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06/24/2022: Thailand – Long-Term Resident Visa for ’High-Potential’ Foreign Nationals

06/23/2022: People’s Republic of China – Cancellation of the Invitation Letter Requirement

06/22/2022: Ireland – Suspension of Re-Entry Visa Requirements for Minors under 16

06/21/2022: Finland – Changes for Residence Permits for Researchers and Students

06/17/2022: Canada – Suspension of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate & Randomized Testing 

06/17/2022: European Union – Update on COVID-19 Digital Certificate

06/17/2022: United States – July 2022 Visa Bulletin

06/16/2022: Finland – Introducing D Visa and Fast Track Processing for Specialists, Start-Up Entrepreneurs

06/15/2022: South Africa – Visa Process Centralised in Head Office

06/13/2022: United States – Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement Lifted for Entry by Air

06/09/2022: People’s Republic of China – COVID-19: Immigration Policy Updates

06/06/2022: Italy – COVID-19: Removal of Restrictions for Those Entering or Returning to Italy

05/25/2022: Ireland – COVID-19: No Further Extensions to Residence Permissions

05/23/2022: Chile – New Decree Provides Implementation Guidance on Immigration Reforms

05/20/2022: Taiwan – COVID-19: Shortened Quarantine Days for Business Travelers

05/18/2022: United States – June 2022 Visa Bulletin

05/12/2022: Argentina – Digital Nomad Visa Announced

05/05/2022: United States – Automatic Employment Authorization Extensions up to 540 Days

05/02/2022: Italy –Immigration Procedure for Digital Nomads Introduced

04/27/2022: United States – Uniting for Ukraine: New Program Welcomes Ukrainian Citizens

04/25/2022: United States – Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine, Sudan; Their Students Can Work

04/25/2022: Canada – New Immigration Measures to Address Labour Shortage

04/22/2022: Czech Republic – Measures for Ukrainian Refugees (Immigration, Education, Social Security)

04/20/2022: Chile – COVID-19: Entry Requirements Updated

04/19/2022: United States – May 2022 Visa Bulletin

04/13/2022: Argentina – COVID-19: Entry Requirements Updated

04/11/2022: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Eased  and Immigration Deadlines Extended

04/07/2022: Ghana – COVID-19: Easing of Travel and Other Restrictions

04/06/2022: Canada –Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Introduced

04/01/2022: United States – USCIS to Expand Premium Processing Program in Phases

03/30/2022: Philippines – COVID-19: Updates to Entry Protocols and Travel Ban

03/29/2022: Taiwan – COVID-19: Easing Border Controls for Business Travelers

03/24/2022: France – Entry Measures and Temporary Protection for People Fleeing from Ukraine

03/22/2022: Canada – New Entry Measures for Ukrainians

03/21/2022: Vietnam – Immigration and Quarantine Policies Updated 15 March 2022

03/18/2022: Finland –Temporary Protection for People Fleeing from Ukraine

03/18/2022: Spain – Measures for Refugees from Ukraine

03/18/2022: United States – April 2022 Visa Bulletin

03/17/2022: Canada – Government to End Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

03/16/2022: Poland – Legislation Just Approved Offers Relief/Integration Measures for Ukrainians

03/15/2022: Malaysia – COVID-19: Re-Opening Borders

03/15/2022: Singapore – Significant Changes for Work Pass Framework

03/11/2022: Romania – Measures Adopted to Ease Ukrainians’ Access to Labour Market

03/09/2022: European Union – Measures for Refugees from Ukraine; Steps by Spain

03/09/2022: Belgium – Entry and Stay Measures for Ukrainian Refugees

03/08/2022: Ireland - COVID-19: Lifting of Remaining Entry Requirements

03/08/2022: Lithuania – New Measures for Ukrainians Fleeing Conflict

03/07/2022: Brazil – New Visa for Ukrainian Nationals

03/04/2022: SPECIAL EDITION – Countries Move to Facilitate Migration from Ukraine Due to War

