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  • Israel: Updated Entrance Requirements 

    Israel: Updated Entrance Requirements 

    The government of Israel announced that travelers will no longer be required to take a PCR test upon arrival beginning 20 May 2022.

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  • Mexico: Expanded Operating Hours for Consular Offices in North America

    Mexico: Expanded Operating Hours for Consular Offices in North America

    The government of Mexico will extend the working hours of 57 consular offices in the United States and Canada beginning 14 May 2022 to accommodate increased volume of immigration document requests.

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  • New Zealand: Early Reopening and Adjusted Immigration Measures 

    New Zealand: Early Reopening and Adjusted Immigration Measures 

    The government of New Zealand announced that it will reopen its borders to all tourists and visa holders beginning 31 July 2022.

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  • UK: Visa Waived Travel for Citizens of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia 

    UK: Visa Waived Travel for Citizens of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia 

    The government of the UK announced that citizens of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be able to apply for an electronic visa waiver to travel to the UK for tourism, business and medical treatment.

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  • Sweden: Additional Border Check Measures Introduced 

    Sweden: Additional Border Check Measures Introduced 

    The Swedish government reintroduced measures that allow for passports and visas to be checked before a traveler is permitted to enter the country. These measures will remain in place until Nov. 2022.

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  • Latvia: Measures Introduced to Reduce Identity Card Processing Times

    Latvia: Measures Introduced to Reduce Identity Card Processing Times

    The government of Latvia announced that it will extend the working hours of its immigration offices in an effort to reduce the issuance times of passports and identity cards.

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  • Lesotho: Lifting of Suspension on the Issuance of Residence Permits and Citizenship 

    The government of Lesotho lifted the suspension on indefinite residence permits and citizenship. Applications opened for eligible applicants on 25 April 2022.

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  • Netherlands: Prolonged Delays in Appointments and Work Permit Processing

    Netherlands: Prolonged Delays in Appointments and Work Permit Processing

    On 29 April 2022, the government of the Netherlands announced prolonged wait times for appointments with the country’s immigration authorities and the processing of work and residence permits.

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  • Lithuania: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    Lithuania: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    As of 1 May 2022, ravelers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 result to enter the Lithuania.

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  • Greece: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    Greece: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    As of 1 May 2022, travelers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter Greece.

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  • The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Rights of Foreign National Employees

    The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Rights of Foreign National Employees

    Envoy provides a glimpse into specific aspects of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which aims to protect and broaden the rights of foreign national workers employed in the UK or the EU.

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  • New Zealand: Entry Exemption for Unvaccinated Residence Holders 

    New Zealand: Entry Exemption for Unvaccinated Residence Holders 

    Beginning 6 May 2022, the government of New Zealand will allow unvaccinated residence visa class holders to enter the country, despite COVID-19 entry restrictions applicable to others.

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  • France: Plan for Reducing Identification Document Processing Time Delays

    France: Plan for Reducing Identification Document Processing Time Delays

    The French government introduced an emergency plan aimed at improving the delivery times of passports and national identity cards. The average issuance is currently at 65 days for these documents.

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  • New Zealand: The Accredited Employer Work Visa and the Accreditation Process

    New Zealand: The Accredited Employer Work Visa and the Accreditation Process

    Employers will be eligible to apply for Employer Accreditation to hire a foreign national employee under the Accredited Employer Work Visa on 23 May 2022.

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  • USCIS Announces Longer Automatic Extension for Eligible EAD Renewals

    USCIS Announces Longer Automatic Extension for Eligible EAD Renewals

    On May 4, 2022, USCIS will increase the automatic extension period for eligible Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from 180 days to 540 days.

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  • Peru: Increased Minimum Wage 

    Peru: Increased Minimum Wage 

    Beginning 1 May 2022, the government of Peru increased the minimum wage by around 10 percent. The new minimum wage will be set to 1,025 soles per month.

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  • Czech Republic: New Requirements for Long-Term Residence Applicants

    Czech Republic: New Requirements for Long-Term Residence Applicants

    The Czech government will require foreign nationals applying for long-term residence to provide proof of holding funds that are 15 times the amount of the average minimum wage in the country.

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  • Germany: Extension of COVID-19 Related Entrance Measures 

    Germany: Extension of COVID-19 Related Entrance Measures 

    Germany will extend COVID-19 related entrance measures until 31 May 2022. Travelers will still be permitted to enter Germany but must adhere to all COVID-19 related entrance requirements.

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  • Sri Lanka: Long-Term Residence Visas for Investors

    The government of Sri Lanka announced a new program that will be open to foreign national investors. Applicants will need to ensure that they adhere to the conditions of each visa type.

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  • Bulgaria: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements

    Bulgaria: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements

    Beginning 1 May 2022, the government of Bulgaria will lift all COVID-19 related entrance requirements. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate authorization.

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