UK Visa Extensions Impact from Covid-19

Posted on March 25, 2020

The Home Office last evening announced measures to extend leave up to 31 May for those individuals currently affected by the restrictions or self-isolation. Anyone whose leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020, and is unable to leave the country ahead… Read more »

Restrictions to the issuance of Colombian visas

Posted on March 25, 2020

On March 22nd, 2020, the President of the Republic issued Decree 457 by which he ordered mandatory national preventive isolation from March 25th, 00:00 am until to April 13th, 00:00 am.   Given the extension of the period of isolation established… Read more »

Japan imposes entry restrictions on U.S citizens

Posted on March 23, 2020

Japan will impose entry restrictions on travelers from the United States, including Japanese, after increasing the warning level for the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Entrants from all areas of the United States, including Japanese nationals, will be… Read more »

The Impact of the CORONA CRISIS on Immigration to Germany

Posted on March 18, 2020

Due to the novel Coronavirus, the EU member states, and Germany have issued a number of protective measures: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Touristic Travel within and across the Schengen borders shall be omitted. The Schengen countries thus restricted travel within and at… Read more »

The Prime Minister of Malaysia Announces Restriction Movement Order

Posted on March 17, 2020

The Prime Minister of Malaysia announced yesterday at 10:00pm Malaysia Time (GMT+0800) that a Restriction Movement Order (RMO) will take affect from 18 Mar 2020 – 31 March 2020.   Briefly, the RMO includes – Ban on mass gatherings, including… Read more »

Canada bans entry to ALL non-Residents into Canada, except US nationals.

Posted on March 16, 2020

Just today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban entry to ALL non-residents, except US nationals.    Canadians currently abroad, are urged to return to Canada, while they still can.  Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian… Read more »

Japan Immigration Update

Posted on March 13, 2020

Please be informed that the Japanese Immigration Bureau has extended the expiration date of Certificate of Eligibilities (CoE) for another 90 days due to the COVID-19. So, all CoEs will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue… Read more »

New Zealand – Changes to Residence Processing Priority Rules

Posted on March 6, 2020

NEW ZEALAND – Changes to Residence Processing Priority Rules Effective 24 February 2020, applications under the Residence for Work (RFW) programme will no longer be prioritised over those under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC). Applications will now only be prioritised… Read more »

Germany: Skilled Immigration Act Comes into Effect

Posted on March 6, 2020

GERMANY: Skilled Immigration Act Comes into Effect The Skilled Immigration Act (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz), which applies from 1 March 2020, is intended to facilitate immigration and employment for foreign skilled workers. Early Departure Notification Effective 1 March 2020, employers are obliged to… Read more »