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  • USCIS October 2018 Visa Bulletin Update

    USCIS October 2018 Visa Bulletin Update

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released its October 2018 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • USCIS Releases Checklists of Required Initial Evidence

    USCIS Releases Checklists of Required Initial Evidence

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released checklists of required initial evidence.

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  • [Slide Deck] How to Navigate the Nuances of the L-1 Visa

    [Slide Deck] How to Navigate the Nuances of the L-1 Visa

    This webinar will take a deeper look into the nuances of the L-1 visa, from the application process to potential obstacles employers might encounter.

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  • USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS announced on August 28th, 2018, that they will cease accepting premium requests for certain H-1B petitions. Find out what this means.

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  • USCIS Issues STEM OPT EAD Clarification

    USCIS Issues STEM OPT EAD Clarification

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students website page.

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  • USCIS September 2018 Visa Bulletin Update

    USCIS September 2018 Visa Bulletin Update

    The September 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Read for more details.

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  • [IDC Analyst Connection] Winning the Global War for Talent with Mobility Solution Tools

    [IDC Analyst Connection] Winning the Global War for Talent with Mobility Solution Tools

    To help the business compete, HR needs to modernize its processes with self-service mobility solution tools to allow foreign workers to know where they stand in the visa process.

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  • USCIS Publishes Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students

    USCIS Publishes Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students

    USCIS published a revised final policy memorandum (PM) regarding the unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors.

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  • Let's Go Global: Managing Immigration Needs for Global Rotation Programs and Short-Term Assignments37:19

    Let's Go Global: Managing Immigration Needs for Global Rotation Programs and Short-Term Assignments

    Do you have employees going on short-term global assignments? Does your company have a global rotation program to help employee career development?

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  • How GrubHub Saves Five Times More Per Immigration Case

    How GrubHub Saves Five Times More Per Immigration Case

    Read the case study to learn how Envoy helped GrubHub solve its top immigration challenges.

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  • USCIS Visa Bulletin Update: August 2018

    USCIS Visa Bulletin Update: August 2018

    The August 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about date changes.

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  • USCIS Amends Standards for Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

    USCIS Amends Standards for Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

    On July 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a Policy Memorandum (PM). This update focuses on the issuance of “Certain Request for Evidence (RFE) and Notice of Intent.

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  • [UPDATED] New USCIS Policy Will Result in Changes to Corporate Immigration Programs

    [UPDATED] New USCIS Policy Will Result in Changes to Corporate Immigration Programs

    As June 2018 ended, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum expanding USCIS’s authority to issue Notices to Appear (NTAs).

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  • July 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    July 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    The July 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released by USCIS. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for...

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  • USCIS Reminds F-1 Students About OPT Termination

    USCIS Reminds F-1 Students About OPT Termination

    USCIS recently published a reminder that F-1 students who are in Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs will have their OPT status automatically revoked if they transfer to another school or...

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  • 10 Solutions to Corporate Immigration Challenges

    10 Solutions to Corporate Immigration Challenges

    We’ve uncovered 10 immigration challenges employers are facing today and - in turn - have put together 10 solutions to corporate immigration challenges to help you navigate them.

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  • June 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    June 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    Read the June 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS and a brief analysis to find out updated priority dates for green card applicants.

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  • USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

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  • Comprehensive Guide to Employment-Based Green Cards

    Comprehensive Guide to Employment-Based Green Cards

    Download our Comprehensive Guide to Employment-Based Green Cards for an in-depth look at this popular tool for recruitment and retention of foreign national employees.

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  • USCIS to Use Signature Confirmation Mail for Green Cards

    USCIS to Use Signature Confirmation Mail for Green Cards

    USCIS recently announced it would introduce the use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service for mailing green cards and other secure immigration...

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  • STEM OPT Students Prohibited from Working Offsite

    STEM OPT Students Prohibited from Working Offsite

    Read about the recent updates USCIS made to the F-1 STEM OPT EAD, namely the ability of students to work offsite, including at client sites.

