COVID-19: Global Mobility Tips and Key Considerations

As countries around the world continue to impose travel bans and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are facing significant challenges in managing mobility and immigration concerns and their cross-border workforce. To help keep you informed and navigate these new developments, Deloitte has published an article exploring the most relevant immigration, employment and tax impacts for businesses. The
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Green card applicants are seeing interviews waived, additional flexibility in processing

Employees in the green card process are seeing additional flexibility in processing as the COVID-19 national emergency continues to complicate the normal steps, and the government appears to be relaxing certain requirements. All U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices have been closed to the public since March 18 and are not scheduled to reopen
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COVID-19 Executive Analysis: Immigration Strategies for Companies in the Coming Months

As countries attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world are taking unprecedented measures to restrict movement of travelers and suspend immigration services. While companies are addressing the immediate effects of travel bans and U.S. consulate closures, they should also begin to consider how things will look in the coming weeks and
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Silver linings: Agencies making common-sense exceptions to certain immigration rules

COVID-19 is slowing immigration processing, with U.S. consulates suspending routine visa services abroad and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspending premium processing and in-person services during the national emergency. Nevertheless, companies that sponsor H-1B, labor certification and other immigration procedures for employees in the U.S. will be able to keep several processes moving
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Does your company sponsor J-1 exchange visitors? Expect delays, complications under State Department’s new coronavirus policy

As governments continue to grapple with concerns over the COVID-19 virus, and policies around international travel are still in flux, the State Department recently expanded its recommendations that will limit travel for most J-1 international exchange visitors. U.S. employers that sponsor J-1 exchange visitors should plan to adjust their training schedules and take other actions
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