Newland Chase Webinar| GOING GLOBAL: 3 Best Countries to Expand Your Business

10 April 2018 @ 11:00 am EDT / 4:00 pm BST

There are currently 195 countries in the world in which companies can do business, and each country presents its own set of opportunities and challenges. High among those challenges is navigating the constantly-changing world of corporate immigration.

Whether you are an established player on the global stage or planning to become one, this webinar will review the business climates in the Netherlands, Singapore and Sweden, with a focus on their immigration processes.

Join us for our next webinar on April 10th as we review three countries from Forbes magazine’s “Best Countries for Business” based on factors covering the legal and economic aspects impacting business.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to analyse a country’s general business climate and corporate immigration system to determine the optimum countries for expanding your business.
  • Understand the general process for corporate immigration for three of the most attractive countries currently for international expansion.
  • Get the “pros” and “cons” of the corporate immigration systems for each of these top three countries for business.


Newland Chase Webinar| Canada’s Fast-Tracked Immigration Streams

13 March 2018 @ 6:00pm GMT

In response to rapidly changing global immigration trends (particularly next door in the US.), and the demands of the global technology industry, Canada is “upping its game” in the competition to attract the world’s best tech talent. Canada is further opening its doors to tech and information firms with innovative fast-track immigration streams to assist companies in attracting and retaining the world’s top foreign tech talent.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Uncover the opportunities presented by Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy and Global Talent Stream programs.
  • Learn how to utilise these programs effectively to retain valued foreign employees and mitigate risk to your company from shifts in corporate immigration policy – such as the potential changes to the H1-B and H4 visa programs in the US.
  • Get the details on how you can keep your foreign talent in the North American market through a successful “talent parking” strategy using Canada’s GSS/GTS streams.

Meet our Presenter: Herman Van Reekum

As Senior Advisor, Herman Van Reekum serves as Newland Chase’s top subject matter expert on Canadian immigration law. After 15 years of government service with the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Herman founded VRV Global, which grew over the next 20 years into one of Canada’s leading specialist corporate immigration firms before being acquired by CIBTVisas in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Political Science.

Meet our Presenter: Ken Nickel-Lane

As Managing Director of Newland Chase’s Canada operations, Ken Nickel-Lane leads the firm’s business development and client management and service delivery in Canada. Prior to joining the firm, Ken held director and senior management positions and brought more than two decades of experience providing global mobility and workforce solutions to a wide range of industries. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelors in Psychology.


Newland Chase Webinar| Brazil’s New Migration Law

28 February 2018 @ 3:00pm GMT

Does your global mobility program have what it takes to comply with Brazil’s new immigration law?

Today, many Global Mobility Managers and Global HR professionals are feeling apprehensive about the Migration Law of 2017, which will rewrite all aspects of immigration law and processes in Brazil.

Join Newland Chase’s Managing Director of Latin America, Daniela Lima, and her colleague Simone Pinheiro, as they explain how the recent changes to Brazil’s immigration law impacts both your foreign employees currently in Brazil and those who will apply for visas in the coming year.

Ensure that your talent mobility policy is ready for Brazil’s most comprehensive pro-immigration legislative changes in over 30 years.

You Will Learn:

  • Timeline of Migration Law Immigration Reform;
  • Reclassification of Existing Visa Categories;
  • Immigration Enforcement and Penalties for Non-Compliance;
  • Rights and Protections Afforded to Foreign Nationals;
  • Important Next Steps for Sponsoring Companies.

Meet our Presenter: Daniela Lima

Daniela Lima is the Managing Director of Newland Chase Latin America and leads a team of 80 consultants working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Daniela has been a lawyer since 2004 in the OAB/SP (Brazilian Bar Association) and also has an MBA in Strategic Management and Business Economics. She has extensive immigration experience in Brazil and Latin America.

Meet our Presenter: Simone Pinheiro

Simone Pinheiro is the Manager of Immigration in Newland Chase’s Sao Paulo, Brazil office. She has over eight years of experience supporting large Brazilian clients in the global mobility area. Simone has a degree in Human Resources Management and a master’s degree in Personnel Management.



