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This new Practice Guide is a one-stop resource for dealing with questions related to business immigration issues in immigration hotspots around the world.

Written and edited by a global team of expert attorney members of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), this comprehensive guide is designed to be used by:

•  Human resources professionals and in-house attorneys who need to instruct, understand, and liaise with immigration lawyers licensed in other countries
•  Business immigration attorneys who regularly work with multinational corporations and their employees and HR professionals, and
•  Attorneys interested in expanding their practice to include global business immigration services.

This publication provides:

•  An overview of the immigration law requirements and procedures for over twenty-five countries
•  Practical information and tips for obtaining visas, work permits, resident status, naturalization, and other nonimmigrant and immigrant pathways to conducting business, investing, and working in those countries
•  A general overview of the appropriate options for a particular employee
•  Information on how an employee can obtain and maintain authorization to work in a target country

Each chapter follows a similar format, making it easy to compare practices and procedures from country to country. Useful links to additional resources and forms are included. Collected in this Practice Guide, the expertise of ABIL’s attorney members across the globe will serve as an ideal starting point in your research into global business immigration issues.

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AUTHORS

Stephen Yale-Loehr, General Editor, Miller Mayer, Ithaca, NY

Nur Adilla Maman Aslam, KhattarWong LLP, Singapore; Mariana Alfaro, Cordero & Cordero Abogados, San Josè, Costa Rica; Tatiana Andryushechkina, Vista Foreign Business Support, Moscow, Russia; Enrique J. Arellano, Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados SC, Mexico; Timur Beslangurov, VISTA Foreign Business Support, Moscow, Russia; Ruslan Bocancea, Bocancea Law Firm, United States and Romania; Evangelina Camborda Barrios & Fuentes, Abogados, Lima, Peru; David Cantrell, Eugene F. Collins, Dublin, Ireland; Jessica Cantwell, Eugene F. Collins, Dublin, Ireland; Bernard Caris, Praetica, Brussels, Belgium; Maria Lianides Çelebi, Bener Law Office, Istanbul, Turkey; Zhu (June) Cheng, Fredrikson & Byron P.A., Minneapolis, MN and Shanghai, China; Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Valletta, Malta; Colin Chirgwin, Bentleys NSW, Sydney, Australia; Eugene Chow, Chow King & Associates, Hong Kong; Steven A. Clark, Clark Lau LLC, Cambridge, MA; Esther Contreras, Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Schaumburg, IL; Arnold Conyer, Diamond Conway, Sydney, Australia; Ricardo Cordero, Cordero & Cordero Abogados, San Josè, Costa Rica; Laura Danielson, Fredrikson & Byron P.A., Minneapolis, MN and Shanghai, China; Laura Devine, Laura Devine Solicitors, London, UK and New York, NY; Mareza I. Estevez, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Teaneck, NJ; Rami Fakhoury, Fakhoury Law Group, P.C., Troy, MI; Nisha V. Fontaine, Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP, Buffalo, New York; Avi Friedman, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Carina Froehli, VISCHER AG, Switzerland; Bryan Funai, Masuda Funai, Chicago, IL; Steven H. Garfinkel, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, Charlotte, NC; Avi Gomberg, Gomberg Dalfen, Montréal, QC, Canada; Urs Haegi, VISCHER AG, Switzerland; Paa Kwesi Hagan, Globetrotters Legal, Ghana; David Heneghan, Eugene F. Collins; Dublin, Ireland; Erin Hogan, Clark Lau LLC, Cambridge, MA; Kenneth Ing, Kenneth Ing Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Mark Ivener, Ivener & Fullmer, LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Jelle Kroes, Kroes Advocaten Immigration Lawyers, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leon Kwong Wing, KhattarWong LLP, Singapore; Mark Levey, Immigration Appellate Support, Atlanta, GA; Robert F. Loughran, Foster Global, Austin, Texas; Ramya Mahesh, Little & Co., Mumbai, India; Dr. Gunther Mävers, michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Cologne, Germany; Marco Mazzeschi, Mazzeschi s.r.l., Milan, Italy; Cyrus D. Mehta, Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC, New York City, NY; Ryoko Mestecky, AURORA Translation & Legal Services, Osaka, Japan; Matthew Meyer, Laura Devine Solicitors, New York City, NY; Lisa Middlemiss, Gomberg Dalfen, Montréal, QC, Canada; Matthew Morse, Fakhoury Law Group, P.C., Troy, MI; Kunle Obebe, Bloomfield-Advocates & Solicitors, Lagos,Nigeria; Ariel Orrego-Villacorta, Barrios & Fuentes, Abogados, Lima, Peru:, Kristy Pagel-Stumpp, Pearl Law Group, San Francisco, CA; Angelo A. Paparelli, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY; Julie Pearl, Pearl Law Group, San Francisco, CA; William Z. Reich, Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP, Buffalo, NY; Nicolas Rollason, Kingsley Napley, London, UK; Vanessa Sanchez, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Peter T. Schiron, Jr., Deloitte LLP, New York City, NY; Liam Schwartz, Liam Schwartz & Associates, Israel; Joseph J. Shepherd, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, Santa Monica, CA; Maria Luisa Soter, Veirano Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Joel Stewart, Fakhoury Law Group, Miami, FL; Aki Tanaka, Kitahama Partners, Osaka, Japan; Alfonso Venegas, Venegas Gutierrez y Asociados, S.C., Mexico City; Mexico; Karl Waheed, Karl Waheed Avocats, Paris, France; Chris Watters, Chris Watters Attorneys, South Africa; Melissa Winkler, Fakhoury Law Group, Troy, MI; Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, Santa Monica, CA; Carrie Wright, BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, ON, Canada; Paul J. Zambie, Foster Global, Austin, TX; Brian D. Zuccaro, Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP, Buffalo, NY