03/02/2022: Czech Republic – Entry and Stay Measures for Ukrainians

03/01/2022: Japan – COVID-19: Easing Border Controls, Travel Restrictions from 1 March

02/23/2022: Chile – Reform of Chile’s Immigration Laws

02/22/2022: United States – March 2022 Visa Bulletin

02/21/2022: Czech Republic – Relocating Foreign Workers Comes Under Stricter Rules and Scrutiny 

02/16/2022: Canada – Antigen Tests Accepted for Pre-Arrival Testing

02/15/2022: South Africa – New Critical Skills List Published

02/11/2022: Brazil – Global Entry Access for Brazilians to U.S.

02/10/2022: United States – Annotating Form I-94 for L-2, E Spouse Work Authorization Begins

02/08/2022: Thailand – “Test & Go” Scheme Resumed 1 February 2022

02/04/2022: Philippines – COVID-19: Changes to Entry Protocols and Travel Ban

02/02/2022: Canada – Measures Announced to Improve Client Experience, Modernize Immigration System

02/02/2022: Romania – Six-Month Digital Nomad Visa Introduced

02/02/2022: Vietnam – New Entry and Quarantine Rules in 2022

02/01/2022: United States – STEM-Based Non-Immigrant, Immigrant Visa Eligibility Expanded and Updated

02/01/2022: United States – FY 2023 H-1B Cap Lottery Registration Opens March 1

01/28/2022: Argentina - Requirements for Entering the Country Updated

01/28/2022: Malaysia – Simplifying Entry and Endorsement of Passes for Expatriates

01/27/2022: Brazil – Digital Nomad Temporary Visa / Residence Permit Implemented

01/24/2022: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions for Southern African Nations Lifted

01/21/2022: Singapore – COVID-19: Mandatory Vaccination for Pass Holders, Permanent Residents

01/20/2022: Mexico - Visitor Visas to Be Required of Venezuelan Nationals from January 21

01/20/2022: Mexico - Visas Required for Brazilian Nationals Temporarily

01/19/2022: United States – February 2022 Visa Bulletin

01/05/2022: United States – Biden Administration Removes Travel Ban on Southern African Nations

01/05/2022: United States –Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Waiver Expanded, Extended Through 2022

12/23/2021: European Union – New Entry/Exit System to Be Implemented for Non-EU Travellers

12/22/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Temporary Extension of Irish Residence Permissions to 31 May 2022

12/21/2021: Italy – COVID-19: Reinforcement of Current Measures until 31 January 2022

12/20/2021: European Union – ECJ Decides on Free Movement of LGBTQ Families

12/20/2021: United States – January 2022 Visa Bulletin

12/20/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Vaccination Certificate Now Required

12/17/2021: France – COVID-19: Modifications to Travel Restrictions, Including U.K.

12/10/2021: Spain –Travel Restrictions Extended Except for Vaccinated Travellers

12/07/2021: France – COVID-19: Modifications to Travel Restrictions

12/03/2021: United States – Stricter Testing Requirements for All U.S.-Bound Travelers

12/03/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Introduced for Southern African Nations

12/03/2021: Russia – Mandatory Fingerprint Registration and Medical Examination of Foreign Nationals

12/03/2021: Canada – Enhanced Border Measures for New Coronavirus Variant

12/02/2021: Japan – COVID-19: Re-Shutting of Borders for One Month Due to Omicron Variant

12/01/2021: United States – Omicron Variant Spurs Travel Ban on Southern African Nations

11/30/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: New Visa Requirements for Individuals Coming from Specified Countries

11/30/2021: Belgium – New Travel Ban on Individuals Coming from Very High-Risk Countries

11/24/2021: Australia – Border and Travel Restrictions Eased

11/23/2021: United States – Third H-1B Lottery Conducted for FY2022

11/23/2021: Canada – Changes to Border Measures

11/23/2021: People’s Republic of China – Loosening Foreign Entry Visa, Residence Permit Suspension

