Japan has recently announced further restrictions to those that can enter the country.
Japan has recently announced further restrictions to those that can enter the country.
From October 2nd, 2020, a revised DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) fee schedule will be applicable which will increase costs for most applications and petitions. In addition, the DHS will also be..
The Department of Home Affairs in Australia has streamlined the application process for travel ban exemption requests, as well as provided clarification on what are deemed to be critical skills..
From August 1st, preventive border screening measures came into effect for travelers from designated countries. This is in line with the French government’s aim of limiting the spread of the..
In line with the Sino-British Joint Declaration following the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, Hong Kong nationals were granted a form of UK nationality termed British National (Overseas)..
Following changes to the work permit and stay permit processes in 2018, the requirements for the cancellation process of the work permit (Notifikasi) has been unclear. The Ministry of Manpower in..
Despite social and economic norms returning in China, the country continues to maintain strict entry restrictions and quarantine measures for mainland China. However, the recent new wave of the..
On July 16th the US Department of State (DOS) issued a clarification on the executive order issued in June restricting entry for applicants of the H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, H-2B, and J visas. The..
On Monday, July 13, the UK government published further details on the new points-based system due to take effect from January 1, 2021, when the UK will start treating EU, EEA, Swiss and non-EU..
As a reactionary measure to the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States Department of State (DOS) suspended routine visa services at its consular posts from March 20, 2020, on a..
New Zealand authorities announced in 2019 that ANZSCO would no longer be used in skills level assessments for work visas. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have advised that this will be effective..
In recent weeks, the US has made a move to protect US employees by issuing a proclamation designed to restrict the entry of certain foreign national workers to the country. Further to this, the..
The Luxembourg Government has advised of its plans for the process British nationals will have to complete in order to retain their residency status when living and working in Luxembourg..
Following the recent announcement by the Chinese Government that it will impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the UK Government has confirmed that new immigration rules will be implemented..
The European Commission has advised EU member states they can lift the travel restrictions for individuals from 15 countries from July 1st, 2020. These select countries meet the criteria of having..
In preparation for Brexit, the French government has created a website on which UK nationals can register their application for a French Residence Permit. This would apply to UK nationals..
It is expected that from July 1st, 2020, Japan will introduce Tuberculosis screening for citizens applying for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) or Japanese visas from the Philippines, Vietnam,..
From July 6th, 2020, Switzerland will move to lift the Covid-19 related entry restrictions for workers coming from third countries. The relaxation of the restrictions will only apply to those..
President Trump has issued a proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 non-immigrants and their dependants from 12.01am EDT on June 24 until December 31, 2020. There will be..
From June 27th, the mandatory medical checks that foreign nationals complete in order to obtain immigration documents in Russia, will now include a test for Covid-19.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Department of Statue has imposed visa sanctions on Burundi due to their failure to accept their citizens ordered to be removed..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sterling Lexicon is proud to announce that its parent company, The Suddath Companies, was recognized as one of the Insider Pro and IDG’s Computerworld 2020 Best Places to Work..
The European Council previously proposed guidance for a unified approach to restricted travel during the Covid-19 pandemic for EU countries to follow. As the worst of the pandemic seems to be..
From 11.59 PM on June 17th, Singapore will move into phase two of their border controls and introduce the completion of a test for Covid-19 for all travelers entering the country before their 14..
For those who hold UAE residence permits which have expired before March 1st, it is possible for any penalties associated with the illegal status to be waived on departure at the airport. The..
Sterling Lexicon is pleased to announce the promotion of David Dance to president, Sterling Lexicon, with global leadership responsibility for the entire organization.
On June 8th, 2020, the Russian authorities released Decree No. 68 YM announcing a three-stage process to lift the Covid-19 restrictions.
As Singapore considers the safe reopening of the country’s borders following the circuit breaker period, it is exploring the possibility of “fast lane” agreements with a select few other countries..
As current travel restrictions for Canada are expected to expire at the end of June and with a view of aiding business to move forward post the Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian immigration rules and..
The Spanish Minister of Health issued a decree (Orden SND/421/2020) detailing certain measures that would be put in place from May 18th in relation to the extension of employment permits and..
Further to travel restrictions throughout the EU, France has recently relaxed entry for Posted Workers and seasonal agriculture workers from select countries in order to help the economy move..
