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PORTUGAL: NEW NOMAD VISA FOR REMOTE WORKERS

PORTUGAL: NEW NOMAD VISA FOR REMOTE WORKERS

Due to the current changes in the workplace and the increase of employees working remotely, Portugal has introduced a digital nomad visa enabling foreign nationals that are not EU citizens to live in Portugal for up to one year whilst working remotely for a foreign company. Portugal is one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads.

USA: H-1B Lottery Season Is Approaching

USA: H-1B Lottery Season Is Approaching

The H-1B Visa allows employers to attract or retain highly skilled professionals, including, amongst others, IT professionals, architects, engineers, lawyers, researchers or designers to work in the United States.

VISAS BETWEEN PERU AND THE UK ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN TRIPS

VISAS BETWEEN PERU AND THE UK ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN TRIPS

Since last week, the issuance of a visa is no longer required for Peruvian nationals travelling to the United Kingdom (and viceversa) for short-stay visits that last up to six months. This applies to trips for tourism, business trips, international events, short-term studies and medical treatment for Peruvian citizens who need to enter the United Kingdom and for British citizens who wish to enter Peru.

USA – Travelling to the United States if you have visited Cuba

USA – Travelling to the United States if you have visited Cuba

Cuba was designated by the United States Department of State as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, so, if you have visited Cuba, travelling with an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) might not be sufficient. These restrictions apply to previous ESTA approvals and all current and future ESTA applications.

USA: New Immigration Process for Venezuelans

USA: New Immigration Process for Venezuelans

On Oct. 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a safe and lawful way for qualifying Venezuelans with supporters to travel by air to the United States, temporarily reside in the United States, and apply for work authorization.

SPAIN: New Upcoming Personal Income Tax

SPAIN: New Upcoming Personal Income Tax

On September 29th the Ministry of Finance announced a tax measures to be included in the next Gerenal State Budgets (2023). It will be a new two-year fiscal package, which would come into force in 2023. The measures regarding the individual income tax include the following:

United States: Immigration News

United States: Immigration News

Premium Processing Expansion:

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the third phase of its expansion of premium processing for certain pending Forms I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in the EB-1 Multinational Executive and Manager and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories.

Mexico: New visa requirement for Brazilian nationals

Mexico: New visa requirement for Brazilian nationals

On August 3, 2022, the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) published an agreement in the Federation Official Gazette (DOF) by which article 2 of the document is reformed and with which the temporary application of visas in passports is determined to the Federative Republic of Brazil´s nationals in the condition of stay of Visitor without permission to carry out remunerated activities, therefore, Brazilian nationals who intend to enter Mexican territory will no longer be able to process an electronic visa, on the contrary, they must apply for a visa at the Mexican Consulate in their place of residence.

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