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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: Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Thailand: Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Thailand will reduce COVID-19 measures beginning 1 July 2022. Travelers entering the country should also ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival.

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  • Denmark: Changes for Recent Graduates and Positive Skills List Employees

    Denmark: Changes for Recent Graduates and Positive Skills List Employees

    Denmark expanded the right for recent graduates to work in the country while their work and residence permit is processed, and granted more flexibility to employers when calculating AUB requirements.

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  • Guyana: Minimum Wage Increase

    The government of Guyana will increase the minimum wage for private-sector workers by 36 percent beginning 1 July 2022. As a result, the minimum wage will rise from GYD 44,200 to GYD 60,147.

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  • China: Updated Salary Requirements for Select Cities  

    China: Updated Salary Requirements for Select Cities  

    The city government in Shenzhen will increase the monthly minimum salary requirement for Category A and B work permit holders effective 1 July 2022 .

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  • The Philippines: Accreditation for Third-Party Providers 

    The Philippines: Accreditation for Third-Party Providers 

    The government of the Philippines announced changes for third-party providers who apply for alien employment permits (AEP) that will go into effect on 18 July 2022.

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  • Kuwait: Suspension of Select Visa Categories

    Kuwait: Suspension of Select Visa Categories

    The government of Kuwait temporarily suspended the issuance of select visit visa categories on 26 June 2022. The suspension will apply to entry visit visas and family member or tourist visas.

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  • Japan: Registration Requirements for Sponsors of Foreign National Employees 

    Japan: Registration Requirements for Sponsors of Foreign National Employees 

    The government of Japan introduced a new entrance measure that must be completed by the sponsor of foreign national employees seeking to enter the country.

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  • UAE: Citizens Granted Visa-Free Travel to the UK in 2023

    UAE: Citizens Granted Visa-Free Travel to the UK in 2023

    The United Arab Emirates announced that its citizens will be permitted access to visa-free travel to the United Kingdom (UK) through the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system.

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  • Sweden: Residence Permit for Highly Qualified Persons

    Sweden: Residence Permit for Highly Qualified Persons

    The government of Sweden released information for a residence permit for highly qualified persons who seek to work or establish a business in Sweden.

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  • South Korea: Visa-Free Travel Resumed for Residents of Hong Kong

    South Korea: Visa-Free Travel Resumed for Residents of Hong Kong

    Residents of Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders will be permitted to apply for Korean electronic travel authorization (K-ETA) to benefit from visa-free travel to South Korea.

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  • Russia: Extension of Registration of Stay Agreement with Uzbekistan

    Russia: Extension of Registration of Stay Agreement with Uzbekistan

    The government of Russia and the government of Uzbekistan reached an agreement that extends the time granted to citizens for registering residence addresses with immigration authorities.

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  • Norway: National Identification Cards Valid for Entry into Turkey until End of 2022

    Norway: National Identification Cards Valid for Entry into Turkey until End of 2022

    The governments of Turkey and Norway have established a temporary arrangement that will allow Norwegian national ID card holders to enter Turkey without providing passport information.

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  • Ireland: New Jobs Added to the Critical Skills Occupation List

    Ireland: New Jobs Added to the Critical Skills Occupation List

    On 20 June 2022, the government of Ireland announced changes to the employment permit system, including updating the Critical Skills Occupations List for Employment Permits.

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  • Denmark: Updated Conditions for Residence Permits for Dependents

    Denmark: Updated Conditions for Residence Permits for Dependents

    Denmark will allow accompanying family members of permanent residents or Danish citizens to extend their residence permits, even if the primary sponsor has been granted Danish citizenship.

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  • Japan: Extension to the Validity of the Certificate of Eligibility

    Japan: Extension to the Validity of the Certificate of Eligibility

    Japan updated the validity period of the certificate of eligibility (COE) on 22 June 2022. Holders of a COE will need to continue to meet qualification requirements for the extension to apply.

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  • Ireland: Re-Entry Visa Requirements Removed for Minors to Accompany Parent

    Ireland: Re-Entry Visa Requirements Removed for Minors to Accompany Parent

    On 14 June 2022, the government of Ireland will no longer require parents of children under the age of 16 to apply for a re-entry visa for the child.

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  • Sweden: Increased Filing Fees

    Sweden: Increased Filing Fees

    The government of Sweden increased its work permit application fees for employees, self-employed individuals, and their family members.

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