All foreign nationals holding a long-term visa in South Korea will be required to apply for a re-entry permit each time they intend to leave and re-enter the country. This process will be..
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) is in the process of rolling out a new online application system which will eventually replace the current Employment Pass online system. The new system aims..
The French National Assembly has passed an accelerated bill to allow non-EU foreign national students in France to undertake paid work for an extended number of hours while the Higher Educational..
The Russian Government has submitted a proposed draft law to the State Duma (lower chamber of Russian parliament) on the issuance of E-visas that would be valid for the whole territory of Russia..
French Prefectures and sub-Prefectures will gradually start to reopen. The exact date of opening will vary from one prefecture to another, but the fundamental strategy will remain the same with..
Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is extending the temporary policy regarding the remote completion of the Employment Eligibility..
On May 13th 2020, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) issued an update on their call for evidence consultation relating to the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL). In mid-March, the MAC were..
Over the last few weeks, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has continued to enforce lock down measures, also known as “circuit breaker” measures for workplaces and Stay-Home Notice (SHN)..
From May 1st 2020, employers must use the new Form I-9 for employee’s eligibility verification in the United States. It is also accompanied by an updated version of the Handbook for Employers..
In response to a perceived decline in the number of new cases and a drop in the daily number of fatalities linked to the Coronavirus, some governments have reviewed lockdown restrictions and..
On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a ‘Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak’.
In the United Kingdom, employers are required to hold the relevant sponsor licence in order to sponsor a migrant worker. From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and EU and non-EU citizens will..
Below is an update to our last communication.
While it is reported some of the first countries to suffer with the pandemic Covid-19 such as China and South Korea are starting to see a decline in the number of new confirmed cases, we continue..
In order to assist foreign nationals trying to navigate the travel bans for entry and exit to the Schengen zone and remain compliant during their stay, the European Commission has issued some..
Updated 27th March, 2020
As countries develop further strategies to restrict the movement of people and the spread of COVID-19, and the days and weeks go by under these measures, disciplinary..
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) in the United Kingdom is due to increase from October 1st, 2020.
Last week, I shared some of the innovative ways we’re supporting customers through The Next Normal, what we are calling the period of change and adaptability we are entering..
In recent days we have seen a number of different tactics employed by various nations to try and contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All of these involve controlling and / or..
As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Sterling Lexicon wants to update our clients and partners on the impact to our business.
Further to our alert on February 21st 2020, we would like to share further information regarding the closure of the Korean visa stamping services within its overseas consulates.
From April 1st 2020 onwards, the employer will only be obligated to pay housing and meal allowances for the first 12 months of an international employee’s assignment.
From March 1st, a new German Skilled Immigration Act will come into effect. This will implement many significant changes to the German skilled migration system and provide new opportunities for..
The Korean Ministry of Law will commence the closure of its visa stamping service within its overseas consulates from the 24th February 2020 onwards.
A “Single Window Application” process is being introduced in some areas of Shanghai to combine the submission of the work permit and residence permits for high-talent foreign applicants.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) provides a list of occupations for foreign nationals in order to encourage the employment of skilled labour and give transparency to the..
The Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 has been implemented following the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), with the aim of increasing marketplace trade and free movement..
Following the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus in China, Sterling Lexicon wants to update our clients and partners on the impact to our business. We are assessing the situation to determine when..
Sterling Lexicon, a trusted leader in the mobility industry, is adding to its international team by welcoming Sabrina Cames to its office in France. Sabrina will join the team as country director..
Sterling Lexicon, a trusted leader in the mobility industry, is continuing to expand its sales and business development team — welcoming Rolanzo Kinniebrew and John Young to the company...
The 2019 RES Report explores the need to create effective and efficient global mobility programs. As discussed in Chapter 1, Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) are essential tools to help..
Sterling Lexicon, a trusted leader in the mobility industry, is proud to announce the launch of its newly-redesigned website, sterlinglexicon.com, providing an integrated global platform for its..
Sterling Lexicon, a leading provider of optimized global mobility services, announces the appointment of Drew Phillips as a regional director of business development.Phillips has over 15 years of..
Sterling Lexicon announced today the formation of a new innovation and change team focused on enhancing and optimizing the mobility experience for its clients and their employees. Rob Giese has..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two of the mobility industry’s most trusted leaders – Lexicon Relocation and Sterling Mobility – this week announced the launch of their new brand, Sterling Lexicon.