11/22/2021: Spain – New Procedures for Work Permits in Cinema Industry

11/22/2021: United States – December 2021 Visa Bulletin

11/18/2021: United States – USCIS Policy Changes for Spouse Work Authorization

11/16/2021: Ireland – Immigration Rules on (Re)Entry into Ireland over Christmas Period

11/12/2021: Japan – Borders Re-opened Partially, Easing of Quarantine Measures

11/11/2021: Thailand – No More Quarantine for Foreign Nationals Entering by Air

11/03/2021: Ireland – Resumption of Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme

11/03/2021: Argentina – Government Decides to Cautiously Open Borders

11/03/2021: Canada – Mandatory Vaccine Requirements for Outbound Travel from Canada

10/28/2021: United States – Biden Administration Plan on Resuming Safe Global Travel

10/26/2021: European Union – Report on COVID-19 Certificates

10/20/2021: Thailand – Changes in Visas and Quarantine Periods for Entry into Thailand

10/20/2021: United States – November 2021 Visa Bulletin

10/19/2021: Belgium – Flemish and Brussels Authorities Set New 2022 Minimum Salary Criteria

10/15/2021: United States –Lifting Travel Restrictions at Land Borders  in November 2021

10/12/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: No More Travel Ban, Antigen Test Now Allowed

10/07/2021: Canada – Changes to Bridging Open Work Permit Applications

10/07/2021: Finland – Changes to Posted Worker Reporting Effective 1 October

10/05/2021: Chile – COVID-19: Borders Reopened, New Consular Visa Rules

10/05/2021: Vietnam – Resolution No. 105 Affecting Foreign Labour in Vietnam

10/04/2021: Japan – Arrivals with Vaccination Certificate

09/28/2021: United States – Lifting COVID-19 Travel Restrictions by November

09/24/2021: Canada - COVID-19: Direct Flights from India to Resume September 26

09/23/2021: European Union – Update, COVID-19 Certificates from Non-EU Countries

09/22/2021: United States – Federal Court Invalidates Wage-Based H-1B Lottery Rule

09/17/2021: Greece – Digital Nomad Visa Provisions Introduced in Immigration Legislation

09/16/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Temporary Extension of Irish Residence Permission

09/16/2021: United States – October 2021 Visa Bulletin; COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

09/16/2021: Italy – COVID-19: Easing Restrictions, EU / Non-EU COVID Certificates on Vaccinations

09/14/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Lifting of Short-Stay Visa Restrictions from 13 September

09/14/2021: South Africa – Concessions to Certain Holders of Intra-Company Transfer Work

09/08/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: New Entry Rules for Foreign Workers and Lifting of Travel Ban

09/03/2021: Thailand – Recommencing Visa Issuance and Certificates of Entry in Certain Cases

09/02/2021: Uruguay – Updated Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19

08/31/2021: European Union – COVID-19 Certificates from Non-EU Countries

08/31/2021: Czech Republic – Changes to Regulation of Foreign Nationals’ Residence

08/30/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Immigration Deadlines Extended until March 2022

08/23/2021: United States – Border Restrictions for Canada, Mexico Extended Till September 21

08/18/2021: United States – September 2021 Visa Bulletin, Medical Report Validity Extension

08/18/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Travel Ban Extension

08/13/2021: Canada – Direct Flights from India Suspended until September 21, 2021

08/10/2021: Argentina – Government Extends Some COVID-19 Measures, Loosens Others

08/04/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Quarantine Restrictions Updated and Travel Ban Extended

08/02/2021: Belgium – More Updates for List of High-Risk Countries

08/02/2021: United States – Second H-1B Lottery Conducted for FY2022

07/27/2021: Belgium – List of High-Risk Countries Gets Updated Again

07/27/2021: Canada – Borders Re-open to Fully-Vaccinated Travellers

07/22/2021: Belgium – Latest Update on List of High-Risk Countries

07/22/2021: United Kingdom – Latest Immigration Updates

07/15/2021: United States – DOL’s Wage Rule Vacated; Other H-1B Changes Remain Pending

