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Italy’s temporary protection for those fleeing from Ukraine

Ukrainian nationals’ emergency status has been accelerated by the extraordinary circumstances that took place over the last few weeks. More than 2 million refugees have fled Ukraine; as the humanitarian crisis seems to spread at the speed of light, many countries have released some regulatory provisions offering temporary protection.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

Immigration law and policy for people affected by the invasion of Ukraine in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has responded warmly to the influx of Ukrainian nationals due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Refugees are not only welcomed in people’s homes, but millions of euros have been collected to help Ukrainians in the Netherlands and abroad.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

Australia’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Australia promptly implemented a call to action, in preparation and anticipation of the influx of Ukrainian nationals who have sought and will seek protection in Australia.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

Poland’s answer to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion

Since the invasion of the Ukrainian territory in February 2022, Poland has been supportive of and united with the people of Ukraine. The Polish authorities have introduced a number of improvements in regards the legalisation of stay and work permits.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

Canada’s immigration response to the Ukrainian migrant crisis

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in millions of people fleeing Ukraine. The Canadian government has reacted to this with a series of measures aimed at assisting migrants to find safety in Canada. This approach is focused on getting migrants to Canada as quickly as possible, and is very much in line with the IBA’s Immigration & Nationality Committee’s advocated Emergency Evacuation visa model.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

Spanish immigration law and policy for people affected by the invasion of Ukraine

ain has regulated a specific process applicable to persons displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. Order PCM/169/2022 of 9 March developed the procedure for the recognition of temporary protection for persons affected by the conflict in Ukraine, and Order PCM/170/2022 extended the scope of the protection.

Released on Apr 22, 2022

The Dutch perspective: remote working and digital nomads

This article outlines the options for ‘digital nomads’ seeking to work remotely from the Netherlands for an overseas employer.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Remote working in the United Kingdom

This article considers whether the United Kingdom will adapt its immigration laws to accommodate the trend towards international remote working and the extent to which current immigration rules permit such activities.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Remote working in Australia

Although Covid-19 restrictions are beginning to ease around the world, many people continue to work remotely, aided by ever-improving technology. This article considers how Australian immigration law reflects the ongoing demand for remote work and makes recommendations for the design of remote work immigration law.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

International remote working from Spain

This article considers the preliminary draft bill of the ‘Startup Law’ (Act 14/2013), which introduces the regulation of a new residence and visa authorisation covering third-country nationals working remotely from Spain for foreign companies.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Implications of Turkey’s Remote Work Regulation

This article evaluates Turkey’s new Remote Work Regulation (No 31519), dated 10 March 2021. The Regulation is the first detailed legislation on remote work in Turkey and outlines the eligibility of non-Turkish nationals to work remotely in the country.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Working for a foreign entity while residing in India

2022 is likely to see the continued use of working from home (WFH) arrangements, partly due to the continued challenges the Covid-19 pandemic poses and partly due to the perceived success of the WFH model over the past 18 months. Employers are likely to receive requests from employees to allow them to work remotely from overseas jurisdictions. Whatever the reason for remote WFH requests, overseas employers with employees residing in India must carefully consider the legal, financial, tax and practical implications.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Common reasons for study permit refusals in Canada

This article outlines common reasons that study permit applications are refused by Canadian IRCC officers, the judicial review process for foreign students who wish to dispute the decision made on their application, and how the courts ensure procedural fairness.

Released on Jul 16, 2021

The post-Brexit era: where are we now?

Individuals and organisations alike are getting to grips with how the immigration landscape has changed in a post-Brexit era. EEA nationals will now be treated like non-EEA nationals and will require immigration status to live and work in the UK. This article provides answers to some of the questions that organisations may have concerning the changes to immigration status.

Released on Jul 16, 2021

EU nationals in the UK: an unseen pandemic in already uncertain times

This article argues that an unseen pandemic is affected EU nationals wishing to make the UK their home: the need to obtain immigration permission under the EUSS. A lack of information or communication during the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of EU nationals failing to apply for the correct status, therefore putting their access to various rights in jeopardy.

Released on Jul 16, 2021

The acquisition of Turkish citizenship through the purchase of real estate

New amendments to the Turkish Citizenship Law concerning the reduction of monetary limits means the purchasing of real estate has become a preferred method for foreigners in Turkey to acquire Turkish citizenship. This article outlines the acquisition of Turkish citizenship through this exceptional avenue.

Released on Jul 16, 2021

New pathways to international protection: Emergency Evacuation Visas

This article advocates for the adoption and endorsement of Emergency Evacuation Visas (EEVs), and argues that EEVs are a necessary and urgent contribution to the problems facing direct and legal access to asylum and resettlement worldwide.

Released on Jul 16, 2021

From the Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021

A message from the Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021.

From the Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021

A message from the Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021.

Australia: post-pandemic and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic transformed the world. How we live and how we work was greatly altered. In comparison to other countries, Australia managed to provide a great response to the pandemic with limited infections and fatalities. One of the most significant changes due to the pandemic was and continues to be the unprecedented closure of Australian borders, an evident reason for Australia’s success.

Germany: post-pandemic and beyond

Germany has seen practical pandemic-era changes to immigration rules as well as legal ones. Due to the (partial) border closures, employment migration has become more complex and thus increasingly complicated. While in the past immigration eligibility depended on the nationality and professional training of the candidate and the type of occupation aimed for in Germany, we now have to take the country of departure into account.

India: post-pandemic and beyond

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, immigration regulations around the world, including India, have been ever-changing. This article briefly addresses the most significant immigration-related changes in India during the pandemic.

Canada: immigration and citizenship during the pandemic

The pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on Canada’s economy as Canadians have come to terms with the impact the closed borders have on our free trade-dependent economy. Nowhere is this more visible than in immigration.

Nigeria: post-pandemic and beyond

This article looks at the significant pandemic-era changes to rules and regulations in Nigeria, with a focus on immigration.

China: immigration changes in the pandemic era

The most significant pandemic-era change to immigration rules in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would be the entry regulations for foreign nationals. The PRC suspended the entry of most foreign nationals on 28 March 2020, regardless of whether the foreign national holds a valid residence permit.

Uganda: the impact of the pandemic on immigration rules

The Uganda Public Health (Notification of Covid-19) Order No 2 of 2020 declared Covid-19 a notifiable disease under Section 10 of the Public Health Act, Cap 281. This article highlights some of the most significant pandemic-era changes to immigration rules in Uganda that may become permanent and how vaccinations may alter immigration/quarantine/entry rules in Uganda.

UK: significant pandemic-era changes to immigration rules

This article looks at the most significant changes to immigration rules in the UK as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Netherlands: post-pandemic and beyond

This article looks at the changes to immigration regulations and other pandemic-era changes in the Netherlands.

From the Co-Chairs, October 2020

A message from the Co-Chairs of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, October 2020.

From the Editor, October 2020

A message from the Newsletter Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, October 2020.