In immigration news this week:
Worldwide: Jurisdictions around the world continue to adapt their coronavirus-related travel restrictions and health requirements based on several factors, including fluctuating infection rates and growing vaccination initiatives.
Worldwide/Ukraine: EU Ministers announced the activation of the Temporary Protective Directive that provides a residence permit and access to the labour market in the EU Member States, among other protections, for Ukrainian citizens and third-country citizens residing in Ukraine. Many countries are also continuing to grant other concessions for Ukrainian citizens.
United States: Employers and their immigration counsel have until March 18 at noon ET to submit FY 2023 H-1B cap registrations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced an 18-month designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to take effect upon publication of an upcoming Federal Register notice.
Ireland: The Irish government has relaxed rules for some non-European Economic Area (EEA) medical doctors and their spouses/partners.
Singapore: The Ministry of Manpower will use a new points-based evaluation framework for new Employment Pass (EP) applications starting September 2023 and EP renewals starting September 2024.
Estonia published new minimum salary requirements. Further details are available in our consolidated alert.
Other news from Australia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, the European Union, Mexico, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United States, and Vanuatu follow Visa Crunch Immigration Update.
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