Country Profile: Belgium

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Country Profile: Belgium"

Transcription

1 Introduction This country guideline provides general information on the most common corporate immigration processes for Belgium. Please note that immigration processes in every country are subject to frequent change, and also that each case is assessed on its own merits. Therefore, this guideline should be taken as providing general information only. Cases to Belgium are handled by our national service center in London, UK. For specific, detailed advice, please contact your representative. This guideline is divided into the following sections. Please click on the links below to be taken directly to the relevant section. 1. Immigration Categories 2. Typical Process Overview 3. Typical Documents Obtained 4. Renewal 5. Deregistration 6. Dependents 7. Application Materials 8. Business Visitors 9. Change of Status 10. Salary and Payroll 11. Qualifications 12. Red Flags 13. Penalties for Non-Compliance 14. Bilateral Agreements Immigration Categories A brief description of corporate immigration categories by assignment type follows. The appropriate immigration category or status for your employees will depend on their specific details and on your company. The most common category for corporate transfers in our experience is a Work Permit Type B for Highly Qualified Professionals. For details on non-typical categories not listed below (investors, special programs), please contact your representative. Work Permit Type A: Unlimited work permit Work Permit Type B: Corporate transfers, non EU nationals Work Permit Type C: A special permit enabling work in Belgium for any employer, generally granted for special categories of residents such as students and co-habitants under certain conditions Professional Card: A special permit enabling non-europeans to work in a professional capacity as an independent or freelancer EU registration: All EU nationals Spouse of Belgian or EU national Page 1

2 Typical Process Overview The following process overview is applicable to the Work Permit Type B process. Approximate overall processing time from the time the first step is submitted to the time the employee is legal to work in Belgium is four (4) to six (6) weeks. However, note that lead time for document gathering at the start of the process should be factored in, as should processing time for completion of post arrival formalities. In Belgium, the document gathering stage of the process is particularly labor intensive, as many documents must be legalized and translated. Additionally, police clearances are required from every country in which the assignee has lived for the last five (5) years. See the Application Materials section below for further details. Average processing time for each individual step is noted below. Pre-Application: Document Procurement & Legalization Processing Time: Approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks Police clearances covering the last five (5) years plus birth and marriage certificates less than six (6) months old and medical certificates less than three (3) months old for assignee and dependents must be obtained, legalized and translated (where applicable) in preparation for Steps One and Two. This process should be started immediately, in order to avoid any delays. Step One: Work Permit Type B Application Processing Time: Four (4) to six (6) weeks The Work Permit Type B application and supporting documents are filed with the regional employment office for their approval. Step Two: Visa Type D Application Processing Time: Dependent on consulate - within two (2) weeks for assignee, but note that dependent applications can take several weeks or even months if submitted separately. Once the work permit has been approved, the assignee and any dependents must submit a visa application at the Belgian consulate or Embassy in their country of residence or nationality. Step Three: Town Hall Registration (within 8 days of moving into permanent accommodation) and Residence Permit Application Processing Time: Up to six (6) months Once the assignee and family have arrived in Belgium with the appropriate visas, we can register them at the town hall in the area where they live and apply for residence permits. This step can only be completed once the assignee and family have moved into permanent/long term accommodation. The town hall registration cannot be started on the basis of temporary accommodation. Page 2

3 Step Four: Re-Entry Permit (if required) Processing Time: Two (2) to three (3) weeks In certain instances, a visa national may need to travel before their final Belgian ID card has been issued and they do not hold a multiple entry visa D. It may be possible to obtain a re-entry permit but this will be issued at the discretion of the Belgian authorities to allow one (1) single entry and only in the case of an emergency. Typical Documents Obtained Following the Work Permit Type B process described above will result in the obtention of the following immigration documents. Typical validity is noted next to each document name. For details on the renewal process, please see the next section, Renewal. Work Permit Type B: Validity maximum one (1) year Visa Type D: Validity one (1) year, replaced by residence permit post arrival Residence Permit: Validity one (1) year for non-eu Nationals [and linked to the validity of the work permit, with normally thirty (30) days difference], five (5) years for EU Nationals Renewal Renewal is possible. Renewal processes take three (3) to six (6) weeks time for the work permit; please allow two (2) to four (4) weeks lead time for document gathering and additional time for residence permit renewal. Deregistration To ensure that assignees leave Belgium after the expiration of their permission to stay and to keep tabs on the number of foreign workers in the country, the government of Belgium requires all applicants to complete the following deregistration process upon departing the country. Applicants and dependents are required to deregister and return their original Belgian permits and residence cards upon leaving the country. All work permits and residence cards issued by the Belgian authorities are the property of the Belgian State. As such, all permits and cards must be returned in a timely manner. Returned cards are destroyed by the government to prevent unauthorized use. If the card s holder fails to return his/her card and work permit at the end of his/her assignment, he/she remains liable for Belgium Commune Taxes. If the deregistration is not done in due time, an annual commune tax (per person) will be incurred and will have to be paid. If this commune tax is not paid, debt collection fees will be incurred. Individuals who would like to obtain a new Belgium work permit and residence card for subsequent assignments in Belgium must first pay all fees incurred in the course of noncompliance on previous assignments. Moreover, previously noncompliant individuals may face some difficulties in obtaining new work permits and residence permit cards in the future. Page 3

