EUROPEAN UNION – New Consular Protection Rules Take Effect

Effective 1 May 2018, EU citizens who need assistance or advice while travelling or residing outside the EU, where there is no embassy or consulate from their own country (i.e., they are “unrepresented”), are entitled to seek help from the embassy or consulate of any other EU Member State.

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EUROPEAN UNION – New Consular Protection Rules Take Effect

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the European Commission.

EUROPEAN UNION – Council and Parliament Agree the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

On 25 April 2018, EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement has been reached between the Council Presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS).

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EUROPEAN UNION – Council and Parliament Agree the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

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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

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UKRAINE – European Council Adopts Schengen Visa Waiver for Ukrainian Nationals

On 11 May 2017, the European Council adopted a proposal on visa liberalisation for Ukrainian nationals, allowing Ukrainians to travel to the Schengen Area without obtaining visas.

Under the visa exemption, Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will have the right to enter the EU visa-free for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes, but not to work or study.

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UKRAINE – European Council Adopts Schengen Visa Waiver for Ukrainian Nationals

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Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Newland Chase provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ITALY – All Travellers Subject to Border Control 10-30 May 2017 Due to G7 Summit

Italy has temporarily suspended the Schengen agreement and imposed border controls on all travellers between 10 and 30 May 2017, to enhance security during the upcoming G7 summit in Taormina on 26-27 May.

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ITALY – All Travellers Subject to Border Control 10-30 May 2017 Due to G7 Summit

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