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  • The Ukraine Crisis: Information and Relocation Updates for Employers0:00

    The Ukraine Crisis: Information and Relocation Updates for Employers

    In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Envoy Global is hosting a webinar for employers seeking guidance and resources for employees and their families.

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  • Relocation Options for Employees in Ukraine

    Relocation Options for Employees in Ukraine

    This article highlights a selection of immigration options for Ukrainian nationals. Additional information will be available as soon as possible.

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  • Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    On 26 Nov. 2021, the WHO named the new B.1.1.529 variant Omicron. In response to this new variant, a number of countries have reintroduced travel restrictions and entry requirements.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Portugal: New Guide on Rights and Duties of Foreign National Workers 

    Portugal: New Guide on Rights and Duties of Foreign National Workers 

    Portugal made available a guide called "Working in Portugal" that is designed to inform foreigners working in the country about their rights and responsibilities.

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  • Kazakhstan: Work Permit Quotas 2023

    Kazakhstan: Work Permit Quotas 2023

    Kazakhstan opened new work permit quota applications for 2023 to hire a foreign national employee in the country, employers must submit employment and sponsorship applications.

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  • Canada: Expansion of Open Work Permits to Dependents  

    Canada: Expansion of Open Work Permits to Dependents  

    Canada will expand open work permit eligibility for the spouses and dependent children of principal applicants under a temporary employment program.

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  • Canada: New Funds Aimed at Increasing Recognition of Foreign Credentials 

    Canada: New Funds Aimed at Increasing Recognition of Foreign Credentials 

    Canada aims to provide funding to organizations that aim to remove barriers preventing foreign nationals from gaining employment in their field of study or profession.

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  • Portugal: Simplified Measures for Renewing Immigration Documents

    Portugal: Simplified Measures for Renewing Immigration Documents

    Portugal simplified procedures for renewing residence permits, residence cards, short stay visas or temporary stay visas due to expire between 1 January 2023 and 21 March 2023.

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  • Latvia: New Procedure for Issuing Residence Visas

    Latvia: New Procedure for Issuing Residence Visas

    Latvia will introduce new procedures for issuing residence visas to eligible nationals beginning 1 February 2023.

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  • Poland: Visa Application Deadline Extended for Belarusian and Ukrainian Nationals

    Poland: Visa Application Deadline Extended for Belarusian and Ukrainian Nationals

    Poland extended the deadline for Belarusian and Ukrainian nationals to submit a national visa application in order to remain in the country legally.

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