FRANCE : AUTOMATIC EXTENSIONS

Due to Covid-19, the French government had initially extended automatically permits and visas that were expiring between March 16th and May 15th 2020 for a 3 month period. This has now been extended to six months for all those who hold valid French residency permits,...

France COVID – 19 Update

Effective 23 March, until at least 15 April, flights are suspended between mainland France and French overseas territories, including Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy, as well as between those islands. Effective 17 March, labor offices are closed to the public. The issuance of all...

Turkey COVID – 19 Update

Effective 17 March, flights are suspended from and to Egypt, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UK and UAE. Flights are suspended from and to Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, and Netherlands Flights to and from China, Iran, Iraq, Italy and South Korea, and border...

The United States of America COVID- 19 Update

On 21 March, the US-Canada and US-Mexico land borders are temporarily closed, for an initial period of 30 days, for non-essential travel, by mutual decision. Cross-border trade and and regular commuters will not be blocked. Effective 21 March, USCIS will accept certain benefit forms (including...

The United Arab Emirates – 19 Update

The main updates in the UAE are related to the travel restrictions, internal measures and economic steps that have been announced in recent days. As well as a halt to all visa-on-arrival entries, The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has extended its suspension...

The UK COVID – 19 Update

Employers and visa holders are advised to collect evidence of any travel restrictions or flight cancelations causing them to overstay their permission to be in the UK, and to email an explanation to the Home Office coronavirus mailbox. The Home Office recognizes the current situation is...

Thailand COVID – 19 Update

The immigration authorities in Thailand have confirmed that they will no longer issued Visa on Arrival to Chinese  nationals, who should instead obtain a health certificate, apply for a visa at a Thai consulate and then obtain an  updated health certificate to be presented to...

Switzerland COVID – 19 Update

Effective 19 March, the labour market authorities will not review any work permit applications for third-country nationals or EU nationals on assignment until 16 June. Under certain circumstances and depending on the jurisdiction, residence/work permit (local contract) applications may still be possible for EU/EFTA nationals...

South Africa COVID – 19 Update

Effective 18 March, until further notice, a travel ban applies to individuals of all nationalities traveling from Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, USA, UK, China and any other high-risk country determined by the Government. Foreign nationals who have visited these countries since 15 March...