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Global Immigration Updates and Mobility Summary

The EU Strengthens Border Controls

Owing to the latest terrorist attacks this past November in France the EU strengthens border controls along with other countries around the world, the ministers from the Interior and Justice departments of the European Union have met to evaluate changes in the...

Italy Issues Biometric Residence Permits

As of November 10, 2015, Italy issues biometric residence permits that contain a chip to store all the person´s biometric data. These new cards meet the regulations of European Council (EC) 380/2008. In an official communication from the Immigration Police department...

Check-list before leaving your home country

Deciding to live in another country is a real challenge. The personal and professional implications are very important to have in mind when facing this decision. To help in this process we have prepared a checklist of things you have to consider before leaving your...

Philippines – Immigration Changes

The Philippine Government requires foreign nationals who wish to work in the country to have an Alien Employment Permit (AEP). This permit is necessary to get a work visa, and applies to all foreigners who are currently in the Philippines or who wish to enter the...


On October 5, 2015, the United States signed an agreement with 11 Pacific nations who, all together, represent 40% of the world economy.  The purpose of the agreement is to establish a new economic block that will promote development and innovation in the Asia-Pacific...

Spain: New Measures to reduce the IRPF Tax Burden on Taxpayers

On July 10, 2015, the Royal Decree-Law 9/2015 was approved, featuring urgent measures to reduce the tax burden weighing on taxpayers from the Personal Income Tax (IRPF) and other economic measures. Following a tax reform designed for gradual implementation in two...

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