Belgium – Chennai Consulate Closed

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Consulate General of Belgium in Chennai has closed.  The Consulate General of Belgium in Mumbai will take over the jurisdiction for the states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Please contact an immigration specialist if you… Read more »


Costa Rica – New Digital Nomad Visa

Posted on October 12, 2021

A new visa for ‘digital nomads’ will be available to remote workers who can obtain a permit for up to one year, which would be extendable for an additional year. These remote workers would also be exempt from local income… Read more »


Japan – New Entry Restriction

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Japanese government has released new entry restrictions that took effect September 17th. The following exceptional circumstances allow entry to Japan: Foreign nationals entering Japan with a re-entry permit (including a special re-entry permit) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan: who… Read more »


Norway – Reopening of the country to begin in phases

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Norwegian government has made an announcement that it will begin re-opening the country in three phases. Phase 1 – September 25, 2021: All EEA citizens, including persons who are resident in the EEA, can enter Norway.The same applies for… Read more »


Canada – Upcoming Border Changes

Posted on July 28, 2021

Canada has announced upcoming easing of travel restriction for fully vaccinated foreign nationals. For those who have received full doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen vaccines at least 14 days prior to their date of travel, the following… Read more »


Norway – Updated Travel Restrictions

Posted on July 28, 2021

The Norwegian government has updated its travel restrictions from July 26th: If you are traveling from a green country (list may be found here), but stopover in a country with stricter quarantine requirements (orange, red, dark red), the entry rules… Read more »


South Korea – Fully vaccinated travelers exempt from 2-week quarantine

Posted on July 28, 2021

Effective from July 1, 2021, the South Korean government has lifted the mandatory 2-weeks quarantine for foreign arrivals who have been fully vaccinated from other countries against Covid19. This applies to South Korean citizens, visa exempt travelers (B-1, B2), short… Read more »


Sri Lanka – Quarantine Measures for Travelers

Posted on July 28, 2021

As per the Ministry of Health Circular No. DGHS/COVID-19/347/2021 dated July 15, 2021,  passengers with a travel history (including transit) in the past 14 days to India, South American countries and South African countries (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland,… Read more »


Canada – VFS centers in India indefinitely closed for passport stamping and biometric collection

Posted on May 13, 2021

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian High Commission in India announced a closure of all but the most urgent consular services due to the emerging COVID-19 situation. Consequently, VFS centers closed for regular services indefinitely. This echoes similar measures last… Read more »


Mexico – Labor Law Updates

Posted on May 13, 2021

As of April 24, 2021, Mexico’s Federal Labor Law now prohibits the subcontracting of personnel, which is the practice of an entity outsourcing an employee to be available for the benefit of another entity. However, the law was amended to… Read more »