Immigration Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Immigration.




Overview on New Immigration Policies through November 2014 Executive Actions

  December 17, 2014     By HG.org
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an overhaul of the immigration system through a series of executive actions. The actions established new immigration programs, changed guidelines for existing programs and created new proposals for visas.

Suspension and Deferral of Deportations: A Band-Aid Covering the Tumor

  December 15, 2014     By The Law Office of Russell S. Babcock
Congress and President Obama have both taken recent steps in passing two measures that move in the right direction to solve the immigration crisis in the United States.

What Is Deferred Action for Parental Accountability?

  December 14, 2014     By HG.org
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced the implementation of a new program called “Deferred Action for Parental Accountability” through an executive order. The program is similar to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and provides temporary immigration relief for otherwise law-abiding citizens.

Labor Permits in Albania

  December 8, 2014     By LPA Law Firm
Persons who are not Albanian citizens and wish to work in Albania need a work permit issued by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth.

Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) Eligibility & Process

  December 8, 2014     By Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC
Special Immigrant Juveniles Status, commonly known as SIJS, is a federal law that allows certain undocumented children to get legal permanent residency in the United States. Below, we discuss this complex immigration process and the requirements in detail.

Residence Permit in Albania

  December 7, 2014     By LPA Law Firm
Foreigners who wish to reside in Albania on a long-term basis (in any case more than three months within each six-month period) are issued a residence permit.

Immigration in Albania

  December 7, 2014     By LPA Law Firm
Legislative framework and general principles in Albania.

What Is Deferred Action?

  December 7, 2014     By HG.org
Deferred action is the exercise of prosecutorial discretion for certain law enforcement agencies and governmental entities, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are several reasons why deferred action may be exercised.

Requirements for Naturalization

  December 5, 2014     By Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC
Becoming a naturalized citizen can be a challenging process but if you meet any or all of the below guidelines the process can become much simpler. We have detailed what to consider when trying to obtain your naturalized citizen when the time comes.

Tax Implications Depending on Immigration Status

  December 5, 2014     By Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC
Tax implications on certain immigrants and non-immigrants.

Employment-Based Permanent Residence Process

  December 5, 2014     By Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC
One method of obtaining permanent residency in the U.S. is through the Employment-Based Permanent Residence Process (“EBPRP”) or in other words: through an employer. Once you have an employer that is interested in your skills and in sponsoring you, then the EBPRP may begin. Obtaining your permanent residence through an employer usually takes three (3) phases: Labor certification; Immigrant visa petition; and application for permanent residence.

What Does Obama's New Executive Order Mean to Me?

  November 30, 2014     By HG.org
In November 2014, President Barack Obama established a new executive order that addressed border security and illegal immigration. By statistical estimates, the new executive order would provide for some distinct benefits to about 5 million immigrants who were already in the country.

How Do I Qualify for Asylum?

  November 22, 2014     By HG.org
Individuals who are presently in the United States who legitimately fear persecution in their home country may apply for asylum. However, before asylum is granted, an applicant must follow several requirements and meet eligibility guidelines.

Visa Appeal: An Important Part of Immigration in Bangladesh

  November 17, 2014     By Advocate Md Mahmudul Hasan and Associates
Immigration laws are very important factor for the developing countries who used to export manpower to developed countries. In the developed countries, the immigration practices are handled by skilled lawyers but unfortunately in Bangladesh it is mainly handled by brokers,agents, Travel Agencies and illiterate people. That is why the applicants are not getting proper legal advice and facing serious problems as well as harassment regarding Immigration matters.

Can I Get a Green Card If I Have a Criminal Record?

  November 16, 2014     By HG.org
Individuals who are pursuing permanent resident status may be deterred if they are convicted of a crime. While a misdemeanor conviction may not bar a person from still obtaining resident status, certain convictions may prevent a person from being approved for permanent residence status or possible cause the person to be subject to removal.

How Do I Qualify for Prosecutorial Discretion in My Immigration Case?

  November 13, 2014     By HG.org
In many cases, pursing prosecutorial discretion is a last-ditch effort to avoid being removed from the country. This pursuit asks the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement use its discretion to the benefit of the immigrant.

Foreign Employees will Gain the Right of Sick Pay in Russia

  November 5, 2014     By Levine Bridge Law Firm
Next year, foreign citizens in Russia will be more protected from the medical point of view. The Ministry of Labor has prepared a project under which employers next year will be to deduct contributions to the social security fund for foreign workers in the amount of 1.8% of the salary fund.

