Brexit Research Projects:
Strategic Travel and Mobility Guidance for Your Business

Brexit Research Projects: Strategic Travel and Mobility Guidance for Your Business

Last month we discussed the common misconception that the costs, requirements, and timeframes to obtain a work authorisation are similar to those involved in the business visa process. In case you missed it, read it here.

For one-off or small-group trips, Travel Managers are encouraged to deploy the Post-Brexit Travel Assessment tool. But what if your company has more extensive plans for business travel throughout the year or a specific event that will require significant travel? A Brexit research project might better serve the strategic travel and mobility needs of your organisation.

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What is a Brexit research project and why do employers hire us to perform this expert analysis?

A Brexit research project is conducted by CIBTvisas’ Immigration Division, Newland Chase. The employer provides the business travel need (for example, a project sending 15 employees to the Netherlands, Austria, and the Czech Republic for 21 days in each country), the travellers’ nationalities, and the proposed activities in each country. Newland Chase’s immigration lawyers and solicitors will then provide expert guidance on complex areas of immigration law to assess the immigration requirements for each traveller in each applicable country (and other consultation needs, as requested).

Recent examples of Brexit research projects include:

  • Ascertaining whether a work permit exemption is available for UK nationals travelling to EU countries.
  • Working with media companies in relation to production companies filming European football (soccer) tournaments, reality TV shows, and large-scale events.
  • Conducting country- and traveller-specific assessments surrounding possible work permit exemptions for engineers throughout the EU.

Not only can the team assist with large-scale research projects, but we can also conduct trainings for clients upon request.

How do employers use the information we provide to make decisions for their businesses?

Employers can use the analysis for overall project planning; improved visibility on costs; and understanding the immigration options, process steps, red flags and timelines prior to engaging Newland Chase for transactional immigration casework. Newland Chase provides strategic recommendations to save the organisation time and money, such as identifying the best employees to travel due to their nationalities and travel backgrounds.

How does a company initiate a Brexit research project?

Employers can initiate a Brexit research project with their CIBTvisas Account Manager who would obtain initial information such as the number of employees travelling, the employees’ relevant information, the destination countries, and travel timeframe. Newland Chase will then provide a fee quote based on the number of countries and job roles involved.

With the complex, fast-changing nature of Brexit and its considerable impact on employers, it is critical to have a trusted advisor by your side. CIBTvisas stands ready to support you and your travel programme. Contact your dedicated CIBTvisas Account Manager today for more information. Don’t have an Account Manager? Contact us.

This publication is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Readers are reminded that immigration laws are subject to change. We are not responsible for any loss arising from reliance on this publication. Please contact CIBTvisas or Newland Chase should you require any additional clarification or case specific advice.

CIBTvisas is part of CIBT, the leading global provider of immigration and visa services for corporations and individuals with expert immigration and visa professionals, attorneys and qualified migration consultants located in over 70 offices in 25 countries.

With thirty years of experience, CIBT is the primary service provider to 75% of Fortune 500 companies. CIBT offers a comprehensive suite of services under two primary brands: Newland Chase, a wholly owned subsidiary focused on global immigration strategy and advisory services for corporations worldwide and CIBTvisas, the market leader for business and other travel visa services for corporate and individual clients.

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