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Mayer Brown
On November 29, 2021, the Australian government announced that it would delay its plan to reopen the country to fully vaccinated visa holders in light of the identification of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Holding Redlich
Links to recent media releases and reports relating to immigration to Australia.
Hammond Taylor
From December 1, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to Australia without applying for a travel exemption.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Updated entrance requirements for eligible fully vaccinated visa holders  
Mayer Brown
Effective December 1, 2021, the Australian government will allow fully vaccinated travelers holding a Subclass 482 – Temporary Skills Shortage visa to travel to Australia without applying for a travel exemption.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Eligible fully vaccinated citizens for Japan and Republic of Korea permitted to enter Australia without undergoing quarantine in some states and territories.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A ‘cash for visa' scheme took advantage of vulnerable visa holders who were not fully aware of Australian workplace law.
Interstaff Legal Services
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison this morning announced that Travel Exemption requirements will be removed for fully vaccinated travellers to come to Australia from 1 December 2021...
Brunei Darussalam
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Brunei has suspended border entry from 16 Nov. 2021 to 30 Nov. 2021.
Hong Kong
Mandeville & Associates Ltd
The landscape of business immigration in Canada can often be confusing due to the variety of programs available.
Mandeville & Associates Ltd
Since their inception in the 1980's, business immigration programs have been characterized by the concept of passive investment, i.e. individuals being allowed to acquire permanent or temporary residency in exchange of an investment ...
Mandeville & Associates Ltd
Recent data obtained from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada through an access to information request for the period 2015-2020 shows that the Start-up Visa program has seen impressive growth over the last few years.
Envoy Global, Inc.
COVID-19 restrictions have been implemented for individuals visiting government buildings
Envoy Global, Inc.
Reduced entry requirements for all international travelers entering India...
In light of the newly discovered Covid-19 B.1.1.529 strain (dubbed as the Omicron variant), several countries all over the world are closing their borders to travelers from a number of ...
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
In response to the new Coronavirus Omicron variant, Japan is once again limiting entry into Japan to Japanese citizens, their spouses and children, and certain essential workers until December 31, 2021.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Beginning Nov. 8, 2021, the government announced a new system allowing certain travelers to apply for Ministry pre-approval (AMPA) to qualify for reduced quarantine measures. 
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Malaysia released additional information on the new application features within the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) portal relating to the Employment Pass (EP).
Fakhoury Global Immigration
Effective November 1, 2021, the Malaysian authorities have opened the window for companies to submit their 2022 foreign worker projections.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Projected application estimates open for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes...
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