Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United KingdomServices: Employment & Immigration
The immigration system of the United Kingdom provides various solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. Key elements are a points-based system to determine fulfillment of visa conditions and employer sponsorship via sponsorship licenses.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: GermanyServices: Employment & Immigration
German law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: SwitzerlandServices: Employment & Immigration
Switzerland's immigration system encompasses mechanisms for temporary stays for business visitors, students, highly skilled workers and intracompany transfers, among others. It also provides means for permanent residence, usually after a qualifying period of temporary stay. Switzerland is a federal state divided into 26 cantons. Each canton is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the federal immigration law.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: Employment & Immigration
Canada's immigration system allows for several types of temporary stays, such as students, trainees, skilled workers, and intracompany transferees, as well as means for foreign nationals to acquire permanent residence on the basis of skilled work, business, or family.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: USAServices: Employment & Immigration
The U.S. immigration system has two principal categories of foreign nationals: nonimmigrants who enter the United States temporarily, and immigrants who intend to obtain permanent residence. There are a number of distinct employment-based nonimmigrant categories.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: AustraliaServices: Employment & Immigration
Australia has a complex immigration system and all non-citizens of Australia require a visa to enter, remain or work in Australia. Ultimately, the Department of Immigration expects that Australian employers to ensure that all foreign employees hold the appropriate visa and that they only undertake permitted activities in line with visa conditions.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: Hong KongServices: Employment & Immigration
Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. The Hong Kong immigration system provides for a range of temporary stays including visits for business or tourism, as well as longer term routes for training, study, employment, and investment. Immigration requirements are policy-based rather than set out in legislation.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: AlbaniaChinaServices: Employment & Immigration
A new unified work authorization policy for foreign workers has been piloted in key locations in China (including Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou) since October 2016, and will be implemented nationwide from 1 April 2017.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: AustraliaChinaIndustries: TourismServices: Employment & Immigration
After much anticipation, the Department of Immigration announced on 12 December 2016 that the new 10 year 'Frequent Traveller' visitor visa is now open to PRC nationals. The 10-year visa is of significant benefit to frequent short-term travellers by avoiding multiple visa applications being made, with related processing times and multiple government fees for each visa being avoided. The initial visa fee of $1000 however, is substantial and this...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Employment & Immigration
The Shanghai Expert Bureau announced on March 15, 2017 that the new Unified Work Authorization Policy due to commence throughout China on April 1, 2017 will commence in Shanghai on March 27, 2017. Employers needing to sponsor foreign workers in Shanghai after March 27, 2017 must be registered with the Shanghai Expert Bureau. Clients who have not yet registered should do so as soon as possible.