changes to their rules and processes for these popular visas. While business visas may have shorter processing times and more lenient requirements than work permits, Newland Chase urges companies to apply the same focus on compliance when planning international travel utilizing business visas […]
EUROPEAN UNION | Will U.S. Citizens Soon Need Entry Visas to the EU?
On March 3, the Parliament of the European Union passed a resolution urging the European Commission to revoke the visa-free privilege for U.S. citizens within two months unless the U.S. government agrees to grant visa-free travel to the citizens of EU member states Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania. While the resolution is not legally […]
UK: Immigration Skills Charge for Employers of Migrant Workers
The Home Office have released an addendum to the Tier 2 guidance, which states that additional fees will be charged to employers who recruit skilled migrant labour from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Subject to parliamentary approval, this is expected to come into force on 6th April 2017. The introduction of the Immigration […]
Going Global: 12 Best Countries to Expand Your Business Internationally
On December 21, Forbes magazine published its annual “Best Countries for Business” list for 2017, ranking the “business friendliness” of 139 countries based on 11 factors covering the legal and economic aspects impacting business. As Newland Chase prepares for the new year ahead, we reviewed this year’s list with interest and were encouraged to find […]
Investment Visa Options: Spanish Entrepreneur’s Act
In 2013 the Spanish government enacted a law which, amongst other things, drastically altered the Spanish immigration system. The Spanish Entrepreneur’s Act was one of the measures designed to assist with the recovery of the economy. As a consequence, apart from…
Investment Visa Options: Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme
In this latest article for our series on immigration through investment, we are discussing the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme. This investment programme allows for a straightforward route to obtaining Cypriot citizenship, which can be a preferable option to permanent/temporary…
Investment Visa Options: Singapore Global Investor Programme
Continuing with our series on immigration through investment, the Singapore Global Investor Programme appears as a highly attractive option for those looking to relocate to Asia. Investors interested in starting up businesses or investing in Singapore can apply for the…
Investment Visa Options: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and St Kitts & Nevis
Immigration through investment has become a popular option in recent years, for people looking to move to a new country without the employment restrictions that work permits can bring. Available in multiple countries throughout the world, investment programmes aim to balance…
Spotlight on Mexico
This is the latest instalment in our Spotlight series, exploring different regions across the globe. We hope to provide you with the most up to date and relevant information should you wish to expand to new destinations. Why Mexico? Mexico…
Brexit: How Will This Affect UK Nationals Living in the EU?
At this stage it is impossible to predict how the rights of UK nationals living in remaining EU states will be affected, as UK policy towards EU nationals and the terms of the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement – once agreed –…
Brexit: How Will This Affect EU Nationals Residing in the UK?
Whilst the country is coming to terms with the outcome of Brexit, it is important for us to not forget EU nationals who are currently working in the UK and to understand how they may be affected by this significant…
Understanding the Complexities of Business Travel
Extended Business Visit or Short Term Assignment In recent years, we at Newland Chase have found that there has been an overall global rise in business travel. Business activities are undergoing substantial changes and it is becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to…
EU Referendum Advice for UK Employers
With the EU referendum set to take place on Thursday 23rd June, voters are just days away from deciding whether Britain should remain in the European Union. As the Brexit debate draws to a close there is still an element of…
Brexit: The Potential Implications of the UK Leaving the EU
In the second of our blog series on Brexit we explore the implications for EU citizens, should the UK leave the EU. The result of the Brexit debate is likely to have an immediate impact on the lives of 2.5…
Brexit and the Impact on British Football
In the first of our blog series on the potential implications of Britain exiting the EU (Brexit), we explore how this decision could impact football across the UK. The referendum is being held on 23rd June to decide whether Britain should…
Is the UK’s Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Under Threat?
Following recently published figures from ONS, there was a significant decline in the number of applications for the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa in 2015. Here we explore the reasons behind this drop and what the future might be for this…
Spotlight on Africa
This is the first of our new Spotlight series exploring different regions across the globe. We hope to provide you with the most up to date and relevant information should you wish to expand to new destinations. Why Africa? There…
Is Mass Immigration Driving Down Wages for British Employees?
With the UK’s EU referendum promised by the end of 2017, we are likely to see an increase in arguments to stay and leave the EU, with Immigration being such a controversial subject, it is no surprise that a recent…
What Happens when you Leave Sponsored Employment in the UK?
Many Tier 2 sponsored workers have concerns regarding the exact steps to be taken should their employment under Tier 2 Sponsorship cease earlier than expected. In the first instance your UK sponsor is required to notify UK Visas and Immigration…
Are Europeans the Least Open to Immigration?
According to a Gallup study looking into the attitudes of people across 142 countries towards immigration, Europeans came out as the most negative in the world. The majority of respondents totalling 52% said immigration levels in their countries should be…
Prices, Wages and Purchasing Power: Which Cities Lead the Way?
According to a recent study, Dubai is one of only four cities in the world where rent exceeds more than $3,000 per month for an average unfurnished three bedroom apartment. The other cities which make the list include New York…
Is the Decline in Immigration Slowing Australia’s Economic Growth?
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) quarterly monetary policy report supports the suspicion that the cut in the economy’s potential growth is linked to a slower population growth. Latest figures show that there was a net inflow of 16,360 long-term…