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2020

OCTOBER

10/19/2020: Australia – Key Highlights from Budget 2020-2021

10/19/2020: United States – USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

10/16/2020: Finland – Brexit and the Right of Residence for U.K. Citizens in Finland

10/14/2020: Italy – New Quotas for Work and Residence Permits

10/14/2020: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Extension Until 25 October

10/09/2020: Italy – State of Emergency Extended, Testing for British and Dutch Visitors

10/09/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Health Insurance Policies No Longer Required for Visitors

10/07/2020: United States – New Regulations to Increase Wages and H-1B Requirements

10/07/2020: United States – Limited Injunction Issued on Enforcing June 22 Visa Ban

10/06/2020: Philippines – COVID-19: Quarantine Extension and Exceptions on Travel Restrictions 

10/05/2020: United States – Expansion of Premium Processing, Extension of Certain Immigration Programs

10/02/2020: United States - DOL Announces Permanent Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications  

10/02/2020: United States – Injunction Granted to Block USCIS Fee Changes

10/02/2020: United States – State Department Releases October 2020 Visa Bulletin

10/01/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Flight/Travel Restrictions Rolled Back, New Options for Visitors

SEPTEMBER

09/30/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Update on Travel Restrictions and Public Health Protection Measures

09/30/2020: United States – DHS Proposes Eliminating ‘Duration of Status’ Designation

09/29/2020: United Kingdom – Guidance Issued on Frontier Workers in the U.K.

09/29/2020: Cambodia – COVID-19: Entry Requirements for Foreign Travelers Revised

09/28/2020: United States – Plans to Raise H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM Wage Minimums

09/28/2020: United States – USCIS Resumes Implementing Public Charge Rule

09/23/2020: United States – Restrictions Extended for Land Borders with Canada and Mexico

09/22/2020: Ireland - COVID-19: Immigration Permissions Maintained until 20 January 2021

09/21/2020: Argentina – Government Extends Buenos Aires Lockdown Again

09/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Deadlines for Residency Extended to 18 October

09/17/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Government Introduces Plans to Ease Border Traffic Restrictions

09/15/2020: Vietnam – COVID-19: Extra Guidance on Visas, Entry for Foreign Experts

09/11/2020: United States – Proposed Rule to Expand Biometrics Collection

09/11/2020: Italy – New Decree on Travel into/out of Italy Extends Existing Measures

09/10/2020: Australia – Revised Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List Released

09/10/2020: United States – Changes to H-1B Visa Program Anticipated

09/09/2020: Belgium – Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit – Finally on Its Way

09/08/2020: Singapore – Significant Updates on Work Pass Salary, Job Advertising Requirements

09/04/2020: Sweden – More Rights for Posted Workers, but Also More Compliance Obligations

09/04/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: News for Short-Stay Travelers, Travel Restrictions Extended

09/04/2020: Japan – Foreign Residents Can Re-enter from 1 September

09/03/2020: Nigeria - COVID-19: Key Airports to Re-Open 5 September 2020

09/03/2020: Barbados – New Immigration Policy to Attract Remote Workers

09/03/2020: Singapore – Government Announces Framework for Relaxing of Borders

09/02/2020: Ghana – COVID-19: Lifting of Travel Restrictions Underway

09/02/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Pre-Tracing of Foreign Workers

09/01/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Extended Lockdown for Buenos Aires

09/01/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Traffic Light Model Launched to Clarify Travel Guidance

AUGUST

08/31/2020: Sweden – COVID-19: Updated Immigration/Travel Measures

08/28/2020: Poland – Enactment of Legislation on Posting of Workers in EU

08/28/2020: United States – USCIS Averts Planned Furloughs Scheduled for August 30

08/28/2020: Belgium – Flanders Plans New Economic Migration Policy for Self-Starters

08/28/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Further Lifting of Travel Restrictions

08/27/2020: Ireland - COVID-19: Registration Offices Reopen, New Online Passenger Locator Form

08/26/2020: Romania - Law on International Posting of Workers Amended

08/25/2020: Sweden – Brexit and U.K. Nationals’ Right to Stay in Sweden

08/25/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Changes in Travel Restrictions

08/25/2020: United States – State Department Releases September 2020 Visa Bulletin

08/21/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Travel Corridors Updated

08/21/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through September 21

08/21/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Further Residency Permissions Extensions, Temporary Registration Office Closures

08/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Another Extension for Residency Deadlines

