IMMIGRATION SERVICES WORLDWIDE

A&P provides professional immigration services worldwide to people travelling abroad for different reasons.

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CHOOSE FROM 4 DIFFERENT KINDS OF VISA

Find out more below about our immigration services worldwide.

Business Visa

For your meetings and seminars abroad.

  • Might be a proper visa or a stamp on the passport, depending mainly on the citizenship of the applicant.
  • Commonly thought for short term visits related with the business activity of the applicant.
  • Does not allow carrying out work activities.

Depending on the citizenship and on the country of residency of the applicant, the business always requires a valid passport and either a sticker or a stamp on the passport itself.

  • The sticker is commonly issued and applied by the embassy or consulate of the destination country in the country of application.
  • The stamp, instead, is put on the passport at the border of entry by the authorities of the destination country (e.g. police) at the time of entrance into the country.

Business visa holders are commonly authorized to carry out only certain activities. These include:

  • participate in meetings and seminars;
  • meet customers and suppliers;
  • outline local markets.

Directly paid work activities are commonly not permitted.

If applicants try to enter without the appropriate visa, they might be stopped directly at the border.

They might be even expelled from the country at their own expenses and risk up to fine payment, imprisonment and ban from the country.

Should a visa be applied from abroad, the following steps apply:

  1. Time for documents gathering: 2/3 weeks (the faster the applicant provides the information, the faster we will submit it);
  2. Visa: if a visa has to be applied, it takes one week for the appointment to be arranged and 1 to 2 weeks for the visa to be issued. Urgent application might be applicable;
  3. When I can enter the country: as from the time the visa has been applied on the passport.

– Fill the online form at the link below. It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Write an e-mail to info@arlettipartners.com . It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Call (+39) 059.223498 and ask for the “Global Mobility Team”, you will talk to a dedicated consultant. The service is in place during working hours, i.e. Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2p.m. and 5:30p.m.

Technical Visa

For installation and technical activities.

Activities for technical assistance might require a dedicated visa: depending on the destination country, the required visa might a business, a technical or even a work visa.

Commonly thought for short term visits related with installation activities and technical assistance.
Usually in the frame of a purchase of commercial or industrial equipment or machinery from a company based in the home country.

A dedicated visa might be required in order to install, service, or repair commercial or industrial equipment or machinery, commonly sold by a company located in the home country.

The type of visa may change based on the destination Country.

For example: USA, Brazil, Saudi Arabia have established a dedicated visa (respectively: B1 After Sales for US, Vitem V for Brazil, Work Assistance for Saudi Arabia).

Some countries allow the technical assistance in the frame of business visa (e.g. Mexico, India, Italy). Others require a work visa to perform activities relating installation and technical assistance (e.g. China).

Technical visa commonly allows the maintenance of machinery, the installation, repair, upgrading of industrial systems and installations, or electronic products.

If the applicant is found to perform technical activities without the correct visa, the company might be fined, as well as the employee.

Moreover, the worker might be arrested or banned from the country.

Should a visa be applied from abroad, the following steps apply:

  1. Time for documents gathering: 2/3 weeks (the faster the applicant provides the information, the faster we will submit it);
  2. Time for the application to be approved: it takes an average of 1 month from the time of the submission for the application to be approved;
  3. Visa: if a visa has to be applied, it takes one week for the appointment to be arranged and 1 to 2 weeks for the visa to be issued. Urgent application might be applicable;
  4. When I can enter the country: as from the time the visa is applied on the passport.

– Fill the online form at the link below. It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Write an e-mail to info@arlettipartners.com . It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Call (+39) 059.223498 and ask for the “Global Mobility Team”. You will talk to a dedicated consultant. The service is in place during working hours, i.e. Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2p.m. and 5:30p.m.

Our team will conduct a pre-analysis in order to assess the right endorsement for your employee.

Work Visa

For remunerated work activities.

Performing work activities in a foreign country might require a dedicated work visa. The required visa might be issued only after an official endorsement, such as a pre-authorization issued by the Ministry of Labour in the destination country

Depending on the destination country, a work permit might have to be applied for once arrived in the country.

A Work Visa needs to be applied in advance every time an applicant intends to move to a foreign country in order to perform remunerated work activities.

This is the permission given by the local Labor Ministry to perform a job within that specific country.

Either the inviting company or an authorized lawyer commonly submit the application to local authorities. The local authorities have to grant a pre-authorization: this will allow the applicant to visit the embassy of the destination country in his application country, in order to apply for the dedicated visa.

From the time the visa is issued, the applicant will be able to enter the country and take any other step required for taking up the work activity.