Newland Chase Webinar | EU Schengen Visa: Present and Future

For more than two decades, the Schengen Visa has been the “immigration key” for entry into 26 European countries. The European Union is currently considering the future of the Schengen scheme in light of today’s heightened security concerns and growing immigration challenges. Peregrine’s sister company, Newland Chase, is actively advocating for its clients’ interests on this critical issue.

Join Newland Chase for this informative and interactive webinar, where you will have an opportunity to share your comments for inclusion in our position paper to the European Commission.

You will also receive specific guidance on:

  • Schengen Visa process basics
  • Schengen Visa benefits for your business
  • The latest proposed changes to the Schengen Visa

Don’t miss your chance to make your voice heard. Register now, gain knowledge, and make your global mobility program’s needs known to the European Commission.

Date and Time: 30 January 2018 @ 3:00 pm GMT / 10:00 am EST

Register Now

Peregrine Attending the International Bar Association (IBA) Global Immigration Conference in London, 15-17 November 2017

Peregrine is looking forward to attending the International Bar Association’s 8th Biennial Global Immigration Conference at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November 2017.

We hope to see you there!

WEBINAR – EU Immigration Hot Topics – Webinar Slides Available Here

On Tuesday 11 July 2017 we hosted a webinar on EU Immigration Hot Topics.

Peregrine’s presenters, Maude Burger-Smith and Raquel Gómez Salas, would like to thank all of the attendees, and of course our speakers:

France: Fiona Mougenot (Expat Partners);
Spain: Ana Garicano (Sagardoy);
Netherlands: Anja Seling (Expat Management Group).
View and/or download our slides below – and let us know if you have any questions!


PEREGRINE WEBINAR – EU Immigration Hot Topics

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 1pm BST (UK time) on hot topics in European Union immigration law.

The webinar is free to attend for clients and partners of Peregrine, Newland Chase and CIBT. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please contact us at to book your spot now.

Read more:

PEREGRINE WEBINAR – EU Immigration Hot Topics

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

09 Jun 2017: Peregrine at the Annual Conference on European Migration Law, Brussels, 15 and 16 June 2017

Peregrine’s Raquel Gómez Salas will be attending the Academy of European Law’s Annual Conference on European Migration Law on 15 and 16 June 2017, at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of this conference is to provide legal practitioners with an update on recent developments regarding the EU legal migration system and the mechanisms put in place to tackle labour and skills shortages within the EU and to reinforce its attractiveness. It will provide them with the opportunity to discuss current legal reforms with high-level experts in the field.

Raquel would love to meet you there! If you’re going, please contact Raquel at to arrange a meeting.

Peregrine at AILA, New Orleans, 21-23 June 2017

Peregrine will be attending the AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law at the Marriot, New Orleans, from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 June, 2017.

We will be at stand #220 so please stop by or contact us in advance to arrange an appointment at

Peregrine at SHRM, New Orleans, 18-20 June 2017

Peregrine will be attending the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Ernest N. Morial, Convention Center in New Orleans, from Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20 June 2017.

We will be at stand #1455 proudly exhibiting our immigration software products Immiguru (and Immigo) as well as our sister company’s own ImmigrationSMART, an online platform enabling monitoring and assessment of all aspects of global mobility programs, including short term business travellers.

SHRM is the world’s largest gathering of HR professionals (approx. 15,000+ attendees representing 80+ countries) with over 650 exhibiting companies where you can:

  • Attend numerous talks and sessions to get a solid grounding in tried-and-true HR fundamentals and a unique insight into the innovative new practices that will change how the world does business.
  • Learn skills and stay up-to-date on trends, new strategies, and innovations in HR
  • Earn credits toward maintaining valuable industry certifications
  • Meet with new vendors and suppliers to discover innovative products and services necessary to stay competitive in today’s business world.

Feel free to contact us in advance to arrange an appointment at or just turn up on the day! We’re looking forward to seeing you.