Residence Permits for Foreigners in Turkey

  October 31, 2014     By E&G International Law Firm
According to the residence statement general term, which is regulated in Article 3, foreigners intending to live and/or work in Turkey are required to obtain a residence permit. If visa exemption or the term stated in their visa is adequate, foreign visitors may stay in Turkey for 90 days without residence permit (either consecutively or separately) per 180-day period.

Tier 1 Investor Visa UK New Changes Effective from 6 November 2014

  October 25, 2014     By 1st Citizen UK
The UK has announced radical changes to its Investor Visa Scheme.

Canadian Tourists Who Have Been "Flagged" By US CBP: Steps to Overcome Inadmissibility

  October 13, 2014     By Dwyer Law Group
Due to the close proximity of the US border to most Canadian cities and the extensive relationship between the two countries, it is not surprising that the US receives millions of Canadian tourists each year.

USCIS Policy Memorandum on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Creates an Exception for Late Filing

  September 26, 2014     By Law Office Of Mario Zapata
USCIS policy memorandum was published, and it broadened the definition for how a CSPA beneficiary could have “sought to acquire” immigration status. This could benefit certain adult children who were at one time available for protection under CSPA, but may have not timely filed for the benefit and outright disqualified from benefiting from the Act.

If I Am Not a Citizen, Can I Be Deported if I Am Convicted of a Crime?

  September 25, 2014     By HG.org
Individuals who do not have citizenship status do not have as many rights as citizens and must constantly worry about whatever immigration status they have being stripped away from them. Being convicted of a crime may very well mean that an individual can be deported from the United States. Being aware of these consequences from the beginning of the case can help individuals make more informed choices.

Employment-Based Visas Process

  September 22, 2014     By Gehi & Associates
Most of the foreigners trying to work in the United States. H1B visa is a non immigrant visa, but five immigrant visas allow foreigners to work in the United States and also get many immigration benefits through these EB visas. 1,40,000 visas allocated for every fiscal year. Highly skilled professionals, research professionals, professors and who has extraordinary abilities they can get higher priority

Implementation of Parole-in-Place Benefits Parents, Spouses, & Children of Military Members

Any immediate family of active or veteran military member (or reservist) could benefit from Parole-in-Place and become eligible to acquire a green card.

UAE Extradition - Guidelines

Where the proposal has already been sent by the requesting party, Interpol will arrest the suspect and produce him to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours of his arrest. After the arrest, investigations are begun, the suspect’s accusation is heard, and a normal trial procedure is started.

UAE Extradition - Procedures

Procedures of the UAE to deliver a suspect of Extradition.

UAE Extradition Conditional Requirements

Terms and conditions to be applied when delivering a suspect are set out in Article 7 of Law No. 39 these state that:

UAE Extradition - Interpol Notices Defined

The head Interpol officer is elected by a two/third majority of the delegate. Each country has their own delegates in its country, the head Interpol officer is based in Lyon, France, he can remain in office for a period of 4 years, and can also be re-elected.

Malta Residence Programme Rules 2014

By virtue of two legal notices published on the 8th of July, the High Net Worth Individuals Rules (HNWI Rules) have now been amended to reflect the Global Residence Programme threshold, both in terms of tax and property value (be it purchase or lease), and a new special tax status is presented.

How Long Can You Stay in the US? Visa Validity vs. Duration of Stay

Often times in the U.S. immigration process, individuals who are approved for a visa and receive a visa stamp in their passport believe that is the end of the process and they are now free to enter the U.S. and remain in the country for the period of time indicated on the visa stamp. In reality, there is more to be understood about the purpose of the visa and its validity as well as the restrictions that may be imposed on an individual upon arrival in the U.S.

Business Travel to the U.S. Without a Visa

Large multinational companies, small businesses and start-ups alike may be able to derive benefits from the time efficient process of availing eligible individuals to engage in business travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program.

Russian Migration Legislation Changes - June 2014 - Part 2

Russian Migration Legislation Changes in June 2014.

Russian Migration Legislation Changes - June 2014 - Part 1

Russian Migration Legislation Changes in June 2014.

Life Cycle of a Family-based Immigrant Petition at the USCIS

Step by step processing of an I-130 petition at the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Legal Residence in Costa Rica

There are general immigration requirements, which apply to all the different categories established in Costa Rica´s legislation. In this article we'll the types of residences that exist and the requirements to access each one of them.

Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta

The Maltese Government has introduced the Individual Investor Programme to enable the state to grant citizenship, by way of a certificate of naturalization, to foreign individuals and families who contribute to the economic development of Malta.

Russian Migration Legislation Changes - May 2014

Changes in Russian Legislation in May 2014.

Russian Migration Legislation Changes - April 2014

Changes in Russian Legislation in April 2014.

Why Hire an Immigration Attorney in California

Those individuals, who want to move permanently to any state, require immigrant visas. The process is long and complicated, and if you are interested in getting immigrant visa to live legally in CA, the United States, you definitely need to hire immigration attorney in California.

Tips to Select the Best Immigration Lawyer in California

Keep in mind that it’s not that easy to choose a skilled professional among the great variety of the immigration lawyers in California. If you want to change your residency status in the United States, you should approach the matted correctly and consider the great amount of the paperwork you’ll have to deal with. The right lawyer will ensure that your case can be managed timely and without any inconvenience.

Same Sex Marriage Green Card

Same sex marriage green card applications can now be filed by USA citizens and USA lawful permanent residents for their same sex spouses. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) considers whether you got legally marriage in a same sex marriage state or country where you got married, not where you now live.

Is Same Sex Marriage Green Card Interview Different?

There may be different aspects for the “proof of marriage” evidence that is provided at a marriage green card interview that may make proving that a same sex couple live together a bit more difficult in some gay marriage cases.

Newest Legal and Tax Implications When Purchasing Real Estate in Spain

In real estate transactions in Spain it still happens more often than not that acquired objects or extensions have to be dismantled because renovations or extensions were not properly authorised or the authorisation was not registered with the different agencies involved. Subsequent permits are possible in some cases, but they do require a special process and incur substantial expenses.

Malta Individual Investor Program – Facilitating Citizenship Through Investment in the Republic of Malta

The Republic of Malta allows investors to apply for citizenship, with all of its advantages. Acquiring Maltese citizenship also confers the benefits of European Union citizenship, since Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Maltese citizenship also provides a visa exemption to more than 160 countries around the world, including the U.S.A.

Top 5 Requirements When Requesting Extradition in the UAE

Extradition can be requested by anyone residing in the UAE who has a criminal case against a suspect and the crime was committed in the UAE. Such suspects can be extradited from another country, back to the legal jurisdiction of the UAE.

Russian Migration Legislation Changes

Changes in the procedure for receiving Russian citizenship. A draft law simplifying the procedure for receiving Russian citizenship for those who are Russian native speakers and whose relatives in a direct ascending line lived on the territory of Russia was announced at the end of March.

Whistleblowers Helping the Public By Exposing Fraud

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to assist the government with discovering financial fraud. A recent SEC whistleblower received a $14 million dollar reward for reporting a real estate scam.

The French Residence Card for an Exceptional Economic Contribution

  By Lexial
Although this residence card can be considered as very selective, it should be one of the first options to be analysed by foreign entrepreneurs who wish to run a business in France and to obtain residency in this country.

Obtaining a Residence Permit in Greece

Greek government instated a procedure to obtain permanent residence permits, which can be renewed every five years, for third-country citizens who own real estate in Greece of minimum value €250.000, adopting a friendlier stance towards those who wish to own real estate property in Greece.

The Greek Real Estate Market for Foreign Investors

Our practical guide to real estate in Greece covers the entire spectrum of legal and tax issues which arise in practice when purchasing, managing, utilizing, developing and reselling property in Greece. It is addressed to both Greek nationals and foreign citizens of other European and non-EU countries who have a practical interest in legal and tax matters in Greece, with the aim of facilitating entrepreneurship and more generally the access of foreigners to the Greek market.

RSA: Amendments to the Immigration Act, No 13 of 2011

On 26 August 2011, the Immigration Amendment Act 13 of 2011 (the Act) was passed. The current Act provides for the issuance of approximately 14 different types of permits which cover all categories of persons residing in the Republic of South Africa on a temporary basis. Additionally, the current permit granting system does not allow for the implementation of the risk-based methodology procedure as prescribed in the Act.