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  • Supreme Court Discusses Travel Ban

    Supreme Court Discusses Travel Ban

    The Justices of the Supreme Court are questioning, today, how legitimate the President’s restrictions on immigration are. They’re also deliberating on the legality of the Trump travel ban policy.

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  • May 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    May 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    The May 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released by USCIS. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for...

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  • EAD Cards: Hiring Workers With Employment Authorization Documents

    EAD Cards: Hiring Workers With Employment Authorization Documents

    What are EAD cards? EAD cards, also known as employment authorization documents, are temporary work permits issued by USCIS to allow a foreign national to work in the U.S. for a specific amount of...

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  • H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five days. Looking at an H-1B...

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  • USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree...

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  • H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B cap season is here. On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five...

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  • Immigration Management: Technology's Role During Times of Regulation Change

    Immigration Management: Technology's Role During Times of Regulation Change

    Technology can help HR teams navigate immigration more successfully, even amid a sea of change.

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  • USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    On March 20, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary H-1B premium processing suspension for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa...

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  • April 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    April 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    The April 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for...

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  • H-1B Visa Alternatives Guide

    H-1B Visa Alternatives Guide

    Whether your a petition was not selected into the H-1B visa lottery, or changing business conditions resulted in unanticipated hiring needs, it’s important to know what H-1B visa alternatives exist.

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  • 2018 Immigration Trends Report

    2018 Immigration Trends Report

    2017 was a year of change. The U.S. and the world saw significant shifts in immigration policy and practice, which translated to new challenges for employers.

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  • H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide

    H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide

    We hope you find our H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide helpful as you prepare H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year 2019.

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  • Immigration Matters Because People Matter

    Immigration Matters Because People Matter

    For Jennifer Hartmann, VP of People & Culture for San Francisco-based fintech company MyVest, immigration matters because people matter.

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  • Preparing for Immigration Enforcement Site Visits

    Preparing for Immigration Enforcement Site Visits

    Learn about preparing for an immigration enforcement visit, including why it’s so important to have a plan in place and how to stay in compliance.

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  • [Slide Deck] Creating an Immigration Policy Webinar

    [Slide Deck] Creating an Immigration Policy Webinar

    Organizing a well-outlined, long-term immigration strategy allows you to manage each employee’s immigration process efficiently while avoiding potential dilemmas down the road.

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  • Nine Tips to Ensure Form I-9 Compliance in Case of a Site Audit

    Nine Tips to Ensure Form I-9 Compliance in Case of a Site Audit

    I-9s are used to verify identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. Read on to help ensure Form I-9 compliance.

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  • [Checklist] How to Prepare for a Site Audit

    [Checklist] How to Prepare for a Site Audit

    Having a plan and procedures in place for a potential site audit is one of the key components of an effective immigration compliance program. See how you can prepare.

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  • The Beginner's Guide to Immigration58:06

    The Beginner's Guide to Immigration

    Learn about the difference between the most common U.S. work visa types, temporary stay requirements vs. permanent residency, how to keep your organization immigration compliant, and more.

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  • Hiring a Foreign National Employee: Sourcing and Screening Guide

    Hiring a Foreign National Employee: Sourcing and Screening Guide

    In this eBook, written by Laurie Ruettimann, we asked five leading HR influencers how to create a talent acquisition strategy that will help you source and screen the best global talent.

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  • H-1B Visa Checklist

    H-1B Visa Checklist

    We've created the H-1B Checklist to help you gather the right evidence – and create the strongest case – for your H-1B visa application.

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  • Introduction to TN Visas

    Introduction to TN Visas

    Having a hard time finding qualified talent for accountant, engineering, scientist and other skilled roles? Recruit talented professionals from Mexico and Canada using the TN NAFTA Professionals visa.

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  • Immigration Glossary

    Immigration Glossary

    To help you understand the many nuances of immigration, we’ve created the Envoy Immigration Glossary to define and explain common immigration words and phrases.

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  • After the H-1B Cap: Alternative Visa Options and Strategies57:10

    After the H-1B Cap: Alternative Visa Options and Strategies

    In this webinar, learn about alternative visa options for employing foreign workers, eligibility and qualifying organization and position requirements, and best practices for filing applications.