4 Dependents Dependent immigration status approval depends on the immigration status of the principal applicant. Where the principal applicant is in Belgium under the immigration category Work Permit Type B, the following rules apply for dependents: Minimum age (spouses): Not Applicable Maximum age (children): Eighteen (18) Unmarried partners: Recognized Same sex partners: Recognized Non-traditional dependents (e.g. parents): Not recognized Work authorization granted? Dependents of Work Permit holders are only permitted to work with their own Work Permit, although the application requirements are more relaxed for dependents. Application Materials Application materials vary depending on the immigration category being applied for and on the specifics of the case. We can advise you in detail regarding your specific case; however, general application materials for the work Permit Type B are noted below. A variety of personal and corporate documents will be needed to support the application. Such documents include: copy of diploma(s), current resume (C.V.), legalized birth and marriage certificates, medical certificate, FBI or Police report and employment contract. All documentation must be submitted in English, French or Flemish/Dutch and, birth and marriage certificates and non-eu police clearance certificates must be legalized with Apostille. Emigra Worldwide can assist with the legalization requirements. Business Visitors Name of visa granted: Schengen type C Duration of stay: Up to ninety (90) days out of every one hundred eighty (180) day period. However, within Belgium there is a further rule in place that limits business activities to twenty (20) consecutive calendar days. Should the employee wish to conduct business in Belgium for more than twenty (20) consecutive calendar days, he/she must plan to break up his/her trip i.e. travel to a neighboring Schengen country for a few days in between. General activities permitted: Orientation, home-finding, and other preparation for employment can be conducted under business visitor status. Technically, most business functions will necessitate work permits. The place of compensation is not relevant. Page 4

5 Change of Status In general, applicants from non-eu countries coming to Belgium to work will need to obtain Type D visas prior to entry. However, under special circumstances for urgent arrivals and other situations where it would be impossible for the applicant to return home, visa exempt nationals can utilize a special procedure to enter Belgium and begin the residence permit process. However, this comes with added limitations. Please ask your Emigra consultant for more advice in this regard. Salary and Payroll Salary and payroll requirements vary depending on the immigration category and on the specifics of the case. In Belgium, there are minimum salary requirements in place. Additionally, payroll location will affect the immigration process. Please see your representative for more details for your specific situation. Qualifications Qualification requirements will vary from case to case and will depend on the immigration category under which the application is made. However, in general, the immigration authorities do expect to see university level degree qualifications. In some situations, a strong case may be made for applicants without a degree provided their level of experience and industry specific qualification is high. Please contact your representative for more details. Red Flags In our experience, the following points are important to note at the start of the process. If any of the below situations apply to you, contact your representative immediately for further detailed advice. Absence of degree Absence of relevant experience Failure to meet minimum salary level Penalties for Non-Compliance The government of Belgium takes immigration non-compliance very seriously. Penalties for non-compliance may include fines, deportation, and imprisonment. Employee Penalties: If the card s holder fails to return his/her card and work permit at the end of his/her assignment, he/she remains liable for Belgium Commune Taxes. If the deregistration is not done in due time, an annual commune tax (per person) will be incurred and will have to be paid. If this commune tax is not paid, debt collection fees will be incurred. Moreover, previously noncompliant individuals may face some difficulties in obtaining new work permits and residence permit cards in the future. Page 5

6 Employer Penalties: If the company fails to have a valid work permit for their employees, a fine of up to 1000 Euros can be imposed. The employer is also liable to pay costs for eventual deportation of the employee. It is very likely the employer will lose future rights to work permit application for other employees. It is also possible in some situations for the employer to face imprisonment. It is important to know convictions can be made five (5) years after the event has happened. For more details, please contact your representative. Bilateral Agreements European Union: Belgium is part of the European Union (EU). EU, European Economic Area (EEA), and Swiss nationals may live and work in Belgium without the need to apply for work permits. Note that residence permits are still required for all. Schengen: Belgium is a member of the Schengen agreement. Short term (type C) visas and residence permits for Belgium will allow travel in the rest of the Schengen zone. The material in this document is confidential and a protected trade secret of Emigra Worldwide. In the course of delivering service to our clients and channel partners, our organization may elect to share this material in accordance with confidentiality terms of its service agreements or other contracts with said clients and partners, or in accordance with general intellectual property laws of the nation in which the material is received. All rights are reserved. The reproduction, redistribution or any other promulgation of this material, in whole or in part, without the written permission of an authorized officer of Emigra Worldwide is prohibited. All copies of this material must be returned upon request. The information contained in this document is correct as of the date of issue noted above. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness throughout this document, we cannot and will not be held responsible for damage caused by errors, and/or omissions or otherwise caused by using and/or relying solely on the information contained herein. Please note that immigration regulations and requirements can change without advance notice and as such we cannot guarantee that the information contained within this document is 100% error free. Last review: April 2016 Page 6

Before you make the move*...

