Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Global

Global Immigration Update February 2015

VANDER ELST IMPLEMENTATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION This article provides an overview of Vander Elst implementation in several countries. The Vander Elst process derives from a 1994 ruling by the European Court of Justice regarding the right of a European Union (EU) company to provide services within the EU. It generally allows a non-European Economic… Read More

The Ebola Outbreak and Immigration

As the Ebola virus outbreak continues to spiral out of control in West Africa, solutions and potential relief measures are meager. In fact, lawmakers have used the crisis as a soundboard for their own gripes. Some critics have alleged that opposition to the immigration reform bill, which was passed last year by the Senate, is… Read More

[UNITED KINGDOM] Various Developments Announced

Immigration Minister Announces Changes to Immigration Rules On March 13, 2014, the Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, announced the following changes to the Immigration Rules before Parliament: The Exceptional Talent visa route will become available to leading talent in the digital technology sector, as Tech City UK will be added to the list of bodies that… Read More

[TURKEY] New Law on Foreigners and International Protection

The new “Law on Foreigners and International Protection” (Law No. 6458) takes effect April 12, 2014. This new law will make vast changes to residence permit eligibility and procedure, as well as in visa and immigration processing. Unfortunately, the Turkish Ministries of Interior, Labor, and Foreign Affairs have released little clarification on implementation. As of… Read More

[FRANCE] President François Hollande Introduces Measures to Enhance Attractiveness of France

President François Hollande introduced a series of measures to enhance the attractiveness of France on February 17, 2014, at the “Strategic Council for Attractiveness.” Also, a judgment of the EU Court of Justice aligns the status of a French national’s spouse or partner with that of a family member of an EU citizen when back… Read More