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In the context of the rapprochement and strengthening of bilateral relations between Mexico and Brazil, both governments have explored the implementation of new measures that facilitate the mobility and circulation of their citizens, in a safe, orderly and regular manner, between the two countries.
The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis signed a law that requires all private employers with more than 25 employees in the state to use E-Verify to ensure the job candidates have lawful status.
The National Institute of Migration is empowered to carry out verification visits in order to verify that companies that are in national territory comply with the obligations set forth in the Migration Law and its Regulations
On 25 April 2023, the Central Economic-Administrative Court (TEAC) issued a ruling (RG 04812/2020) on the calculation of the number of days spent in Spanish territory for the purposes of determining tax residence in Spain. In this resolution, the TEAC reiterates the criteria established in a previous resolution of 28 March 2023 (RG 4045/2020).
Effective February 15, 2023, the Irish Government has announced the closure of the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) to further applications. The IIP was introduced in 2012 with the aim of supporting investors and business professionals from outside the European Economic Area with their business interests in Ireland.
The IRS (U.S. Internal Revenue Service) has finally stated on how to declare extraordinary payments made during 2022. It did so through its publication 2023-23.
USCIS announced new designs to improve security of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS began issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023.
There are migration updates in Spain and, specifically related to the Large Companies and Strategic Groups Unit (‘Unidad de Grandes Empresas y Colectivos Estratégicos’).
US – China: China has reopened select visa application offices in the US (Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York)
The government of China reopened select visa offices throughout the United States (US), including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. To secure an appointment, applicants must take several steps.
The minimum wage requirement (except for EU Blue Cards) in Poland has increased and the new minimum monthly salary is PLN 3,490.
On January 27, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 17, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the H-1B registration system.
Last week, a group of immigrants filed a federal class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), challenging bureaucratic delays that have left them in a limbo.
UNITED STATES: USCIS Announces final phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions and future expansion for certain student and exchange visitors
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing the final phase of the premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.
UNITED STATES: DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans
On Jan. 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a safe and lawful way for qualifying Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans with U.S.-based supporters to travel by air to and temporarily reside in the United States.
UNITED STATES: Updates regarding E visas: Portugal designated as a treaty country and there are new limitations for applicants who have acquired citizenship through financial investment.
Congress passed the James N. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (“NDAA”) on December 15, 2022 and it makes two important changes to eligibility for E visas
UNITED STATES: The U.S. Embassy in Cuba resumes visa processing and consular services for the first time since 2017
The United States is working to ensure safe, legal, and orderly migration of Cubans by expanding consular operations in Havana and restarting the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP).
Due to the increasing rate of infected by COVID, in recent months in the People’s Republic of China, is published on December 31, 2022, the Official State Gazette (BOE) of the Resolution of December 30, 2022, of the Directorate General of Public Health, regarding health checks to be performed at points of entry into Spain to passengers from the People’s Republic of China