Before you make the move*... Before you make the move*... Legalising your stay in the Czech Republic *connectedthinking 2010 PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika, s.r.o. All rights reserved. PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers

More information

Luxembourg business immigration handbook outline

Luxembourg business immigration handbook outline Luxembourg business immigration handbook outline What is Luxembourg s general policy toward business immigration? In Luxembourg the conditions for admission and residence of immigrants are governed by

More information

Non-Immigrant Visa B - (business and work) 1. Visa Issuance

Non-Immigrant Visa B - (business and work) 1. Visa Issuance Non-Immigrant Visa B - (business and work) 1. Visa Issuance 1.1 Foreigners who wish to work, conduct business or undertake investment activities in Thailand must apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa at the Royal

More information

-In Romania and partners countries-

-In Romania and partners countries- -In Romania and partners countries- The right of a person to live and work in France depends on their citizenship as follows: 1.Non-European Union Citizens: A Carte de Séjour, also known as a Titre de

More information

APPLICATION FORM. Program: Date: Duration: Fee: 1. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Gender: Male Female First name: Last name:

APPLICATION FORM. Program: Date: Duration: Fee: 1. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Gender: Male Female First name: Last name: APPLICATION FORM Program: Date: Duration: Fee: 1. PERSONAL INFORMATION Gender: Male Female First name: Last name: Date of birth (day/month/year): Place of birth: Nationality: Profession: Street address:

More information

Canada IMMIGRATION. Work Permit. Manila Visa Office Instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5917 E (06-2016)

Canada IMMIGRATION. Work Permit. Manila Visa Office Instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5917 E (06-2016) IMMIGRATION Canada Table of Contents Document checklist Work Permit Additional required documents: depending on Work Permit category Supplementary information form for employer Work Permit Manila Visa

More information

Once you have customised your application, you can proceed and fill this in.

Once you have customised your application, you can proceed and fill this in. Guide to completing the online Tier 4 form To fill in an online application you need to register to create an account at: https://apply.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/secure/secure.portal?_nfpb=true&_pagelabel=accountreg

More information

Additional Information for International Students 1

Additional Information for International Students 1 Additional Information for International Students 1 Visa EU students: Nationals of European Union member states and of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are not only visa-exempt, but are legally

More information

States of Guernsey Home Department. Immigration Act 1971 as extended to the Bailiwick

States of Guernsey Home Department. Immigration Act 1971 as extended to the Bailiwick WORK PERMIT APPLICATION FORM WORK PERMIT APPLICATION FORM States of Guernsey Home Department Immigration Act 1971 as extended to the Bailiwick Work permits will be issued or refused on behalf of the Home

More information

CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES GUIDANCE ON CHECKING ELIGIBILITY

CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES GUIDANCE ON CHECKING ELIGIBILITY CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES GUIDANCE ON CHECKING ELIGIBILITY Employment Practice Division Civil Service Capability Group Cabinet Office November 2007 1 CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES GUIDANCE ON CHECKING

More information

Canada IMMIGRATION. Temporary Resident. Visa. Port of Spain Visa Office Instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5885 E ( )

Canada IMMIGRATION. Temporary Resident. Visa. Port of Spain Visa Office Instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5885 E ( ) IMMIGRATION Canada Table of Contents Document Checklist Temporary Resident Visa Temporary Resident Visa Port of Spain Visa Office Instructions This application is made available free by Immigration, Refugees

More information

Working and living in Denmark A brief introduction to tax, social security and immigration. Tax 2015

Working and living in Denmark A brief introduction to tax, social security and immigration. Tax 2015 Working and living in Denmark A brief introduction to tax, social security and immigration Tax 2015 1. Introduction This booklet contains brief information about the main aspects of individual taxation,

More information

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa Application Guide 2015/6

Tier 4 (General) Student Visa Application Guide 2015/6 UKVI Compliance Unit Tier 4 (General) Student Visa Application Guide 2015/6 A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS APPLYING TO ENTER OR REMAIN IN THE UK TO STUDY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON. INTRODUCTION Welcome

More information

Place this completed checklist on top of the application you send to Cultural Vistas.

Place this completed checklist on top of the application you send to Cultural Vistas. Place this completed checklist on top of the application you send to Cultural Vistas. Expedited Application Review: 5 business-day review (Additional Cost) participant and host company information Expedited

More information

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Ministry of Immigration and Population. Notification No. 1/ 2014 18-11-2014

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Ministry of Immigration and Population. Notification No. 1/ 2014 18-11-2014 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Immigration and Population Notification No. 1/ 2014 12 th Waning Day of Tazaungmone 1376 ME 18-11-2014 The Ministry of Immigration and

More information

APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT BLUE CARD

APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT BLUE CARD CEA Form B (Non-EU) APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT BLUE CARD (To be filled in by persons who are not nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland) This application

More information

Act to Control and Restrict Immigration and to Regulate the Residence and Integration of EU Citizens and Foreigners (Immigration Act) of 30 July 2004