07/15/2021: Chile – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extended

07/13/2021: Belgium – Latest Update on List of High-Risk Countries

07/13/2021: Argentina – Another Extension for Administrative Decisions to Fight COVID-19

07/13/2021: Spain – Express Work Permits for Cinema Industry

07/01/2021: Spain – Extension of Travel Restrictions to 31 July

07/01/2021: Belgium – Further Restrictions for Individuals Coming from 27 High-Risk Countries

06/30/2021: Chile – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extended

06/29/2021: United States – Border Restrictions for Canada, Mexico Extended Till July 21

06/29/2021: Argentina – Government Extends Administrative Decisions to Fight COVID-19

06/28/2021: European Union – COVID-19 Digital Certificate

06/25/2021: United States – July 2021 Visa Bulletin Published

06/24/2021: Canada: COVID-19: Easing Border Measures for Fully-Vaccinated Travellers

06/23/2021: Germany – Some Easing of Travel Restrictions for U.S., Other Countries’ Travellers

06/22/2021: Ireland – COVID-19: Visa Restrictions Lifted for South African, South American Travellers

06/18/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Extension of Travel Restrictions

06/17/2021: India – If Stranded in India, Foreign Nationals’ Visas Extended until 31 August

06/17/2021: Singapore – Updates on Work Arrangements for Dependents

06/15/2021: Argentina – Extension of Administrative Decisions to Fight COVID-19

06/14/2021: Finland – COVID-19: Some Travel Restrictions Eased

06/11/2021: Belgium – Increase of Immigration Office Administrative Fee

06/11/2021: Belgium – Introduction of “EU” and “EU+” Cards

06/10/2021: France – COVID-19: Modifications to Travel Restrictions

06/10/2021: Chile – COVID-19: New Immigration Legislation, Travel Restrictions Extended

06/09/2021: Spain – Extension of Travel Restrictions with Exception for Vaccinated Travellers

06/09/2021: Canada – Changes Proposed to Charter on French Language in Québec

06/08/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: All Long-Stay Visas and Pre-clearance Applications Being Accepted

06/04/2021: Romania – Digital Nomad Visa Could Soon Be Adopted

06/03/2021: Canada – Federal Court Rules on Cancellation of NEXUS Memberships

06/01/2021: United States – COVID-19: Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended to August 31

05/28/2021: European Union – EU Citizens Win Case About Data Protection/Access in U.K.

05/27/2021: Argentina – Administrative Decisions Responding to COVID-19 Spread

05/27/2021: United States – TPS Designation for Haiti, Burma; Burmese Students Can Work

05/27/2021: United States – June 2021 Visa Bulletin Published

05/26/2021: Germany – Travel Ban Extended for India, Brazil, South Africa, U.K./Northern Ireland

05/26/2021: European Union – Automation of Border Checks and the Implications 

05/25/2021: Australia – Federal Budget and Immigration Updates

05/24/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: India Included on Travel Ban List

05/24/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Changes to Emergency/Priority Visa Processing

05/18/2021: Malaysia – Restrictions on Travel from Some Countries in South Asia

05/17/2021: United States – DOL’s Minimum Wage Increase Regulation Delayed

05/13/2021: Fiji – COVID-19: Lockdowns, Filing Deadlines, New Employer FNPF Obligations

05/12/2021: Thailand – Original Quarantine Reinstated, Travel Ban Extended to More Countries

05/11/2021: Italy – Enhancing Mobility, Extending Residence Permits, Restricting Travel from India

05/10/2021: Ireland – COVID-19: Further Temporary Suspension of Visa Applications

05/07/2021: Philippines – Lifting of Expanded Travel Bans, Restrictions for Certain Travelers

05/07/2021: United States – Border Restrictions for Canada, Mexico Extended Until May 21

05/06/2021: Belgium – The ‘Working in Belgium’ One-Stop-Shop for Foreign Employment