08/20/2020: United States – State Department Broadens Exemptions to Entry Ban

08/20/2020: United States – Second H-1B Lottery Conducted for FY2021

08/20/2020: Philippines – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions and Cross-Border Tax Guidelines

08/19/2020: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Extended

08/19/2020: Czech Republic – COVID-19: Rules for Employing Foreigners Changed

08/18/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Updated Government Recommendations for Face Masks and Remote Work

08/14/2020: Czech Republic – End of July Brought ‘Revolution’ in Posting of Workers

08/14/2020: United States – New Ruling Narrows Injunctions Blocking Public Charge Rule 

08/10/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Updated Travel Restrictions with Three Countries under Controls  

08/10/2020: South Africa – COVID-19: Extension of Visa Concessions to Foreign Nationals

08/07/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: While Travel Restrictions Get Extended, Some Flexibility  

08/07/2020: Italy – State of Emergency Extended to 15 October, Updated List of Countries  

08/07/2020: Italy – New Quotas for Foreign Individuals Entering for Professional Training, Apprenticeships

08/07/2020: United States – DHS Changes Filing Fees and Premium Processing Timeframe

08/07/2020: United States – Move Aimed at Prioritizing U.S. Workers for Federal Contracts

08/06/2020: Japan – Phased Resumption of Cross-Border Travel with Thailand and Vietnam

08/06/2020: United States – Injunctions Granted to Block Public Charge Rules

08/03/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Buenos Aires to Remain under Lockdown

JULY

07/31/2020: United States – Interim Changes While DHS Considers Future of DACA Program

07/29/2020: Finland – Implementation Status of Revised Posting of Workers Directive

07/29/2020: Australia – COVID-19: Update on Border Closures

07/29/2020: Germany – Revised Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU Implemented

07/28/2020: United Kingdom – Hong Kong BN (O) Visa Set to Open from January 2021

07/28/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Some Easing, Some Tightening of Travel Restrictions

07/24/2020: European Union – COVID-19: Update of European Commission List of Safe Countries

07/23/2020: Belgium – Revised European Posting Rules Transposed into Belgian Law

07/22/2020: United States – COVID-19: State Department Announces Limited Exemptions on Entry Bans

07/21/2020: United States – Executive Order Ends Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong

07/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Residency Deadlines Extended until 17 August

07/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19-Related Lockdown Extended Again for Buenos Aires

07/20/2020: Ireland - COVID-19: Further Temporary Extension of Residency Permissions

07/20/2020: Italy – COVID-19: New Decree Law Provisions Confirm Existing Measures and Policies

07/20/2020: United Kingdom – Further Details on New Points-Based System

07/17/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Some Easing of Travel Restrictions

07/17/2020: United States – Trump Administration Rescinds Latest F-1 & M-1 Student Directive

07/16/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Opening Travel Corridors

07/14/2020: Belgium – Indexation of Immigration Office Administrative Fee

07/13/2020: Canada – Amendments to Initially Proposed Requirements under Quebec Experience Program

07/10/2020: Finland – COVID-19: More Gradual Lifting of Travel Restrictions, Cross-Border Movement

07/10/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extension, Gradual Resumption of Visa Services

07/10/2020: United States – Immigration Agencies Publish Spring 2020 Regulatory Agendas

07/10/2020: United States – New Rules Affect Foreign Students in U.S. Schools

07/09/2020: Ireland - COVID-19: Burgh Quay Registration Office Re-opens, New Online Renewal

07/07/2020: European Union – COVID-19: Some Easing of Travel Restrictions

07/07/2020: United Kingdom – Residence Visas Will Be Offered to Nearly 3m Hong Kong Citizens

07/07/2020: United States – President Narrows Exemption from June 22 Proclamation

07/06/2020: Argentina – Extension of Mandatory COVID-19-Related Lockdown for Buenos Aires

JUNE

06/26/2020: Sweden – COVID-19: Evolving Immigration/Travel Restrictions

06/25/2020: Poland – New Rules for Posted Workers under Consideration in Parliament

06/23/2020: United States – Presidential Proclamation Further Restricts Entry to the Country 

06/22/2020: United States – Supreme Court Blocks Attempt to Terminate DACA Program

06/22/2020: United States – July 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

06/22/2020: United States – Flexibility in Physical Inspection Requirements for Form I-9 Extended

06/19/2020: Czech Republic – COVID-19: Entry Conditions Mitigated under New “Traffic Lights” Rules