Act to Control and Restrict Immigration and to Regulate the Residence and Integration of EU Citizens and Foreigners (Immigration Act) of 30 July 2004 Translation Federal Law Gazette Volume 2004, Part I, No. 41, issued in Bonn on 5 August 2004 Act to Control and Restrict Immigration and to Regulate the Residence and Integration of EU Citizens and Foreigners

More information

Welcome to Luxembourg

Welcome to Luxembourg Welcome to Luxembourg Information guide for third party country nationals & their families A similar brochure exists for the EU citizens (amended law on immigration of 19 August 2008 concerning the free

More information

2013 Thinking Beyond Borders

2013 Thinking Beyond Borders INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SERVICES 2013 Thinking Beyond Borders United Kingdom kpmg.com United Kingdom Introduction An individual s liability to income tax in the United Kingdom (UK) is determined by residence

More information

Canada IMMIGRATION. Temporary Resident Visa. Visa Office Instructions for: Table of Contents. Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chandigarh, New Delhi

Canada IMMIGRATION. Temporary Resident Visa. Visa Office Instructions for: Table of Contents. Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chandigarh, New Delhi IMMIGRATION Canada Temporary Resident Visa Table of Contents Document Checklist Temporary Resident Visa Visa Office Instructions for: Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chandigarh, New Delhi This application is made

More information

In May and July 2014 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) introduced changes to the right to work checks employers are required to carry out.

In May and July 2014 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) introduced changes to the right to work checks employers are required to carry out. Summary of changes - August 2014 In May and July 2014 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) introduced changes to the right to work checks employers are required to carry out. In light of the recent changes,

More information

GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS OR EMPLOYEES COMING TO WORK IN IRELAND

GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS OR EMPLOYEES COMING TO WORK IN IRELAND GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS OR EMPLOYEES COMING TO WORK IN IRELAND OSK East point plaza East point Dublin 3 Ireland www.osk.ie Contents 1. Residency rules explained 3 2. How do residence, ordinary residence

More information

LIVING AND WORKING IN THE UK RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NATIONALS FROM CROATIA FROM 1 JULY 2013

LIVING AND WORKING IN THE UK RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NATIONALS FROM CROATIA FROM 1 JULY 2013 LIVING AND WORKING IN THE UK RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NATIONALS FROM CROATIA FROM 1 JULY 2013 What is this leaflet about? This leaflet explains how Croatian nationals can enter, live and work in

More information

Once you have gathered all the information required please send to Key Travel s visa department

Once you have gathered all the information required please send to Key Travel s visa department Dear Applicant, Thank you for choosing Key Travel to handle your visa application to Saudi Arabia Your visa pack contains: Embassy Information Visa requirements for Business, Family visit and Work visas

More information

TO ACQUIRE A THAI NATIONALITY

TO ACQUIRE A THAI NATIONALITY TO ACQUIRE A THAI NATIONALITY According to the Thai Nationality Act (2535 B.E.), it has opened a possibility for a person, born of a father or a mother of Thai nationality, whether within or outside the

More information

Checklist for Jamaican citizens applying for Schengen visa - Required documents

Checklist for Jamaican citizens applying for Schengen visa - Required documents Checklist for Jamaican citizens applying for Schengen visa - Required documents Name: Date of birth: Citizenship: When meeting in person at the visa office at the time of your appointment, apart from the

More information

Troy University Non-Immigrant Alien Employment Procedures

Troy University Non-Immigrant Alien Employment Procedures Troy University Non-Immigrant Alien Employment Procedures Purpose: The purpose of these procedures is to outline steps to implement the Troy Non-immigrant Alien Employment Policy. Definitions: Dependent

More information

Newcastle University. SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT POLICY Revised 19 April 2012. 1. Policy Statement

Newcastle University. SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT POLICY Revised 19 April 2012. 1. Policy Statement Newcastle University SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENT POLICY Revised 19 April 2012 1. Policy Statement The University is operating in an increasingly international market which offers significant opportunities for

More information

IMMIGRATION Canada. Work permit. Kingston Visa Office Instructions. Table of contents IMM 5912 E (05-2016)

IMMIGRATION Canada. Work permit. Kingston Visa Office Instructions. Table of contents IMM 5912 E (05-2016) IMMIGRATION Canada Table of contents Document checklist Work permit Document checklist Entertainer work permit Low skilled workers questionnaire Work permit Kingston Visa Office Instructions This application

More information

J-1 Visa Exchange Programs Frequently Asked Questions

J-1 Visa Exchange Programs Frequently Asked Questions J-1 Visa Exchange Programs Frequently Asked Questions Background >>> What is a J-1 visa? The J-1 visa is a cultural exchange visa. It is a tool of public diplomacy administered by the U.S. Department of

More information

FULL TIME STUDENTS - FEE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FOR 2012/2013. Categories of fee status: 1. Free Fees 2. EU Fees 3.

