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In this section of the Learning Portal, we focus on short-term, frequent business travelers, more, in particular, the traveler who goes on so many cross-border business trips or temporary assignments that he inadvertently incurs regulatory liabilities or overstays his welcome as a foreign worker, also known as the stealth expat.


Learning Objectives


Part 1

General Overview

  • Getting acquainted with some definitions and fields of special attention;

  • Acquiring a general overview of implications that surround short-term business travelers;

  • Being able to identify legal compliance issues and their impact on the business;

  • Understanding the relevance of risk mitigation.

Duration video: 20 min

Part 2

Corporate Immigration Compliance

  • Understanding what is meant by employment and employment-related work across country borders;

  • Understanding the difference between an entry visa and a work permit;

  • Understanding how the Schengen visa works;

  • Understanding the main principle of employment-related migration law: a cross-border worker is not entitled to engage in any employment activities unless permitted by law;

  • Understanding the statutory compliance requirements involved.

Duration video: 9 min

Number of pages handbook: 15

Number of quizzes: 14

Part 3

Corporate and Personal Income Tax Compliance

  • Understanding the basic rules of cross-border corporate income taxation;

  • Knowing what is meant by a taxable presence;

  • Knowing what is meant by PE;

  • Understanding the concept of PE, its inclusions and exclusions;

  • Understanding what is meant by dependent versus independent agent;

  • Understanding what is meant by “double jeopardy”;

  • Knowing what is meant by “BEPS”;

  • Knowing how BEPS impacts reporting obligations;

  • Understanding the relevance of the tenet of PE and BEPS to the GM function.

Duration video: 9 min

Number of pages handbook: 15

Number of quizzes: 14

Part 4

Social Security Compliance

 Coming soon


The courses come in different forms:

  • The Crash Course: video lesson only,

  • The Refresher Course: ongoing testing of your knowledge,

  • The In-depth Training: the Expatise Handbook, Video lesson, and quizzes.


You can choose any option to customize your preference.

Once you have fulfilled the required conditions and completed the course, a downloadable Expatise Certificate of Achievement appears on the dashboard of your learning environment. If you want to receive more information about this certification, please get in touch with us via

Access to the Frequent Business Traveler Compliance Courses

Click here for information about the Expatise Membership Subscription and Licensing Model to access the Expatise Educate Yourself Portal.

To access the Global Immigration Compliance courses, click here:

The license duration to use the courses is 365 days from the first login onwards. 

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