05/05/2021: United States – USCIS to Suspend Biometrics for Certain I-539 Applicants

05/04/2021: European Union – EU-U.K. Agreement Ratified

05/04/2021: United States – India Added to COVID-19 Travel Ban

05/03/2021: Germany – Travel Ban Extended for India, Brazil, South Africa

04/30/2021: Ireland – COVID-19: Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

04/30/2021: Canada – New Permanent Residence Pathways for Essential Workers and International Graduates

04/29/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Temporary Extension of Irish Residence Permission

04/28/2021: France – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions to Enter France Reinforced

04/27/2021: Germany – Government Introduces a Travel Ban on Persons Travelling from India

04/26/2021: United States – May 2021 Visa Bulletin, “Chats with Charlie”

04/22/2021: Czech Republic – 2021 Population Census Is Underway, Affects Assignees

04/20/2021: Spain – COVID-19: Extension of Travel Restrictions to 30 April

04/19/2021: Argentina – COVID-19: Buenos Aires Lockdown, Strict Prevention Measures

04/16/2021: Nigeria – Expatriates Required to Prove Payment of Tax for Permits Renewals

04/13/2021: Thailand – Updated COVID-19 Entry and Quarantine Procedures

04/08/2021: India – Modifications to Overseas Citizenship of India Scheme

04/08/2021: Belgium – COVID-19: France, Germany Mutual Arrangements Extended

04/07/2021: Chile – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Imposed

04/07/2021: South Africa – COVID-19: Extension of Visa Concessions for Foreign Nationals 

04/02/2021: Chile – COVID-19: Revised Entry Measures

04/01/2021: Canada – Express Entry and Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Updates

04/01/2021: United States – FY2022 H-1B Cap Lottery Developments; Petition Filing from April 1

03/30/2021: United States – Summary of Recent Immigration Developments

03/25/2021: United States – Syria Temporary Protected Status Extended and Redesignated

03/25/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Immigration Deadlines Extended until September 2021

03/24/2021: United States – April 2021 Visa Bulletin Published

03/22/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Temporary Travel Restrictions

03/17/2021: United States – DHS Public Charge Rule Rescinded

03/16/2021: Singapore – Rules Changing for Dependant Pass Holders Working in Singapore

03/15/2021: Canada – New Immigration Pathway for Hong Kong Residents

03/11/2021: Italy – Mobility across Regions and Countries Still Limited, Measures Extended

03/08/2021: Spain – COVID-19: Extension of Travel Restrictions

03/01/2021: Argentina – Quarantine in Buenos Aires and Travel Restrictions Extended

03/01/2021: Belgium – Updates on Flemish Immigration Policy

03/01/2021: United States – March 2021 Visa Bulletin Published, Immigrant Visa Ban Lifted

02/26/2021: United States – Premium Processing Service Now Available for E-3 Petitions

02/26/2021: Argentina – COVID-19: Another Extension for Residency Deadlines

02/26/2021: Finland – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions on Finland’s Borders Extended

02/25/2021: United States – Immigration Bill in Congress, Reforms Planned

02/25/2021: Spain – Extension of Travel Restrictions, Immigration Procedures for British Citizens

02/24/2021: United States – Border Restrictions for Canada, Mexico Extended Till March 21

02/23/2021: Canada – New COVID-19 Testing and Hotel Quarantine Requirements

02/23/2021: South Africa – Draft Critical Skills List Published for Public Comments

02/18/2021: Russia – Entry for Highly-Qualified Specialists, Citizens of the EAEU

02/16/2021: Canada – Invites 27,332 Candidates to Apply for Permanent Residence

02/12/2021: France – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions to Enter France Reinforced

02/08/2021: Ghana – COVID-19: Update on Travel Policies and Restrictions on Social Activities

02/08/2021: Canada – Increased Measures Announced for International Travellers

02/08/2021: United States – DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule

02/08/2021: Chile – Extensions of ID Cards and Venezuelan Passports

02/05/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extended to South Africa

