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Australia
Roam Migration Law
States and territories are easing the conditions of their visa programs to help to attract overseas skilled workers.
Austria
Envoy Global, Inc.
Austria will introduce amendments aimed at improving the Red-White-Red card on 1 October 2022...
Belize
Envoy Global, Inc.
On 8 September 2022, the government of Belize announced a new application process for the issuance of electronically enhanced passports through the Electronic Passport Issuance and Control System...
Brunei Darussalam
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Brunei introduced new COVID-19 related travel measures on 15 September 2022. The following changes will take effect for all citizens and residents...
Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently announced amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (the Regulations) will strengthen protections for foreign workers, and seek to improve employer compliance with program requirements...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Canada introduced amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations that will take effect on 26 September 2022.
Garson Immigration Law
Those who seek refugee status in Canada do so because they have no protection in their country of origin. By granting an individual refugee status, the individual gets international...
Fasken
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, which will be effective on September 26, 2022.
MLT Aikins LLP
Random COVID-19 testing for travellers and vaccination requirements for foreign nationals entering Canada will soon come to an end, according to multiple media reports.
European Union
Envoy Global, Inc.
The European Commission introduced guidelines to assist EU member states in implementing new changes for the handling of short-term visa applications from Russian nationals
Hong Kong
Envoy Global, Inc.
The authorities of Hong Kong announced that the jurisdiction will lift the requirement to undergo a hotel quarantine upon arrival effective 26 September 2022.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The authorities of Hong Kong announced new smart identity cards for nationals of Hong Kong born in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Nationals will be required to apply for the new smart...
Iceland
Envoy Global, Inc.
Effective 15 September 2022, the government of Iceland will only issue physical residence permit cards to individuals who need to travel outside the country.
India
Mayer Brown
By the end of August, there were reports indicating that some Indian consulates and the local registration authorities in India started requiring foreign nationals seeking or holding Employment (E) visas...
Indonesia
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Indonesia announced that it would restart the Visa on Arrival scheme and introduce new COVID-19 entry measures beginning 15 September 2022. 
Ireland
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Ireland will introduce a pilot project to trial the use of electronic signatures on letters issued to certain EU Treaty Rights applicants.
Japan
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Japan will introduce new COVID-19 entry measures effective on 11 October 2022. As a result, the following measures will be applied:...
Mayer Brown
Effective October 11, 2022, the ban on short-term visas will be lifted for foreign travelers entering Japan, including for business travel.
Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co.
The Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has announced the launching of the "Premium Visa Programme" on 1 September 2022. The programme which is also known as the "Residency...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Malaysia will introduce a new remote work visa on 1 October 2022. The new visa, known as the DE Rantau programme pass, will provide travelers with a professional...
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