06/18/2020: Uruguay – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Modified

06/17/2020: United States Border Restrictions Extended for 30 Days with Canada, Mexico

06/17/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Another Extension for Residency Deadlines

06/17/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extension, Limited Resumption of Visa Services

06/16/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Some Easing of Travel Restrictions Coming

06/15/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Lifting of Restrictions for Local Travel

06/12/2020: European Union – COVID-19: Temporary Travel Restrictions to EU Winding Down

06/10/2020: Italy – Investor Visa, Regularisation of Foreign Workers, Temporary Residence Permits

06/09/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Visa Application Centres Reopening in U.K. and Overseas

06/08/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Visa “Over-Stayers” Get Further Extension

06/08/2020: Argentina – Further Extension of Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantine for Buenos Aires

06/08/2020: United States – DOL Will Not Extend Certain COVID-19 Accommodations

06/05/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: 14-Day Self-Isolation for Travellers to the U.K.

06/04/2020: Fiji – Extension of Measures to Fight COVID-19

06/04/2020: Spain – COVID-19: State of Alarm Extended Again

06/04/2020: Spain – COVID-19: Border Controls, Restrictions on Travel, and Loosening of Quarantine

06/01/2020: United States – New Proclamation Limiting Entry of Certain Chinese Students, Researchers

06/01/2020: United States – USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service in Phases

MAY

05/29/2020: Canada – New Requirements under Quebec Experience Program

05/29/2020: Japan – COVID-19: Border Controls and Travel Restrictions Being Extended

05/29/2020: United States – Settlement Reached between H1-B IT Employers and USCIS

05/28/2020: United States – USCIS to Resume In-Office Operations June 4

05/27/2020: United States – June 2020 Visa Bulletin Released; USCIS Final Action Announcement

05/27/2020: United States – Travel from Brazil Suspended Starting May 26 Due to COVID-19

05/26/2020: Argentina – Mandatory COVID -19 Quarantine Extended Again for Buenos Aires

05/26/2020: Slovenia – COVID-19: Tax, Social Security, Compensation, and Immigration Measures Expiring

05/22/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Temporary Arrangements for Irish Residence Permit Registrations

05/22/2020: Belgium – COVID-19: Arrangements for Taxing Cross-Border Workers with France, Luxembourg  

05/22/2020: Italy – Loosening Lockdown, Slow Reopening, Relaxing Travel Restrictions

05/21/2020: Canada – COVID-19: Temporary Process to Get Foreign Workers into New Jobs Faster

05/21/2020: United States – Land Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through June 22

05/20/2020: India – COVID-19: Update to Visa Extension Rules, Travel Restrictions

05/18/2020: Germany – COVID-19 Gives Rise to Further Limitations on Mobility through 15 June

05/18/2020: Ireland & United Kingdom – Update on Family Immigration and Northern Ireland

05/15/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Further Temporary Extension of Residency Permissions

05/15/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: National Immigration Office Extends Residency Deadlines Again

05/14/2020: Czech Republic – COVID-19: Postponing Certain Advance Payments and Withholding Tax

05/12/2020: European Union – Travel Ban Extended until 15 June

05/12/2020: Czech Republic – COVID-19: Lifting Entry Restrictions under Certain Governmental Programmes

05/11/2020: Argentina – Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantine Extended for Buenos Aires

05/08/2020: United States – USCIS Publishes Quarterly Data on Key Temporary Worker Visas

05/07/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Gradual Dismantling of Restrictions on Crossing Borders

05/07/2020: United States – Injunction Upheld to Block Health-Care Requirement for Immigrants

05/07/2020: European Union – Major Reform of EU Road Transport Sector Adopted

05/05/2020: Luxembourg – COVID-19: Tax, Social Security, Employee Relief Measures

05/04/2020: United States – USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

05/01/2020: Italy – Status of Reopening Country, Work and Resident Permits Extended

05/01/2020: Vietnam – COVID-19: Immigration, Tax/Social Security, and Income Support Measures

APRIL

04/30/2020: United States – Emergency Motion Filed to Stop Order to Suspend Immigration

04/29/2020: Malta – COVID-19: Limited Entry and Work Permit Services, Tax Implications

04/28/2020: Argentina – New Rules for Air Passenger Services and Travel to/from Argentina

04/28/2020: United States – May 2020 Visa Bulletin Released; USCIS Final Action Announcement

