Special Pass Update

Effective March 15, 2021, the submission of Special Pass applications can now be completed online on the Expatriate Service Division (ESD) portal. The process, called e-Special Pass (eSP) will only be available to Employment Pass renewals. All other special pass applications, such as new Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Dependent Pass, etc, will still need …

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Visa Facilitation For Applicants With COVID-19 Vaccinations

Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained the vaccination certificate. Visa applications for the resumption of work can be applied by foreign nationals according to the requirements prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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Employers Obligations Towards Foreign Workers In Quarantine

Since COVID-19 related travel measures took effect, foreign workers arriving to Canada have been obligated to quarantine for 14 days before they could safely integrate with the general population. What was less clear about this arrangement is how this period of time is treated in terms of employment status. Effectively, an employee is officially commencing …

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The Employment Based Green Card Process And The Dramatic Negative Impact Of Country Based Quotas On Persons Of Indian And Chinese Origin

United States immigration laws are preventing many of the most talented immigrants in the world from migrating to the United States. On January 10, 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released new data confirming that some prospective highly skilled immigrants from one country – India – may have to wait as much …

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