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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  • New Zealand: INZ Offers Direct Advice to Employers on Accreditation Delay

    New Zealand: INZ Offers Direct Advice to Employers on Accreditation Delay

    Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) principal lawyer Aaron Martin released a blog post with further insights on recent Accreditation Visa Program delays.

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  • UK: Home Office to Begin Requesting Paychecks from Sponsored Workers

    UK: Home Office to Begin Requesting Paychecks from Sponsored Workers

    The UK Home Office has begun requesting the proof of employment from employers for any sponsored foreign nationals.

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  • Global: CPLP Member States Sign Mobility Agreement

    Global: CPLP Member States Sign Mobility Agreement

    CPLP has officially signed a mobility agreement that will permit the granting of visas and residence permits as well as the movement of its citizens within member states.

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  • Canada: New Regulatory Protections for Temporary FN Workers

    Canada: New Regulatory Protections for Temporary FN Workers

    On July 26, 2021, Carla Qualtrough and the Minister of IRCC announced new regulations providing added protections for temporary foreign workers.

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  • Australia: Temporary 50% Passenger Cut for Inbound Travelers

    Australia: Temporary 50% Passenger Cut for Inbound Travelers

    Australia’s National Cabinet has temporarily reduced international passenger arrival caps by 50% to alleviate pressure on quarantine and health facilities.

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  • Finland: New Guidance for Vaccinated Travelers

    Finland: New Guidance for Vaccinated Travelers

    Starting July 26th, with proof of vaccination, fully vaccinated travelers can enter the country.

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  • United Kingdom: New Skilled Worker Pilot Program to Launch, Reducing Barriers to Entry

    United Kingdom: New Skilled Worker Pilot Program to Launch, Reducing Barriers to Entry

    The UK Home Office has added a tentative piece of legislation to the Skilled Worker program, streamlining the immigration process for skilled worker refugees and displaced foreign nationals.

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  • Poland: Business Harbor Program Expanded for More Nationalities

    Poland: Business Harbor Program Expanded for More Nationalities

    Nationals of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine are now eligible to apply for the Business Harbor program. A work permit is not required.

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  • Canada:  Relaxed Border Restrictions for U.S. Travelers Coming August 9, 2021

    Canada: Relaxed Border Restrictions for U.S. Travelers Coming August 9, 2021

    On August 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents can enter Canada for non-essential, discretionary travel.

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  • Peru: Updated Entry Requirements

    Peru: Updated Entry Requirements

    Peru’s Ministry of Migration, Tourism and Travel has announced updated entry requirements for all travelers.

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  • Canada: New Work Permit for Pending Permanent Residence Applications

    Canada: New Work Permit for Pending Permanent Residence Applications

    Canada announces new work permit for pending permanent residence applications.

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  • United Arab Emirates: Coders Now Eligible for Golden Visas

    United Arab Emirates: Coders Now Eligible for Golden Visas

    The UAE has announced a new initiative to attract more software developers and coders to the country over the next five years.

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  • Netherlands: Family Reunification Salary Thresholds Updated 

    Netherlands: Family Reunification Salary Thresholds Updated 

    The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment updated the monthly salary requirements for Family Reunification applications.

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  • Switzerland: EU and Switzerland To Accept Each Other’s COVID-19 Digital Travel Certificates

    Switzerland: EU and Switzerland To Accept Each Other’s COVID-19 Digital Travel Certificates

    Starting July 9, Switzerland and the EU will accept each other’s COVID-19 travel certificates.

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  • Russia: New Fingerprinting and Medical Exam Policy for Foreign Nationals Forthcoming

    Russia: New Fingerprinting and Medical Exam Policy for Foreign Nationals Forthcoming

    Beginning Dec. 29, 2021, foreign nationals entering Russia for employment purposes will be required to undergo fingerprinting, photographs, and medical examinations within 30 calendar days.

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  • UAE: Golden Visa Holders Now Eligible for Work Permits on the Mainland

    UAE: Golden Visa Holders Now Eligible for Work Permits on the Mainland

    Golden Visa holders who are on the mainland may now obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

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  • Costa Rica: Amendment to Immigration Law 9996

    Costa Rica: Amendment to Immigration Law 9996

    President Carlos Alvarado Quesada signed an amendment to Immigration Law 9996 that relaxes minimum requirements for capital investment and retirees living in Costa Rica.

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  • France: Deadline for UK Citizens to Apply for Resettlement Moved to September 30, 2021

    France: Deadline for UK Citizens to Apply for Resettlement Moved to September 30, 2021

    France will give UK citizens until Sept. 30th to apply for their residency under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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  • Oman: New Long-Term Residency Scheme for Foreign Investors

    Oman: New Long-Term Residency Scheme for Foreign Investors

    In Sept. 2021, foreign investors may be eligible to obtain long-term residence visas in Oman.

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