04/27/2020: Spain – COVID-19: State of Alarm Extended, Restrictions on Non-Essential Travel to EU

04/27/2020: Argentina – Mandatory Quarantine Imposed Due to COVID-19 Extended

04/27/2020: United States – USCIS Extends Office Closures, Suspends Certain Services Through June 3

04/27/2020: Sweden – Immigration and Travel Restrictions Related to COVID-19 Continue

04/27/2020: United States – Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspends Entry for Certain Immigrants

04/24/2020: Nigeria – COVID-19: Payment Waivers on Fees for Extensions of Certain Permits

04/23/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada, Mexico Extended Through May 20

04/23/2020: Germany – Extending Restrictions on Non-Essential Travel to EU, Updated Measures

04/23/2020: Germany – Mutual Agreements on Frontier Workers with Austria, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands

04/22/2020: United States – Executive Order Expected to Impact Applicants for Permanent Residence

04/22/2020: United States – COVID-19: Waiver of Sec. 911 Time Requirements Announced

04/22/2020: United States – COVID-19 Relief for Nonresidents Remaining in United States

04/21/2020: Czech Republic – COVID-19: Extended State of Emergency and Related Measures

04/20/2020: South Africa – COVID-19: Lockdown Extension and Visa/Immigration Changes

04/17/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Visa Application Centre Closures, Visa ‘Overstayers’ Get Extension

04/17/2020: United Kingdom – COVID-19: Right to Work Checks and U.K. Sponsor Compliance Updates

04/17/2020: Argentina – National Immigration Office Extends Residency Deadlines

04/17/2020: Finland – COVID-19: Revised Policies Restricting Travel Restrictions, List of Critical Tasks

04/16/2020: Italy – Lockdown Extended to 3 May, Options for Travel into/out of Country 

04/16/2020: Chile – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Border Closure Extended

04/15/2020: Argentina –COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Extended

04/14/2020: United Kingdom – New Points-Based System Employers’ Guide Published

04/13/2020: Argentina – Government Extends Scope of Mandatory Quarantine  

04/09/2020: France – New Travel restrictions (COVID-19)

04/08/2020: United States – Summary of Immigration, Travel Changes in Response to COVID-19

04/06/2020: Belgium – COVID-19 and Impact on Frontier Workers

04/06/2020: Russia – Travel and Immigration Restrictions Due to COVID-19

04/03/2020: United States – USCIS Completes FY 2021 H-1B Cap Lottery; Petition Filing from April 1

04/03/2020: Barbados/Eastern Caribbean – Fiscal Stimulus and Travel/Border Restriction Measures

04/03/2020: Spain – COVID-19: New Decree Revises Immigration Processing Policies and Practices  

04/03/2020: Ukraine – Immigration and Travel Policies Instituted to Combat COVID-19

04/03/2020: Italy – Measures that Put Country in Lockdown Extended to 13 April 

04/03/2020: Japan – Expanding Entry Ban to 73 Nations to Control Coronavirus

04/02/2020: Hong Kong – Recognising Same-Sex Marriage: Tax and Immigration Implications

04/01/2020: Spain – COVID-19: Government Restricts Access through Country’s External Borders

04/01/2020: People’s Republic of China – COVID-19 Travel/Immigration Restrictions

04/01/2020: Argentina – National Immigration Office Extends Residency Deadlines

MARCH

03/31/2020: Switzerland – COVID-19: Tax, Social Security, Immigration Implications for Cross-Border Workers

03/31/2020: Sweden – Immigration and Travel Restrictions Related to COVID-19

03/31/2020: Uruguay – Updated Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19

03/30/2020: European Union – Guidelines for Free Movement of Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

03/30/2020: Argentina – Mandatory Quarantine Imposed Due to COVID-19 Extended

03/30/2020: Australia – COVID-19: Considerations for Managing a Migrant Workforce in Trying Times

03/30/2020: Japan – Updated Travel/Immigration Measures to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

03/30/2020: United States – Changes in USCIS Procedures Resulting from COVID-19

03/26/2020: Brazil – Travel Restrictions and Other Measures to Confront COVID-19 Crisis

03/26/2020: South Africa – Travel Restrictions and Lockdown Related to COVID-19

03/26/2020: Botswana – Broad Measures Introduced by Government to Combat COVID-19 Threat

03/25/2020: Philippines – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions and Filing Extensions

03/25/2020: Spain – COVID-19: Containment Measures, Many Office and Service Closures