New Regulations on Exit and Entry of Foreigners - China

On July 12, the State Council issued the PRC Administrative Regulation of Entry and Exit of Aliens (the “Administrative Regulation”) which took effect on September 1, 2013. The promulgation of the Administrative Regulation aims to specify the exit and entry rules in the PRC Exit-Entry Administrative Law (the “Exit-Entry Administrative Law”) which came into force on July 1, 2013, and facilitate the management of the exit and entry of foreigners in the practical areas.

Amendments to the Immigration Act, No 13 of 2011

On 26 August 2011, the Immigration Amendment Act 13 of 2011 (the Act) was passed. The current Act provides for the issuance of approximately 14 different types of permits which cover all categories of persons residing in the Republic of South Africa on a temporary basis. Additionally, the current permit granting system does not allow for the implementation of the risk-based methodology procedure as prescribed in the Act.

GREEK RESIDENCE PERMIT VIA PROPERTY PURCHASE

Greece has started a new immigration program in hopes that it will boost its suffering due to the economic crisis real estate market by encouraging investments.

Intellectual Property in Albania

Protection of intellectual property rights in Albania. Trademark in Albania.

Schengen Visa Decisions of the German Embassy Can be Fully Controlled by the Berlin Administrative Court

A German embassy can only reject to issue a "Schengen-Visa" if this is expressly regulated in the EU Visa Code. The national authorities have a wide discretion to determine if there are rejection reasons for the visa applicant, but it is not an exclusive discretion which cannot be controlled by the administrative court.

What Laws Affect Mail Order Brides?

  By HG.org
As the Internet makes the world a smaller and smaller place, unusual new ways of meeting people have become increasingly popular. While personal ads placed in the newspaper used to be a somewhat embarrassing way of meeting someone, the explosion of the Internet made online dating sites almost the norm for arranging romantic encounters. Similarly, the Internet has also opened the doors to international romance in the form of “mail order bride” services. But what laws affect mail order brides?

Deportation Law in Turkey

This article aims to explain the rules deportation which applies on the foreigners who are subjected to deportation procedure. In this article, there are many reference to the provisions of law regulating deportation called Law on Foreigners and International Protection which is recently entered into force.

E-2 Visa: Consular Processing or Change of Status?

There are 2 different ways to apply for the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, below are the pros and cons of each choice.

Is It Lawful for a U.S. Citizen to Hold Dual Citizenship?

This article explains whether U.S. law allows dual citizenship with other countries, the difference between dual citizenship at birth and by naturalization, and how U.S. Citizens can claim their right of Italian Citizenship under the jus sanguinis principle.

Parole in Place for Immediate Relatives of Members of U.S. Armed Forces

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a new policy on November 15, 2013, that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents.

Malta Citizenship Scheme Presented

The Maltese Prime Minister has presented the Individual Investor Program (IIP), a scheme that will grant Maltese citizenship against investment by high net worth individuals (HNWI).

Thai Business Visa Application

If you would like to work in Thailand, you would have to be aware about the immigration policies concerning work visas and work permit to avoid getting yourself in a pickle situation where Thai Immigration police detain or order your deportation.

Cyprus Introduces Investor Scheme Leading to Cyprus Citizenship

The government of Cyprus has now implemented a new immigration initiative aimed at facilitating (non EEA) migrant entrepreneurs and investors who, in return for obtaining Cyprus citizenship, are prepared to invest in Cyprus. The new scheme has been established pursuant to amendments to the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Law.

Application for Turkish Citizenship

This article aims at explaining procedure of application to Turkish Citizenship. It has touched on required document and method of examination regarding citizenship application.

Getting Turkish Citizenship through Marriage

This article explains obtaining Turkish Nationality through marriage. It focused on acquisition of Turkish citizenship passing through by spouses. Accordingly in this articles, it is aimed at explaining the conditions of getting Turkish citizenship under Turkish Nationality Law.

Understanding American Extradition Laws

  By HG.org
Extradition refers to the transfer of an accused criminal by one state or nation to another. The recent Snowden case has brought this issue to the forefront again, as the American government has expressed its desire to regain jurisdiction over Edward Snowden for leaking top-secret information about American intelligence gathering efforts.

Important Factors Affecting Immigration

  By HG.org
U.S. immigration law is very complex, and can be very confusing. In order to understand the process, you need to understand the factors related to the law and policies of immigration.

Coming to the Republic of Uzbekistan: Visas and Work Permit for Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons

Before coming to the Republic of Uzbekistan for any purposes, foreign citizens and stateless persons should obtain a relevant visa following the established procedure.

