BREXIT – No-Deal Brexit Measures for UK Nationals in the EU

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 (or later, after an extension of the Article 50 period) without a ratified withdrawal agreement, then UK nationals will become third-country (non-EU) nationals immediately.

Please also see our broader examination of the possible Brexit outcomes for both UK and EU citizens.

Here we examine the latest measures established or proposed to manage UK nationals in the EU in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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BREXIT – No-Deal Brexit Measures for UK Nationals in the EU

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BREXIT – Danish Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No-Deal Brexit

The Danish government has published details of a planned temporary transitional scheme extending the rights of British citizens already resident in Denmark on 29 March 2019 in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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DENMARK – Government Publishes Plan for UK Citizens in Event of No Deal Brexit

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BELARUS – Foreign Nationals Can Register Online

Effective 2 January 2019, foreign nationals who have arrived in Belarus through international check points (not from Russia) can submit a request for online registration via the Unified Portal of E-Services.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Intermark Relocation.

RUSSIA – New Obligations for Inviting Parties

On 16 January 2019, Federal law of 19.07.2018 #216-FZ came into force, imposing new obligations on companies which invite foreign nationals to Russia from visa-required countries (this includes visits on work and business visas).

The law obliges legal entities and persons who invite foreign nationals to undertake measures to ensure that the invited nationals comply with the declared purpose of entry to and timely exit from Russia.

However, as of 16 January 2019, the government of Russia has not yet established the list of such measures and the rules for undertaking them.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Intermark Relocation and VISTA Foreign Business Support.

BELGIUM – Transposition of EU Directives – State of Play

The latest developments in the implementation of EU immigration directives.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Immigration law Associates.

PORTUGAL – Visa and Residence Procedures Simplified

Regulatory Decree no. 9/2018, published on 11 September 2018, took effect on 1 October 2018.

As well as implementing the 2017 amendments to the immigration law which transposed certain EU Directives into Portuguese law (see our previous alert here, the decree seeks to simplify visa application and residence permit procedures and to reduce processing times.

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PORTUGAL – Visa and Residence Procedures Simplified

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PORTUGAL – EU Directives Will Take Effect 1 October 2018

Decree Law no. 9/2018, published on 11 September 2018 and effective 1 October 2018, implements the latest amendments to the immigration law, which in turn were published on 28 August 2017.

As we reported here, the 2017 amendments to the immigration law transposed several European Union directives into Portuguese law:

  • (EU) 2014/66 (intra-corporate transfer);
  • (EU) 2014/36 (seasonal workers);
  • (EU) 2016/801 (students and researchers).

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PORTUGAL – EU Directives Will Take Effect 1 October 2018

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules.

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

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BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

On 22 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published further Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The key changes relate to residence authorisation for intra-company training.

In addition, on 26 December 2017 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a new rule which requires applicants for initial or extension residence authorisation who wish to exit and re-enter Brazil to obtain a visitor visa while their residence application is pending

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BRAZIL – More Immigration Regulations Published

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

On 8 December 2017, the National Immigration Council published new Normative Resolutions regulating residence authorisation for foreign professionals. The resolutions implement the recent Brazilian immigration law (13445/2017, published 25 May 2017).

Note that the resolutions do not mention renewal applications – these are expected to be regulated in a future publication.

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BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Published

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.