Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 12, 2021
January 13, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Raise Wage Requirements for High-Skilled Worker Visas
January 12, 2021

The US Labor Department announced a new final rule on Tuesday that would raise the wage requirements for foreign nationals with high-skilled worker visas. DOL's new final rule follows earlier attempts to raise the prevailing wage rates. As recently as December 2020, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 6, 2021
January 7, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
Canada Requires Negative COVID Tests for Nearly All Air Travelers
January 4, 2021

On New Year's Eve, the Canadian government announced that as of January 7, 2021, all air travelers to Canada aged 5 years or older (regardless of citizenship or place of residence) would be required to provide evidence of a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 4, 2021
January 4, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
Singapore SGWorkPass Requirements for EP and S Pass Holders
December 29, 2020

As part of the ongoing effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) now requires all EP and S Pass holders to use the SGWorkPass app to check their AccessCode status every time before they leave for work. Foreign employees can only leave their residence ...

Alerts
I-9 Temporary Guidance Extended
December 28, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended the flexibility of the requirements for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions. The temporary requirement flexibility has been extended to January 31, 2021. The requirements ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
January 2021 Visa Bulletin Released
December 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of State released the January 2021 Visa Bulletin. The USCIS has indicated that it will accept adjustment of status applications pursuant to the Final Action Dates (Chart A) for January 2021. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A): The Final Action Dates for employment-based visa applications in ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
Singapore Introduces a Portal to Monitor the Health of Foreign Workers
December 23, 2020

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has developed a portal called FWMOMCare to monitor the health of foreign workers and gather the updated details for contact tracing purposes. All S Pass holders are now required to download the app and register their details ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 7, 2020
December 8, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
Alert: US Senate Passes S.386, 'Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act'
December 3, 2020

On Wednesday, the US Senate unanimously passed bill S.386, also known as the ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,’ which, if approved by the House and signed by the President, could change the timeline and backlog for thousands waiting for a green card. The 'Fairness for High-Skilled ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG US and Global Update | November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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US Alert: Trump Administration Announces Pilot Bond Program
November 25, 2020

On Monday, President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule to pilot a program that would require tourist and business travelers from 24 countries with higher rates of visa overstay — mostly in Africa — to pay a bond as much as $15,000. The US State ...

Alerts
December 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
November 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of State released the December 2020 Visa Bulletin. For December 2020, USCIS has indicated that it will accept adjustment of status applications pursuant to the Date of Filing Chart (Chart B). For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 20, 2020
November 21, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 9, 2020
November 10, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Summary & Analysis | DHS Proposed H-1B Rule Changes
November 2, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Proposed Rule to select H-1B cap-subject registrations based on the highest corresponding Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage levels. Summary: On November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Proposed Rule, titled Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners ...