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  • 2021 Immigration Trends Report

    2021 Immigration Trends Report

    Download Envoy’s 2021 Immigration Trends Report to learn more about foreign hiring, immigration, visa sponsorship, global travel and more.

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  • Envoy Global Recognized as 2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer by National Law Journal

    Envoy Global Recognized as 2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer by National Law Journal

    Envoy Global has been named as a “Legal Technology Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, which highlights the most innovative companies leading the way to advance the legal industry.

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  • USCIS Announces Office Closures on June 18, 2021

    USCIS Announces Office Closures on June 18, 2021

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth federal holiday on June 18, 2021.

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  • July 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    July 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings significant advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

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  • Belgium:  Immigration Office Increases Administrative Fees

    Belgium: Immigration Office Increases Administrative Fees

    The Belgian Immigration Office is increasing administrative fees for certain immigration applications, including D visas and residence permit applications.

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  • Ireland:  Facing Healthcare Worker Shortage, Certain Occupations Taken off Ineligible List for Employment Permits

    Ireland: Facing Healthcare Worker Shortage, Certain Occupations Taken off Ineligible List for Employment Permits

    Facing a shortage of critical healthcare workers, Damien English will remove certain employment occupations from the ineligible list for sourcing from outside of Ireland.

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  • Malta: Digital Nomad Residence Permit Made Available

    Malta: Digital Nomad Residence Permit Made Available

    Malta has introduced the Digital Nomad Residence Permit for those looking to work remotely while residing in Malta.

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  • Mauritius: Changes Proposed to Strengthen Conditions of the Occupation Permit

    Mauritius: Changes Proposed to Strengthen Conditions of the Occupation Permit

    The Mauritius 2021/2022 Budget was released last week where vast improvements to the Occupation Permit were proposed.

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  • UAE: Rollout of Updated Emirate ID Cards Begins for New and Renewal Applications

    UAE: Rollout of Updated Emirate ID Cards Begins for New and Renewal Applications

    The UAE has launched the first phase of its initiative to issue an updated version of the Emirates ID Card.

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  • Netherlands: New Residence Permit Available for Start Up Companies Seeking Global Talent

    Netherlands: New Residence Permit Available for Start Up Companies Seeking Global Talent

    The Netherlands has launched a pilot program that allows start-up companies, with less than 15 staff members, to sponsor non-EU foreign nationals. Read more.

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  • Belgium: E and E + Cards Changed to EU and EU + Cards

    Belgium: E and E + Cards Changed to EU and EU + Cards

    As Belgium looks to modernize their residence permits they have changed the E and E+ cards to EU and EU+ cards with new regulations.

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  • India: U.S. Consulate in Mumbai is Reopening; Now Accepting all Visa Applications

    India: U.S. Consulate in Mumbai is Reopening; Now Accepting all Visa Applications

    The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai is reopening and will contact appointment holders to give instructions to continue processing their application.

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  • USCIS Announces Limited Lockbox Filing Flexibilities Due to COVID-19

    USCIS Announces Limited Lockbox Filing Flexibilities Due to COVID-19

    USCIS announced that it will temporarily offer lockbox filing flexibilities for applicants and petitioners impacted by USCIS lockbox delays.

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  • USCIS Updates Guidance in Policy Manual to Improve Immigration Services

    USCIS Updates Guidance in Policy Manual to Improve Immigration Services

    USCIS has announced three updates to the USCIS Policy Manual to improve immigration services.

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  • European Union: EU-Wide COVID-19 Travel Pass Approved

    European Union: EU-Wide COVID-19 Travel Pass Approved

    The European Parliament has endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow travelers to move between EU states without extra quarantine requirements or coronavirus testing.

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  • New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Office Closure (Beijing)

    New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Office Closure (Beijing)

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced permanent closure of the INZ Beijing Visa Processing Office. This closure will take effect on August 31, 2021.

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  • Canada: Stanley Cup Travel Exemptions Approved for NHL Players

    Canada: Stanley Cup Travel Exemptions Approved for NHL Players

    The Canadian government is relaxing travel restrictions for National Hockey League (NHL) teams crossing the U.S.-Canada border for the Stanley Cup event. They are exempt from a 14-day quarantine.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against TPS as an Admission for Adjustment of Status

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against TPS as an Admission for Adjustment of Status

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals who entered the U.S. without permission cannot obtain status as permanent residents from within the U.S. through the TPS program.

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  • Canada: Immigration Minister Mendicino Announces Two Hong Kong-Focused PR Programs

    Canada: Immigration Minister Mendicino Announces Two Hong Kong-Focused PR Programs

    Canada's Immigration Minister has announced two permanent residence (PR) pathways for workers or recent graduates from Hong Kong.

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  • European Union: EU Automated Border Checks for Third Country Nationals Expected to be Implemented by the End of 2022

    European Union: EU Automated Border Checks for Third Country Nationals Expected to be Implemented by the End of 2022

    The EU will implement changes near the end of 2022 to its automated border checks for third country nationals entering or exiting external borders.

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  • Philippines: Additional Information on Labor Market Test Requirements

    Philippines: Additional Information on Labor Market Test Requirements

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has provided additional guidance on updated Labor Marketing Testing requirements.

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  • Kenya: Clearing Citizenship Application Backlog Also Targets Investors

    Kenya has launched a 60-day initiative that aims to provide an easy path to permanent residence for investors.

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