Mexico- Mexico modifies the visa application procedure for Brazilian passports

Posted on August 8, 2022

On August 3, the Interior and Foreign Ministries announced in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) that Brazilian citizens traveling to Mexico without permission to engage in paid activities must now apply for a visa at the jurisdiction of the Mexican consulate. This process eliminates… Read more »

New Fast-Track Process for Temporary Foreign Workers Currently in Canada

Posted on May 14, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Canadian government announced a fast-track work permit application process for foreign workers already in Canada. The new and temporary policy has been implemented as a response to the labour market challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under… Read more »

Costa Rica extends restrictions until June 15th, 2020

Posted on May 11, 2020

Until at least June 15th, 2020, Costa Rica will deny entry to tourist and non-resident foreigners the public security ministry announced Thursday. The restriction applies to the countries ports of entry via land, air, or sea. In addition, citizens and… Read more »

CORONAVIRUS: Partial opening of land borders for Argentines and residents

Posted on April 6, 2020

The national government has decreed the partial opening of land borders for Argentines and foreigners with valid residence in the country. Initially only eight border crossings have been open for the entry of up to 500 people per day. The… Read more »

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 »