Canada COVID – 19 Update

Canada will ban entry to ALL non-residents, except US nationals. Canadians currently abroad, are urged to return to Canada, while they still can. Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada...

Brazil COVID – 19 Update

Effective immediately, temporary enterance is suspended for a minimum of 30 days for international travellers showing up from China, EU, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea. This limitation is not applicable to Brazilian residents, remote national home grant/visa holders, outside specialists...

Belgium COVID – 19 Update

Effective 17 March, Belgium will uphold a 30-day Schengen border closure for non-EU nationals. All travel outside the country is suspended. Visa applications and issuance are suspended. Visa Application Centers are shutting. A few cooperatives are shut for everything except urgent services. Government services are working...

Austria COVID – 19 Update

Presently, all visa and residence services at Austrian consulates are suspended until further notification. The migration expert in Vienna has shut its workplaces until further notification. Applications can in any case be submitted by means of email or post. From the 13th of March, all flights...

Australia COVID – 19 Update

Effective 21st March at 9pm Australian time, entry to all nationalities will be suspended, other than Australian residents and Australian permanent inhabitants, and their close relatives. Qantas aircraft will suspend the entirety of its worldwide flights from the 31st of March until in any event...

Schengen Visa changes

The changes came into effect on the 2nd February 2020.  What Is Set to Change? The main changes are as follows: Higher visa fees. Extended application submission periods. Electronic application forms for most countries. Representative authorities of every Schengen Member state must be present, to provide...

Think twice about the consequences of travelling as a business visitor to France when on a short-term assignment!

If you are planning to send an employee on a business trip to France for a short-term assignment a quick assessment of the activities is required in order to obtain the correct visa before the departure to France. Make sure that the travel is either as a business visitor or for a short-term assignment for work.    Statistics published by the European Commission reveal...

2020 European Minimum Salary Increase

The minimum annual gross salary level for foreign employees will be raised, effective 1st January 2020: Belgium- Effective 1 January 2020, minimum gross annual salary levels for foreign employees will be increased in the three Belgian regions.  Brussels and Wallonia- Highly-skilled workers: EUR 42,869 Management staff: EUR 71,521 EU...