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|Getting UK Business Visas for Chinese Nationals Just got Easier|
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The UK Home Office just announced changes to simplify the application process for Chinese nationals applying for UK business visas. This change follows intense pressure from the UK business community who want to encourage Chinese investment in the United Kingdom.
|U.S. DOS Announces December 2014 Visa Bulletin|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced immigrant visa availability numbers and priority date cut-offs in its latest December 2014 Visa Bulletin (FY 2015). Please note, when looking at the availability tables on the DOS website only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off...
|South Africa’s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela Wins Transparency International’s Annual Integrity Award|
Benjamin B. Tymann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014Last week the international anti-corruption body Transparency International (TI) awarded its annual Integrity Award to Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector. The Berlin-based organization is best known for its yearly Corruption Perceptions Index ranking levels of corruption in each...
|For a Limited Time! Renew Your Green Card Online|
Rebecca B. Schechter; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on its website yesterday that from 10 a.m.EST Nov. 12, 2014, to 10 a.m. EST Nov. 15, 2014, permanent residents may apply to renew or replace their green cards online via the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). Applications to...
|Indonesian Government Raises the Bar on Documenting Work Permit Recommendation Applications|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014In the world of Indonesian immigration, obtaining a TA.01 work permit recommendation is a preliminary step to ultimately gaining a work permit and a limited stay visa, which authorizes a foreign national to engage in certain delineated activities, such as employment.
|Incubating Small Business Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa Through the U.S. Commercial Service|
Aron J. Ambia; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014As trade between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa continues to grow, particular focus should be given to finding strategies that encourage U.S. small businesses to pursue export opportunities for their goods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Because of their role as key drivers of the U.S. economy,...
|BIA finds a Form I-9 is Admissible in Immigration Proceedings, Supports Charges of Removability|
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014In immigration law a distinction is made between inadmissibility and removability. There are some actions that can render an individual inadmissible (i.e., not eligible to enter the United States), some actions that can render an individual removable (i.e., eligible to be removed from the United...
|De Facto vs Shadow Directorships|
Kate Eades, Amy Moore; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014In a recent case, Smithton Ltd v Naggar  EWHC 680 Ch, the Court of Appeal reconsidered the difference between de facto and shadow directors.
|Backward Movement Confirmed Again for Several Immigrant Visa Categories|
Christian Triantaphyllis; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014As an update to our prior post, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State (DOS), recently gave another update on employment-based permanent residence and retrogression.
|Detroit and Stockton Plans Confirmed; Lessons Learned|
John B. Hutton, Nancy A. Mitchell; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014Plans of Adjustment were confirmed recently in each of the landmark Detroit, MI and Stockton, CA bankruptcy cases. Although both cases shared many common legal issues, they took different paths to reach confirmation. Detroit, which resolved its cases by entering into settlements with its major...