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On Wednesday, parliament announced new public health measures in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent any other mutations from entering the country. For those wanting to travel from the UK: Travelers without a valid reason for traveling will be denied and may be fined. ...

Global News
UK Citizens Returning from 30 Countries to Have Mandatory Hotel Quarantine
January 27, 2021

On Wednesday, parliament announced new public health measures in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent any other mutations from entering the country. For those wanting to travel from the UK: Travelers without a valid reason for traveling will be denied and may be fined. ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 26, 2021
January 26, 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
February 2021 Visa Bulletin Released
January 22, 2021

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

Global News
EIG US and Global Update | January 22, 2021
January 22, 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
President Biden signs "Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel"
January 22, 2021

On Thursday, January 21, President Joseph R. Biden signed “Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.” The executive order outlines measures to prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19, particularly as it relates to travel within the United States and to the United ...

US News
Biden Administration to Introduce Immigration Legislation on Day 1
January 20, 2021

On Monday night, the Biden transition team announced that President-elect Joe Biden would introduce a significant immigration legislative package on his first day in office, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. According to reports from within the transition team, President-elect Biden's multi-faceted plan includes the following: Legal Immigration ...

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 ...

US News
DHS Publishes Final H-1B Selection Rule
January 8, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a Final Rule on January 8, 2021, to select H-1B cap-subject registrations based on the highest corresponding Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage levels. Summary On January 8, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is scheduled to publish a Final ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds talk about the Relationship Between International Migration Policy and Climate Change
January 7, 2021

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Dr. Robert McLeman, a professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Dr. McLeman talks about the relationship between migration policy and climate change, and what it could mean for our shared ...

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 ...

Global News
Canada to Require Negative COVID-19 Test Results for all Travelers
December 31, 2020

On Wednesday, December 30, Canada's government announced that all passengers entering the country must provide negative COVID-19 test results from within the previous 3 days. The new policy will go into effect within the next few days, according to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. This new requirement ...

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 ...

Global News
The Thailand Revenue Department launches a new service to directly share tax information with the Immigration Bureau
December 16, 2020

On November 18, 2020, the Revenue Department launched a new service to directly share the tax information listed below with the Immigration Bureau. The objective is to reduce paperwork and shorten the processing time for visa holders and companies to obtain officially certified copies of ...

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 ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the Stable Triangle
December 4, 2020

The Immigration Nerds bring to the podcast a panel from the recent SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, "The Stable Triangle: Driving Employee Experience with Coordinated Immigration, Tax and Relocation." EIG Managing Attorney Salman Cheema and Lieselot Whitbeck, Hunton Andrews Kurth, discuss the increased demand for ...

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 ...