Intra-Company-Transfers to Austria: how the transposal of a directive caused more harm than good - August 2018
Valentina Arnez explains this surprisingly restrictive interpretation of the Austrian rules and the ICT-Directive, which ultimately forces many third-country nationals to leave the country and which impedes the underlying purposes of the ICT Directive to be efficiently executed.
Obtaining Australian citizenship in a challenging political climate: is citizenship a privilege or a right? - August 2018
The global political climate in relation to migration law is challenging. The Australian Government is attempting to reform citizenship laws to toughen the eligibility criteria and restrict those who can apply in an attempt to tighten national security. This article will consider the current legal framework governing citizenship and the frequently overlooked implications an application for citizenship may have on an applicant’s visa status.
From the Chair - Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, August 2018
Jelle Kroes provides the Co-Chairs note for the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee articles of August 2018.
Settled status application process for EU citizens and their families - Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, August 2018
In June 2018, the Home Office published a Statement of Intent outlining details about its future EU Settlement Scheme. Under the scheme, EU citizens and their families resident in the UK will be able to apply for immigration status to permanently remain beyond the Brexit Implementation Period, which ends on 31 December 2020. This article examines the primary components of the process, including proof of identity, eligibility and suitability.
Cross-border assignments from a Swiss immigration, social security and tax perspective - August 2018
Many companies operating on a global scale depend on the possibility of transferring their employees to other countries, so that expertise and experience are available, where needed, to ensure the whole group's success. Such cross-border assignments can be organised in various ways, including through the posting of workers and employees who enter into an employment contract with a Swiss employer for a limited period.
Canada’s Citizenship Roller Coaster - Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, August 2018
This article reviews the most recent amendments to the Canadian Citizenship Act. The former Conservative Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Citizenship Act in 2015, many of which were highly criticised and controversial. As a result, the Liberal Party made promises during their election campaign in 2015 to undo much of what the Conservative government had implemented
Economic citizenship across world
The world has seen considerable political instability in recent years, with uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.
Denmark - skilled foreign workers
Michael Elof Nielsen
On 18 December 2014, the Danish Parliament passed a bill with a number of statutory amendments to the Danish Aliens Act (the 'Bill'). Among other things, the amendments were designed to provide Danish employers with easier access to highly skilled foreign workers, with the aim of strengthening the competitive conditions for Danish companies.
Switzerland and immigration
Urs Haegi & Ann Sofie Benz
Swiss immigration policies have made the international news more than once over the past year, largely due to two (in)famous initiatives.
Business visitor visas: still 50 shades of grey?
The UK government recently set out to simplify the visitor immigration routes. Although visiting the UK has become a quicker and smoother process for many applicants, the legislation and accompanying guidance do not always accommodate global working patterns.
Immigration detention ‘one of the most pressing rule of law issues of our era’
Immigration detention is ‘one of the most pressing rule of law issues of our era’, according to a leading British barrister who has authored a report calling for stronger legal safeguards for detainees.
Passport to progress
Politically there can be a few more hotly contested issues than immigration, but for economists it's the key to long-term growth.