Discover the latest global mobility resources and news updates from Envoy Global.

  • The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    Learn about the EU Blue Card and other popular global work authorization options for employers sending talent abroad to the European Union and other countries.

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  • The Schengen Zone: Everything You Need to Know

    The Schengen Zone: Everything You Need to Know

    The Schengen Area, also called the “Schengen Zone,” consists of 26 countries across Europe.

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  • Czech Republic: Minimum Salary for EU Blue Card Holders Increased

    Czech Republic: Minimum Salary for EU Blue Card Holders Increased

    Beginning on May 1, 2021, the minimum salary for EU Blue Card holders increased.

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  • Republic of Korea: New Electronic Travel Authorization to Allow Visa-Free Entry

    Republic of Korea: New Electronic Travel Authorization to Allow Visa-Free Entry

    South Korea is launching a new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system.

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  • New Zealand: Refund Program for Unassessed Skilled Residence Class Visa Applications

    New Zealand: Refund Program for Unassessed Skilled Residence Class Visa Applications

    Immigration New Zealand discovered criteria discrepancies for skilled residence class visa applications (Category SMC).

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  • Saudi Arabia: Short-Term Work Visa Validity Extended From 90 Days to Six Months

    Saudi Arabia: Short-Term Work Visa Validity Extended From 90 Days to Six Months

    The Temporary Work visa now enables foreign nationals to work in Saudi Arabia for a maximum six-month period with multiple entries.

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  • UK: Right to Work Checks Rules Updated

    UK: Right to Work Checks Rules Updated

    The rules for employers conducting right to work checks are reverting to pre-pandemic expectations.

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  • Republic of the Philippines: Employers to Face New Labor Market Testing Requirements

    Republic of the Philippines: Employers to Face New Labor Market Testing Requirements

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines announced new rules under the Alien Employment Permit (AEP) program.

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  • Canada: Talent Strategies for Employers in 202137:29

    Canada: Talent Strategies for Employers in 2021

    U.S. companies are looking at Canada in greater numbers. This webinar breaks down everything you need to know about Canada as a destination for global talent.

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  • India: Rules for Overseas Citizens of India Further Relaxed

    India: Rules for Overseas Citizens of India Further Relaxed

    The government of India recently announced further relaxed administrative rules for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders.

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  • Nigeria: New Tax Remittance Requirement for Residence Permit Renewals

    Nigeria: New Tax Remittance Requirement for Residence Permit Renewals

    The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service declared that all foreign nationals earning a salary while working in Nigeria must pay taxes

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  • Canada: New Pathways to Permanent Residence Announced

    Canada: New Pathways to Permanent Residence Announced

    IRCC has announced new permanent residence pathways for international graduates and in-country essential workers.

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  • IRCC Loosening Protocols for Incomplete Immigration Applications, Will No Longer Automatically Extend Deadlines

    IRCC Loosening Protocols for Incomplete Immigration Applications, Will No Longer Automatically Extend Deadlines

    The Canadian government is granting flexibility to foreign nationals preparing extensions.

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  • Malaysia: Holders of Expired Social Visit Passes Must Exit by April 21, 2021

    Malaysia: Holders of Expired Social Visit Passes Must Exit by April 21, 2021

    The Immigration Department of Malaysia released a statement declaring that all holders of an expired Social Visit Pass (SVP) in the country must exit Malaysia by April 21, 2021, at the latest.

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  • France to Implement New Online Permit Portal

    France to Implement New Online Permit Portal

    The platform is being rolled out in phases. It was opened only to students in Nov. of 2020 and is now also available to foreign nationals applying for a residence permit and a work permit.

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  • UK Immigration Update: What Employers Should Know

    UK Immigration Update: What Employers Should Know

    Join Envoy VP of Global Services Brendan Coggan for an update on changes to the United Kingdom immigration system.

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  • Indonesia Announces New Procedure for Offshore Work Permit Applications

    Indonesia Announces New Procedure for Offshore Work Permit Applications

    Last week, the Ministry of Manpower in Indonesia announced that offshore Work Permit applications for foreign nationals are now being accepted.

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  • India: Rise in COVID-19 Positivity Rate Causes Mumbai Consulate General to Scale Back Services for U.S. Citizens

    India: Rise in COVID-19 Positivity Rate Causes Mumbai Consulate General to Scale Back Services for U.S. Citizens

    The U.S. Embassy in Mumbai has announced they will scale back services due to the rise of positive COVID-19 cases in the area.

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  • India: OCI Cardholders Now Not Required to Travel with Old Passport

    India: OCI Cardholders Now Not Required to Travel with Old Passport

    The Embassy of India in D.C. issued a statement that the requirement of carrying both old and new passports for OCI cardholders whose cards bear their old passport number is no longer in effect.

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  • UAE Announces New Six-Month Visa to Help Finalize Golden Residency Procedures

    UAE Announces New Six-Month Visa to Help Finalize Golden Residency Procedures

    The UAE Federal Authority recently launched a six-month visa aimed to assist applicants in completing the required formalities of obtaining a Golden Residency visa.

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