Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Visas and passports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: China; Taiwan: New Rules Facilitate Taiwan Residents Traveling to the Mainland http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404528_text Government documents; Tourism; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404528_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: New Anti-Terrorism Legislation Entered Into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404502_text Border security; Criminal code; Government documents; Terrorism; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404502_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Questions Raised on Visa-Free Entry Rule http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404358_text Tourism; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404358_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Six French Citizens Prohibited from Leaving Under New Anti-Terrorism Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404318_text National security; Terrorism; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404318_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Temporary Visitor Permits Will Be Extended to Additional Central American Migrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404155_text Border security; Undocumented immigrants; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404155_text Global Legal Monitor: Estonia: E-Residency May Be Granted to Foreign Investors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404012_text Citizenship and nationality; Internet; Investments; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404012_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Granting of E-2 Equivalent Visas to American Investors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403991_text Foreign investments; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403991_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Foreigners Statute Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403971_text Internet; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403971_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: New Rules on Visas Considered; Other Legislation Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Bills and resolutions; Health insurance; Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No. The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil; Mexico: Agreement to Skip Visas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403583_text Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No. The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403583_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: No More Visa Cap for Haitian Citizens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403584_text Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No. The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 29, 2013, the Brazilian National Council of Immigration (Conselho Nacional de Imigraandccedil;andatilde;oandmdash;CNIg), published Normative Resolution No. 102 (Resoluandccedil;andatilde;o Normativa No. 102, de 26 de Abril de 2013, CNIg website), which revoked the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403584_text Global Legal Monitor: ASEAN: Single Visa Program Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402580_text Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No. The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 29, 2013, the Brazilian National Council of Immigration (Conselho Nacional de Imigraandccedil;andatilde;oandmdash;CNIg), published Normative Resolution No. 102 (Resoluandccedil;andatilde;o Normativa No. 102, de 26 de Abril de 2013, CNIg website), which revoked the The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), based in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently issued a five-year strategic plan for tourism in the region. A key point was the possible creation of a single tourist visa for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402580_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Proposed Passport Regulation May Affect Missionaries' "Aggressive" Activities Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402533_text Visas and passports - On June 14, 2015, the State Council of the People's Republic of China amended an administrative regulation governing the travel of residents of China's mainland to Taiwan and of Taiwan residents to the mainland, the Measures On June 20 and on June 30, 2015, new anti-terrorism legislation entered into force in Germany. The new law makes it a crime to travel outside the country with the intent to receive terrorist training, In January 2015, Indonesia suspended the requirement for a visa for visitors to the country from China and several other nations. Later, 30 other countries were added to the list, with a start date for A key provision of a new antiterrorism law was recently applied for the first time in France, when authorities confiscated the passports of six would-be jihadist fighters who were believed to be about to leave for On September 9, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, reported to Members of the Congress of the Union that Mexico plans to grant citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua regional visitor On April 24, 2014, the Government of Estonia approved the concept of e-residency, which would allow non-resident foreign investors to use Estonian government online services, open bank accounts, and register businesses in Estonia without visiting the On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government Brazil's Law No. 12,968 of May 7, 2014 (Lei No. 12.968, de 7 de Maio de 2014, PLANALTO) amended articles 9, 10 and 56 of the Brazilian Foreigners Statute (Estatuto do Estrangeiro, Lei No. The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 29, 2013, the Brazilian National Council of Immigration (Conselho Nacional de Imigraandccedil;andatilde;oandmdash;CNIg), published Normative Resolution No. 102 (Resoluandccedil;andatilde;o Normativa No. 102, de 26 de Abril de 2013, CNIg website), which revoked the The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), based in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently issued a five-year strategic plan for tourism in the region. A key point was the possible creation of a single tourist visa for The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in South Korea plans to revise the passport enforcement decree, it was reported on February 15, 2011. The Passport Act states that MFAT may impose restrictions on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402533_text