businesswoman at airportAlmost every country requires a foreign national undertaking productive work in that country to have permission to do so. Regulations may vary, and it is vital to check before starting a project, an assignment or - in some places - even a business trip. While the EEA promotes the free movement of labour, this does not mean that a US employee with a work permit for France may also work in Italy or the UK. Make sure that all your cross-border workers have the correct work permission.

Immigration Alerts
A street vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam: Eleven service sectors eligible for work permit exemptions

Pro-link GLOBAL advises that by way of a new Circular 41/2014/TT-BCT the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has introduced Work Permit Exemption regulations for Intra-Company Transfers (ICTs) working in 11 service sectors.
Street in Jakarta

Indonesia: Longer processing times and stricter requirements

The appointment of a new minister has resulted in longer processing times and stricter document requirements for Work Permit process, say immigration specialists Pro-Link GLOBAL.
commuters on Moscow Metro

Russia: Detailed changes to work permits

Work Patents are to replace Standard Work Permits for CIS Nationals and there are changed notification requirements for Highly Qualified Specialists.
Awards 2014/2015
Simon Mason, vice president, business development in EMEA, Graebel

VIDEO – Simon Mason, of Graebel Relocation, in conversation with Re:locate

Simon Mason, Graebel Relocation’s vice-president of business development for the EMEA region, explains why the Inspirational HR Team of the Year Award is so important in raising awareness of the contribution HR make to growing global businesses. He also reveals current trends in global mobility, including changes in assignment types, demographics and policy.
Sue Shortland of London Metropolitan University

VIDEO – Re:locate Awards: Writing a winning submission

Dr Sue Shortland, principal lecturer in Human Resource Management and team leader for HRM courses in the Business School at London Metropolitan University and a longstanding Re:locate Awards judge, provides inspirational guidance on compiling a winning entry for the Re:locate Awards.
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Re:locate Awards 2014/15 Webinar 4 live 20 Feb, 11.00

Our fourth Re:locate Awards 2014/15 webinar goes live at 11.00 on Friday 20 February.
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