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November Global Immigration Update

WR Immigration’s November global immigration updates include the latest developments in China issuing visas on a walk-in basis, India resuming issuance of some visas to Canadians, South Africa’s launch of a pilot program for a Trusted Employer Scheme, and much more! China Chinese Consulates have begun issuing visas on a walk-in basis without requiring advance […]

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Ease in Many Countries

Due to a variety of factors, including epidemiological, economic, and political considerations, many countries are dropping their COVID-19 pandemic-related travel restrictions. Some of the last remaining COVID-conservative countries are opening up, which is promising for the resumption of international travel and for allowing employers the flexibility to send their employees who may not be vaccinated […]

U.S. to Impose New Travel Restrictions on Certain African Countries

As a result of South Africa identifying a new variant of the COVID-19 virus, Omicron, the U.S. and numerous other countries have imposed new travel restrictions on certain countries in southern Africa effective Monday 12:01 a.m. EST, November 29, 2021. President Joe Biden indicated the restrictions were imposed “as a precautionary measure until we have […]

U.S. Embassies & Consulates: September Update on Closures & Re-Openings

Impacting foreign workers, immigrants, and international students, the suspension of consular services has been one of the most disruptive features of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This report provides an update on the re-opening and continued closures of high-traffic U.S. embassies and consulates in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Brazil While routine nonimmigrant […]