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  • Simplifying Immigration with Envoy1:38

    Simplifying Immigration with Envoy

    Do you handle immigration at your company? Watch what a typical day may look like for you if you make the switch to Envoy's solution.

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  • Introducing Envoy Compliance1:08

    Introducing Envoy Compliance

    Safely store employee documents and ensure your compliant with government regulations with Envoy Compliance.

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  • The ROI of Immigration Technology

    The ROI of Immigration Technology

    Immigration is often one of the most overlooked areas for process improvement in a company. Technology can help.

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  • Expect the Unexpected: How to Prepare for an Immigration Site Visit58:21

    Expect the Unexpected: How to Prepare for an Immigration Site Visit

    As the government continues to increase immigration enforcement, companies cannot afford to be unprepared, especially in the event of a site visit.

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  • May 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    May 2018 Visa Bulletin from USCIS: New Green Card Wait Times

    Get the details on the May 2018 Visa Bulletin – the latest published by USCIS this month – to find out which green card wait times have changed.

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  • 2018 San Francisco Immigration Trends Report

    2018 San Francisco Immigration Trends Report

    In our 2018 San Francisco Immigration Trends Report, we found that major shifts in policy and practice in U.S. and global immigration have created new challenges for employers in San Francisco.

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  • [Slide Deck] Beginner's Guide to Immigration Webinar

    [Slide Deck] Beginner's Guide to Immigration Webinar

    Learn about the difference between the most common U.S. work visa types, temporary stay requirements vs. permanent residency, how to keep your organization immigration compliant, and more.

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  • Creating a Company Immigration Policy: 5 Step Guide

    Creating a Company Immigration Policy: 5 Step Guide

    Are you missing a piece of the immigration puzzle? Without an immigration policy in place, you might be.

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  • 2017 Immigration Trends Report

    2017 Immigration Trends Report

    What are your talent competitors offering in their immigration-related perk packages? When do STEM companies provide green card sponsorship? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

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  • Customer Testimonials - Asurion1:03

    Customer Testimonials - Asurion

    Jo Ann Rainwater - Manager of HR at Asurion

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  • Customer Testimonials - Simcorp1:08

    Customer Testimonials - Simcorp

    Victoria Turk - Director of HR at Simcorp North America

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  • Customer Testimonials - Frontpoint1:31

    Customer Testimonials - Frontpoint

    Amy Gulati - Senior Manager of Talent Operations at Frontpoint

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  • Customer Testimonials - Centro1:19

    Customer Testimonials - Centro

    Emilie Clark - Director of Total Rewards at Centro

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  • Envoy Customer Testimonials2:14

    Envoy Customer Testimonials

    See what some of our customers think about us and how we are accelerating their immigration process.

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  • How to Navigate the Nuances of the L-1 Visa42:08

    How to Navigate the Nuances of the L-1 Visa

    This webinar will take a deeper look into the nuances of the L-1 visa, from the application process to potential obstacles employers might encounter.

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  • Compliance in Immigration and Global Mobility

    Compliance in Immigration and Global Mobility

    Immigration compliance is one of the most complicated, and often overlooked, parts of running an international organization. Use this guide as a good foundation for understanding key aspects of it.

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  • USCIS Completes 2017 Data Entry of H-1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS Completes 2017 Data Entry of H-1B Cap Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry for H-1B cap petitions that were chosen in the lottery for fiscal year 2018. USCIS will begin...

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  • Meeting the Challenges of Global Mobility and Immigration37:01

    Meeting the Challenges of Global Mobility and Immigration

    Shelly James, discusses how to leverage mobility to impact talent strategy and addresses the many challenges of global mobility. - How the changing landscape of mobile employees may imp

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  • [Slide Deck] Meeting the Challenges of Global Mobility and Immigration

    [Slide Deck] Meeting the Challenges of Global Mobility and Immigration

    Join Envoy’s Global Solutions Partner, Shelly James, as she discusses how to leverage mobility to impact talent strategy and addresses the many challenges of global mobility.

