Sweden – New Model for Work Permit Processing (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Beginning January 2024, the Swedish Migration Agency will introduce a new work permit model that will offer a service commitment of 30 days for highly qualified work permit applications. This new model will replace the fast-track process as all companies… Read more »


Brazil – Brazil Delays Visa Requirement for US, Canada, and Australia Citizens Until January 2024 (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Brazil – Brazil Delays Visa Requirement for US, Canada, and Australia Citizens Until January 2024 In a recent update as of August 29, the Brazilian government has decided to postpone the implementation of visa requirements for passport holders from the… Read more »


Canada – Expect slower processing times for applications submitted in India (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

The Canada – India relations are heating up and as of October 20th, India removed 41 Canadian diplomats and their 42 dependents. This mass expulsion will impact the services offerings to those in India though the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship… Read more »


Peru- New Immigration Measures (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Effective October 22, 2023, the Peruvian government has introduced new immigration measures, including a visa for Andean nationals and a consular application option for Mercosur Visa applicants. These key changes in the Peruvian immigration regulations include: 1. Andean Immigration Statute… Read more »


Sri Lanka- approves visa-free entry for Travelers from Seven Countries (October 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Please be informed that the Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka has now approved visa- free entry for travelers from seven countries as a pilot project with immediate effect until 31st March 2024. (Sri Lanka approves visa-free entry for visitors… Read more »


Canada – Employers to be aware of new changes to TFW Program (November 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Beginning January 1, 2024, employers will be required to annually review the wages of those in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (LMIA approved work permits) to ensure that the wages reflect any increase in the prevailing wage rates for the… Read more »


United Kingdom – Changes Expected to Cut Net Migration (December 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

New changes are expected to be implemented by next Spring to curb the net migration into the United Kingdom. 1. Stricture rules for overseas care workers a. In the year ending September 2023, there were 101,000 Health and Care visas… Read more »


Mexico – Important Update regarding Immigration Kiosks (November 2023)

Posted on February 1, 2024

Immigration kiosks were recently implemented for the quick registration of international passengers (tourists or business people) in the immigration areas of the Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos Airports. The objective is to facilitate the entry into the country of… Read more »


Sri Lanka-Issuance of on arrival driving license for foreign nationals in Sri Lanka

Posted on February 1, 2024

Sri Lanka – Issuance of on arrival driving license for foreign nationals Sri Lanka is streamlining the process for foreigners to obtain driving licenses by implementing a new system allowing issuance on arrival at the airport starting from April 2024…. Read more »


United Kingdom – Sponsor License Renewal No Longer Mandatory After April 2024

Posted on February 1, 2024

The Home Office has recently declared a significant change in the process for sponsor license renewals, set to take effect from April 6, 2024. According to the announcement, sponsors will no longer be required to renew their licenses, alleviating the… Read more »