Immigration Blog

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

  • 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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  • Why You Need Technology To Manage Your Global Immigration Program

    Why You Need Technology To Manage Your Global Immigration Program

    With the press of a button, immigration technology can help global companies stay connected and be much less stressed.

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  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Global Immigration Program in 2023

    3 Ways To Improve Your Global Immigration Program in 2023

    Here's a look at how Envoy provides the tools you need to make critical improvements to your global immigration program.

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  • How To Implement Digital Immigration Policies

    How To Implement Digital Immigration Policies

    Partner with global immigration service providers that have team members located throughout the world to seamlessly serve all countries and jurisdictions where clients require support.

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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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  • HR Strategies to Guide Hiring Managers on Immigration

    HR Strategies to Guide Hiring Managers on Immigration

    The role of hiring managers in the immigration process will vary depending on the number of employees, sponsored foreign national employees and number of employees dedicated to managing immigration.

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  • HR Strategies to Guide Recruiters on Immigration

    HR Strategies to Guide Recruiters on Immigration

    While human resources and mobility teams shoulder the bulk of immigration-related responsibilities, other internal stakeholders like recruiters can play a key role in the immigration process.

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  • Managing an Immigration and Mobility Program 101

    Managing an Immigration and Mobility Program 101

    The HR Strategies Series offers functional practice pointers for HR and mobility teams to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization’s immigration and mobility program.

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  • Organizing an Internal Team for Immigration and Mobility

    Organizing an Internal Team for Immigration and Mobility

    Managing the immigration needs of an organization can be a time-consuming. Dedicating HR and mobility team members to this function can help organizations streamline the growing responsibilities.

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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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  • United Arab Emirates: Increased Visa Service Fees

    United Arab Emirates: Increased Visa Service Fees

    The United Arab Emirates increased fees associated with the processing of certain immigration-related documents such as residence visas and visit visas.

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