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Russia: New Vaccination Requirements for Foreign National Employees

Key Points   Russia introduced new vaccination requirements for foreign nationals currently working or applying for a work permit in the country  Overview  The government of Russia introduced new vaccination requirements for foreign national employees. Under these new requirements, foreign nationals and their employers must submit proof of vaccination against measles prior to 31 December 2023. […]

USCIS extends TFR on interpreters at asylum interviews

USCIS Extends Rule on Interpreters at Certain Asylum Interviews

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended a temporary final rule (TFR) mandating the use of a USCIS interpreter at certain asylum interviews.   Overview   The TFR is extended through Sept. 12, 2023. While the rule remains in effect, applicants must use a USCIS interpreter. Collectively, USCIS interpreters speak 47 languages. Applicants who cannot find […]

USCIS issues policy guidance on employers' ability to pay

USCIS Clarifies how it Analyzes Employers’ Ability to Pay Wages

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the USCIS Policy Manual with new guidance on how it analyzes an employer’s ability to pay wages for certain immigrant beneficiaries.   Overview  The updated guidance applies to employers who are paying wages for first, second and third-preference employment-based categories. It indicates that USCIS reviews all evidence on […]

Estonia: Visa Restrictions Placed on Russian Nationals 

Estonia: Proof of Funds for Short-Term Employment Under the D Visa 

Key Points   Estonia increased the minimum funds needed for primary applicants applying for short-term employment with a D visa to EUR 1,200  Overview     The government of Estonia updated the minimum fund requirements for primary applicants registering for short-term employment under a D visa. The new minimum amount is set to EUR 1,200 at the […]

The Netherlands: Updated Family Sponsor Income Requirements for Family Residence Permits

Netherlands: Updates to Family Reunification Applications 

Key Points   The Netherlands modified the locations in which foreign nationals can submit family reunification applications   Overview   As of 6 March 2023, family members traveling to the Netherlands for family reunification can apply at the immigration office in Zevenaar after they arrive. According to the government announcement, this change is intended to ease the burden […]