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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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  • South Korea: New High-Tech Visa for Foreign National Interns

    South Korea: New High-Tech Visa for Foreign National Interns

    The government of South Korea established a new visa program for foreign national interns working in high-tech industries on 29 September 2022.

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  • Philippines: Document Requirement Update for the PEZA Visa 

    Philippines: Document Requirement Update for the PEZA Visa 

    On 14 September 2022, the government of the Philippines introduced amendments to the document requirements for processing the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) visa.

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  • Luxembourg: Updated COVID-19 Entry Measures for Third-Country Nationals

    Luxembourg: Updated COVID-19 Entry Measures for Third-Country Nationals

    The government of Luxembourg will allow third-country foreign nationals to enter the country for all authorized travel purposes regardless of vaccination status effective 1 October 2022.

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  •    New Zealand: Cap Limit for the Recognized Seasonal Employer Scheme

    New Zealand: Cap Limit for the Recognized Seasonal Employer Scheme

    On 28 September 2022, the government of New Zealand introduced a new cap limit for the Recognized Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE) for 2022 and 2023.

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  • United Kingdom: Additional Resources for Right to Work Checks

    United Kingdom: Additional Resources for Right to Work Checks

    The government of the UK will introduce a new online service for employers who need to check a current or potential employee’s immigration status in the country.

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  • United Arab Emirates: New COVID-19 Measures

    United Arab Emirates: New COVID-19 Measures

    The government of the United Arab Emirates introduced new COVID-19 measures and lifted mask requirements for entrance on 28 September 2022.

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  • Germany: Schengen Visa Issuance in India 

    Germany: Schengen Visa Issuance in India 

    The German mission in India announced changes to the processing of Schengen visas and new processing time estimates.

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  • United Arab Emirates: Online Service for Labor Self-Guidance Requirements

    United Arab Emirates: Online Service for Labor Self-Guidance Requirements

    The government of the United Arab Emirates introduced a new online service for employees to complete and view the labor self-guidance requirements.

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  • Austria: Amendments to the Red-White-Red Card

    Austria: Amendments to the Red-White-Red Card

    Austria will introduce amendments to the Red-White-Red card effective 1 October 2022. Under these changes, the government intends to create faster processing times and procedures.

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  • Canada: Removal of All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

    Canada: Removal of All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

    Canada will lift all COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers on 1 October 2022, including the requirement to present proof of vaccination and on-arrival testing.

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  • Russia: Information Concerning Partial Mobilization Efforts 

    Russia: Information Concerning Partial Mobilization Efforts 

    On 21 September 2022, the government of Russia introduced an executive order that aims to partially mobilize citizens of the Russian Federation.

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  • Japan: Reopening of Borders for International Travelers in October 2022

    Japan: Reopening of Borders for International Travelers in October 2022

    The government of Japan plans to reopen its borders to all foreign national travelers and resume visa-exempt entry for eligible travelers effective 11 October 2022.

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  • Qatar: Entry Temporarily Suspended for Select Foreign Nationals During FIFA World Cup

    Qatar: Entry Temporarily Suspended for Select Foreign Nationals During FIFA World Cup

    The government of Qatar announced that it will temporarily suspend the entry of select foreign nationals into the country who are not attending the FIFA World Cup.

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  • Hong Kong: New COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements

    Hong Kong: New COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements

    The authorities of Hong Kong announced that the jurisdiction will lift the requirement to undergo a hotel quarantine upon arrival effective 26 September 2022.

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  • Malaysia: New Remote Work Visa Announced

    Malaysia: New Remote Work Visa Announced

    Malaysia will introduce a new remote work visa on 1 October 2022. The new visa, known as the DE Rantau programme pass, will provide travelers with a professional visit pass.

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  • Taiwan: Visa-Exempt Entry to Resume for Eligible Travelers

    Taiwan: Visa-Exempt Entry to Resume for Eligible Travelers

    The authorities of Taiwan announced that visa-exempt entry will be reintroduced for all eligible travelers effective 29 September 2022.

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  • Portugal: Remote Work Visa Plans Announced

    Portugal: Remote Work Visa Plans Announced

    The government of Portugal introduced plans for a short-term remote work visa option for foreign nationals employed by a company based outside of the country.

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