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  • How to Better Protect Employee Documents

    How to Better Protect Employee Documents

    Here are a few tips to better protect employee documents and overall give employees piece of mind in stressful times

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  • [Slide Deck] Immigration Compliance and Data Security: What You Need to Know

    [Slide Deck] Immigration Compliance and Data Security: What You Need to Know

    In this free webinar, learn about actionable tips and insights to ensure your company remains compliant while managing immigration data for your entire sponsored workforce.

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  • Immigration Compliance and Data Security: What You Need to Know46:18

    Immigration Compliance and Data Security: What You Need to Know

    In this free webinar, learn about actionable tips and insights to ensure your company remains compliant while managing immigration data for your entire sponsored workforce.

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  • DHS Increases Premium Processing Fee

    DHS Increases Premium Processing Fee

    DHS plans to increase the premium processing fee from $1,225 to $1,410, effective on October 1, 2018.

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  • Around the World with Envoy: Sending Talent to Europe41:43

    Around the World with Envoy: Sending Talent to Europe

    in this webinar, learn about various immigration products for popular markets, such as Germany, France, the U.K and more.

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  • [Slide Deck] Around the Globe with Envoy: Sending Talent to Europe

    [Slide Deck] Around the Globe with Envoy: Sending Talent to Europe

    in this webinar, learn about various immigration products for popular markets, such as Germany, France, the U.K and more.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Submits Status Report in H-4 EAD Case

    Department of Homeland Security Submits Status Report in H-4 EAD Case

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently submitted a status report in the case, Save Jobs USA v. DHS and the case is still in a state of suspension.

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  • Making the Visa Process Smooth and Stress-Free is Key for Vivint's Success

    Making the Visa Process Smooth and Stress-Free is Key for Vivint's Success

    In order to help streamline the immigration process and create a more positive employee experience, Vivint looked to Envoy as a solution.

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  • How One Staffing Company Helps Employees Trust Immigration

    How One Staffing Company Helps Employees Trust Immigration

    Read the case study to see how Technology Partners help better manage foreign nationals get the visas they needed.

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  • Better Immigration Means Better Talent to Help Clients

    Better Immigration Means Better Talent to Help Clients

    Read the case study to see how Envoy streamlined immigration for Strive Consulting.

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  • How One Technical Staffing Leader Chooses Efficiency to Close the Skills Gap

    How One Technical Staffing Leader Chooses Efficiency to Close the Skills Gap

    Read the case study to see how OpTech receives personalized support from Envoy.

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  • Kenyon College Opts for More Immigration Involvement

    Kenyon College Opts for More Immigration Involvement

    Read the case study to see how Envoy helps get questions answered quickly.

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  • Multinational Company Sees More Immigration Success

    Multinational Company Sees More Immigration Success

    Read the case study to learn how Envoy helped Ipsos solve their immigration challenges.

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  • Havas Chicago Village Opts for Technology For Complex Immigration

    Havas Chicago Village Opts for Technology For Complex Immigration

    Learn how Envoy helped the Havas HR team save time and feel more confident.

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  • Recruiting the Best Talent from Around the World Requires a Global HR Policy

    Recruiting the Best Talent from Around the World Requires a Global HR Policy

    Read the case study to see how Envoy helps GALE with the legal side of immigration.

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  • How Enstoa Simplifies Immigration and Navigates This Year's RFES

    How Enstoa Simplifies Immigration and Navigates This Year's RFES

    Read the case study to see how Envoy's technology made things simpler for Enstoa

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  • How Endurance Manages Immigration for All its Brands in Today's Climate

    How Endurance Manages Immigration for All its Brands in Today's Climate

    Read the case study to learn how Envoy helped simply the immigration process for Endurance.

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  • ArnAmy Founder Uses Immigration as Key Business Strategy

    ArnAmy Founder Uses Immigration as Key Business Strategy

    Read the case study to learn how Envoy helps ArnAmy continue to strategically hire, and more.

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