Immigration Insights

COVID-19: Latest Travel and Immigration Updates

June 23, 2021

View our comprehensive guide, which gathers together the knowledge and data we have on entry restrictions, immigration restrictions (office closures, visa suspensions, etc.) and immigration concessions, worldwide. Updated daily as new information is released. 

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AUSTRALIA: Twenty-Two New Occupations Added to Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

June 22, 2021

The Minister for Immigration announced the addition of twenty-two new occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), bringing the new list to a total of 41 occupations.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Extends Period for Temporary COVID-19 Adjusted Right to Work Checks to 1 September 2021

June 18, 2021

The UK government has announced that the adjusted COVID-19 right to work (RTW) provisions will be extended until 1 September 2021. The provisions were previously due to end on 20 June 2021.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Guidance on Right to Work Checks on EEA Citizens Following Brexit

June 18, 2021

EEA citizens and their family members arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021 no longer benefit from the free movement rights and the ability to work freely in the UK. During a grace period of six months (until 30 June 2021), EEA citizens and their family members resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Business Travel Show Europe

June 15, 2021

Newland Chase is participating in the Business Travel Show Europe, which brings the corporate travel industry’s innovation, knowledge and contacts together into one place to allow buyers and bookers to put the corporate traveller at the heart of every story. CIBT’s Carsten Østberg is speaking on the panel ‘Covid, Brexit, Tax and A1/Posted Workers Directive – Why Mobility Compliance is European Travel Managers’ New Challenge AND New Opportunity’ on day one, 30 September at 11:20am.

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Brexit Research Projects: Strategic Travel and Mobility Guidance for Your Business

June 14, 2021

If your company has extensive plans for business travel throughout the year or a specific event that will require significant travel, a Brexit research project might serve your strategic travel and mobility needs.

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Shaping the Next Normal: Immigration and Compliance Concerns of Remote Work

June 14, 2021

With the largescale shift to remote work, new challenges have emerged. In this article, we explore the immigration and compliance considerations employers need to be aware of when building a resilient virtual workforce.

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NETHERLANDS: Deadline for Residence Application for British Residents Extended

June 1, 2021

The deadline for UK nationals and their family members already resident in the Netherlands before 1 January 2021 to apply for a new residence document has been extended by three months, until 1 October 2021. This is to allow the Dutch authorities to investigate why more than three thousand UK nationals listed in the Personal Records Database have not yet applied.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Legal Migration and Border Control Strategy Statement Published

May 28, 2021

The UK Home Office has released a strategy statement for legal immigration setting out its plans for the coming year and beyond.

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Global Immigration Updates | Week Ending 28 May 2021

May 28, 2021

Newland Chase brings you the very latest immigration news and updates from around the globe for week ending 28 May, including news from Canada, Panama, Russia and the United States.

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EU: Deadline Approaching for Residence Applications for UK Nationals under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

May 21, 2021

The deadline to apply for a residence document in several EU Member States is 30 June 2021. This applies to UK nationals already resident before 1 Jan 2021 in Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands and Slovakia.

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EU: Council Presidency and European Parliament Reach Provisional Agreement on Amendments to EU Blue Card Scheme

May 21, 2021

Representatives of the European Parliament and the Council presidency have reached a provisional agreement on a draft directive amending the EU Blue Card scheme for highly qualified non-EU nationals.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Extends Period for Temporary COVID-19 Adjusted Right to Work Checks to 20 June 2021

May 12, 2021

The UK government has announced that the adjusted COVID-19 right to work (RTW) provisions will be extended until 20 June 2021, after having previously advised that this concession would end on 16 May 2021.

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Global Immigration Updates | Week Beginning 3 May 2021

May 7, 2021

Newland Chase brings you the very latest immigration news and updates from around the globe for week of 3 May, including news from Colombia, Hungary, Panama, Russia and the United States.

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Brexit: UK Deadline for EU Settlement Scheme Applications Approaching

April 30, 2021

The EU Settlement Scheme is designed to offer EU citizens and their eligible family members, living in the UK before the end of the transition period, the opportunity to protect their residence in the UK after the transition period has ended. The deadline to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.

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Global Immigration Updates | Week Beginning 19 April 2021

April 23, 2021

Newland Chase brings you the very latest immigration news and updates from around the globe for week of 19 April, including news from the Philippines, South Korea and the United States.

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UNITED STATES: Employers Urged to Renew Employees’ U.S. Passports Immediately to Prevent Surprise Delays

April 23, 2021

As companies around the world gear up to resume business travel, this is an ideal time for employees to renew their passports and avoid costly travel delays. Most countries require a minimum of three to six months of passport validity for entry and even longer if the employee is being sent on assignment abroad.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Guidance for Employers on the Adjusted Right to Work Checks During COVID-19

April 21, 2021

The UK Home Office has released an update to the guidance regarding the Right to Work checks for employees during COVID-19.

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COVID Passports for International Business Travel

April 14, 2021

A so-called COVID-19 “passport” is a digital or physical record of a person’s COVID-19 health status, which may include information about vaccinations, test results and immunity through previous infection, among other data points.

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Global Immigration Updates | Week Beginning 5 April 2021

April 9, 2021

Newland Chase brings you the very latest immigration news and updates from around the globe for week of 5 April, including news from Belgium, Iraq and Nigeria.

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