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Immigration News

Published Date
BRAZIL | Ministry of Justice Agrees to Process Traditional Renewal of Employment Agreement Visas
During the week of February 13, 2012, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced that that it will resume processing of all employment agreement visa (Normative Resolution #80 or NR#80)
Pro-Link GLOBAL GroupFebruary 22, 2012
Global Immigration e-Alert: Canada
Canada - New Guidance Issued in Response to Lengthier Labour Market Opinion Processing Times
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideFebruary 22, 2012
Client Alert: U.S. News Update
Bo Cooper Testifies Before House Subcommittee on USCIS Adjudication Process Issues and Challenges * Forbes - Over-Regulated America
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLPFebruary 22, 2012
EOW Global Immigration News: Canada (Quebec) - New Route to Permanent Residency
The Quebec government, which has its own provincial immigration program, has launched a new “adjustment of status” class whereby temporary workers and some foreign students can apply for Quebec Selection Certificates
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideMarch 02, 2010
EOW Global Immigration News: Singapore - Increased Levies for S-Passes
The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore has announced new government levies (a.k.a. “government fees”) for S-Passes and blue collar (construction and manufacturing) work permit categories.
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideMarch 02, 2010
Global Watch: Turkey - Constitutional Court's decision on tax rates applicable to employment income
The Turkish Constitutional Court has annulled the currently applicable individual income tax rates for employment income.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPMarch 02, 2010
Client Alert (United States) - Some Employers Report Petition Revocation Notices after USCIS Site Visits
Some employers have reported receiving U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notices of intent to revoke an immigration petition and requests for additional information
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLPMarch 01, 2010
EOW Global Immigration News: Poland - Extended Processing Times in Warsaw
As reported previously, the work permit issuing authority in Warsaw changed on 1 January 2010.  Work permits are now issued by Mazowieckie Provincial Office (rather than the labour office).
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideMarch 01, 2010
EOW Global Immigration News: Australia - Changes to General Skilled Migration
The Australian government has announced extensive changes to General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications, effective 8 February 2010. 
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideMarch 01, 2010
News from Nachman & Associates, P.C. - U.S. and Canadian Business Immigration Lawyers
As we recently reported, "H-1B season" for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year will begin on April 1st 2010.
Nachman & Associates, P.C.February 27, 2010
Global Watch: United States - Form TD F 90-22.1 (FBAR) reporting suspended for nonresident alien individuals for 2009 and earlier tax years
The US Treasury Department has announced, via Announcement 2010-16, that FBAR filing requirements have been suspended for 2009 and earlier years for nonresident alien individuals
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPFebruary 27, 2010
BAL Corporate Immigration - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
The first available date for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for upcoming fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) is quickly approaching.
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLPFebruary 26, 2010
Global Watch: India - New tax proposals in India - Union Budget 2010-11
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian Finance Minister presented the proposals for the Union Budget for financial year 2010-11 in the Indian Parliament today.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPFebruary 26, 2010
USCIS Proposes Significant Revision of Nonimmigrant Worker Petition
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a significant revision of Form I-129, the nonimmigrant worker petition, that would require employers to make declarations about the third-party placement of foreign workers
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLPFebruary 26, 2010
Client Update: Department of Homeland Security Takes Aim at H-1B Visa Program
In the February 22, 2010 issue of Texas Lawyer, BAL partners Lynden Melmed and Paige Taylor describe how the Department of Homeland Security Takes Aim at the H-1B Visa Program
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLPFebruary 25, 2010
EOW Global Immigration News: United States eAuthority
Get Ready to File H-1Bs - New Scrutiny of H-1B/L-1 Travelers on Reentry - Traveler Updates – Visa Waiver and Visa Applications
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideFebruary 24, 2010
Client Alert: USCIS Policy Regarding Attorney Signatures on Applications and Petitions
On February 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a teleconference with stakeholders to discuss its policy with respect to whether an outside attorney may sign petitions and applications on behalf of a client
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLPFebruary 19, 2010
EOW Global Immigration News: Switzerland - Quotas Nearly Met for 2010
As reported previously, new applications for L (short term) and B (long term) permits for non-EU/EEA nationals were significantly reduced for 2010.  As a result, the annual quotas have nearly been exhausted only two months into the year.
