Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

In 2017, along with our sister company, Newland Chase, we published hundreds of client and public updates on significant changes to immigration policy impacting international business in dozens of countries, via newsletters, white papers, client briefs, industry articles, and social media.

While it would be near impossible to summarise in one document all of last years’ changes in immigration policy from around the world, linked below is a brief overview of what we consider to be among the most significant developments in corporate immigration from around the world, grouped by region and country.

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Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit Rules

Effective 15 September 2017, the Ministry of labour and Social Protection has amended the rules for obtaining work permits for intra-company transferees.

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KAZAKHSTAN – Recent Changes to Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit Rules

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New Data in Immiguru: AUSTRIA – Intra Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Intra Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) process for Austria to Immiguru.

This process is the newly-implemented temporary residence authorisation for Intra Company Transfers (ICT), according to Directive 2014/66/EU. It is only applicable to assignees falling into management/specialist or trainee categories sent to Austria for over 90 days from outside the EU and has a maximum total duration of stay of three years for managers/specialists and one year for trainees.

Many thanks to our partner in Austria, Relocation Services Strohmayer, for their help with this!

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SWEDEN – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Announced for March 2018

The Swedish Migration Agency has announced that it plans to implement European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer” from 1 March 2018, including an online application procedure.

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CYPRUS – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

Effective immediately, Cyprus has implemented a new intra-corporate transferee (ICT) permit.

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CYPRUS – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Implemented

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AUSTRIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

Austria has transposed into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”, and has introduced a new combined work and residence permit category for intra-corporate transfer (ICT).

The new ICT route, which replaces the “Rotationsarbeitskraft” scheme for intra-corporate transfers, has been available since 1 October 2017, but the legislation was only passed on 19 October 2017.

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AUSTRIA – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

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PORTUGAL – New Immigration Law Introduces EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

Law no. 102/2017 of 28 August 2017 transposes into Portuguese law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer” by introducing a new residence permit category for intra-corporate transfer (ICT).

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PORTUGAL – New Immigration Law Introduces EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eres Relocation Services.