Canada-Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Introduced

Posted on April 19, 2022

On April 4, the Canadian government announced the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, which is intended to improve the TFWP for both employers and foreign workers. Why This Matters? This announcement demonstrates that the Canadian Government… Read more »

Canada- Canadian Immigration Fees Increasing

Posted on April 19, 2022

Effective April 30, 2022, application fees for all permanent residence matters will be increasing. These fees will include categories such as family class, business classes, humanitarian classes, and permit holders, and most importantly for those who deal with foreign workers… Read more »

Malaysia- Immigration Update

Posted on April 19, 2022

On April 13, 2022, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced some new immigration changes for all companies registered with MDEC. These new developments are listed below: Returned Applications: Update from MDEC: Companies must reply within 6 months from the… Read more »

Canada- Entry to Canada Will No Longer Require a Pre-Arrival COVID Test

Posted on March 30, 2022

Effective April 1, the Canadian government announced that fully vaccinated travelers do not need a pre-entry COVID-19 test to enter Canada. Important things to remember: ▪ COVID tests upon arrival will still be administered sporadically, and those with positive test… Read more »

Vietnam- Vietnam Full Reopening– Lifting Quarantine Requirements

Posted on March 30, 2022

On March 15, 2022, the Vietnamese government announced effective immediately that the country is officially reopening for essentially all travelers after two years of international border closure and stringent entry restrictions. Resolution No. 1606 verifies the resumption of pre-pandemic immigration… Read more »

South Korea-COVID-19 Update

Posted on March 16, 2022

The Korean government announced that on March 21, 2022, all fully vaccinated inbound travelers who have registered with Korea health authors will no longer have to self-quarantine upon arrival. Additionally, starting on April 1, 2022, individuals arriving in Korea will… Read more »

Malaysia- Opening of Country Borders on April 1, 2022

Posted on March 16, 2022

Effective April 1, 2022, the borders of Malaysia will open as the country transitions into an endemic phase. Currently, all categories of travelers can travel to Malaysia for business and social purposes without having to apply for any Entry Approvals…. Read more »

Singapore- New points-based system for Employment Pass applications to be implemented

Posted on March 16, 2022

Effective September 2023, the Singaporean government will start using a new Complementary Assessment Framework (COMPASS) for evaluating Employment Pass (EP) applications. COMPASS candidates can apply to new EP applications starting Sept. 1, 2023, and renewal EP applications from Sept. 1,… Read more »

Germany-COVID-19: All countries removed from high-risk areas list

Posted on March 16, 2022

As of March 3, the German government has removed all countries from its high-risk areas list, including the U.S. Individuals from these countries are no longer ordered to quarantine upon arrival or have additional PCR tests taken. However, travelers, regardless… Read more »

Japan: COVID-19: Easing Border Controls, Travel Restrictions from March 1

Posted on March 4, 2022

In effect on March 1, 2022, Japan is easing border restrictions, granting foreign new arrivals such as business travelers, students, and technical trainees to finally enter Japan. The aforementioned changes in travel restrictions exclude tourists from traveling to Japan. As… Read more »