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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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  • 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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  • Switzerland: 2023 Employment Quotas for Third-Country Foreign Nationals

    Switzerland: 2023 Employment Quotas for Third-Country Foreign Nationals

    Switzerland established its quota numbers for foreign national applicants permitted to enter the country for skilled work purposes or to provide certain permissible services in 2023.

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  • Ireland: Residence Permit Card Extensions Due To Processing Backlogs

    Ireland: Residence Permit Card Extensions Due To Processing Backlogs

    Ireland has extended the immigration permission of foreign nationals who have applied for a new IRP card.

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  • Brazil: Suspension of New Passports Due to Resource Shortages

    Brazil: Suspension of New Passports Due to Resource Shortages

    Brazil announced that it would temporarily suspend the issuance of Brazilian passports due to material shortages in the country.

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  • Switzerland/United Kingdom: Extension of the Services Mobility Agreement   

    Switzerland/United Kingdom: Extension of the Services Mobility Agreement   

    Switzerland and the United Kingdom have extended their Services Mobility Agreement until 31 December 2025 .

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  • The Netherlands: Minimum Salary Increase for 2023

    The Netherlands: Minimum Salary Increase for 2023

    The government of the Netherlands will increase the country’s statutory minimum wage by 10.15% effective 1 January 2023.

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  • Colombia: Steps for Validating Foreign Issued Degrees

    Colombia: Steps for Validating Foreign Issued Degrees

    Colombia issued information on the validation process for higher education degrees obtained by an education institution located outside the country.

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  • United Arab Emirates: Updates to Grace Periods and Overstay Fees

    United Arab Emirates: Updates to Grace Periods and Overstay Fees

    The UAE standardized the grace period and the overstay fee for foreign nationals remaining in the country after their authorized period of stay.

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  • Mexico: Expanded Efforts to Notarize Identification Documents

    Mexico: Expanded Efforts to Notarize Identification Documents

    On 18 November 2022, Mexico launched an agreement that will expand the options to have certain travel document types verified and notarized.

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  • Canada: Expanded Duration of Stay for Workers Admitted under Provincial Agreement

    Canada: Expanded Duration of Stay for Workers Admitted under Provincial Agreement

    Canada introduced new validity periods for foreign nationals nominated for work or temporary residency authorization through a Provincial agreement.

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  • India: COVID-19 Entry Measures Eased  

    India: COVID-19 Entry Measures Eased  

    India lifted COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers entering the country beginning 22 November 2022 .

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  • New Zealand: Procedures for Escalating the Processing of 2021 Resident Visa Applications

    New Zealand: Procedures for Escalating the Processing of 2021 Resident Visa Applications

    On 18 November 2022, the government of New Zealand established a new process for escalating the processing of select 2021 Resident Visa applications.

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  • The Philippines: Yearly Foreign National Reporting Requirements for 2023

    The Philippines: Yearly Foreign National Reporting Requirements for 2023

    The government of the Philippines will conduct yearly reporting reviews of foreign nationals in the country from 1 January 2023 until 1 March 2023.

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  • Austria: Red-White-Red Card Updated Skills List and Application Options

    Austria: Red-White-Red Card Updated Skills List and Application Options

    Austria expanded its list of occupations classified as those that have a skills shortage for applicants of the Red-White-Red card.

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  • Ireland: Increase to the National Minimum Wage on 1 January 2023

    Ireland: Increase to the National Minimum Wage on 1 January 2023

    Ireland will increase the country’s national minimum wage to €11.30 per hour on 1 January 2023.

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