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From the Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021

A message from the Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021.

From the Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021

A message from the Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, April 2021.

Australia: post-pandemic and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic transformed the world. How we live and how we work was greatly altered. In comparison to other countries, Australia managed to provide a great response to the pandemic with limited infections and fatalities. One of the most significant changes due to the pandemic was and continues to be the unprecedented closure of Australian borders, an evident reason for Australia’s success.

Germany: post-pandemic and beyond

Germany has seen practical pandemic-era changes to immigration rules as well as legal ones. Due to the (partial) border closures, employment migration has become more complex and thus increasingly complicated. While in the past immigration eligibility depended on the nationality and professional training of the candidate and the type of occupation aimed for in Germany, we now have to take the country of departure into account.

India: post-pandemic and beyond

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, immigration regulations around the world, including India, have been ever-changing. This article briefly addresses the most significant immigration-related changes in India during the pandemic.

Canada: immigration and citizenship during the pandemic

The pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on Canada’s economy as Canadians have come to terms with the impact the closed borders have on our free trade-dependent economy. Nowhere is this more visible than in immigration.

Nigeria: post-pandemic and beyond

This article looks at the significant pandemic-era changes to rules and regulations in Nigeria, with a focus on immigration.

China: immigration changes in the pandemic era

The most significant pandemic-era change to immigration rules in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would be the entry regulations for foreign nationals. The PRC suspended the entry of most foreign nationals on 28 March 2020, regardless of whether the foreign national holds a valid residence permit.

Uganda: the impact of the pandemic on immigration rules

The Uganda Public Health (Notification of Covid-19) Order No 2 of 2020 declared Covid-19 a notifiable disease under Section 10 of the Public Health Act, Cap 281. This article highlights some of the most significant pandemic-era changes to immigration rules in Uganda that may become permanent and how vaccinations may alter immigration/quarantine/entry rules in Uganda.

UK: significant pandemic-era changes to immigration rules

This article looks at the most significant changes to immigration rules in the UK as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Netherlands: post-pandemic and beyond

This article looks at the changes to immigration regulations and other pandemic-era changes in the Netherlands.

From the Co-Chairs, October 2020

A message from the Co-Chairs of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, October 2020.

From the Editor, October 2020

A message from the Newsletter Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, October 2020.

The evolution of electronic travel authorisations in Canada

The electronic travel authorisation (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is linked to a traveller’s passport and valid for up to five years. While useful for reducing processing times at ports of entry, eTAs can be difficult to obtain for some travellers with past immigration history or a record of minor offences.

The ways in which citizenship can be acquired in Nigeria

An article on the ways in which citizenship can be acquired in Nigeria.

Use of business visas in India and their limitations vis-à-vis employment visas

This article is set to outline the scope of Indian business visas (both consular-processed and electronic) and highlight the limitations placed on business visas vis-à-vis employment visas.

Recent changes in UK immigration policy: Representatives of Overseas Businesses category

The Home Office introduced changes to the Representatives of Overseas Businesses category on 4 June 2020 which has complicated the criteria for applicants. This article breaks down the most noteworthy changes and explains their practical impact for applicants, businesses and the United Kingdom in the context of a global pandemic.

Postcards from the pandemic – part two

The adoption of a business-as-usual approach by immigration courts in the United States has worsened the health crisis facing the American public.

For better or for worse?

It is understandable that the way we work as immigration lawyers has changed due to Covid-19, and that is in some regard due to how our respective governments have handled the pandemic.

A guide to understanding and challenging persecutory Interpol Red Notices in immigration court and before Interpol

This article will provide an explanation of the Interpol information sharing system, explain what a Red Notice is and isn’t, and show how practitioners may defend against illegitimate Red Notices both before US immigration courts and Interpol itself.

Canadian immigration lawyers’ new business line: the quarantine plan

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on immigration processing in Canada in general but it has also given rise to a new practice area: the quarantine plan. Family members, workers, students and virtually all entrants to Canada need to demonstrate that they have both the awareness and capability to self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with Canada’s Quarantine Act.

Canada: the evolution of electronic travel authorisations

The electronic travel authorisation (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. While useful for reducing processing times at ports of entry, eTAs can be difficult to obtain for some travellers with past immigration history or a record of minor offences.

Covid-19 and modern slavery in Australia

Modern Slavery presents Australia and the world with an alarming confrontation. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has projected more than 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide. It has been determined that $150bn in profits is generated annually from just forced labour. Victims of modern slavery are likely to be significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging social and economic pressures.

Immigration to Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic

Although the entire working residence application for Brazil is made electronically, which includes the communication between the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies/consulates, many different travel restrictions are currently in place worldwide. Besides, many of Brazil’s embassies and consulates are under quarantine to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Canada’s response to Covid-19: the impact on temporary foreign workers

The Government of Canada’s extensive response to Covid-19 has had profound and immediate consequences for the administration of Canada’s immigration programmes, particularly on the temporary foreign worker programme. This article provides an overview of the measures currently in place, with a focus on how these measures affect the 100,000s of temporary foreign workers who play a critical role in Canada’s economy.

Employees...in a dangerous time: Covid-19 measures for Canadian employers

Canada is still welcoming temporary foreign workers (TFWs) notwithstanding Covid-19 travel restrictions. Employers have responsibility to ensure that TFWs comply with all Covid-19 related measures.

Will the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system plans be derailed by Covid-19?

This article is a brief analysis of the UK’s intended post-Brexit Immigration Rules for EU citizens and non-EU citizens. It includes a summary of the current requirements on EU citizens in the UK before the end of the transition period and those arriving afterwards. It also provides an indication of the likely effects on UK employers, including compliance and questions are raised in relation to the impact of Covid-19 on the plans for the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system.

Covid-19: an immigration update from India

By Poorvi Chothani and Ashwina Pinto. Covid-19: an immigration update from India - Immigration and Nationality Law Committee newsletter article, May 2020

Postcards from the pandemic – part one

When the Covid-19 pandemic closed in on the United States, instead of closing down, the US immigration courts adopted a business-as-usual approach. This has furthered the health crisis facing the American public.

Business visas in Nigeria: their use and limitations compared to required work permits

By Christian B Denton. Business visas in Nigeria: their use and limitations compared to required work permits