FULL TIME STUDENTS - FEE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FOR 2012/2013. Categories of fee status: 1. Free Fees 2. EU Fees 3. FULL TIME STUDENTS - FEE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FOR 2012/2013 All students admitted to ITT Dublin will be assessed for fee status. This assessment will determine what fees are due for this academic

More information

Living and Working in Austria. 1 l Income tax in Austria 2 l Social Security in Austria 3 l Residence And Work Permits in Austria

Living and Working in Austria. 1 l Income tax in Austria 2 l Social Security in Austria 3 l Residence And Work Permits in Austria Tax l Accounting l Audit l Advisory Living and Working in Austria 1 l Income tax in Austria 2 l Social Security in Austria 3 l Residence And Work Permits in Austria We are pleased to present you in our

More information

Guidance on Sponsorship

Guidance on Sponsorship Guidance on Sponsorship (Recruiting and Employing Non-EEA Nationals under Tier 2 of the UK s Points Based System) Human Resources 1 Introduction 1.1 These guidance notes set out the requirements in place

More information

Application for Schengen Visa

Application for Schengen Visa Photo Stamp of Embassy or Consulate Application for Schengen Visa This application form is free 1. Surname(s) (family name(s)) FOR EMBASSY / CONSULATE USE ONLY 2. Surname(s) at birth (earlier family name(s))

More information

IMMIGRATION Canada. Temporary Resident Visa. Singapore visa office instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5890 E (05-2016)

IMMIGRATION Canada. Temporary Resident Visa. Singapore visa office instructions. Table of Contents IMM 5890 E (05-2016) IMMIGRATION Canada Table of Contents Document checklist Temporary resident visa Temporary Resident Visa Singapore visa office instructions This application is made available free by Immigration, Refugees

More information

CHAPTER II. - International Transfer of Players

CHAPTER II. - International Transfer of Players CHAPTER II. - International Transfer of Players Application of these Regulations 37. All decisions related to an international transfer shall be made by FIBA. 38. All decisions related to a special agreement

More information

Guide for mobile researchers

Guide for mobile researchers Guide for mobile researchers Living and working in another country is an exciting experience full of opportunities and challenges. The purpose of this guide is to give mobile employees a practical, high

More information

1. Introduction. 2. Getting the Accreditation Started

1. Introduction. 2. Getting the Accreditation Started Guidance for foreign journalists who wish to work in Thailand 1. Introduction A member of the media who wishes to receive permission to work in Thailand as a correspondent in a representative office of

More information

CHAPTER 7: IMMIGRATION LAW FOR EMPLOYEES & INVESTORS

CHAPTER 7: IMMIGRATION LAW FOR EMPLOYEES & INVESTORS CHAPTER 7: IMMIGRATION LAW FOR EMPLOYEES & INVESTORS 7.1: EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION The typical process under employment-based immigration is to either enter the United States to create a business,

More information

Applying for your Tier 4 visa online November 2015

Applying for your Tier 4 visa online November 2015 Applying for your Tier 4 visa online November 2015 Before you complete your Tier 4 visa application form online please ensure that you meet the Tier 4 visa criteria for extending your visa in the UK: You

More information

DR. WIDMER & PARTNERS ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

DR. WIDMER & PARTNERS ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Prerequisites for Indian IT specialists to obtain work and residence permits in Switzerland 1. General information on employment of Indian IT experts in Switzerland (as of February 2005) Switzerland s

More information

U.S. Immigration Options for Hiring and Transferring Foreign Personnel

U.S. Immigration Options for Hiring and Transferring Foreign Personnel U.S. Immigration Options for Hiring and Transferring Foreign Personnel by H. Ronald Klasko * One of the critical concerns of foreign-owned companies establishing U.S. operations and of U.S. businesses

More information

Frequently Asked Questions for Dependents

Frequently Asked Questions for Dependents Frequently Asked Questions for Dependents 1. Q: How can I add a dependent to the file of the main scholarship holder? A: You add a dependent to the system by submitting an Add A New Dependent request from

More information

DS-2019 Request Form

DS-2019 Request Form DS-2019 Request Form Name of Department and faculty or staff member completing form The primary purpose of J-1 scholars programs is for academic exchange, therefore J-1 visas are not appropriate for tenure-track

More information

VISA & HEALTH INSURANCE. Getting a Visa. SAIS-Washington Italian Visa Service. Student Visa

VISA & HEALTH INSURANCE. Getting a Visa. SAIS-Washington Italian Visa Service. Student Visa Getting a Visa EU citizens do not need a visa to stay in Italy. Non-EU citizens must have a student visa (visto per motivi di studio) in order to obtain a temporary residence permit (permesso di soggiorno)

More information

Memorandum. General Overview Employment Law/Qatar

Memorandum. General Overview Employment Law/Qatar Memorandum General Overview Employment Law/Qatar 1. General 1. Brief Introduction The rules governing the employment of individuals working in Qatar are principally governed by Law No (14) of 2004 (Labour

More information

Purchasing Property in Greece. For Non European Citizens

Purchasing Property in Greece. For Non European Citizens 1 Purchasing Property in Greece For Non European Citizens The purchase of Greek property is governed by Greek Civil Code (articles 947-1345). Other provisions and property law rules exist in other books

