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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Trump lifts travel ban, Biden says no

On 1th January, the White House formally announced the end of a travel ban that restricted entry into the USA from certain countries.  United States President Donald Trump rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic on most non-US citizens arriving from Brazil, the United Kingdom and all Schengen member states. Starting at midnight…
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US Work Visa to Prioritise Higher Wage Earners

The United States government has once again modified the H-1B visa process. The new regulation will prioritise skills and salary level over the lottery system.  According to an announcement published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the amendments on the H-1B cap selection process will push employers to offer higher salaries and…
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Brexit: Driving Through the EU & What Has Gone Wrong With Brexit So Far

The United Kingdom’s exit from the EU means British drivers captured by speed cameras on roads in Europe will no longer be sent fines. And those British nationals covered by the Withdrawal agreement, who return to the UK in foreign-registered cars will also avoid fines. As a member of the EU, the United Kingdom had…
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Canada, USA and Mexico – Land Border Closure Extended

It’s been almost nine months since the land border between the US, Canada and Mexico has been shut and crossings were limited to essential travel only due to the global pandemic.  On January 12, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced another 30-day extension of the closure of Canada’s border with the United States. Canadian border…
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UK: No Test, No Entry and Bans South America and Portugal

The global coronavirus situation remains elusive and rapidly developing. Amidst the record high cases in England, the British government has announced that it will impose pre-departure COVID-19 testing for everyone travelling to England from 18th January 2021. The British government is also banning travel from the whole of South America and Portugal amid concerns over…
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