03/25/2020: United States – U.S.-Canada Border Closed to Non-Essential Travel

03/25/2020: Lithuania – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions and Tax Filing, Social Security Extensions

03/25/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Residence Permits Extensions and Cessation of Visa Processing

03/25/2020: Malaysia – Travel and Immigration Restrictions to Combat COVID-19

03/24/2020: Germany – Measures to Combat COVID-19 Become More Intense

03/24/2020: Argentina – Mandatory Quarantine Imposed Due to COVID-19 

03/24/2020: Switzerland – COVID-19: Closing Borders, Limiting Entry and Visa Issuance FAQs

03/24/2020: France – New Actions to Restrict Travel, Extend Immigration Documents’ Validity 

03/24/2020: Croatia – COVID-19: Measures Limiting Travel, Imposing Quarantine and Social Distancing

03/24/2020: Australia – COVID-19 Borders Closed to NonResidents

03/23/2020: Norway – Covid-19 Update: Entry Restrictions / Immigration-Related Processing Uncertainties

03/23/2020: Belgium – COVID-19 Measures Taken by Belgian Immigration Authorities 

03/23/2020: United States - DHS Defers Physical Inspection Requirements for Form I-9

03/23/2020: Ghana – COVID-19-Related Travel Restrictions and Safety Directives

03/21/2020: Singapore – Changes to Employment Pass and S Pass Requirements

03/21/2020: Japan – UPDATE: Immigration/Travel Restrictions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/20/2020: Vietnam – Immigration, Travel, Quarantine Policies Instituted to Combat COVID-19

03/20/2020: European Union – Countries Taking Extraordinary Measures on Borders, Travel, Health

03/20/2020: United States – USCIS Office Closures

03/19/2020: United States - Managing Employer I-9 Requirements and COVID-19

03/19/2020: Denmark – COVID-19-Related Travel Restrictions, Changes to Immigration Policies 

03/19/2020:  European Union – Border Security Guidelines to Protect Health, Foster Economic Continuity

03/19/2020: Finland – Update on Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19 

03/19/2020: Uruguay - Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

03/19/2020: Chile – Significant Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/19/2020: Canada – Government Places Restrictions on Entry

03/19/2020: Czech Republic – Emergency Measures Imposed by Government to Confront COVID-19 Crisis

03/18/2020: Australia – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Self-Quarantine Requirements 

03/18/2020: Germany – Considerable Lengths Taken by Government to Stem Rise of COVID-19 

03/17/2020: Belgium –COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Immigration Process Changes

03/17/2020: United States - U.S. Embassies and Consulates Suspend Services; USCIS Office Closures

03/17/2020: Ireland – COVID-19: Delays in Employment Permit Processing Times

03/17/2020: Peru – Tax Relief and Closing Border to Help Deal with Spread of COVID-19

03/17/2020: Argentina – Updated Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19

03/16/2020: Japan – Immigration/Travel Restrictions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/15/2020: United States - Travel Ban from European Countries to Include U.K. and Ireland

03/13/2020: Argentina – Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19

03/12/2020: United States - Travel from EU’s Schengen Area Suspended for 30 Days or Longer 

03/10/2020: Italy – Country in Lockdown as COVID-19 Threat Grows

03/09/2020: United States – Administration Announces Visa Restrictions on Six Additional Countries

03/06/2020: United States – Immigration Updates: COVID-19 Entry Restrictions, TPS and Yemen

03/04/2020: Italy – New Statute Introduces COVID-19-Related Measures Affecting Immigration

03/03/2020: Singapore – Precautions Extended to Foreign Employees Traveling from Areas in South Korea

FEBRUARY

02/25/2020: Italy – Temporary Measures in Place to Deal with Outbreak of Covid-19

02/21/2020: Singapore - New Health Directive to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

02/20/2020: United States – Emergency Review Requested for Public Charge Questionnaire

02/14/2020: Vietnam – Changes in Work Permit, Immigration Procedures

02/14/2020: European Union - New Rules on Short-Stay Visas

02/13/2020: Singapore – Measures Implemented to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

02/11/2020: People’s Republic of China – Coronavirus Response: Considerations for Businesses Relocating Employees

02/07/2020: People’s Republic of China – Updates on Immigration Policy during Coronavirus Epidemic

02/07/2020: Canada – Québec: New Obligations for Employers Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