More information

Thailand visas and Work Permit Guide

Thailand visas and Work Permit Guide Thailand visas and Work Permit Guide There are 5 types of visas in Thailand: Tourist visa Non Immigrant visa (O) Non-Immigrant (OA, for retirement) Business visa Non-immigrant Education visa (ED) Please

More information

Tax Guide for Individuals Moving to the UK

Tax Guide for Individuals Moving to the UK Tax administration and allowances The UK taxing authority is known as Her Majesty s Revenue and Customs (or HMRC for short) and the tax year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April. There is no system

More information

METHODOLOGY for admission of international students to undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the academic year 2014-2015

METHODOLOGY for admission of international students to undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the academic year 2014-2015 METHODOLOGY for admission of international students to undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the academic year 2014-2015 I. Preamble 1. Admission of international candidates to undergraduate and postgraduate

More information

Advocaten - Avocats Employment Law, December 2010

Advocaten - Avocats Employment Law, December 2010 Advocaten - Avocats Employment Law, December 2010 Comparative study Immigration 2010-2011 Contents 3 Introduction 4 Country overview 5 U.K. 5 Germany 5 The Netherlands 5 France 5 Spain 5 Italy 5 Belgium

More information

Employment Eligibility Verification -- I-9 Form Training

Employment Eligibility Verification -- I-9 Form Training Employment Eligibility Verification -- I-9 Form Training Objective: Presented by the Human Resources Department Office of Institutional Compliance October 2008 Help you learn how to properly complete the

More information

SUMMARY GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS ON PREVENTING ILLEGAL WORKING IN THE UK. April 2012

SUMMARY GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS ON PREVENTING ILLEGAL WORKING IN THE UK. April 2012 SUMMARY GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS ON PREVENTING ILLEGAL WORKING IN THE UK April 2012 CONTENTS Who should read this guide?...3 Complaints...3 1. Why is preventing illegal working so important?...4 2. What is

More information

The International Student Handbook (A guide for F-1 Students)

The International Student Handbook (A guide for F-1 Students) The International Student Handbook (A guide for F-1 Students) Provided by: SUNY Delhi 2 Main Street Delhi, New York 13753 Phone: 800-96-DELHI Fax: 607.746.4104 Table of Contents Introduction p.3 SEVIS:

More information

Labour Issues in Taiwan. Mr. Alvin Chan, Client Services Director, Nair & Co

Labour Issues in Taiwan. Mr. Alvin Chan, Client Services Director, Nair & Co Labour Issues in Taiwan Mr. Alvin Chan, Client Services Director, Nair & Co Purpose of Today s Meeting Overview Labour issues in Taiwan Immigration issues in Taiwan Q & A Copyrights @ Nair & Co. 2013 2

More information

New USCIS Immigration Benefit Application Fees

New USCIS Immigration Benefit Application Fees New USCIS Immigration Benefit Application s I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $185 $190 To renew an expiring or expired green card or replace a lost or damaged card. I-102 Application

More information

56. What is the EC residence permit? It is a document that authorizes your residence in Italy for an open-ended/indefinite period.

56. What is the EC residence permit? It is a document that authorizes your residence in Italy for an open-ended/indefinite period. 1 STAY 1.1 EC long-term residence permit 56. What is the EC residence permit? It is a document that authorizes your residence in Italy for an open-ended/indefinite period. 57. What requirements must be

More information

The board of directors of a company is primarily responsible for:

The board of directors of a company is primarily responsible for: The board of directors of a company is primarily responsible for: Determining the company s strategic objectives and policies. Monitoring progress towards achieving the objectives and policies. Appointing

More information

Stay connected with the U.S. Consulate General Toronto:

Stay connected with the U.S. Consulate General Toronto: Stay connected with the U.S. Consulate General Toronto: https://www.facebook.com/usconsulatetoronto https://twitter.com/usconstoronto https://instagram.com/usconstoronto Demystifying the U.S. Visa Process

More information

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (OIEA)

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (OIEA) OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (OIEA) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION GUIDELINES International Student applicants are nationals of a country other than the Philippines holding a foreign passport

More information

J-1 Exchange Visitors

J-1 Exchange Visitors THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO J-1 Exchange Visitors INSTRUCTIONS & APPLICATION INFORMATION / UTEP DEPARTMENTS 2014-2015 WHAT IS A J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR? The J-1 visa is used for foreign national exchange

More information

Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark

Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark Application form Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark Uses This form is to be used when applying for a Danish residence

More information

Al Mubarak Credit Card Term and condition

Al Mubarak Credit Card Term and condition Al Mubarak Credit Card Term and condition Arab National Bank ( Bank ) will issue the Al Mubarak Credit Card ( Card ), subject to the following Terms and Conditions: 1. Standard Definitions: A. Card: The

More information

APPLYING FOR AN H-1B, L-1, OR O-1 VISA AT A U.S. CONSULATE FAQ

APPLYING FOR AN H-1B, L-1, OR O-1 VISA AT A U.S. CONSULATE FAQ 1. Who needs a visa to enter the United States to work? All nonimmigrants except Canadian citizens who are visa exempt, need a visa stamp in their passport to enter the U.S. to work. Dependents (i.e.,

More information

Work Visa Application for China Skilled Work Instructions

Work Visa Application for China Skilled Work Instructions OFFICE USE ONLY Client no.: Date received: / / Application no.: April 2016 INZ 1158 Work Visa Application for China Skilled Work Instructions China Special Work Instructions and China Skilled Worker Instructions

More information

Business and Investor Visas. Jonathan P. Howard Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Brussels

Business and Investor Visas. Jonathan P. Howard Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Brussels Business and Investor Visas Jonathan P. Howard Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Brussels Business and Investor Visas Introduction and Caveats U.S. Immigration Law and Investors: A dual mandate to encourage investment

More information

When you make a holiday rental booking using Wotusee.com the following terms and conditions apply.

