Global immigration updates for AMER and APAC regions
United States: Customs and border protection changes for Brazilian nationals
The U.S. have announced changes for Brazilian nationals who can now apply for the Global Entry Program. This is designed to facilitate the entry of foreigners into the United States, allowing them to skip the immigration lines by using self-service visual display kiosks.
As part of this process, the U.S. government conducts a pre-screening of the requester and if they are approved, they can benefit from the program.
To sign up for the program, candidates must register on the U.S. government website (Global Entry | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov)), pay the applicable fee, and schedule an interview. Whoever is approved, will have the right to entry for five years. This program doesn’t exempt from having a visa to enter the U.S., where needed.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Rafael Pavanelli, AMER Immigration Manager.
India: Revised guidelines for international arrivals
The Indian ministry announced that travelers arriving in India must submit a negative RT-PCR report or a fully vaccinated certificate (WHO Recognised Vaccines only). This was made effective on February 14, 2022, wherein before it was mandated to submit both a negative RT-PCR report and a fully vaccinated certificate. This relaxation is only applicable for arrivals from selected countries, which is available here.
The travelers from countries listed by the Indian ministry are considered for entry based on their vaccination certificate which needs uploading to the Air Suvidha portal.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of India.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
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