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Global Immigration Updates and Mobility Summary

Update from U.S Embassy in Madrid:

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid announced this morning a phased reopening starting July 20 of some of their visa services as well as the limited possibility to make visa appointments for those applicants who qualify for an exception to the COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations with imminent travel necessities.

USA: Immigration Proclamation

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The overall unemployment rate in the United States nearly quadrupled between February and May of 2020 — producing some of the most extreme unemployment ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Update for EMS Clients on ESTA status

We have recently had several inquiries regarding clients that are in the United States in ESTA status, approaching their 90 day stay, and are unable to return to their home country due to the Covid 19 pandemic.


Despite the current crisis, our immigration practice is fully operational and we are open for business and stand ready to assist you with any immigration needs or questions you may have. We are however, discouraging in-person meetings; instead, as always, we will be happy to consult with you via telephone, SKYPE, ZOOM, WhatsApp, or a platform of your choice. In addition, our case management system is fully electronic and online and it allows you to upload documents we might require. You already know that immigration law has been a moving target for years and the current world-wide health crisis has only added to the many uncertainties. We are in constant contact with our immigration government agencies, please find below the current status is it stands today.

No Visas in Brazil during Rio 2016 Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil.- Foreigners who visit Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will not need a visa to enter the country, according to a law approved by Congress seeking to encourage tourism during the event. The law, which has already passed...

Mexico and Canada support Eliminating Visas

The relationship between Mexico and Canada, which is being touted as having entered a ¨new era,¨ has gotten off on the right foot. The first world leader to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his electoral victory the night of October 19 was Mexican...

Visa-free Travel in the EU for Peruvians as of March 2016

Peruvian citizens may enter Europe without a Schengen visa as of March 2016, according to information released from the Ministry. Ana María Sánchez, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, has said that as of March of this year the authorities in Peru and the European Union...

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