With BREXIT less than a month away (in theory), we work closely with our Visa partners, CIBT, to offer business travellers practical advice in an uncertain world. Click HERE for more information.

 

VISA NEWS from our partner CIBT

Remaining in the UK After Brexit: Essential Settlement Guidance for EU Nationals
An estimated 3.7 million EU nationals currently live and work in the United Kingdom. With Brexit quickly approaching, many of these people and their employers are confused about the new procedures and what they need to do to ensure their immigration status is protected. Join the immigration experts at Newland Chase, a CIBT Company, for a live, interactive webinar on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm GMT/9:00 am ET, as they cover the essentials for a successful Brexit transition for EU nationals living in the UK. Learn about the impact on the rights of EU nationals, immigration requirements, and how employers can assist. Can’t make the time? Don’t worry; a recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.  Learn more and register today.

New Trip? You Will Most Likely Need a New Visa Application
Visa applications and requirements change frequently and it is not advisable to store visa forms or application packs for future use. We can provide you with the latest visa information so you can avoid processing delays. Remember: new trip – new visa application. Visit our website and start your application today. CIBT will take care of the details. 

Concierge Service
Don’t put your travel plans at risk. A dedicated Concierge Specialist will manage the entire process from start to finish, providing the expertise necessary to ensure your request is approved as quickly as possible. Learn more.

IMMIGRATION NEWS

In the interest of serving the totality of our clients we are including the following information from our immigration experts at Newland Chase, a CIBT company. We are pleased to provide the most up to date immigration news that may affect you or the travellers that you support.

Work Permits in Switzerland for No-Deal Brexit
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, a separate quota of work permits will be available beginning March 30, 2019 for British citizens who wish to enter Switzerland for work. Learn more

Saudi Arabia Work Visas, Block Visas, and Nitaqat Changes
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) has made several significant changes to the rules for issuing work visas and block visas as well as to the “Nitaqat” Saudization system. Click here to see the changes

New Dependent Visa Endorsement Procedure in the UAE
Effective immediately, the immigration authorities in Dubai have modified the dependent visa endorsement procedure. The changes have added up to 4 days to the processing time. Please plan accordingly and allow for the additional time when applying for your visa. Read more about these changes.

 

CONSULAR UPDATES

Russia
At least two blank facing visa pages are required if you are applying for a multi entry visa to Russia.

 

CONSULAR CLOSINGS

The main upcoming closed dates are:

  • Ghana: The Embassy is closed on 5th March
  • South Korea: The Embassy is closed on 1st March
  • Russia: The Embassy is closed on 8th March
  • Laos: The Embassy is closed on 8th March

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