Immigration updates for the AMER and APAC regions
The Canada and the U.K. have signed and ratified the Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA) on April 1, 2021. The rules offer some options, particularly for professionals in the form of contractual service providers and independent professionals, as well as work permits for engineering and scientific technicians who meet applicable educational and work experience qualifications.
The CUKTCA maintains provisions for Business Visitors and Investors that existed under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of Canada.
The Panamanian government has issued a Short-Term Visa for remote workers. The new non-resident visa allows foreign nationals to reside in and work remotely from Panama for up to nine months. This visa does not require an additional work permit as candidates must be employed with a company outside Panama to fulfill eligibility and proof of minimum annual income of USD 36,000 from sources outside of Panama must be shown.
This summary was prepared using information from the Gaceta Oficial Digital Panama (in Spanish).
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 Roberta Carnaccini, Global Operations Director, Immigration.
As per our last update on India, Covid-19 continues to surge and the Indian government has extended international flight ban until June 30, 2021. All Indian carriers have suspended their scheduled flight operation to the countries which have imposed a ban on the entry of Indian citizen.
Ban includes flights to: Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Canada, Djibouti, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Maldives, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, UAE, the U.K. and the U.S.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Indian Express.
As the Covid-19 infection rates remain high and the medical care provision systems are still in critical conditions, the Government of Japan (GOJ) has officially decided to extend the period for State of Emergency from June 1, until June 20, 2021.
Areas include Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Okayama, Hiroshima and Okinawa.
With regards to the current border control measures in Japan, all measures below remain suspended for the time being:
- The Framework of Business Track and Residence Track (CoE holders limited)
- Entry into Japan from all countries and regions (CoE holders limited)
- The Framework which enables businesspersons residing in Japan to conduct limited business activities upon their return/ re-entry into Japan after short-term business trips (for Japanese and expats residing in Japan with a Japanese Residence Card)
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Japan Times.
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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