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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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  • 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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  • Kazakhstan: Visa Free Regime Suspended Until Dec. 31, 2021

    Kazakhstan has suspended its visa free regime for all foreign nationals until December 31,2021.

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  • Ireland: Long Stay and Pre-clearance Visa Processing Resumed

    Ireland: Long Stay and Pre-clearance Visa Processing Resumed

    Irish Consulates are now processing ALL long-stay visas, including D visas.

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  • The International Entrepreneur Parole Program, Explained

    The International Entrepreneur Parole Program, Explained

    The International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) program is intended to help foreign entrepreneurs establish startup businesses in the U.S.

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  • Singapore: Update on Work Permit Applications for Dependent's Pass Holders

    Singapore: Update on Work Permit Applications for Dependent's Pass Holders

    On May 1, 2021, new regulations took effect for Dependent’s Pass (DP) holders which requires them to obtain a Work Permit, Employment Pass or S pass in order to work in Singapore.

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  • Netherlands: Deadline to Submit Residence Applications for UK Nationals Living in The Netherlands Extended

    Netherlands: Deadline to Submit Residence Applications for UK Nationals Living in The Netherlands Extended

    The deadline to submit residence applications for UK Nationals living in the Netherlands has been extended to October 1, 2021.

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  • France: New Platform Made Available for Talent Passport Applications

    France: New Platform Made Available for Talent Passport Applications

    On May 25, 2021, France’s newly introduced online platform began accepting Talent Passport applications.

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  • Points-based Immigration: A Potential Option for The U.S.?

    Points-based Immigration: A Potential Option for The U.S.?

    Could a points-based immigration system be a viable option for the U.S.? Take a closer look at how it's different than a quota system.

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  • Israel: Special Permit Now Required for Business Visitors

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Israel has made changes to the entry requirements for foreign nationals arriving as business visitors.

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  • Israel: Employers May Apply for Work Permits and Visas for Preferential Occupations

    Until June 8, employers in Israel have a new opportunity to apply for work permits and work visas to hire foreign nationals in preferential occupations of the industry sector.

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  • June 30 Deadline For Resettlement Application Approaching For EU Nationals Living In The UK

    June 30 Deadline For Resettlement Application Approaching For EU Nationals Living In The UK

    Citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland are able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021

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  • Europe: June 30 Deadline For UK National Resettlement Applications Approaching For Some EU Countries

    For U.K. nationals seeking residence in an EU country, deadlines are approaching to obtain the required immigration status.

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  • USCIS Updates COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

    USCIS Updates COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

    USCIS has updated its COVID-19 policy for in-person visitors.

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