New Country Data in Immiguru: NIGERIA

We’re very pleased to announce that the Business Visa On Arrival (VoA) process for Nigeria has recently been added to Immiguru!

A business visa may be issued at the port of entry for applicants coming to Nigeria to undertake specific activities, to participate in specific short term work activities such as contract negotiation, marketing, sales, purchase and distribution of Nigerian goods, trade fairs, job interviews, training of local labour force, emergency/relief work, crew members, staff of NGOs, NGO work; research or music performances.

Many thanks to our partner in Nigeria, Famsville Solicitors, for their help with this!

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IMMIGURU – New Contract Location Filter

We are excited to announce that we have today released a new feature to Immiguru: the Contract Location Filter.

What is it?

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify whether the applicant’s employment contract is in the host country or outside the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

We’ve additionally included this filter in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you only the processes which allow the contract to stay outside the host country, for example.

How does it work?

The contract location filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter – if you leave the default option “Any location” selected, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you select “Host country or “Outside host country”, Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant processes are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national employee moving to France but remaining on contract in the U.S.: Immiguru will suggest the Foreign Service Provider (Detachés (hors mobilité intragroupe)) processes, as well as two processes where the contract location can be anywhere, the Salarié en Mission (over 90 days) and the Short Term Assignment (under 90 days).
  • You say that your U.S. national must be on a local contract in France: Immiguru will instead display the local hire options (Travailleurs TemporariesSalariés and Carte Bleue Europeénne), as well as the two processes where the contract location can be anywhere.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru (more than 1300 processes to 102 countries) that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Have fun with the new feature and, as always, please let us know what you think!

New Data in Immiguru: LUXEMBOURG – Residence Permit (Assignment from EEA/Switzerland)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Residence Permit (Assignment from EEA/Switzerland) process for Luxembourg has been added to Immiguru.

This process allows for the secondment of a foreign national who will remain on home country payroll and contract but is assigned by a company inside the EEA and Switzerland to the same company or a recipient of a service provision in Luxembourg for a determined period to execute a service provision.

Many thanks to our partner in Luxembourg, Osch & Arendt, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: CANADA – Entry as a Business Visitor (After Sales)

We’re very pleased to announce that the Entry as a Business Visitor (After Sales) process for Canada has been added to Immiguru.

Employees seconded to Canada to fit, install, maintain or repair machines, equipment, computer programmes, or other technical systems for a client or a branch office of their own company may enter as business visitors to carry out after sales services.

Many thanks to our partner in Canada, Newland Chase Canada, for their help with this!

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New Country Data in Immiguru: CONGO

We’re very pleased to announce that the Work Permit and Entry Visa (Short Term Work) processes for Congo Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) have recently been added to Immiguru!

Many thanks to our partner in Congo, Africa Relocation Services, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: USA – L-1 Intra Company Transfer (“New Office”)

We’re very pleased to announce that the L-1 Intra Company Transfer (“New Office”) process for the United States of America has been added to Immiguru.

L-1 intra company transferee status is available to qualified international executives, managers, and specialised knowledge employees transferred from an overseas organisation to work for the same organisation in the United States or for its American subsidiary or affiliate. The process in question is applicable to  U.S. companies trading for less than one year or “new offices”.

Many thanks to our partner in the U.S., Maggio + Kattar, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Israel – B1 Foreign Expert Visa (Professional Qualifications)

We’re very pleased to announce that the B1 Foreign Expert Visa (Professional Qualifications) process into Israel was added to Immiguru this week

The B1 work visa category has several subcategories, and this one refers to Foreign Expert positions that do not require academic qualifications.

Many thanks to our partner in Israel, Amit Acco at Kan-Tor & Acco, for his help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: Indonesia – “Temporary Work Permit” (1 to 6 Months) and “Urgent or Temporary Work Permit” (Up To 1 Month)

We’re delighted to announce that two new processes for Indonesia have been added to Immiguru this week: The “Temporary Work Permit” (1 to 6 Months) and the “Urgent or Temporary Work Permit” (Up To 1 Month)

These short-term employment routes to Indonesia offer slightly quicker and easier processing compared with the standard work permit, which is issued for an initial 6 to 12 months (extendable).

Many thanks to our partner Philo Dellano at PNB Immigration Law Firm in Indonesia, for their help with this!

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New Data in Immiguru: United States E-2 (Treaty Investor Status)

The  E-2 (Treaty Investor Status) process for the United States was added to Immiguru this week.

The E-2 category visa is useful for individuals who will live in the United States for extended periods of time to oversee an enterprise that represents a major investment in the United States.

Thanks to our U.S. partners, Michelle White at Littler and Jim Alexander at Maggio+Kattar, for their help with this!

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Immiguru New Feature – Duration Filter

We are very excited to announce that we have today released a major new feature to Immiguru: the Duration Filter.

When you next login to Immiguru, you’ll see on the home page that you can now, optionally, specify how long your assignee/employee will be working in the host country.  Immiguru will then filter down your results accordingly.

Short term assignments and extended business travel have long been a “hot topic” in immigration.  Many of our clients need to be able to quickly and efficiently access information on the availability of specific short term routes, and this duration filter, coupled with our drive over the last few months to add dozens more short term routes into Immiguru (see previous blog posts) should really help.

Here’s how it works

The duration filter works in exactly the same way as the salary location filter, the annual salary amount filter and the dependent filter – if you leave the duration of stay field blank, Immiguru will show you all options.  If you complete it (indicating assignment/employment duration in days, months or years), Immiguru will narrow down your results so that only relevant options are displayed.

For example:

  • You indicate that you have a U.S. national moving to France for 2 months: Immiguru will tell you all about short term assignments and the short term foreign service provider routes.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for 10 months: Immiguru will not display those short term routes (since they wouldn’t be appropriate) and will instead let you know about temporary local hires (Travailleurs Temporaires), service provider routes and the Salarié en Mission.
  • You say that your U.S. national will be in France for over a year: Immiguru will also give you details of the Blue Card and the local hire (salarié) routes.

We’ve now got so much data in Immiguru that we think this filter will be really useful to narrow down your search results and help you find what you’re looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible.

And one more thing: we’ve additionally included these duration recommendations in Immiguru Reports, so you can now run a report giving you maximum duration of stay guidelines for each country.

Have fun with the new feature!  As always, please let us know what you think!