When you make a holiday rental booking using Wotusee.com the following terms and conditions apply. When you make a holiday rental booking using Wotusee.com the following terms and conditions apply. You must be 18 years and over to book holiday rental displayed on Wotusee.com. 1) Supplier goods and services

More information

Singapore Business visa Application

Singapore Business visa Application Mail documents to: VisaHQ.com Inc. Embassy Row 2005 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036 Tel: (800)345-6541 Singapore Business visa Application Please enter your contact information Name: Email:

More information

عقد العمل الخاص بالعمالة الهندية المغادرة للمملكة العربية السعودية

عقد العمل الخاص بالعمالة الهندية المغادرة للمملكة العربية السعودية STANDARD EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT FOR INDIAN DOMESTIC SERVICE WORKERS (DSW) BOUND FOR THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA UNDER ARTICLE 3(IV) OF AGREEMENT ON LABOUR COOPERATION ON DOMESTIC SERVICE WORKERS SIGNED BETWEEN

More information

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme. Guidelines

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme. Guidelines Start-up Entrepreneur Programme Guidelines Start-up Entrepreneur Programme Guidelines 1. Introduction a) The purpose of the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme is to enable non-eea nationals and their families

More information

Border Force Operations Manual. EEA Nationals & their family members (General Guidance) Contents

Border Force Operations Manual. EEA Nationals & their family members (General Guidance) Contents EEA Nationals & their family members (General Guidance) Contents 1. Introduction 1.1 A2 Countries 1.2 A8 Nationals 1.3 Status of British Nationals 1.4 Switzerland 1.5 Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

More information

Tier 4 (General) Student Entry Clearance guide

Tier 4 (General) Student Entry Clearance guide Tier 4 (General) Student Entry Clearance guide Passport / Travel Document Given Name(s) / Forename(s) Date of Birth Gender Do you currently hold, or have you ever held, any other nationality or nationalities?

More information

Immigration to Canada

Immigration to Canada Immigration to Canada P R E S E N T E D B Y Canada Immigration Visa.com Welcome to the online seminar on Immigration to Canada presented by Canada Immigration Visa. Profile of Our Firm Licensed Immigration

More information

Contract for Performance of the Function of a Supervisory Board Member

Contract for Performance of the Function of a Supervisory Board Member Contract for Performance of the Function of a Supervisory Board Member between ČEZ, a. s. and Jiří Volf Contract for Performance of the Function of a Supervisory Board Member ČEZ, a. s. with its registered

More information

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. Student Employment INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. Student Employment INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Student Employment INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The Student Employment Service International students looking for a temporary job during their studies in Leuven are

More information

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules. Guidance on administration and data sharing

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules. Guidance on administration and data sharing Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules Guidance on administration and data sharing April 2016 Contents Introduction... 1 Why should NHS bodies supply such data to the Home Office?...

More information

FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICE

FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICE FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICE From immigration to citizenship a leading expert, partner and service specialist www.migri.fi Organisation Director General Leading immigration expert Other authorities handling

More information

Information to Assist you in Completing your Online Visa Application

Information to Assist you in Completing your Online Visa Application Information to Assist you in Completing your Online Visa Application Before you complete your online visa application you should read all of the information on visas contained on this website, including

More information

DOMESTIC PARTNER OVERVIEW

DOMESTIC PARTNER OVERVIEW DOMESTIC PARTNER OVERVIEW Who qualifies as a domestic partner? Domestic partners are defined as two adults who meet the following qualifications: Have shared the same household for at least six months

More information

Process for Visa Sponsorship

Process for Visa Sponsorship Tufts Medical Center -(GME) Issuing Department: Graduate Medical Education Subject: Process for Visa Sponsorship File Under: Policy # GME 114 Latest Revision Date: January 2, 2013 Original Procedure Date:

More information

Visitor Visa Application

Visitor Visa Application OFFICE USE ONLY Client no.: Date received: / / Application no.: INZ 1017 Visitor Visa Application for a temporary stay in New Zealand Refer to the Visitor Visa Guide The Visitor Visa Guide (INZ 1018) contains

More information

Obtaining U.S. Permanent Resident Status through Employment Sponsorship Basic Process for Professional Positions

Obtaining U.S. Permanent Resident Status through Employment Sponsorship Basic Process for Professional Positions International Support Services 526 Prices Fork Road, Suite 115 (0378), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 http://iss.vt.edu Obtaining U.S. Permanent Resident Status through Employment Sponsorship Basic Process

