How Refugees Help the Economy: Talent Beyond Boundaries Explains

In the latest episode of Immigration and Mobility Decoded, we chatted with Betsy Fisher, the U.S. Director at Talent Beyond Boundaries. Fisher is an advocate and expert on helping displaced individuals access employment opportunities.    Throughout the conversation, we delved into the intricacies of U.S. refugee assistance programs. Fisher highlighted the Refugee Resettlement system, asylum...
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Can We Capture More Unused Visas? The Niskanen Center Explains

Our latest Immigration & Mobility Decoded episode features a discussion of U.S. labor market shortages with Matthew La Corte and Cecila Esterline of the Niskanen Center, along with potential solutions for solving common problems.   One topic we covered was recapturing unused visas. Matthew and Cecilia note many benefits of recapturing unused visas, including providing more...
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Poland: Suspension of the Business Harbour Programme

Key Points   Poland suspended the Business Harbour Programme on 26 January 2024 until further notice   Overview  The government of Poland suspended the Business Harbour Programme until further notice. The Programme will remain closed until proper verification of beneficiary companies and foreign nationals can be guaranteed.   The Programme was created in 2020 to encourage IT...
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Minimum Salary Requirements Across the Globe 

As global mobility increases, HR professionals are vital in their role in navigating the ins and outs of global immigration policies and requirements. Within this landscape, salary requirements emerge as a crucial piece to the mobility puzzle. Envoy Global continues to track the minimum salary requirements for top countries based on visa categories to keep...
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Denmark: Visa Processing Fee Increases

Key Points   Denmark increased government visa processing fees for 2024   Overview   The government of Denmark increased the government processing fees on 1 January 2024. These fees include the following:  Work permit applications and extensions: DKK 6,290   Family reunification applications: DKK 8,575  Work and study permits: DKK 7,475   Dependent visas: DKK...
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Ireland: New Form for Extension of Student Conditions

Key Points   The Ireland Domestic Residence and Permissions division introduced application forms for Extension of Student Conditions in the country as of 12 September 2023  Overview   The government of Ireland’s Domestic Residence and Permissions Division (DRP) introduced application forms for Extension of Student Conditions in the country as of 12 September 2023.     Non-EEA national students...
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New Zealand: Potential Reimbursement for 2021 Resident Visa

Key Points   New Zealand will offer reimbursements to 2021 Resident Visa applicants for the costs of new health screenings that were requested but were not required  Overview   The government of New Zealand will offer reimbursements to 2021 Resident Visa applicants for the costs of new health screenings that were requested but were not required. New...
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India: E-Visas for Saudi Nationals

Key Points  India reintroduced evisa services for nationals of Saudi Arabia on 10 March 2023  Overview  of the eVisa Service for Saudi Nationals The government of India reintroduced evisa services for nationals of Saudi Arabia on 10 March 2023. Evisas are available in five different sub-categories: e-tourist visas, e-business visas- e-medical visas, e-medical attendant visas...
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How long will it take for my Global Travel Assessment to receive results?

The general response time, upon receipt of all necessary information, is 24-48 hours for most jurisdictions. Follow up questions may apply in certain jurisdictions as the visa options globally are...
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