New Amendments to Foreign Work Permit Procedure in Ukraine

On July 5, 2013, the Cabinet of Ministers’ Resolution No. 437 regarding “Issuance, Prolongation of the Validity Term and Annulment of Permissions for the Use of Labor of Foreigners and Stateless Persons”, dated May 27, 2013 (the “Resolution”), came into force. The Resolution establishes the new list of documents required for obtaining work permits for foreign individuals hired for labor in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Government Simplifies List of Documents Required for Temporary Residency

Once again, the Ukrainian government has introduced amendments to the Ukrainian immigration rules. This time, the amendments are designed to decrease the volume of documents required for foreign work permits and temporary residency permits.

Permanent Residency Option for Applicants under Specific Labor Programs - Panama

Any applicant hired by a company within the 10% of the Panamanian payroll or 15% (Technicians) will be entitled to opt for a permanent residency status as long as the process is completed.

Another Successful I-601 Waiver of Grounds Of Inadmissibility Under My Belt

Under section 212(i)(1) of the INA, the Attorney General may waive the misrepresentation committed by Edgar provided he can establish to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that Amanda, his U.S. citizen mother, will suffer extreme hardship if Edgar is not allowed to immigrate to the United States. The application for waiver is filed through Form I-601.

Immigration: How Do I Extend My Visitor's Visa Beyond Six Months?

Millions of foreign nationals enter the U.S. to visit family and friends every year. If you are visiting and want to legally extend your stay here in the U.S. beyond the time permitted on your I-94 card, this article gives tips to help you maintain your status in the U.S.

The White House Stands Its Ground on Road to Citizenship

At the beginning of this past May, President Barack Obama publicly announced that he would look for a compromise in order to get a comprehensive immigration bill signed before the year is over. He also had stated that he will not compromise on his insistence that any immigration legislation must contain a path to citizenship for immigrants without their documents.

UK Spouse Visa: Explanatory Comment on Financial Requirements

UK Spouse visa rules changed dramatically in July 2012. A new set of financial requirements for the British sponsor are a challenge to immigration officers, let alone practitioners and lay clients. The author explains how the new financial requirements work.

Illinois Passes New Law Allowing Temporary Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Yesterday, Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 957 into law, a bill that would allow approximately 250,000 undocumented immigrants to get temporary driver's licenses (TVDL's).

The New Law on Belgian Nationality

  By Lexial
The law of 4 December 2012 “modifying the Code of Belgian Nationality in order to make the acquisition of the Belgian nationality neutral from the point of view of immigration” was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 14 December 2012. It entered into force on 1st January 2013.

Learn More about the EB-5 Visa

When you are thinking of applying for an EB-5 visa, you would first need to learn about the different aspects of a particular visa.

Legal Help for Making Application for Post Conviction Relief

Those who have criminal conviction record need to opt for conviction relief. This is a legal procedure which requires assistance of competent lawyer.

How to stay in Thailand Long-Term with Thai Marriage Visa

Being a foreigner, you are required to obtain visa to stay in Thailand. If you are legally married to a Thai national,you can apply for the Thai marriage visa

Hungary provides €250,000 fast track into Europe

Law firm VJT & Partners in Budapest highlights the importance of the new ‘Hungarian investment immigration’ law adopted by the Hungarian Parliament.

Final Rule on Processing I-601 Hardship Waiver Will Take Effect on March 4, 2013.

The waiver for unlawful presence may be granted only if the noncitizen is the spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. If the waiver is being sought for a noncitizen fiancé(e), the U.S. citizen fiancé(e) also may be a qualifying relative. It should be noted that children of the noncitizen are not qualifying relatives for purposes of this waiver.

Political Asylum or Refugee Status – Who Can Be Eligible

If you are looking for refugee status or political asylum in the US, you would need to learn more about these options.

Do You Know About the EB-5 Investment Visa Program

If you want to enter into the United States, you would need to learn about different aspects of this visa program.

Frequent Travel Abroad and Abandonment of Legal Permanent Resident Status

A returning legal resident returning from an absence of less than a year who presents his Green Card at the port of entry is not assured that he will be readmitted to the United States. While an Green Card satisfies the requirement of presenting a valid entry document, its presentation is not evidence that he is "returning from a temporary visit abroad." For this reason, it is possible that a returning resident might be denied entry if deemed to have abandoned his legal residence status.