More information

The Special Non-resident Tax Regime for Expatriate Employees in Belgium

The Special Non-resident Tax Regime for Expatriate Employees in Belgium H UMAN C APITAL t The Special Non-resident Tax Regime for Expatriate Employees in Belgium Contents 1. Qualifying Conditions 2. The special tax regime a. Generalities b. Non-taxable allowances c. Calculation

More information

Chapter 9. Labour Relations and Social Security. 62 PwC

Chapter 9. Labour Relations and Social Security. 62 PwC Chapter 9 Labour Relations and Social Security 62 PwC Labour relations Availability of labour Malta s labour force is about 164,347, the majority of which are male. Malta s long-standing educational system

More information

Application Date : Travel Date : Full Name : Surname : Email Address : Purpose of Visit :

Application Date : Travel Date : Full Name : Surname : Email Address : Purpose of Visit : Application Date : Travel Date : Full Name : Surname : Email Address : Purpose of Visit : Please note that all supporting documents must be in English. Documents submitted in Spanish will be interpreted

More information

Guidance on admission of children from overseas

Guidance on admission of children from overseas Guidance on admission of children from overseas S Definition of parent: Within these notes, definition of parent includes any person who has parental responsibility or who has care of the child 1. Children

More information

*Golden Visa* Spain residence permit for Non-EU citizens

*Golden Visa* Spain residence permit for Non-EU citizens *Golden Visa* Spain residence permit for Non-EU citizens After approval by both Houses of the Spanish Parliament and publication in the Bank of Spain s Official Gazette, the new law allows non-eu investors

More information

ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2570

ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2570 AMENDED IN SENATE JULY, 0 AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE, 0 california legislature 00 regular session ASSEMBLY BILL No. 0 Introduced by Assembly Member Ma February, 0 An act to add Section 0. to the Unemployment

More information

VISA REGULATIONS OF THAILAND

VISA REGULATIONS OF THAILAND ROYAL THAI EMBASSY Abuja 24 Tennesse Crescent,Off, Panama Street,, Maitama, Abuja A. General Information VISA REGULATIONS OF THAILAND 1. Any foreigner wishing to enter Thailand is required to obtain a

More information

Data sources on international migration: Case of the Russian Federation *

Data sources on international migration: Case of the Russian Federation * UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT ESA/STAT/AC.119/17 Department of Economic and Social Affairs November 2006 Statistics Division English only United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Measuring international migration:

More information

BASIC PROVISIONS OF GREEK LABOUR LAW

BASIC PROVISIONS OF GREEK LABOUR LAW BASIC PROVISIONS OF GREEK LABOUR LAW The purpose of this text is to provide the reader with direct and brief awareness on the basic provisions of the Law. As a result it is mentioned that this text can

More information

Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (the EU Residence Order) 1

Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (the EU Residence Order) 1 Act No. 322 of 21 April 2009 Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (the EU Residence Order) 1 The following is laid down pursuant to section

More information

STATUS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

STATUS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Office of Communications Fact Sheet Revised: February 13, 2008 STATUS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Background:

More information

THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STATISTICS SYSTEM IN POLAND

THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STATISTICS SYSTEM IN POLAND THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STATISTICS SYSTEM IN POLAND The hitherto work on an improvement of international migration statistics has led to the development of a new system of migration

More information

Your immigration documents

Your immigration documents Your immigration documents Updated on March 24, 2015 Study Permit and Visa As a student who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a study permit from Citizenship

More information

CABINET OFFICE THE CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES

CABINET OFFICE THE CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES ANNEX A CABINET OFFICE THE CIVIL SERVICE NATIONALITY RULES Introduction The Civil Service Nationality Rules concern eligibility for employment in the Civil Service on the grounds of nationality and must

More information

Entry and stay in Slovakia - guide to administrative duties

Entry and stay in Slovakia - guide to administrative duties Entry and stay in Slovakia - guide to administrative duties for foreigners coming to Slovakia to study, teach or carry out research. (Based on the legislation and information valid in December 2012) SAIA,

More information

Application for the purpose of residence of exchange within the context of the Working Holiday Program or Working Holiday Scheme

Application for the purpose of residence of exchange within the context of the Working Holiday Program or Working Holiday Scheme Application for the purpose of residence of exchange within the context of the Working Holiday Program or Working Holiday Scheme Read the explanation before you start to fill out the form. For whom is

More information

Application for a residence permit for a long-term third country national from outside the EU (foreign national)

Application for a residence permit for a long-term third country national from outside the EU (foreign national) Application for a residence permit for a long-term third country national from outside the EU (foreign national) Read the explanation before you start to fill out the form. For whom is this form intended?

More information

Frequently Asked Questions on the FACULTY EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM (FERP) Article 29, Unit 3 (Faculty) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Frequently Asked Questions on the FACULTY EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM (FERP) Article 29, Unit 3 (Faculty) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Frequently Asked Questions on the FACULTY EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM (FERP) Article 29, Unit 3 (Faculty) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 1. WHAT IS THE FACULTY EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM? The Faculty

More information