New Data in Immiguru: NETHERLANDS – Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program)

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the Work Permit Exemption (International Commercial Trade Regulations program) process for the Netherlands to Immiguru.

The Dutch International Commercial Trade Regulations (ICTR) program has recently come into force, replacing the narrower Knowledge-Based Industry Pilot Program which ran as a test from July 2013 to June 2017. Under this new work permit waiver program, Dutch companies can bring non-EU/EEA/Swiss foreign nationals to the Netherlands to perform activities as part of a pre-approved project related to the delivery of goods and services for a period of up to three years. Work permits are not required but a notification should be made to the Dutch Labour Authorities and a residence permit applied for stays of over 90 days.

Many thanks to our partner in the Netherlands, Expat Management Group for their help with this!

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NETHERLANDS – New Work Permit Waiver to Promote International Trade

Effective 1 July 2017, a regulation aimed at promoting international trade contacts entered into force. Under this regulation, Dutch companies can temporarily employ foreign national workers without a work permit, to perform activities as part of a project related to the delivery of goods and services.

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NETHERLANDS – New Work Permit Waiver to Promote International Trade

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Expat Management Group.

UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Partially Lifts Injunction on President Trump’s March Executive Order on Immigration

On 26 June 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) partially lifted the injunction and agreed to hear arguments on President Trump’s 6 March 2017 executive order (EO) entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.

While the Supreme Court announced that it will hear the full case in October, in the meantime, it issued a limited order (or decision) which will allow the Administration to ban those nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries (Iran Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and refugees, who cannot show “a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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UNITED STATES – US Supreme Court Partially Lifts Injunction on President Trump’s March Executive Order on Immigration

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar and Littler.
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.

UNITED STATES – Travel Ban Remains On Hold As Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction

On 25 May 2017, the Federal Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued a decision that maintained the injunction on President Trump’s executive order travel ban.

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UNITED STATES – Travel Ban Remains On Hold As Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar.

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.

UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Key Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

On 15 March 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) with nationwide effect, blocking key parts of the Trump Administration’s second Executive Order on travel and visa issuance, which was due to come into effect on 16 March 2017.

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UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

For further information on the Executive Order and the legal challenges facing it, please read this update from Maggio + Kattar.

 

WEBINAR: US Immigration Under The Trump Administration

 

Today, Tuesday 7 February 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST our US immigration partner Maggio + Kattar is hosting a webinar on “US Immigration Under The Trump Administration“.

Recent changes implemented and proposed by the White House as well as Congress may bring significant changes for employers and their foreign national workers. Maggio + Kattar will discuss the potential impact of these changes, timeline if proposed changes are approved, and strategies for employers to mitigate risk and disruption to their organisations.

In this webinar, Managing Shareholders Jim Alexander and John Nahajzer will discuss:

  • Changes to US Immigration Policy;
  • Executed Executive Orders;
  • Potential Future Changes;
  • Timeline of When Changes Would Impact Employers;
  • Heightened Enforcement and Focus on Compliance;
  • Strategies For Employers To Mitigate Risk and Disruption.

Please click here to register.

UNITED STATES – Federal Judge in Seattle Temporarily Blocks Executive Order

On Friday 3 February 2017, a federal judge in Seattle, Washington issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) with nationwide effect, blocking the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on travel and visa issuance. This TRO means that visas which were provisionally cancelled should now be valid for use.  Refugees granted approval should now be allowed admission and visa applications being held up solely by the Trump orders should now be issued.

For further information on the TRO and the lawsuit brought by Washington and Minnesota States, please read this update from Maggio + Kattar and this from Littler.