02/05/2020: Singapore – New Talent Access Programme for Tech Companies 

02/04/2020: United States – Employers May Use New Form I-9 Now; Mandatory from May 1 

02/04/2020: Ireland – National Minimum Wage Rise from 1 February

JANUARY

01/31/2020: United Kingdom – Committee Recommends Points-Based System, Salary Thresholds for Immigration

01/31/2020: United States - Supreme Court Allows Implementation of New “Public Charge” Rule

01/16/2020: Ireland & United Kingdom – Family Immigration Rules and Northern Ireland

01/13/2020: Ireland – Sectors with Shortages Addressed by New Employment Permits

01/09/2020: Netherlands – Online Registration, Other Procedures Implemented for Posted Workers

01/03/2020: People’s Republic of China – Targeted Changes to Facilitate Entry/Exit for Foreign Talent

2019

12/19/2019: Netherlands – Income Requirement for Foreign Workers Modified for 2020 

12/18/2019: Canada – Temporary Suspension of New Requirements under Quebec Experience Programs

12/10/2019: Belgium – Authorities Set New 2020 Minimum Salary Criteria

12/10/2019: United States – USCIS Green Lights H-1B e-Registration for FY2021 Cap Season

12/02/2019: Ireland – New Changes to Employment Permits Regime

11/27/2019: European Union – Round-up of Significant Developments Affecting Global Mobility

11/26/2019: United States - Government Agencies Release Fall 2019 Regulatory Agendas

11/13/2019: Chile – Updates on Visas and Permanent Residency Procedures

11/08/2019: United States – Court Stalls Health Insurance Requirement for Immigrant Visa Applicants 

11/08/2019: Canada – New Requirements under Quebec Experience and Quebec Selection Certificate Programs 

10/25/2019: United Kingdom – Expansion of Shortage Occupation List for Immigration Purposes

10/09/2019: Germany – New Laws, Updated Rules if No-Deal Brexit

10/08/2019: United States – Green Card Access Limited for Medically Uninsured

10/07/2019: United Kingdom – Updates on Social Security for Mobile Employees Post-Brexit 

09/26/2019: Czech Republic – Draft Amendment Introducing Changes to Assignment of Workers

09/16/2019: United Kingdom - Re-introduction of Post-Study Work Visa for Graduates Planned

09/11/2019: United States – Inspections Relating to STEM OPT Workers

08/21/2019: United Kingdom – More Rigorous Document-Keeping Duties for Sponsors

08/15/2019: United States - “Public Charge” Rule Limits Green Card & Visa Access

08/05/2019: Czech Republic – Changes in Store for Residence Rules for Foreigners

07/18/2019: United States – Bill Seeks to Remove Some Countries’ Limits for Green Cards

07/16/2019: United States – USCIS International Field Offices No Longer Accept Form I-407

07/16/2019: United States – Supreme Court to Review DACA Termination Cases Next Term

07/01/2019: Japan – New Immigration Services Agency, Stricter Screening Process

06/20/2019: Canada – Quebec Adopts New Skilled Worker Selection Process Bill

06/13/2019: United States – New Process Using FLAG System for Filing Form ETA-9141

06/13/2019: United States - Premium Processing for All FY 2020 H-1B Cap Petitions

06/07/2019: United States – New Screening of Social Media Accounts by State Department

05/29/2019: United States – Immigration Plans on Agencies’ Spring 2019 Agendas

05/29/2019: Ireland – Memorandum of Understanding Codifies Matters Regarding Common Travel Area 

05/24/2019: United States – President Announces Immigration Overhaul Plan 

05/24/2019: European Union – Visa-Free Travel to Schengen Area Post-Brexit

05/21/2019: United Kingdom – Extension of ePassport Gates and Abolition of Landing Cards

05/15/2019: Greece – New Rules on Investors in Greece Securing Residence Permits

05/14/2019: Ireland – Abolition of Re-entry Visa System

05/10/2019: Malaysia – Various Immigration Updates 

04/23/2019: Greece - Immigration Measures for U.K. Nationals and Family Members

04/18/2019: Italy – 2019 Quotas for Issuing Work and Residence Permits

04/12/2019: Ireland – Statutory Changes to the Employment Permits Regime

04/11/2019: United States – FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap Met; Premium Processing Begins

04/10/2019: Italy – More Immigration Measures for U.K. Nationals and Non-EU Family Members

