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Transit Visa Exemption Policy To Be Further Expanded
The National Immigration Administration (NIA) in China has issued a public announcement to expand the 144-hour transit visa exemption to more ports and areas for nationals from 53 countries. The expanded policy will be effective December 1, 2019
China
11 Nov 2019
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Brexit Date Moved To January 31, 2020; United Kingdom Will Not Hold General Election
UK and EU government representatives agreed to further postpone the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union until January 31, 2020.
European Union
8 Nov 2019
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U.S.- El Salvador Agreement Results In 12-Month Extension Of TPS Work Authorization
Work authorization for Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries will be extended through January 4, 2021 under the bilateral agreement.  
United States
8 Nov 2019
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Stricter Educational Verification Requirements For Some Applicants
The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore has implemented stricter documentary requirements for foreign nationals applying for initial and renewal Employment Passes
Singapore
8 Nov 2019
5
Degree Validation Process Streamlined
The Colombian Ministry of Education has published a resolution that reduces processing times and simplifies requirements for foreign nationals applying for validation of their foreign university
Colombia
7 Nov 2019
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Weekly Immigration Update: October 18-24, 2019
United States: In November, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will accept employment-based adjustment applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the ...
Worldwide
7 Nov 2019
7
More Permissible Job Titles For Foreign Workers
The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued a regulation delineating the job titles available to foreign workers for which their Indonesian employers can apply under their Foreign Manpower Utilization Plan (RPTKA) application.
Indonesia
7 Nov 2019
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Consular Quotas Take Effect Alongside Changes To Streamline Immigration Processes
Czech authorities have introduced consular quotas for visa-required countries through a new law and have implemented other changes to streamline immigration processes.
Czech Republic
6 Nov 2019
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Weekly Immigration Update: October 4-10, 2019
United States: The Department of Homeland Security's public charge regulation is set to take effect October 15, though a number of U.S. states and advocacy groups are challenging the rule.
Worldwide
6 Nov 2019
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Suspension On Work Visit Visas Restricts Foreign Nationals Seeking Short-Term Work Authorization
Immigration authorities in Saudi Arabia unexpectedly replaced Work Visit and Commercial Visit Visas with a uniform Visit Visa for Business.
Saudi Arabia
6 Nov 2019
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Qatar Visa Centres: A One-Year Update
On October 12, 2018, the first Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) was opened in Sri Lanka. Since then, several centres have opened around the world,.
Qatar
4 Nov 2019
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Weekly Immigration Update: October 25-31, 2019
Effective December 2, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is increasing the Form I-907 premium processing fee to $1,440, from $1,410.
Worldwide
4 Nov 2019
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Administrative Changes In Mexico City Causing Long Wait Times For In-Person Applications And Further Immigration Processing Delays
The National Immigration Institute is relocating part of its operation from its central office to the regional branch in Mexico City. In preparation...
Mexico
4 Nov 2019
14
‘EU Exit: ID Document Check App' Available On Apple iPhones
The EU Exit: ID Document Check App is now available to use on Apple iPhone models 8 and above. Software updates on the device may need to be up to date to access it.
European Union
31 Oct 2019
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Additional Relaxed Immigration And Labor Reforms Announced
The Council of Ministers endorsed draft legislation that would further reform the immigration and labor environment in Qatar and would complement the proposals announced earlier this month.
Qatar
31 Oct 2019
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Protests May Cause Immigration Processing Disruptions
Amid violent protests in Santiago, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera has declared a state of emergency, resulting in road closures and partial shutdown of the public transportation system
Chile
31 Oct 2019
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Weekly Immigration Update: October 11-17, 2019
United States: Several federal district courts have blocked the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing a regulation...
Worldwide
30 Oct 2019
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Certain Foreign Nationals Will Become Work And Payroll Ready More Quickly
Foreign nationals applying for a short-stay visa or for accredited-company temporary residence may now work in Costa Rica during the processing of their applications, due to a new rule published
Costa Rica
30 Oct 2019
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November 2019 Visa Bulletin: Modest Advancement For Most Countries, Except India
All EB-1 countries except for China and India will advance by more than a month to June 1, 2018. China will advance to February 1, 2017, while India will remain at January 1, 2015.
United States
30 Oct 2019
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Authorization Now Required For International Travel During Application Processing
Effective immediately, foreign nationals in Chile with pending new or renewal visa or residence applications who are awaiting documents
Chile
29 Oct 2019
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