Global Migration Section Call (February 2016) - Recording (.MP3)

Global Migration Section Call (February 2016) - Recording (.MP3)

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Recording Date 2/25/16
CLE Eligible No
Length 60 min.
Format MP3
SKU SC2016-02-GM-DL
Dependent Drama: Common Challenges Faced by Accompanying Dependents in Global Immigration

The AILA Global Migration Section teleconference was hosted on Thursday, February 25th.

When an employee is sent on assignment abroad, what happens to their family? Assessing the available visa options (or lack thereof) for an assignee's dependents is an often-neglected but very important aspect of global immigration planning. Countries do not all define “family” or “dependent” in the same way. Some may recognize a broad group of dependents, including extended family members or de facto family members; others may not even allow spouses and children to accompany expat employees. And if the dependents cannot obtain the necessary visas, the employee may refuse to go on assignment at all. Join our panel of experts as they discuss common challenges faced by accompanying dependents in a broad range of jurisdictions.

  • Can temporary immigrants bring their dependents with them?
  • Who qualifies as a dependent? Same sex spouses, common law partners, overage children and elderly parents.
  • Alternative strategies for dependents who don't qualify for traditional dependent visas.
  • What activities are dependents allowed to perform?
  • Special qualification requirements for dependents (i.e. language fluency or cultural integration)
  • Important non-immigration legal considerations for dependents - non-recognition of intra-faith or intra-racial marriages, illegality of same sex marriages, etc.
  • Documents challenges - procuring and legalizing/apostilling documents necessary to obtain dependent immigration status

Moderator: Scott Titshaw - Mercer University School of Law (USA)

  • Marco Mazzeschi - Mazzeschi Corporate Immigration & Citizenship Law (Italy)
  • Liam Schwartz - Liam Schwartz & Associates (Israel)
  • Zahida Ebrahim - ENSafrica (South Africa)
  • Leon Kwong Wing - KhattarWong LLP (Singapore)

Members are encouraged to join the Global Migration Section if they have not already. Section membership is no additional charge. Complete the application today.

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