Asylum in the United States: Application, Court, and Asylum Benefits

A person who is fearing persecution in his/her country may request the Unites States government to provide protection by submitting an application form I-589 and supporting documents. The person must be physically present in the United States to do so. If a person is asking for protection outside the United States, the person is called a refugee.

Investment Requirements for the EB-5 Visa

If you are trying to obtain an EB-5 visa, you would have to invest a sum of money. There may be other requirements too that you need to lean about

What Should You Learn About the United States Asylum Laws

If you are facing persecution in your homeland because of some reason, you may seek asylum in the United States. In order to apply for asylum, you would need to learn more about the process.

China’s New Exit-Entry Administration Law

On June 30th, 2012, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee of People’s Republic of China issued the new Exit-Entry Administration Law (hereinafter referred to as the “New Law”) which is applicable to exit-entry of both Chinese nationals and foreign nationals and shall come into effect on July 1st, 2013.

Americans Require a Will While Living Abroad. Case of Thailand

Advancement of modern technology allow people to migrate effortlessly across borders in increasing numbers in this century. People live and work outside their home country, and some adapt to their adopted homes by having their families abroad. Expatriates have a unique myriad of concerns about their assets in their adopted country in the event of death. The inevitable question is: Do I need a will while I am living abroad?

Immigration Evolution in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government began to strictly regulate the stay of foreigners, especially those hired by local companies, back in 2009. Prior to that date, many foreigners simply ignored the local registration and customs rules with impunity. However, the Ukrainian "immigration revolution" began with the government's strict application of the rules for applying for and receiving temporary residency status in Ukraine.

Hungary to Offer Investment-based Permanent Residency for €250,000

A major development in Hungarian immigration policy affecting ’investor residency’ is anticipated imminently. On 27th October, 2012 the ruling party of Hungary submitted a Bill to Parliament, which would offer permanent Hungarian residency under preferential conditions for non-EU national investors willing to buy at least €250,000 of government bonds. The Bill is currently under consideration and is expected to become law very soon.

How Does a Felony Affect Your Immigration Status

If you are facing deportation for being convicted of a felony, you would need to contact a lawyer immediately. If you are in the United States on a green card or a visa, the worst thing you can do is commit a felony. Committing felony may get you deported out of the country. The immigration officials may even downgrade your status on the basis of felony or non-felony conviction.

Is There a Difference between a Visa and a Green Card

You must learn about the differences between a green card and a visa before you apply for any of the two. A lot of people seem to believe that a visa and a green card refer to the same thing. However, a visa and a green card are indeed different from each other. Each has its own purpose and eligibility requirements.

Doing Business in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Legal Series

Introduction - The concerns of our clients are always paramount and it is for this reason we have embarked upon the “Doing Business in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago” Series of Legal Article - During this series our Attorneys will be giving you a brief insight into the areas of law which from our professional experience, touches and concerns businesses and individuals wishing to establish themselves within our borders.

Legal Requirements for Child Adoption and Legal Guardianship in Uganda

Adoption is a legal process whereby a person permanently assumes the parental rights and responsibilities for a child from his or her biological parents. Legal guardianship is a legal process whereby a person is appointed by court to take care of a child. The guardian has the parental rights and responsibilities but such rights and responsibilities the guardian has over the child are not permanent.

Severe Delays in Processing Sponsor Licence Applications by the UKBA Holding Back Growth - UK

Businesses in the UK who are looking to sponsor individuals under the Tier 2 & 5 categories are facing excessive delays in getting their Sponsor Licence applications approved. Hudson McKenzie’s Business immigration team represents businesses from all sectors of the UK economy and we have reached out to our clients to gauge the repercussions of these delays. Undoubtedly, it is a unanimous vote that severe delays on part of the UKBA are currently holding back growth in the UK economy.

Immigration Issues – Where do Obama and Romney Stand

We hope that both Candidates continue supporting the DREAMers, and higher-skilled immigrants (L1A,H1B,O1). The results of this year’s election can change the White House’s approach on immigration. The Presidential elections are less than one month away and both candidates are in a full-throttle attempt to persuade more people to vote for him rather than his opponent.

Corporate Immigration - a Q&A Guide for Mozambique

This Q&A provides an analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and clients in respect of Corporate Immigration in Mozambique. This article is reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Immigration 2013, (published in August 2012; contributing editor: Julia Onslow-Cole of PwC Legal).


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