United Arab Emirates – Two New Visas Announced

Posted on April 28, 2021

The UAE has launched two new visa categories: a remote work visa, and a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa. The one-year (renewable) remote work visa enables professionals of any nationality to live and work remotely from the UAE even though their… Read more »


Canada – Flight Ban from India and Pakistan

Posted on April 28, 2021

Due to the higher number of COVID cases detected among travelers coming in from India and Pakistan, Canadian Transportation Ministry has issued a 30-day travel ban on direct air travel from those countries, effective April 22nd. This temporary measure is… Read more »


Belgium – Travel Ban for India

Posted on April 28, 2021

New regulations have been published in the Belgian Official Journal regarding the travel ban from India. The travel ban, which is effective as of April 28, 2021, applies to individuals who were present in Brazil, India, or South-Africa at any… Read more »


Singapore – New guidelines on scheme to bring pass holders to Singapore

Posted on April 15, 2021

From March 15, 2021, employers who need to bring pass holders to Singapore will need to apply for entry approvals using the ‘Safe Travel portal’ under the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Who will be affected? Employers and Work Pass… Read more »


Canada – Employers Obligations towards Foreign Workers in Quarantine

Posted on April 15, 2021

Since COVID-19 related travel measures took effect, foreign workers arriving to Canada have been obligated to quarantine for 14 days before they could safely integrate with the general population. What was less clear about this arrangement is how this period… Read more »


Malaysia – Special Pass Update

Posted on March 26, 2021

Effective March 15, 2021, the submission of Special Pass applications can now be completed online on the Expatriate Service Division (ESD) portal. The process, called e-Special Pass (eSP) will only be available to Employment Pass renewals. All other special pass… Read more »


China – Visa Facilitation for Applicants with COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted on March 26, 2021

Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained the vaccination certificate. Visa applications for the resumption of work can… Read more »


United Kingdom – New Immigration rules released

Posted on March 10, 2021

The UK Home Office has released an update to the Immigration rules, below are the key changes to make note of: Changes to the Skilled Worker, ICT and Tier 5 Government Authorized Exchange Route From May 21, 2021: A new… Read more »


Taiwan – Ease of Travel Restrictions

Posted on March 10, 2021

Starting from March 1, 2021, Taiwan will ease travel limitations on Non-Republic of China (R.O.C) nationals: 1. Non-R.O.C. nationals may enter Taiwan if they meet the following conditions: a. Non-R.O.C. nationals (including foreign nationals, Hong Kong & Macau residents, people… Read more »


Singapore – Updated Work Arrangements for Dependent’s Pass Holders

Posted on March 10, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, all Dependent Pass (DP) holders who wish to be employed during their stay in Singapore will need an applicable work pass, such as an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass or Work Permit, instead of a Letter… Read more »