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COVID-19 France Immigration Update

France COVID-19 Immigration Update from Altair Global
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: September 7th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on September 7, 2020 As the Coronavirus continues to spread, countries are each taking different measures to try to stunt the growth of infection. With health authorities reporting France nearing an all-time high in COVID-19 infections and seeing a rise in hospitalisations, the country has enacted specific measures that affect travel and immigration from […]

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New Belgian Rules on COVID-19

AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: August 21st, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on August 21, 2020 On August 20, the National Security Council and the Home Office in Brussels, Belgium issued the latest COVID-19 measures. New Rules in Place The following are the rules set in place by the National Security Council and Home Office: Social bubble remains at a maximum of five people Shopping is […]

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Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus Altair Global Alert
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: February 4th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on February 4, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a health emergency of international concern for the novel coronavirus on January 30, 2020. Coronaviruses (CoV) can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, […]

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New VAT on Rent in Costa Rica

New VAT on Rent in Costa Rica
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: July 1st, 2019 CATEGORY: alert

As of July 1st, Costa Rica’s government is enacting a new policy for a 13% value-added tax (VAT) on rental properties. Passed through Costa Rican law 9635, the current VAT will be extended to include both short and long-term rentals for current and new leases.  What’s Changed? Under the previous law, VAT was only applied […]

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Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Baltimore Ransomware Attack
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: May 17th, 2019 CATEGORY: alert

On May 7, 2019, Baltimore city government computers1 were infected with a ransomware virus known as “RobbinHood,” which effectively shut down Maryland’s largest city with a population of 600,000. So far, the city officials have declined to negotiate with the hackers who are reportedly demanding 13 bitcoins in ransom. One bitcoin currently trades at just […]

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VAT Introduced in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: February 1st, 2018 CATEGORY: alert

A 5% VAT has been introduced on all service invoices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as of January 1, 2018. As a result, all suppliers are legally required to collect a 5% tax on behalf of the government. GUIDELINES The VAT applies to most goods and services with only 100 food items, […]

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New Mortgage Lenders Add Options for Transferees

A house
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: December 8th, 2017 CATEGORY: alert

Altair Global has increased the number of lenders accessible through our National Lender Network, equating to more choice and value for your transferees. EVALUATION PROCESS In reponse to client interest and the changing landscape of relocation lending, Altair initiated a lender evaluation process in late 2016. The Supplier Partnerships team, in conjunction with a cross‐functional […]

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Hurricane Irma Precautions

Hurricane Irma warning sign
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: September 8th, 2017 CATEGORY: alert

We are carefully watching Hurricane Irma, and we wanted to let you know that we are doing our best to reach all of our transferees. We are also taking the necessary, temporary precautions in the following areas: Home Sale & Inventory – We are postponing the extension of all home sale activities for guaranteed buyouts […]

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Saudi Arabia Implements a Levy on Expatriates

AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: July 9th, 2017 CATEGORY: alert

Beginning July 1, 2017, Saudi Arabia implemented a new monthly fee on sponsoring foreign nationals. This levy pertains to both employees and their dependents, and will be gradually increased each year through 2020. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE FEE? Saudi Arabia is seeking to boost their revenues during the period of declining oil prices. […]

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New UK Skills Charge For Tier 2 Migrants

AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: June 28th, 2017 CATEGORY: alert

The UK government introduced an Immigration Skills Charge (“ISC”) for Tier 2 migrants who are assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) beginning April 6, 2017. It is required to pay this fee immediately once an application has been filed. Altair has worked closely with our immigration provider to find the best solution in handling payment […]

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