02/04/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Lifting of Expanded Travel Ban

02/03/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Visa Applications

02/02/2021: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Extension

02/01/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: New Visa Requirements for South Africa, South American Countries

01/28/2021: Finland – COVID-19: Travel across Finland’s Borders Further Tightened

01/26/2021: United States – February 2021 Visa Bulletin Published

01/26/2021: United States – COVID-19 Travel Bans Reinstated, South Africa Added

01/22/2021: United States - Summary of President Biden’s Immigration Actions So Far

01/21/2021: Belgium – COVID-19: Pre-Tracing of Foreign Workers Update

01/20/2021: Argentina – COVID-19: Government Again Extends Residency Deadline

01/20/2021: Italy – State of Emergency Extended through April, Travel Restrictions Continue

01/19/2021: United States – Some COVID-19 Travel Bans to Be Lifted, Reversal Likely

01/19/2021: United States – Canada & Mexico Border Restrictions Extended Through February 21 

01/19/2021: Belgium – Brexit: Further Updates on Immigration

01/19/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Expanded Travel Restrictions

01/15/2021: United States – New Pre-Departure Requirement for Air Travel to the U.S.

01/15/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: Flight Crew-Members Exempt from Presenting RT-PCR Tests

01/15/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Pre-Departure Testing Requirements for Arriving Passengers

01/15/2021: Canada – New Work Permit Being Offered to Retain International Students in Canada

01/15/2021: United States – Revised Rule Raises Prevailing Wages

01/13/2021: Croatia - Brexit: Rules Applying to U.K. Citizens Residing in Croatia

01/13/2021: Vietnam – New Labour Regulations on Work Permits for Foreign Workers

01/13/2021: Malaysia – Changes to Employment Pass for Expatriates

01/13/2021: Vietnam – COVID-19: Restrictions for Travellers from U.K. and South Africa

01/12/2021: Belgium – Brexit: New Update on Immigration Impact

01/12/2021: United States – DHS Publishes Final Rule Amending H-1B Lottery Selection Process

01/08/2021: Canada – New Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travellers to Canada

01/08/2021: Ireland - COVID-19: Requirements for Travellers from Great Britain, South Africa

01/07/2021: Philippines – COVID-19: Expanded Travel Restrictions

01/05/2021: Brazil – COVID-19: U.K. Travel Restrictions, RT-PCR Tests Detailed 

01/05/2021: United States – Entry Bans Extended through March 31  

01/05/2021: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Extended, Certain Inbound Flights Banned

01/04/2021: France – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions, New Limitations on U.K. Travellers

01/04/2021: United States – January 2021 Visa Bulletin Published

DECEMBER

12/23/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada & Mexico Extended through January 21

12/23/2020: United Kingdom – Travel Restrictions, Test to Release Scheme Goes Live 

12/23/2020: European Union & United Kingdom – COVID-19: Travel Limitations

12/23/2020: Czech Republic – Brexit: Rules for U.K. Citizens Residing in the Czech Republic

12/23/2020: Ireland - COVID-19: Extension of Immigration Permissions, Closure of Registration Offices

12/23/2020: Poland – Brexit: Immigration Consequences for U.K. Nationals

12/22/2020: Italy – Travel Restrictions over Holiday Period

12/22/2020: Italy – Visa and Residence Permit Requirements for U.K. Citizens Clarified 

12/22/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: RT-PCR Tests Required for All Inbound Travelers

12/21/2020: Finland – Brexit and Right of Residence for U.K. Citizens in Finland: Update

12/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Extension Again for Residency Deadlines

12/18/2020: Ireland – Impact of Brexit on Irish Immigration

12/14/2020: Switzerland – Brexit: Hiring U.K. Nationals in 2021

12/11/2020: United States – Immigration Updates: DACA Reinstatement, TPS Extension  

12/10/2020: France – Brexit Is Nigh and France Clarifies Rights of British Nationals

12/08/2020: Romania – Brexit: Change in Rules for U.K. Citizens from 1 January 2021

