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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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  • Thailand: Long-Term Resident Visa for Remote Work and More Introduced

    Thailand: Long-Term Resident Visa for Remote Work and More Introduced

    The government of Thailand will launch a 10-year long-term resident (LTR) visa on 1 September 2022 for highly skilled foreign nationals, remote workers and wealthy foreign nationals .

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  • Australia: Program Expanding Immigration Introduced

    Australia: Program Expanding Immigration Introduced

    Australia introduced a new immigration program for 2022 and 2023. According to the government, the program has been created to boost Australia's economic recovery in the post-pandemic environment.

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  • Netherlands: Increased Minimum Wage

    Netherlands: Increased Minimum Wage

    On 1 July 2022, the government of the Netherlands increased its national gross minimum wage to €81.06 per day. These measures will apply to all full-time employees 21 years of age or older.

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  • Costa Rica: Reduced Period of Stay for Select Visa-Exempt Nationals 

    Costa Rica: Reduced Period of Stay for Select Visa-Exempt Nationals 

    The government of Costa Rica introduced a resolution that will reduce the maximum period of stay to 30 days per visit for visa-exempt tourists and business visitors.

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  • Netherlands: Resident Sticker Exemption for Select Highly Skilled Migrants 

    Netherlands: Resident Sticker Exemption for Select Highly Skilled Migrants 

    The Netherlands will allow entry visa exempt foreign nationals to begin working in the country without having to obtain a provisional residence permit, known as a residence endorsement sticker.

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  • Malaysia: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Requirements

    Malaysia: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Requirements

    Travelers entering the Malaysia will no longer be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 traveler’s card, a pre-departure COVID-19 test or an on-arrival test and more.

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  • Canada: New Option to Complete Customs and Immigration Declaration Prior to Entry

    Canada: New Option to Complete Customs and Immigration Declaration Prior to Entry

    On 3 August 2022, the government of Canada announced measures to allow travelers to submit customs and immigration declarations prior to arrival in Canada.

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  • Chile: Increased National Minimum Wage

    Chile: Increased National Minimum Wage

    The government of Chile raised the country’s national monthly minimum wage on 1 August 2022. The national monthly minimum wage will be raised to CLP $ 400,000.

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  • Colombia: New Visas and Immigration Changes Introduced in Fall 2022

    Colombia: New Visas and Immigration Changes Introduced in Fall 2022

    The government of Colombia introduced several new visa types and changes to its immigration laws that will be implemented on 22 October 2022.

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  • [Infographic] United Arab Emirates: New Entry Visa Types Introduced

    [Infographic] United Arab Emirates: New Entry Visa Types Introduced

    On 18 April 2022, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced a new entry system for visitors to the UAE.

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  • Israel: New Eligibility for Hi-Tech Visa

    Israel: New Eligibility for Hi-Tech Visa

    The government of Israel opened the B-1 Hi-Tech visa to entry visa-required foreign nationals. Since 2019, entry visa-required foreign nationals have been unable to apply for the B-1 Hi-Tech visa.

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  • European Union: Three New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved

    European Union: Three New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved

    In July 2022, the European Commission approved three additional COVID-19 vaccination certificates as alternatives to the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

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  • Canada: Plans for the Future of Immigration

    Canada: Plans for the Future of Immigration

    On 28 July 2022, the government of Canada released plans for the future of immigration to Canada and several initiatives to respond to labor shortages across the country.

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  • Canada: Permanent Residence Criteria Redefined for Select Foreign Nationals

    Canada: Permanent Residence Criteria Redefined for Select Foreign Nationals

    Canada will no longer require eligible applicants applying for permanent residence under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program to complete one year of continuous work experience.

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  • Portugal: Changes to Immigration Laws for Select Foreign Nationals

    Portugal: Changes to Immigration Laws for Select Foreign Nationals

    The government of Portugal approved changes to its immigration laws for foreign nationals from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries on 21 July 2022.

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  • Poland: New Work Permit Process Changes

    Poland: New Work Permit Process Changes

    Poland announced changes to its immigration laws on 29 July 2022, including introducing new regulations for the issuance of work permits, the labor market test process and special permissions.

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  • France: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    France: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    France removed requirements to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when entering the country.

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