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Table of Contents

A COMPLETE SYNOPSIS FOR EACH CHAPTER APPEARS AT
THE BEGINNING OF THE CHAPTER

Introduction

About the Authors

Useful Tools




GLOBAL MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

1.01 Global Mobility Management—A Primer for Chief Legal Officers and HR Executives

ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS

1.01 A Country-by-Country Overview

IMMIGRATION BENEFITS FOR SAME-SEX SPOUSES AND DOMESTIC PARTNERS

1.01 A Country-by-Country Overview

AUSTRALIA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants—Permanent Residence

1.04 Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation and Removal

1.07 Selected Links

BELGIUM

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Short-Term Stay

1.03 Long-Term Stay

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

BRAZIL

1.01 Introduction

1.02 Visas and Immigration Controls

1.03 Permanent Residence and Family Ties

1.04 Brazilian Nationality

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

CANADA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

CHINA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Inadmissibility

1.05 Deportation and Other Penalties

COSTA RICA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

EUROPEAN UNION

1.01 Introduction

1.02 Long-Term Residents

1.03 Blue Card Directive

1.04 Directive Regarding Intra-Corporate Transfers

1.05 Directive Against Employers of Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals

1.06 The Temporary Secondment of Workers (Vander Elst)

FRANCE

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants/Short-Term Workers

1.03 Immigrants/Permanent Workers

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Accompanying Family

1.06 Inadmissibility

1.07 Deportation of Third-Country Nationals After Entry into France

1.08 Forms

GERMANY

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

GHANA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants/Permanent Workers

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

HONG KONG

1.01 CAP 115 Immigration Ordinance, CAP 115A Immigration Regulations

1.02 Visas

1.03 Permanent Residence/Right of Abode

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

INDIA

1.01 Introduction; Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of Indian Origin

1.04 Acquisition of Citizenship/Naturalization

1.05 Inadmissibility and Deportation

1.06 Conclusion

1.07 Forms

IRELAND

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

ISRAEL

1.01 Introduction: Key Policies and Laws

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants
  
1.04 Naturalization and Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility and Deportation

1.06 Forms

ITALY

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation and Other Sanctions

1.07 Forms and Charts

JAPAN

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Accompanying Family

1.06 Inadmissibility

1.07 Deportation

1.08 Forms

MALTA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Permanent Workers

1.04 High Net Worth Immigration

1.05 Citizenship

1.06 Inadmissibility

1.07 Deportation

1.08 Forms

MEXICO

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Visitors

1.03 Temporary Residents

1.04 Permanent Residents

1.05 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.07 Deportation and Fines

1.08 Forms

NETHERLANDS

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Short-Term Stay

1.03 Long-Term Stay

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

NIGERIA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Short-Term Workers

1.03 Permanent Workers

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Deportation

1.06 Conclusion

1.07 Forms

PERU

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants/Visitors/Short-Term Workers

1.03 Resident Workers (Long-Term Assignments)/Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

ROMANIA

1.01 About Romania

1.02 National Regulations on Third-Country Nationals in Romania

1.03 Types of Visas

1.04 EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation Citizens

1.05 Non-EU Citizens

1.06 Long-Term Residence

1.07 Citizenship

1.08 Useful Links

RUSSIA

1.01 Introduction

1.02 Visas

1.03 Employment

1.04 Temporary Residence Permit

1.05 Permanent Residence Permit

1.06 Russian Citizenship

1.07 Violation of Immigration Law

1.08 Forms

SINGAPORE

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

SOUTH AFRICA

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants or Temporary Residents

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Forms

SPAIN

1.01 Key Statutes, Regulations, and Concepts

1.02 Temporary Residence v. Permanent Residence

1.03 Most Common Visas

1.04 Spanish Nationality

1.05 Deportation

1.06 Immigration Detention Centers

1.07 Useful Websites

1.08 Forms

SWITZERLAND

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants—Short-Term Workers

1.03 Immigrants/Permanent Workers

1.04 Obligations and Rights

1.05 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.06 Accompanying Family

1.07 Inadmissibility

1.08 Deportation

1.09 Forms and Documentation

TURKEY

1.01 Key Statutes and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 Naturalization/Citizenship

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation

1.07 Obligations and Rights

UNITED KINGDOM

1.01 Sponsorship and Compliance

1.02 Employment Categories

1.03 European Union Workers and Families

1.04 Naturalization and Citizenship

1.05 Grounds of Inadmissibility

1.06 Deportation and Removal

1.07 Links to Forms and Guidance

UNITED STATES

1.01 Key U.S. Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations

1.02 Nonimmigrants

1.03 Immigrants

1.04 U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

1.05 Inadmissibility

1.06 Removability

1.07 Forms and Information