Immigration Insights

COVID-19: Latest Travel and Immigration Updates

August 3, 2020

View our comprehensive guide, which gathers together the knowledge and data we have on entry restrictions, immigration restrictions (office closures, visa suspensions, etc.) and immigration concessions, worldwide. Updated twice daily as new information is released. 

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REMINDER | Posted Workers: Notification May Be Required on 30 July

July 27, 2020

Employers are encouraged to check if they have any posted workers on postings between 12-18 months on 30 July, and to check on the motivated notification requirements for those countries related to an extended application of core working conditions under the new Posted Worker Directive.

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Webinar Q&A | Posted Worker Rules: Navigating the New Obligations for Employers

July 23, 2020

Posted Worker regulations have become a hot topic of discussion in the European mobility industry. Yet another new Directive comes into effect from 30 July 2020, which will see further revisions to posted worker employment conditions (“equal pay for equal work”), and reductions in the assignment duration, during which only limited host country conditions need to be applied. This FAQ addresses many concerns your business may have.

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DENMARK: Expansion of Positive List

July 15, 2020

Effective 1 July 2020, the Danish immigration authorities have expanded the ‘positive list’ of shortage occupations to include a ‘Positive List for Skilled Work’ and the previous positive list has been renamed the ‘Positive List for the Highly Educated’.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Further Details of the Future Immigration System

July 13, 2020

The UK government has released further details of its proposed new points-based system for employment immigration routes, due to take effect from 1 January 2021, under which free movement will end and EU nationals will be covered by the same rules as non-EU nationals.

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NEW ZEALAND: No More ANZSCO for Essential Skills Work Visa Skill Level Assessment

July 10, 2020

Effective 27 July 2020, the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) will no longer be used to assess the skill level of jobs for essential skills work visas.

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SWEDEN: New Rules for Posted Worker Notifications

July 10, 2020

Effective 30 July, the Swedish Work Environment Authority (SWEA) has announced some changes to the rules on posting workers from abroad.

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IRELAND: Online Renewal of Immigration Registration Available

July 7, 2020

The online Registration Renewal System for immigration registration has been extended to all Dublin-based non-EEA nationals seeking to renew their immigration registration. And, effective 20 July, the Registration Office in Burgh Quay will reopen for first-time registrations.

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AUSTRALIA: International Students Returning to Australia

July 6, 2020

Under a pilot program between the Australian National University and University of Canberra, around 350 international students will be able to return to Australia in July to recommence their studies.

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EU Publishes Recommended “Travel Safe List” for Residents of 15 Countries

June 30, 2020

The European Council has adopted a recommendation to Schengen member states and the four Schengen Associated States on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the European Union.

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China Opens Its Borders to Essential Workers

June 26, 2020

China has begun to open its doors to business travelers and is permitting the entry of essential foreign workers performing necessary and urgent economic, trade, scientific or technological activities.

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KAZAKHSTAN: July Deadline for 2021 Quota Applications

June 26, 2020

The deadline for submitting quota applications for employing foreign nationals in quota-subject categories in 2021 is 31 July 2020.

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US: Presidential Proclamation Restricting Visa Applications and Travel for Certain Visa Holders – FAQ

June 25, 2020

On June 22, 2020, Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22 was extended, barring entry to the US for those seeking entry in H-1B, L-1 and J-1 status and their dependents through December 31, 2020, effective 12:01am ET on June 24.

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UNITED STATES: New Entry Ban on Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers

June 23, 2020

Effective 24 June 2020, the suspension of entry for first-time immigrant visa applicants is extended until 31 December 2020 and extended to include foreign workers seeking to enter the US pursuant to certain nonimmigrant visa categories, who do not already hold valid visa stamps in their passports.

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THAILAND: Relaxation of Rules for Landlords

June 22, 2020

Effective 30 June 2020, heads of household, property owners, landlords and hotel managers accommodating foreign nationals on a temporary basis are no longer required to submit a TM.30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) every time a foreign national stays at their premises, as currently.

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European Commission Guidance on Reopening the Schengen Area

June 12, 2020

The EU has taken a number of decisions paving the way for freedom of movement within the Schengen Area to be restored by the end of June at the latest.

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SINGAPORE: New Online Application System Launches 15 June [Updated 12 June 2020]

June 12, 2020

Effective 15 June 2020, new Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass applications must be submitted via a new online service called myMOM, instead of the existing EP Online (EPOL) portal.  The new service was initially targeted for launch on 11 June, but was delayed.

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RUSSIA: New Address Registration Rules from September 2020

June 10, 2020

The Russian president has signed a new law, effective 7 September, which introduces changes to the procedure of address registration of foreign nationals.

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Mexico: COVID-19 Migratory Impacts on Global Mobility FAQ

June 2, 2020

Newland Chase Mexico immigration experts answer frequently asked questions about restrictions on visas and travel to and from Mexico. Available to view in English and Spanish.

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Global Immigration Update – Monday 1 June 2020

June 1, 2020

The latest immigration news and insights from around the globe in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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