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  • 5 Things Your Global Immigration Program Needs in the New Year

    5 Things Your Global Immigration Program Needs in the New Year

    Five must-haves for your global immigration program in 2023.

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  • Three Ways Envoy Can Simplify Your Global Immigration Program

    Three Ways Envoy Can Simplify Your Global Immigration Program

    Three ways you can simplify your global immigration program. A robust and consistent corporate immigration strategy is crucial for coordinating and expanding a company’s global footprint.

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  • How to Navigate a Changing Immigration and Mobility Landscape in the New Year

    How to Navigate a Changing Immigration and Mobility Landscape in the New Year

    Utilize immigration technology to navigate a constantly changing immigration landscape.

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  • Calling All Global Mobility Professionals! Say Goodbye to Immigration Busy Work in 2023

    Calling All Global Mobility Professionals! Say Goodbye to Immigration Busy Work in 2023

    Three ways Envoy's immigration technology can streamline the tedious busy work in the new year.

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  • Ireland: Extension to the U.S. Ireland Working Holiday Scheme  

    Ireland: Extension to the U.S. Ireland Working Holiday Scheme  

    Ireland extended the U.S.-Ireland Working Holiday program, allowing students or recent graduates from both countries to live and work in either country.

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  • Canada: Extension of Permanent Resident Program for Certain Construction Workers

    Canada: Extension of Permanent Resident Program for Certain Construction Workers

    Canada extended and expanded a permanent resident program for construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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  • Colombia: New Temporary Protection Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

    Colombia: New Temporary Protection Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

    Colombia introduced a new Temporary Protection Permit (PPT) certificate for select nationals of Venezuela, who have previously submitted and received a notice of an approved PPT form.

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  • Qatar: Mandatory Health Insurance Requirements for Visitor Visas

    Qatar: Mandatory Health Insurance Requirements for Visitor Visas

    Qatar will implement the mandatory Health Insurance Scheme on Feb 1, 2023, which will require all visitors to obtain insurance from a Qatari-registered company.

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  • Vietnam: Reduced Permanent Residence Fees for Applications Submitted Online

    Vietnam: Reduced Permanent Residence Fees for Applications Submitted Online

    Vietnam will reduce fees for permanent residency registration by 50% on Feb 5, 2023, for applications through the online public service portal.

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  • India: U.S. Missions Launch Additional Interview Days for Certain Visitor Visa Applications

    India: U.S. Missions Launch Additional Interview Days for Certain Visitor Visa Applications

    The U.S. Missions in India launched special Saturday visa interviews to reduce wait times for first-time applicants, with some U.S. embassies expanding consular operations.

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  • Russia: Mutual Visa Recognition Agreement with Belarus

    Russia: Mutual Visa Recognition Agreement with Belarus

    Russia and Belarus have signed a mutual visa recognition agreement that will enter into force on 1 February 2023.

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  • Germany: Immigration Law Updates for 2023

    Germany: Immigration Law Updates for 2023

    Germany relaxed immigration laws by lowering language requirements for spouses of third-country workers and simplifying residence permit application process.

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  • United Arab Emirates: Deadline Extended for Fixed-Term Contract Conversion

    United Arab Emirates: Deadline Extended for Fixed-Term Contract Conversion

    The UAE government has extended the deadline for employers to switch foreign national worker contracts from indefinite to fixed-term until December 2023.

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  • Initial Registration for FY 2024 H-1B Cap Season Begins March 1, 2023

    Initial Registration for FY 2024 H-1B Cap Season Begins March 1, 2023

    USCIS has announced dates for the FY 2024 H-1B cap season. Registration begins on March 1, 2023.

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  • Italy: Italian Work Permit Quotas for 2023

    Italy: Italian Work Permit Quotas for 2023

    The work permit quota in Italy for unskilled workers and startup visa applicants increased to 82,705 for 2023.

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  • Pakistan:  Apostille Convention Signed into Force

    Pakistani citizens will no longer be required to legalize documents when applying for certain immigration permissions in Hague member states who have joined the Apostille Convention.

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  • Canada: Passport Processing Returned to Pre-Pandemic Timeline

    Canada: Passport Processing Returned to Pre-Pandemic Timeline

    The government of Canada announced that the processing of passport applications has returned to the pre-pandemic timeline.

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  • Hong Kong: Launch of the Top Talent Pass Scheme

    Hong Kong: Launch of the Top Talent Pass Scheme

    The authorities of Hong Kong officially launched the Top Talent Pass Scheme on 28 December 2022.

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  • USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Pending Form I-751 and Form I-829 Petitioners

    USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Pending Form I-751 and Form I-829 Petitioners

    On Jan. 23, 2023, USCIS announced that it is extending the Green Card validity for conditional permanent residents with a pending Form I-751, provided they properly file their forms.

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  • Costa Rica: Adjustment to Visa Stamp Policy

    Costa Rica: Adjustment to Visa Stamp Policy

    The government of Costa Rica removed requirements for nationals and residents of Costa Rica to obtain an entry stamp within their passports when exiting the country.

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  • Turkey: New Monthly Minimum Wage Requirements for 2023  

    Turkey: New Monthly Minimum Wage Requirements for 2023  

    Turkey increased the country’s minimum monthly wage requirements for foreign nationals holding work permits on 22 December 2022 .

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  • Relocating Talent? Consider These “Do’s” and “Don’ts”!

    Relocating Talent? Consider These “Do’s” and “Don’ts”!

    For companies conducting business internationally, we’ve compiled a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that global mobility professionals should consider when relocating talent.

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  • Belgium: 2023 Immigration Document Processing Fees

    Belgium: 2023 Immigration Document Processing Fees

    Belgium increased processing fees associated with the processing of certain long-term immigration document types on 1 January 2023.

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  • Hungary: New Online Platform for Registering Certain Immigration Documents

    Hungary: New Online Platform for Registering Certain Immigration Documents

    The government of Hungary introduced a new online option for submitting certain immigration-related documents for nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA).

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