A Work Visa allows you to take up a remunerated activity in the destination country.
Might be on a local contract or on secondment, depending on the immigration provision of the country and the disposition of the sending and the receiving company.

In any case, a work visa allows you to receive a remuneration in the country.

If the applicant is found to work without a Work Visa/Permit, he and his company may incur various administrative or criminal measures. Measures will be based on the legislation in force in that particular country.

In some cases the company and the employee may incur in fines. In others, the employee may be subjected to immediate repatriation or even be detained.

  1. Time for documents gathering: 2/3 weeks (the faster the applicant provides the information, the faster we will submit it);
  2. Time for the application to be approved: it takes an average of 2 to 3 months from the time of the submission for the application to be approved;
  3. Visa: if a visa has to be applied, it takes one week for the appointment to be arranged and 1 to 2 weeks for the visa to be issued;
  4. When can I start working: it depends on the destination country. It might be right after your arrival in the country with the work visa, or after local fulfillments have been completed (some countries requires about 15 days).

– Fill the online form at the link below. It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Write an e-mail to info@arlettipartners.com . It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Call (+39) 059.223498 and ask for the “Global Mobility Team”. You will talk to a dedicated consultant. The service is in place during working hours, i.e. Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2p.m. and 5:30p.m.

Our team will conduct a pre-analysis in order to assess the right endorsement for your employee.

Family Visa

To join a family member abroad.

  • Might be a proper visa or a stamp on the passport, depending mainly on the citizenship of the applicant.
  • Commonly thought for a person’s following dependants.
  • Might allow work activities.

Depending on the citizenship and on the country of residency of the family member, an entry visa is required.

The visa is either a sticker or a stamp on the passport.

  • The sticker is commonly issued and applied by the embassy or consulate of the destination country in the country of application.
  • The stamp, instead, is put on the passport at the border of entry by the authorities of the destination country (e.g. police) at the time of the entrance into the country.

In some cases, the visa issuance will be subject to a preliminary authorization issued by the immigration authorities in the destination country. Furthermore, a residence permit might have to be applied afterwards.

Holders of a residence permit for family reason may carry out work activities, either for subordinate work or for autonomous work, or study activities.

Furthermore, the family member holding a residence permit are usually granted the same rights as the main applicant (e.g. in terms of healthcare if applicable).

If trying to enter without the dedicated visa, the applicant might be stopped directly at the border or expelled from the country at his own expenses. Moreover, he/she will risk up to fine payment, imprisonment and ban from the country.

Should a visa be applied from abroad, the following steps apply:

  1. Time for documents gathering: 2/4 weeks; this time varies from the authorities in the home country, as some documents have to be provided duly translated and legalized;
  2. Time for the application to be approved: this depends from the possibility to send the dependents’ application along with the principal one, or if the principal one has to be approved first, before the authorization for the dependents. Therefore, it might take from 2-3 months up to 6;
  3. Visa: if a visa has to be applied, it takes one week for the appointment to be arranged and 1 to 2 weeks for the visa to be issued;
  4. When I can enter the country: once the visa is on the passport, the applicant can enter the country. If he/she has to comply with other fulfillments, dedicated schedule will be shared.  

– Fill the online form at the link below. It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Write an e-mail to info@arlettipartners.com . It is always available and you will get a reply within 24hrs
– Call (+39) 059.223498 and ask for the “Global Mobility Team”, you will talk to a dedicated consultant. The service is in place during working hours, i.e. Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2p.m. and 5:30p.m.  

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Global Policy

The global policy is the basis of each assignment as it grants equity among the assignees, and eases the HR processes.

Salary Package

The compensation and the benefits need to be designed professionally. This will ensure both the compliance with the regulations in force and the satisfaction of the employee, still in the frame of cost effectiveness.

Contracts

Employment contracts and inter company agreements need to comply with the legislation of both sending and receiving company. This ensures that the assignment carries out legally.

Relocating to the New Country

International assignments require specific care to the personal needs of the assignee and the family. The company should not forget the importance of providing immigration and home finding services.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES WORLDWIDE: THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A GLOBAL POLICY

Equity of Treatment

A&P uses a pre-structured policy and contract setup. As a result, each assignee is receiving a specific treatment according to his/her level and destination country.

Compliance

A team of professionals in the field supports the company. This way, we avoid errors in the application of the law provisions of the home and destination countries and ensure a dialogue between the two.

Easy Processing

A&P has the possibility to apply pre-structured packages and policies. As a result, the local HR services can easily start an international assignment being sure that all steps will be covered.

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