EMS BlogGlobal Immigration Updates and Mobility Summary
Recent talks between the U.S. and Venezuelan governments have resulted in the announcement in the media of the lifting of certain sanctions imposed in the past by the U.S. on Venezuelan government officials and state institutions.
This measure, as a Temporary Final Rule (TFL), arises from a context in which USCIS are fiscally and operationally impacted, situations exacerbated by the challenges brought on by the pandemic and an overwhelming increase in Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal applications; which also seeks to ensure that eligible noncitizens applicants have the opportunity to maintain their employment and provide crucial support to their families.
ARGENTINA: The government has published the Provision 1064/21 stating the following requirements to enter
• Immigration Electronic Sworn Statement to be filled out within 48hs prior boarding and will require to attach PCR result and vaccination certificate, then PRINT copy of the confirmation e-mail to board a flight (all passengers including children).
The White House announced that it will remove certain restrictions related to the entry of international travelers who are vaccinated against Covid-19, beginning in November. This removal of restrictions includes travelers from the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that starting October 1, 2021, individuals applying for U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card) must now obtain a Covid vaccine, if eligible, as part of the medical examination requirement.
Argentina Government has published DNU 494/2021 and Official Provision 793/2021 extending local restrictive measures, border restrictions and Entry/Exit requirements until October 1:
Flights: Continues the suspension of flights FROM/TO United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Africa, and flights from Brazil, Chile and India.
On May 26, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 145-FZ “On the Amendment of Article 25-6 of the Federal Law, On the Procedure for Leaving the Russian Federation and Entering the Federation From Russia”.
President Biden administration to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans present in the US.
According to the White House, starting March 8, the US will offer temporary legal protection to an estimated 320,000 Venezuelans who came to the US after fleeing their country because of the economic and political situation.
Monday evening President Donald Trump said that the travel restrictions, which applied to travelers trying to come to the United States after spending time in the Schengen area or Brazil, would no longer be needed on Jan. 26, the date on which those passengers will be required to present proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight.