Resources to help companies and their employees navigate immigration and travel implications from the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • U.S. Consulate Closures Due To COVID-19

    U.S. Consulate Closures Due To COVID-19

    Learn more about U.S. consulate closures due to COVID-19.

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  • U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, North American borders will remain closed for another month. Nonessential travel across U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders is banned through December 21, 2020.

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  • Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through the End of this Calendar Year

    Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through the End of this Calendar Year

    Initially granted in March, DHS has provided guidelines for I-9 verification that relax in-person requirements and allow for remote verification. The latest extension was announced on Sept. 15, 2020.

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  • ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE says that in accordance with its March 2020 guidance, “new” or “initially” enrolling students will not be allowed to study in the U.S. if their full course of study is 100% online.

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  • EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    The European Union will start opening its borders to non-EU countries starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. However, travelers from certain countries will not be allowed inside the bloc.

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  • UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and DHS announced plans to amend their temporary exemptions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic for nonimmigrant students taking online classes.

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  • Understanding Covid-19's Impact on Immigration and Mobility Programs

    Understanding Covid-19's Impact on Immigration and Mobility Programs

    Envoy recently fielded a public survey to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting immigration and mobility programs at organizations across the U.S.

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  • New Presidential Proclamation Suspends Certain Visas for Individuals Currently Outside the U.S.

    New Presidential Proclamation Suspends Certain Visas for Individuals Currently Outside the U.S.

    President Trump has signed a presidential proclamation suspending certain visas for individuals who are currently outside the U.S. This is an expansion of the visa suspension announced in April, 2020.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • UPDATE: USCIS To Reopen Offices To The Public as Soon as June 4

    UPDATE: USCIS To Reopen Offices To The Public as Soon as June 4

    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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  • COVID-19's Impact on Envoy Global Customers and Their Mobility Programs

    COVID-19's Impact on Envoy Global Customers and Their Mobility Programs

    Envoy surveyed its customers to better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on their immigration and mobility programs.

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  • Coronavirus: Implications For Employers to Consider

    Coronavirus: Implications For Employers to Consider

    The global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is impacting the global economy, international travel and immigration.

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  • Understanding The Importance of Immigration in the U.S. Healthcare System

    Understanding The Importance of Immigration in the U.S. Healthcare System

    To honor their contributions, Envoy took a closer look at the role immigrants play in America’s healthcare system.

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  • Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    Trump Signifies Intent to Temporarily Suspend Immigration Into the United States

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday plans to sign an executive order that would temporarily ban immigration into the U.S. during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 Days

    President Donald Trump has signed a Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigrant visa processing for certain applicants outside of the U.S.

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  • Northern California District Court Strikes Down H-1B Program Changes

    Northern California District Court Strikes Down H-1B Program Changes

    On December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided that the interim rules for the H-1B program issued by the DOL and DHS were invalid.

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  • COVID-19: Impact on Canadian Immigration41:26

    COVID-19: Impact on Canadian Immigration

    Join Envoy’s Canadian immigration expert Jim Yang to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted Canadian immigration.

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