04/09/2019: Germany – Updates on Rules for a No-Deal Brexit 

04/09/2019: United Kingdom – Update on Post-Brexit “Right to Work” Checks

04/05/2019: Switzerland – Update on Brexit Withdrawal Policy for U.K. Citizens

04/05/2019: United States – Hurdles for Canadians Filing L-1 Petitions at U.S. Ports of Entry

04/03/2019: Belgium – New Minimum Salary Criteria for 2019 

04/01/2019: Ireland – Impact of Brexit on “The Common Travel Area”  

03/29/2019: Czech Republic – Plans to “Regularize” U.K., Czech Nationals if “No-Deal” Brexit

03/29/2019: Lithuania – Provisions Planned for U.K. Nationals in Case of “No-Deal” Brexit 

03/28/2019: Denmark – Law Passes on Status and Rights of U.K. Nationals if “No-Deal” Brexit 

03/28/2019: Netherlands – Update on Brexit Withdrawal Rules for U.K. Citizens’ and Family Members

03/26/2019: United Kingdom – Statement of Changes to Tiers 1 & 2, EU Settlement Scheme

03/26/2019: Italy – Government Takes Steps to Deal with Post-Brexit Status of U.K. Nationals

03/22/2019: United States – Starting 2021, New Travel Requirements for Americans Visiting Europe 

03/20/2019: United States – Notice Obligations for H-1B Employers Regarding Labor Condition Applications

03/20/2019: United States – Premium Processing Resumes for All H-1B Petitions

03/18/2019: European Union – Social Security Contingency Measures if No-Deal Brexit 

03/15/2019: Finland – U.K. Nationals’ Right of Residence if No-Deal Brexit 

03/14/2019: Spain – Measures Enacted Assuring Rights, Status in Case of No-Deal Brexit  

03/13/2019: United States – Proposed Rule Ending Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders

03/12/2019: Ireland – Working Made Easier for Foreign Spouses of Certain Permit Holders

03/07/2019: India – e-Visa Regime Liberalised

02/28/2019: Colombia – Tax Reform with Measures Impacting Individuals

02/28/2019: Austria – National Assembly Passes Law Concerning U.K. Nationals if No-Deal Brexit

02/21/2019: United States – Premium Processing Resumes for Some 2018 H-1B Petitions

02/20/2019: United States – Revised Form to Apply for Extension/Change of Nonimmigrant Status

02/19/2019: Singapore – Budget 2019 Contains Measures on NOR Status, Income Tax Rebate

02/13/2019: Malaysia – Various Immigration Administrative and Application Updates

02/12/2019: France – New Action by Government to Define Rules if No-Deal Brexit

02/08/2019: United States – Premium Processing Resumes for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

02/01/2019: United States – DHS Finalizes H-1B Cap Regulation

01/31/2019: Denmark – Government Makes Preparations for “No Deal” Brexit

01/28/2019: France – Government Plans Steps in Case of No-Deal Brexit 

01/24/2019: Australia - ATO Data Matching for Temporary Visa Compliance

01/17/2019: Germany – If U.K. Exits EU with No Deal, New Rules at Ready 

01/11/2015: United States – Employment Eligibility Verification Temporarily Suspended

01/11/2019: Netherlands – Post-Brexit Transitional Rules for U.K. Citizens’ Right of Residence

01/07/2019: Netherlands – Changes to Income Requirement for Foreign Workers, Lower Legal Fees

2018

DECEMBER

12/21/2018: United States – Potential Immigration-Related Impact of Government Shut-down

12/20/2018: United Kingdom – Government Releases White Paper on Post-Brexit Immigration

12/19/2018: United Kingdom – Online Right-to-Work Checking Service

12/14/2018: India – Immigration Changes in 2018: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

12/14/2018: United Kingdom – Statement of Changes for Tiers, 2, 4, and 5, and Seasonal Workers 

12/13/2018: Italy - 2018 Amendments Make Italian Citizenship More Difficult to Obtain

12/11/2018: United States – New Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application, in Effect 

12/11/2018: United States – Administration Proposes Changes to Selection System for H-1B Visas

12/10/2018: Ireland – Expansion of Online Passport Renewal Service

12/07/2018: United Kingdom – Reduced Rights for EU Citizens if ‘No Deal’ Brexit

12/05/2018: Romania – Easier Requirements for Third-Country Nationals When Locally Employed in Romania

NOVEMBER

11/29/2018: Ireland – Increase in National Minimum Wage

11/29/2018: United States - USCIS to Allow Advance Parole Applications for International Travel