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideFebruary 19, 2010
EOW Global Biweekly Newsletter: February 19, 2010, Issue 2010-04
Mexico – Canadian Tourists Required to Show Passports - UK – Restrictions on Student Visas - Argentina – Streamlining of  Identity Card Process
Emigra Ogletree WorldwideFebruary 19, 2010
USCIS Hears Stakeholder Feedback on New H-1B Memo
In a meeting held Thursday with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials, business immigration advocates gave frank feedback on the agency’s new policy memo concerning H-1B petitioners’
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLPFebruary 18, 2010
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Global Tax Issues

Published Date
Global InSight: 26 February 2010
Japan: Change to visa renewal guidelines to be introduced from April 2010 - United Kingdom Immigration: Changes to student immigration rules
DeloitteFebruary 26, 2010
Global Watch: United Kingdom - Judgment delivered in Judicial Review of HMRC’s guidance on residency
A long awaited judgment has been handed down in the Judicial Review of Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC) application of its guidance on UK tax residency, IR20.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPFebruary 16, 2010
Global Watch: Turkey - 2010 Income tax legislation updates
PricewaterhouseCoopers is pleased to provide you with some of the 2010 Turkish income tax legislative updates effective from January 1, 2010.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPFebruary 15, 2010
Global InSight: 15 January 2010
Bulgaria: Changes in the tax and social security legislation - India Perquisite valuation restored to pre-FBT era with marginal differences
Deloitte February 15, 2010
Global InSight: 12 February 2010
Belgium: Personal income tax and social security measures in Budget 2010
DeloitteFebruary 12, 2010
Global Watch - India - Foreign National Worker Quota Guidelines - February 3, 2010
The Ministry of Labour and Employment and Training, Government of India ("MLET") has recently issued revised guidelines for the issuance of an Employment Visa ("EV") to a Foreign National ("FN") to curb.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPFebruary 03, 2010
Global InSight - 29 January 2010
Korea: Proposed tax regulation changes finally approved by National Assembly - Mexican tax reforms for 2010 -Portugal Special tax regime for inbounds
DeloitteJanuary 29, 2010
Global Watch - India - Fringe Benefit Taxes paid in the financial year 2009-10 to be adjusted with income tax liability
The Fringe Benefit Taxes (FBT) was introduced in the Indian financial year 2005-06 and was abolished in July 2009 with effect from April 1, 2009 (Indian financial year 2009-10).
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPJanuary 29, 2010
Global InSight: 15 January 2010
Bulgaria: Changes in the tax and social security legislation - India: Perquisite valuation restored to pre-FBT era with marginal differences - Japan: Visa renewal from April 2010: Proof of enrollment in Japanese health insurance program to be requested
DeloitteJanuary 15, 2010
Global Equity Group Newsletter – Winter/Spring 2010 Edition
Deloitte is excited to share the inaugural issue of our Global Equity Group Newsletter. This semi-annual publication is designed to share specific, timely topics and new developments affecting equity award programs...
DeloitteJanuary 13, 2010
Global InSight: 18 December 2009
Deloitte December 18, 2009
Global InSight: 4 December 2009
Deloitte December 04, 2009
Global InSight: 20 November 2009
DeloitteNovember 20, 2009
Global InSight: 6 November 2009
DeloitteNovember 06, 2009
Global InSight: 23 October 2009
Deloitte October 23, 2009
The Essential Tax & Wealth Planning Guide for 2010 – Now Available
DeloitteOctober 14, 2009
Global InSight: 9 October 2009
DeloitteOctober 09, 2009
Global InSight: 25 September 2009
Deloitte Touche TohmatsuSeptember 25, 2009
12 tax breaks: Get 'em while you can
Orion Mobility/Relocation Taxes, LLCSeptember 23, 2009
Deloitte Report: Understanding the tax implications of U.S. greenhouse gas regulation
Deloitte Touche TohmatsuSeptember 22, 2009
Global InSight: 28 August 2009
DeloitteAugust 28, 2009
Global InSight: 14 August 2009
DeloitteAugust 14, 2009
Global InSight: 31 July 2009
DeloitteJuly 31, 2009
Global InSight: 17 July 2009
DeloitteJuly 17, 2009
Global InSight: 3 July 2009
DeloitteJuly 03, 2009