Immigration Blog

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

  • PERM & Prevailing Wage Processing Updates Issued by DOL

    PERM & Prevailing Wage Processing Updates Issued by DOL

    The DOL has updated prevailing wage determination (PWD) and permanent labor certification (PERM) processing times

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  • November  2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    November  2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the November 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart.

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  • Biden Administration Orders ICE to Halt Worksite Arrests

    Biden Administration Orders ICE to Halt Worksite Arrests

    This week, the Biden administration ordered an end to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids at worksites that often result in large-scale immigration arrests.

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  • USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2022

    (USCIS) announced that it has received enough H-2B petitions for temporary nonagricultural workers to meet the congressionally mandated cap for the first half of FY 2022

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  • Aruba: Travel to or From Netherlands and Brazil Allowed for Vaccinated Travelers

    Fully vaccinated residents of Aruba, with vaccine certification, can return to Aruba from the Netherlands and Brazil

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  • Thailand: Quarantine-Free Travel for Some Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    Thailand: Quarantine-Free Travel for Some Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    In November fully vaccinated international visitors will no longer be required to quarantine if arriving by air from low-risk countries

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  • India: Tourist Visas Resume for Travelers on Chartered Flights

    India: Tourist Visas Resume for Travelers on Chartered Flights

    Foreign nationals will be eligible to enter India on tourist visas

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  • UK: Travel from Nigeria to England Allowed for Eligible Travelers

    UK: Travel from Nigeria to England Allowed for Eligible Travelers

    Fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria can enter U.K. without needing to take multiple COVID-19 tests or self-isolate

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  • Singapore: Updates to Entrance Requirements and Vaccinated Travel Lanes

    Singapore: Updates to Entrance Requirements and Vaccinated Travel Lanes

    8 countries added to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes beginning Oct. 19, 2021

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  • Israel: Short-Term Work Visa Changes

    Period of stay increased to 90 days per calendar year for Short-Term Employment Authorization (SEA) B-1 Work Visas

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  • Indonesia: Changes in Quarantine Requirements and Entry Policy for Indian Nationals

    Indonesia: Changes in Quarantine Requirements and Entry Policy for Indian Nationals

    On Oct. 13, 2021, the Indonesian government announced that it will change restrictions on quarantine requirements for international travelers

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  • Bahrain: New Testing and Quarantine Procedures for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

    Bahrain: New Testing and Quarantine Procedures for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

    New testing and quarantine requirements based on vaccination status and exposure to COVID-19.

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  • US/Mexico/Canada: New Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    US/Mexico/Canada: New Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    Vaccinated travelers can travel to U.S. by land and ferry beginning in November

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  • Philippines: New Arrival Guidelines Announced

    Philippines: New Arrival Guidelines Announced

    New guidelines and protocols announced for green and yellow list countries for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

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  • UK: Forty-Seven Countries and Territories Removed From Red List

    UK: Forty-Seven Countries and Territories Removed From Red List

    On Oct. 11, 2021, the UK red list was reduced to 7 countries.

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  • Latvia: Declaration of a State of Emergency

    Latvia: Declaration of a State of Emergency

    On Oct.11, 2021, Latvia entered a three-month state of emergency.

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  • New Zealand: New Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Nationals

    New Zealand: New Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Nationals

    On Nov. 1, 2021, foreign nationals must be fully vaccinated if entering New Zealand by air.

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  • New Zealand: Visa Application Centres Closing in Kiribati and Nauru

    New Zealand: Visa Application Centres Closing in Kiribati and Nauru

    Visa Application Centres in Kiribati and Nauru will close on Nov. 30, 2021.

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  • Diversity Visa Lottery for FY 2023 Now Open

    Diversity Visa Lottery for FY 2023 Now Open

    The State Department has announced that registration has opened for the 2023 Diversity Visa lottery.

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  • Federal Judge Orders Visa Processing to Continue During Travel Bans

    Federal Judge Orders Visa Processing to Continue During Travel Bans

    The State Department must continue processing visas for eligible travelers while COVID-related travel bans are in effect

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