Immigration Blog

Our immigration blog brings you the latest trends, policy, and news in immigration.

  • Q&A: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadian Immigration

    Q&A: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadian Immigration

    The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has impacted Canada’s immigration and mobility programs. To better understand these changes, we sat down with Envoy Global's Marina Falkina, RCIC and Jim Yang.

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  • USCIS Announces Reuse of Previously Submitted Biometrics to Process Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, Extension Requests

    USCIS Announces Reuse of Previously Submitted Biometrics to Process Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, Extension Requests

    USCIS will reuse previously submitted biometrics to process Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of ASCs in response to COVID-19.

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  • H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    USCIS announced on Friday, March 27, 2020, that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period (March 1-20, 2020) to reach the FY 2021 H-1B cap.

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  • USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

    (USCIS) announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs).

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  • USCIS To Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus

    USCIS To Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all I-129 and I-140 Petitions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Coronavirus: Breaking News Updates

    Coronavirus: Breaking News Updates

    The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. Envoy Global is closely monitoring the situation and compiling breaking news updates below.

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  • COVID-19: Current Global (Non-U.S.) Travel Advisories

    COVID-19: Current Global (Non-U.S.) Travel Advisories

    The Global Team at Envoy is actively monitoring other country's admission criteria amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • COVID-19: Impact on US Immigration

    COVID-19: Impact on US Immigration

    Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Envoy Global and Global Immigration Associates are closely monitoring U.S. travel advisories.

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  • U.S. State Department To Suspend All Routine Visa Services

    U.S. State Department To Suspend All Routine Visa Services

    The U.S. State Department announced on March 20, 2020 that it will temporarily suspend routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and consulates in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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  • USCIS & DOL Announce Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

    USCIS & DOL Announce Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures.

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  • UPDATED: USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public March 18 Through April 7

    UPDATED: USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public March 18 Through April 7

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the temporary closure of its offices to the public beginning March 18, 2020, through April 1, 2020.

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  • USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

    USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions.

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  • Points-based System Unveiled by UK Home Secretary

    Points-based System Unveiled by UK Home Secretary

    A points-based system was unveiled by the U.K. government and it will be implemented on 1 January 2021.

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  • USCIS Will Implement H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021

    USCIS Will Implement H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021

    USCIS will implement the H-1B electronic registration system for Fiscal Year 2021 cap season, the agency announced Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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  • H-1B Cap Prep: How to Support Your Employees Before, During and After the Petition

    H-1B Cap Prep: How to Support Your Employees Before, During and After the Petition

    Consider these practices during H-1B cap season to improve the employee experience before, during and after the petition process.

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  • Judge Permanently Blocks 2018 Trump Immigration Policy

    Judge Permanently Blocks 2018 Trump Immigration Policy

    A federal judge issued a permanent nationwide injunction on Thursday that blocks a 2018 action from the Trump administration that would have made it harder for foreign nationals to remain in the U.S.

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  • H-1B Electronic Registration: Q&A with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh

    H-1B Electronic Registration: Q&A with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh

    Envoy sat down with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh to learn more about electronic registration and what employers need to know going into FY 2021 cap season.

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  • Envoy’s Global Talent Symposium Returns To San Francisco This June

    Envoy’s Global Talent Symposium Returns To San Francisco This June

    Envoy is excited to announce that the Global Talent Symposium will return to San Francisco this spring, bringing together the country’s top business, public policy and human resources thought leaders.

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  • Four Components Of A Successful Global Rotational Program

    Four Components Of A Successful Global Rotational Program

    Global rotational programs can serve as a powerful employee development and retention tool when implemented effectively. These four practices will help organizations build a scalable program.

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  • Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban To Include Six Additional Countries

    Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban To Include Six Additional Countries

    The new order suspends immigrant visas for citizens of Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea and Kyrgyzstan. Meanwhile, citizens from Sudan and Tanzania are now barred from the U.S. diversity visa program.

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