12/04/2020: Netherlands – Income Requirement for Foreign Workers Modified for 2021

12/04/2020: Malaysia – Tax Measures Affecting Individuals in Budget 2021

12/04/2020: United States – Court Invalidates DHS and DOL H-1B Program Rules

12/03/2020: Spain – COVID-19: Travelling to Spain at Christmas

12/02/2020: Belgium – Brexit: Update on Immigration Policies During Transition and Post-Brexit

12/02/2020: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Status Extended

12/02/2020: Singapore – New Tech.Pass for Technology Founders, Leaders, and Experts

NOVEMBER

11/30/2020: United States – Border Restrictions with Canada & Mexico through December 21 

11/25/2020: Finland – Revised Posted Workers Directive Has Been Implemented 

11/25/2020: Canada – COVID-19 Update: New Mandatory Requirements for Inbound Travellers

11/25/2020: United States – December 2020 Visa Bulletin

11/25/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extended, Flight Arrivals Exempted

11/24/2020: Chile – COVID-19: Sanitary Measures Announced for Individuals Who Travel

11/24/2020: Belgium – Walloon Regional Authorities Set New 2021 Minimum Salary Criteria

11/24/2020: Sweden – Brexit Update: The Time for Preparation Is Now

11/23/2020: Italy – Rights of U.K. Citizens Post-Transition Period: Some Clarity, Some Ambiguity

11/19/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Government Again Extends Residency Deadlines

11/19/2020: United Kingdom – Travel Corridors Update, Denmark Travel Restrictions, Policies for England

11/18/2020: People’s Republic of China – Foreigner Entry Visas and Residence Permits Suspended

11/17/2020: United States – Department of State Phased Resumption of Certain Visa Services

11/16/2020: Spain – COVID-19: Health Measures Announced for Purposes of Entering Spain

11/13/2020: Chile – COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Lifted in a Targeted Manner

11/12/2020: Italy – COVID-19: Rising Infections Lead to Movement Restrictions, Activity Limitations

11/12/2020: Brazil – Changes to Foreign Seafarer and Other Offshore Worker Visas

11/10/2020: Argentina – Buenos Aires Lockdown Eased, Travel Restrictions Remain

11/06/2020: Australia – Tax Authorities’ Plans for Data Matching Program to Monitor Compliance

11/05/2020: United States – Appeals Court Places DHS’ Public Charge Rule Back into Effect

11/04/2020: Spain – Brexit: Immigration Procedures for British Citizens

11/04/2020: Canada – New Immigration Pilot Programs Introduced in Quebec

11/03/2020: Spain – COVID-19: New State of Alarm until May 9, 2021; Travel Restrictions

11/03/2020: United Kingdom – Statement of Changes for New Immigration System in Post-Brexit Era

11/02/2020: United States – DHS Proposes Changes to H-1B Lottery Selection Process

11/02/2020: United States –November 2020 Visa Bulletin 

OCTOBER

10/29/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Buenos Aires Lockdown Renewed, Tourism Opening for Neighboring Countries  

10/28/2020: Brazil – COVID-19: Resumption of Immigration Deadlines and Procedures

10/23/2020: People’s Republic of China – Foreign Nationals May Re-enter with Valid Residence Permits

10/22/2020: United States – Legal Challenge Mounted Against New DOL and DHS Rules

10/22/2020: Philippines – COVID-19: Lifting of Ban on Non-Essential Outbound Travel

10/21/2020: United Kingdom – Immigration Health Surcharge Increase for Certain Visa Categories 

10/21/2020: Belgium – Flemish & Brussels Authorities Set New 2021 Minimum Salary Criteria

10/21/2020: Argentina – COVID-19: Another Extension for Residency Deadlines

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: 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: Spain – COVID-19: State of Alarm Extended, Further Controls for Borders, Quarantine

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

05/05/2020: United States – USCIS Extends COVID-19 Flexibility on RFEs, NOIDs, Other Responses

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: 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 Fore

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