11/15/2018: United States – Immigration, Labor Authorities Release Fall 2018 Regulatory Agendas

11/08/2018: European Union - European Passenger Registration System (ETIAS) Operational in 2021

OCTOBER

10/29/2018: Ireland – Special Scheme for Some Non-EEA Nationals to Reside

10/22/2018: Hong Kong – Visas for Same-Sex Dependants, Civil Partnerships/Unions

10/19/2018: United Kingdom – EU Settlement Scheme and Other Announced Immigration Changes

SEPTEMBER

10/04/2018: United Kingdom – What Does Travel to EU Mean if “No Deal” Brexit?

09/28/2018: France – New Rules on Seconding Employees and Stricter Anti-Fraud Provisions

09/27/2018: Thailand – Revisions to Decree “Managing the Work of Aliens”

09/18/2018: United Kingdom – Migration Advisory Committee Releases Final Report on Immigration

09/11/2018: Finland – New Residence Permit Categories Introduced; Changes in Current Permit Processes

09/11/2018: People’s Republic of China – Changes for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Residents 

AUGUST

08/31/2018: United States - USCIS Extends & Expands H-1B Premium Processing Suspension

08/28/2018: Ireland – Changes to Re-Entry Visa Process

08/16/2018: Canada – Biometrics Expansion Project

08/03/2018: United States – Updated Policy on Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny

08/02/2018: United States – USCIS Issues New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTAs)

JULY

07/17/2018: United Kingdom – White Paper Takes Further Steps to Clarify Post-Brexit Relationship

07/10/2018: Australia - New Financial Year Update

JUNE

06/29/2018: United States – SCOTUS Upholds Latest Travel Ban

06/22/2018: United Kingdom – Government Announces Details on Brexit EU Settlement Scheme

06/15/2018: United Kingdom – Changes to Immigration Rules in Multiple Areas 

06/12/2018: Germany – Increased Scrutiny from Authorities for Granting of Labor Market Access

06/06/2018: Kenya – New Procedures for Verification and Registration of Foreign Nationals

06/01/2018: Canada – Measures for Cross-Border Travelers in Bill C-21

MAY

05/30/2018: Italy – New Policy on 2018 Permit to Stay for Family Reasons

05/11/2018: United Kingdom – I “Find a Job” Replaces Universal Jobmatch for Tier 2 Advertising

APRIL

04/27/2018: India – Visa Guidelines Updated

04/26/2018: United States – SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments Regarding Latest Travel Ban

04/17/2018: United States – USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Lottery Processing

04/10/2018: United States - State Department Seeking Visa Applicant Disclosure of Social Media History

04/06/2018: United Kingdom – Work Restrictions for Croatian Nationals to Expire in June

04/05/2018: Singapore – More Employers Must Advertise on Jobs Bank, Higher S Pass Qualifying Salary

04/05/2018: United States – USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Filings

04/04/2018: Australia – New Global Talent Scheme Pilot Announced 

MARCH

03/29/2018: United States - Joint Agency Pilot for Canadian Citizens Seeking L-1 Non-Immigrant Status

03/23/2018: Australia – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Program in Effect

03/19/2018: United Kingdom – Government Announces Changes to Immigration Fees from 6 April

03/13/2018: United Kingdom – New Applications Forms for Applicants from Outside U.K.

03/09/2018: India - FRRO Registration, Visa Extension, Conversion, Go Digital

03/06/2018: United States – Policy Change for H1-B Petitions Involving Third-Party Placement 

FEBRUARY

02/28/2018: France – Stricter Provisions to Combat Fraud Tied to Foreign Workers in France

02/27/2018: Canada – Update on U.S. and Canadian Immigration, Invitation to Seminar/Webinar

02/26/2018: United States - Updated USCIS Guidance on Signature Requirements, Power of Attorney

02/22/2018: United Kingdom – Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

02/16/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Debuts, Opportunities for Executives, Investors, Entrepreneurs

02/12/2018: Italy – 2018 Quota in Force for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

JANUARY

01/23/2018: United States – Government Shuts Down, Then Reopens: Impact on Immigration

01/18/2018: United States – Update on Extensions for  H-1B Holders, Working Spouses

01/17/2018: United States – Escalated Searches of Electronic Devices Continues

01/11/2018: Thailand – “Smart Visa” Designed to Attract Highly-Skilled Professionals

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