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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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  • Global: Government and Consular Holiday Closures 2022 Through 2023

    Global: Government and Consular Holiday Closures 2022 Through 2023

    Many government offices temporarily close or reduce staff and operating hours during the holiday season. These changes have the potential to create processing delays for immigration-oriented requests.

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  • India: Additional Consular Measures Introduced in England

    India: Additional Consular Measures Introduced in England

    The government of India introduced new measures to accommodate the increased demand for visa applications for the country.

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  • Malaysia: Faster Entry Options for Long-Term Pass Holders

    Malaysia: Faster Entry Options for Long-Term Pass Holders

    Malaysia will expand access to digital entry service dates to foreign nationals holding a valid Long-Term Pass category.

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  • Canada: Expansion of Applications Permitted Under the International Experience Canada Program

    Canada: Expansion of Applications Permitted Under the International Experience Canada Program

    Canada will expand the number of applications accepted by foreign national students applying under the International Experience Canada Program beginning in 2023.

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  • Canada: Work Permit Options to Expand for Dependent Family Members in 2023

    Canada: Work Permit Options to Expand for Dependent Family Members in 2023

    Canada will temporarily expand work permit options to eligible dependent family members of temporary foreign workers beginning in 2023.

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  • Saudi Arabia/India: Indian Nationals Exempt from Police Clearance Certificate Requirement

    Saudi Arabia/India: Indian Nationals Exempt from Police Clearance Certificate Requirement

    Saudi Arabia will no longer require Indian nationals to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate as part of the visa application process.

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  • Iceland: Initiatives to Expand Specialist Foreign National Workers

    Iceland: Initiatives to Expand Specialist Foreign National Workers

    Iceland plans to introduce several initiatives aimed at increasing the number of high-level foreign specialists in the country.

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  • European Union: Proposed Visa Exemptions for Kosovo Passport Holders

    European Union: Proposed Visa Exemptions for Kosovo Passport Holders

    The European Union has proposed to allow holders of Kosovo passports to enter the EU on a short-term basis for select activities without requiring a visa.

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  • New Zealand: Working Holiday Visa Scheme with Spain Resumed   

    New Zealand: Working Holiday Visa Scheme with Spain Resumed   

    The government of New Zealand will offer 200 additional application slots to Spanish nationals under the country's Working Holiday scheme.

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  • The Netherlands: New Visa Requirements for Turkish Nationals   

    The Netherlands: New Visa Requirements for Turkish Nationals   

    The Netherlands will now require Turkish nationals to apply for a transit visa when transiting through the Netherlands.

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  • The Philippines: ARC I-Card Annual Report Due March 2023

    The Philippines: ARC I-Card Annual Report Due March 2023

    Philippines announced that foreign nationals holding valid ARC I-Card must file their Annual Report with the Bureau of Immigration office on or before 1 March 2023.

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  • Sri Lanka: Immigration Document Fee Increases

    Sri Lanka: Immigration Document Fee Increases

    The government of Sri Lanka will increase immigration fees for processing certain visa documents, passports, and travel authorization types throughout December 2022.

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  • Germany/India: Expanded Application and Visa Submission Options in India

    Germany/India: Expanded Application and Visa Submission Options in India

    VFS Global will permit Indian nationals to schedule appointments and submit documents for Schengen Visas for travel to Germany in any VFS center located in India.

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  • Hong Kong: Temporary Extension of Online Visa Application Services

    Hong Kong: Temporary Extension of Online Visa Application Services

    The authorities of Hong Kong will extend measures to allow foreign nationals to complete all visa application types online.

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  • Canada: Nova Scotia’s New Immigration Action Plan

    Canada: Nova Scotia’s New Immigration Action Plan

    Canada’s Province of Nova Scotia introduced a new Immigration Action Plan to increase the French-speaking population in the region on 7 November 2022.

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  • Canada: Updates to the British Colombia Provincial Nominee Program

    Canada: Updates to the British Colombia Provincial Nominee Program

    British Colombia, Canada expanded several aspects of the Provincial Nominee Program on 16 November 2022.

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  • Bermuda: Minimum Wage Increase for 2023  

    The government of Bermuda will introduce a new statutory minimum wage rate of BMD 16.40 on 1 June 2023.

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