Global Business Traveler Compliance Quiz

Global business travel is a hot topic and one of the most pressing issues in immigration compliance today. How much do you really know about short term business travel? Test your knowledge.

 

1. Speaking in Argentina or Brazil: You are going to speak at two conferences, one in Argentina and one in Brazil. You will spend two days in each country before returning home. Is a business visa for each country sufficient for the trip?
  1. Yes, a business visa for each country is sufficient for this trip.
  2. No, a work permit is required for each of Argentina and Brazil.
  3. No, a business visa is sufficient for speaking at a conference in Argentina but a work permit is needed for speaking at a conference in Brazil.
  4. No, a business visa is sufficient for speaking at a conference in Brazil but a work permit is needed for speaking at a conference in Argentina.
2. Training in China or India: You are a global mobility professional in charge of signing off on people’s travel. One business unit has an executive going to China to give training. Another business unit has an executive going to India to give training. Both trips are one week long. Can you approve both employees to travel on a business visa?
  1. Yes, both employees can travel on a business visa.
  2. No, both employees will need a work permit.
  3. No, the employee going to China will need a work permit but the employee traveling to India can proceed on a business visa.
  4. No, the employee going to India will need a work permit but the employee traveling to China can proceed on a business visa.
3. Project Work in Belgium: Two of your employees are planning a six-day trip; it will be their first and only trip to Belgium this calendar year. They will be performing actual, hands-on work for a project your company is completing with an affiliate. Will you need to obtain a work permit or a business visa for these employees?
  1. Business visa because Belgium allows visitors to perform up to 8 days of actual, hands-on work in a calendar year without obtaining a work permit.
  2. Work permit because actual, hands-on work always requires a work permit.
  3. Business visa because travelers can perform any kind of activity for less than 30 days without triggering a work permit requirement.
  4. Work permit because Belgium only allows visitors to perform up to 5 days of actual, hands-on work in a calendar year without obtaining a work permit.
4. Middle Eastern Travel Planning You just went on vacation with your family to Tel Aviv, Israel. Upon returning, you are asked to do a site visit at one of your company’s associated facilities in Lebanon. Can you ensure a hassle free trip to Lebanon as long as you obtain a Lebanese visa?
  1. Yes, as long as you explain that your trip to Israel was a tourist trip there will not be any issues.
  2. Yes, as long as you have a Lebanese visa, you can enter Lebanon.
  3. No, because you have an Israeli stamp in my passport, you will likely be denied entry into Lebanon and may be subject to arrest or detention.

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