Jessie Butchley

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

  • Ireland: New Jobs Added to the Critical Skills Occupation List

    Ireland: New Jobs Added to the Critical Skills Occupation List

    On 20 June 2022, the government of Ireland announced changes to the employment permit system, including updating the Critical Skills Occupations List for Employment Permits.

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  • Denmark: Updated Conditions for Residence Permits for Dependents

    Denmark: Updated Conditions for Residence Permits for Dependents

    Denmark will allow accompanying family members of permanent residents or Danish citizens to extend their residence permits, even if the primary sponsor has been granted Danish citizenship.

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  • Japan: Extension to the Validity of the Certificate of Eligibility

    Japan: Extension to the Validity of the Certificate of Eligibility

    Japan updated the validity period of the certificate of eligibility (COE) on 22 June 2022. Holders of a COE will need to continue to meet qualification requirements for the extension to apply.

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  • Ireland: Re-Entry Visa Requirements Removed for Minors to Accompany Parent

    Ireland: Re-Entry Visa Requirements Removed for Minors to Accompany Parent

    On 14 June 2022, the government of Ireland will no longer require parents of children under the age of 16 to apply for a re-entry visa for the child.

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  • Sweden: Increased Filing Fees

    Sweden: Increased Filing Fees

    The government of Sweden increased its work permit application fees for employees, self-employed individuals, and their family members.

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  • Canada: Updated Domestic COVID-19-Related Travel Measures

    Canada: Updated Domestic COVID-19-Related Travel Measures

    Canada will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel beginning 20 June 2022. Travelers traveling throughout Canada will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination.

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  • Estonia: Updated COVID-19-Related Requirements

    Estonia: Updated COVID-19-Related Requirements

    As of 16 June 2022, all travelers are permitted to enter Estonia without being required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

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  • Denmark: Longer Application Processing Times 

    Denmark: Longer Application Processing Times 

    The government of Denmark announced that application processing delays for several immigration application types are expected to continue until September 2022.

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  • New Zealand: Pre-Departure Test Requirements Removed

    New Zealand: Pre-Departure Test Requirements Removed

    New Zealand will no longer require travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test result beginning 20 June 2022 and has updated entry requirements for border workers.

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  • Taiwan: Reduced COVID-19-Related Entrance Requirements  

    Taiwan: Reduced COVID-19-Related Entrance Requirements  

    The authorities of Taiwan began to ease border restrictions and quarantine requirements for international travelers beginning 11 June 2022.

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  • Taiwan: Work Permit Applications to be Submitted Online Beginning the End of July 2022 

    Taiwan: Work Permit Applications to be Submitted Online Beginning the End of July 2022 

    Taiwan will require all work permit applications to be submitted online beginning 30 July 2022. The authorities recommend that applicants create an account prior to 30 July 2022.

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  • Vietnam: Minimum Wage Increase July 2022

    Vietnam: Minimum Wage Increase July 2022

    The government of Vietnam will increase the minimum wage by six percent beginning 1 July 2022. The overall wage will vary depending on the region of Vietnam in which individuals are employed.

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  • Japan: More COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved for Entry into Japan

    Japan: More COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved for Entry into Japan

    The government of Japan approved additional COVID-19 vaccine certificates for travelers entering the country as of 9 June 2022.

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  • Canada: Temporary Suspension of Randomized Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    Canada: Temporary Suspension of Randomized Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    The government of Canada will temporarily pause COVID-19 randomized testing requirements between 11 June 2022 and 30 June 2022 for fully vaccinated travelers.

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  • Europe: The Schengen Visa Countries

    Europe: The Schengen Visa Countries

    Envoy has created a map highlighting the visa requirements for nationals from Schengen and EU member states, travelers from EU only member states and travelers from Schengen Area only member states.

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  • Portugal: Updated COVID-19-Related Entrance Requirements

    Portugal: Updated COVID-19-Related Entrance Requirements

    The government of Portugal updated its COVID-19 entrance requirements on 9 June 2022 for all travelers entering the country, regardless of vaccination status.

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  • Armenia: Updated COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements 

    The government of Armenia updated its COVID-19 related entrance requirements for all international travelers on 1 May 2022.

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  • [Updated]: Iceland: Electronic Platform for Residence Permit Renewals

    [Updated]: Iceland: Electronic Platform for Residence Permit Renewals

    On 12 May 2022, the government of Iceland launched an electronic platform that will allow eligible applicants to submit residence permit renewal applications and payment online.

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  • China: Reduced Visa Application Requirements for Select Travelers

    China: Reduced Visa Application Requirements for Select Travelers

    The government of China will no longer require select foreign nationals seeking to enter the country for work purposes or to visit family to apply for an invitation letter, known as a PU letter.

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  • Switzerland: Digitalization of the Cross-Border Commuter Permit

    Switzerland: Digitalization of the Cross-Border Commuter Permit

    On 24 May 2022, the government of Switzerland launched an online platform for select cross-border commuters applying for a commuter work permit (G Permit) in Switzerland.

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