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  • Announcing Envoy’s New Affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners

    Announcing Envoy’s New Affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners

    We’re delighted to announce Envoy’s new affiliation with Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP).

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  • What is Canada’s Express Entry System?

    What is Canada’s Express Entry System?

    Canada’s Express Entry system exemplifies the country’s goal of becoming a top destination for immigrants. Here's everything you need to know about the process.

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  • Netherlands: Minimum Salary Levels to Increase for High-Skilled Foreign Nationals

    On Jan. 1, 2021, the Dutch government will increase minimum salary levels for high-skilled foreign national employees. Salary thresholds will also increase for recent grads and EU Blue Card holders.

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  • Taiwan: Foreign Nationals to Receive New ARC/APRC Numbers in 2021

    Taiwan will merge its two numeric systems for Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals in 2021. Existing ARC/APRC cardholders have 10 years to update their cards.

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  • Northern California District Court Strikes Down H-1B Program Changes

    Northern California District Court Strikes Down H-1B Program Changes

    On December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided that the interim rules for the H-1B program issued by the DOL and DHS were invalid.

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  • UAE: Sponsorship no Longer Required for Certain Foreign Investors to Own Local Businesses

    UAE: Sponsorship no Longer Required for Certain Foreign Investors to Own Local Businesses

    Effective Dec. 1, 2020, the Government of the United Arab Emirates will allow certain foreign investors to fully own local companies without an Emirati sponsor.

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  • Kuwait: Age-Based Restrictions Announced for Work Permit and Residency Renewals

    Kuwait: Age-Based Restrictions Announced for Work Permit and Residency Renewals

    The Kuwaiti government will no longer accept work permit and residency renewals for expatriates aged 60 or over. The change takes effect on January 1, 2021.

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  • Switzerland: New Permit Quotas Announced for 2021

    Switzerland: New Permit Quotas Announced for 2021

    The Swiss government has specified annual quotas for EU/EFTA service providers and third-country specialists. There is a separate quota for UK nationals in 2021 following the Brexit transition.

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  • State Department Releases December Visa Bulletin; USCIS to Use Dates for Filing Chart

    State Department Releases December Visa Bulletin; USCIS to Use Dates for Filing Chart

    The State Department has published the December 2020 Visa Bulletin, which will follow the Dates for Filing Chart to determine eligibility for adjustment of status.

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  • U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, North American borders will remain closed for another month. Nonessential travel across U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders is banned through December 21, 2020.

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  • DHS Proposes Rule to Expand Biometrics Collection

    DHS Proposes Rule to Expand Biometrics Collection

    DHS has proposed a rule authorizing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to expand biometrics collection for certain travelers entering or exiting the country.

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  • [Infographic] The ROI of Immigration Technology

    [Infographic] The ROI of Immigration Technology

    Leading companies today have effectively addressed the challenges of corporate immigration through the use of technology.

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  • Russia: E-Visas to be Issued for 52 Countries in January 2021

    Russia: E-Visas to be Issued for 52 Countries in January 2021

    Russia will grant entry for citizens of 52 countries through e-visas on January 1, 2021. The e-visa program is an extension of a pilot program launched in 2017.

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  • Minimum Wage Levels Raised for Saudi Workers

    Minimum Wage Levels Raised for Saudi Workers

    The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has issued a ministerial decision to raise the minimum wage for Saudi workers. The minimum wage mandates will take effect in April 2021.

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  • UK Immigration Update: Guidance released for employers in advance of new immigration system

    UK Immigration Update: Guidance released for employers in advance of new immigration system

    The Government of the UK has issued guidance for a new immigration system starting December 1, 2020. The guidance follows the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules released in October 2020.

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  • Writing an immigration RFP? Here’s what needs to be in it

    Writing an immigration RFP? Here’s what needs to be in it

    Streamline the procurement process by understanding what factors to consider when evaluating an immigration provider.

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  • UAE: Visa Fine Waiver Extended to December 31, 2020

    UAE: Visa Fine Waiver Extended to December 31, 2020

    The government has extended a visa fine waiver from November until December 31, 2020. The order applies to residency, tourist, and visit visa holders whose visas expired before March 1, 2020.

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  • UAE: Long-Term Residence Permit Eligibility Expanded

    UAE: Long-Term Residence Permit Eligibility Expanded

    Eligibility for long-term residence permits will expand on December 1, 2020. New categories include doctors, certain specialists, PhD holders, and engineers. Applicants must be residents of the UAE.

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  • USCIS to Implement Updated Naturalization Civics Test on December 1, 2020

    USCIS to Implement Updated Naturalization Civics Test on December 1, 2020

    USCIS plans to implement an amended naturalization civics test, which is required for most individuals seeking U.S. citizenship. The new naturalization civics test will be implemented on Dec. 1, 2020.

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  • Colombia: New Criteria Announced for Fulfilling Immigration Obligations and Imposition of Sanctions

    Colombia: New Criteria Announced for Fulfilling Immigration Obligations and Imposition of Sanctions

    Migration Colombia has updated criteria to fulfill immigration obligations and administrative procedures for imposing sanctions. Changes are outlined in Resolution 2357.

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  • Singapore: New Work Pass for Technology Industry to Launch in 2021

    Singapore: New Work Pass for Technology Industry to Launch in 2021

    Singapore will launch a new work pass called Tech.Pass in 2021. The work pass allows individuals to invest, start and run a business, and give lectures. Certain qualifying criteria apply.

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  • Ireland: Comments on Occupations Lists Open Through December 11, 2020

    Ireland: Comments on Occupations Lists Open Through December 11, 2020

    Comments are open for the Critical Skills Occupations List and Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits until December 11, 2020.

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