Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: International


UNITED KINGDOM Several developments have been announced. Hot Topics for 2016 A number of important immigration-related issues are coming up in 2016 for the United Kingdom (UK). There are changes to the Registered Travellers Scheme. Also, on January 19, 2016, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published a widely anticipated Tier 2 review, “Balancing Migration Selectivity,… Read More

Updates: TURKEY

TURKEY Several developments have been announced. New Online Visa Filing System for Consular-Issued Visas The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in January 2016 a new online visa filing system for consular-issued visas. The new consular visa online system applies to AMS (Assembly, Maintenance and Service) visas and work visas, and those visitors who are… Read More

Updates: Russia

RUSSIA Various developments have been announced. Restrictions on Visas and Employment of Turkish Workers In accordance with Presidential Order No. 583, employers in Russia can no longer employ Turkish citizens as of January 1, 2016. This ban does not include those already employed and working in Russia on the basis of labor and civil agreements… Read More

Updates: ITALY

ITALY Several developments have been announced. New Annual Quota Decree A new annual quota decree setting numerical limits on foreign workers was published on February 2, 2016. The new decree sets a limit of around 30,000 for subordinate, autonomous work, and other categories of employment, included seasonal workers. 17,850 quotas for subordinate and self-employed work… Read More


COLOMBIA/EUROPEAN UNION The European Union (EU) and Colombia have signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement. The EU and Colombia have signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement allowing Colombians free entry into the 26 European countries. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when traveling to the territory of Colombia and for… Read More