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The US Global Entry Program

Traveling internationally is perceived as glamorous or adventurous.  Coming home, not so much.   Fatigue and over exposure to confined spaces can leave the best of us looking like our passport photo.  After a long trip, the long lines one encounters in the Customs department can sap the glamour out of traveling.  Recently, however, the US …


Military Coup in Thailand

Relocating internationally has many challenges for an assignee and any accompanying family members.  From housing and utilities to understanding local values and customs, these problems can seem insurmountable at times.  For assignees going to and already in Thailand, this process just got a lot more complicated. Effective 4:30 pm on May 22, the Royal Thai …


2014 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

In the great words of Dr. Seuss’ Butter Battle Book “And the things that you’ve heard about Zooks are all true. The terribly, horrible thing that they do, and in every Zook house and in every Zook town every Zook eats his bread with the butter side down. But we Yooks, when we eat, when …


Exchanging a foreign driver’s license in Switzerland

Exchanging a foreign driver’s license in Switzerland:         Switzerland recognizes foreign driver’s license and people can drive for the first 12 months with their existing license (an International Driver’s license is needed when the language of the driver’s license is not recognized by the Swiss authorities.) After 12 months people need to …


Significant Immigration Law and Process Updates

Following countries made some significant changes in their immigration laws and policies that came into effect as of July 1, 2013. Croatia joined the European Union as the 28th member state today. However, Croatian nationals will face some work restriction in some European Union countries. China implemented a new Entry-Exit Law that affects the existing visa types …


Saudi Arabia Changes Work Week

On June 29, 2013, a decree from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia took effect. The decree states that the official weekend will be moved from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday. The new weekend days are expected to facilitate international transactions and bring many economic advantages. Consider how this will impact your travel arrangements. Consider how this will alter your …

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