|Live Event Date: 6/3/2021|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||No|
The AILA Global Migration Section (GMS) Consular Liaison Committee is pleased to present a consular webinar as a precursor to the 2021 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Virtual Forum. The webinar includes three main features: a panel with consular officials, a virtual consular tour, and a video presentation on an investment residency visa.**
This event is free for GMS members. GMS membership is free – more information (including how to join) can be found on the GMS AILA.org page.
Panel: COVID-19: Consular Processing and Global Mobility in a State of Flux
Despite vaccination breakthroughs, COVID-19 and its variants continue to hold the world hostage. Some jurisdictions are seeing COVID surges and reinstituting lockdowns and curfews, while others seem to have successfully contained it. And some jurisdictions are emerging as covid vaccination success stories! Join us to hear distinguished consular officials discuss how they are navigating the challenging pandemic landscape to balance public health concerns with the need to facilitate travel, business, and investment in their jurisdictions.
Featured Topics of Consular Panel:
- The Current State of Global Immigration in the Age of COVID-19 and Responses
- Lingering Travel and Visa Restrictions: Are We Back to Square One?
- Permanent Consular Processing Changes and Technology Innovations: What Is Here to Stay Post-Pandemic?
- Investment Residency Visas: Incentives for Travel, Tourism, and Investment?
Virtual Consular Tour: Consulate General of Mexico, Raleigh, NC
Introduction: Daniel Christmann, AILA GMS Consular Liaison Committee, Charlotte, NC
Video Presentation: Investment Residency Visa for a Featured Country
Presentation on how COVID has spurred exodus of high net-worth individuals, and demand for golden residency visas, with a focus on Malta.
Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, Valletta, Malta
** = subject to change
AILA Membership Benefit – Access to Free Seminar Recordings (CLE Credit Available for $35)
Enjoy access to free seminar recordings (from October 2020–present) as an AILA Member. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask the speaker questions. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.
Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event date. AILA members can access these seminars, with no CLE credit, for free. Recordings are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions and an administration fee is required to obtain CLE credit.
Introduction: Matthew Amoils, AILA GMS Consular Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Sydney, Australia
Anita E. Ninan (DL), AILA GMS Consular Liaison Committee Chair, Marietta, GA
Daniel O’Donoghue, Head, Visas and Immigration (UKVI), North America & the Caribbean, United Kingdom
Michael Cerulus, Deputy Chief of Mission, Belgium Consulate, Atlanta, GA
Marie-Claire Lemay, Consul (Migration), Consulate General of Canada, Miami, FL
Oktorian Saleh Hakim, Consul of Protocol and Consular, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Houston, TX
Hsien-Yu Chung (Billy), Consular Officer, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Atlanta, GA
(DL) = discussion leader