Immigration news for AMER, APAC and EMEA regions
Argentina: Residence permitted to Ukrainian nationals
The Dirección Nacional de Migraciones in Argentina has authorized granting residencies to Ukrainian nationality foreigners and their direct relatives, regardless of their nationality, under the category of Humanitarian Reasons art. 23 Inc. m) of Law No. 25,871.
This will be in place for three years for those outside the Argentine Republic at the issuance of Provision 471/2022 and/or for those who carry out the application for admission to any Argentine Consulate. They will be exempt from paying the migratory fees provided for by the current migratory legislation in the Argentine Republic.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (in Spanish).
Brazil: Humanitarian visa and residence permit for Ukrainian nationals
Interministerial Ordinance has announced they will be granting a temporary visa and residence permit for humanitarian reception to Ukrainian nationals in Brazil. The Ordinance, which is initially in force until August 31, 2022, establishes the criteria for requesting a humanitarian reception visa at Brazilian consulates abroad.
The ordinance outlines how Ukrainian nationals can apply for residence if they are already on Brazilian soil (regardless of their migratory status), valid for two years. For this option, it is necessary to request it directly to the Federal Police. When making the application for a residence permit, the presentation of a birth / marriage certificate, or a consular certificate is required.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Diário Oficial da União (in Portuguese).
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.
China: Updated isolation requirements before flying to China
The Chinese government has revised entry requirements for Germany and the United States (U.S.). Those traveling to these countries must have the following:
- Fully vaccinated passengers: two PCR tests taken 48 hours before departure. Tests can be done separately or in the same test center, but tests must be done at least 24 hours apart if done in the same location.
- Non-vaccinated passengers: PCR+IgM 48 hours before the flight
- All passengers: PCR test at the city of departure seven days before departure flight; antigen test afternoon the day before departure.
- Passengers with China made vaccine: two PCR tests taken at two separate testing agencies 48 hours before departure
- Passengers with mRNA vaccines: one PCR and one anS protein IgM antibody, and anN protein IgM antibody 48 hours before departure
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Embassy of China in Germany and the United States.
India: Resumption of Scheduled flight
The Indian government has decided to resume all scheduled flights to and from India from March 27. All procedures pertain to international travel guidelines to be adhered to and as amended from time to time.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Times of India.
Japan: Entry protocols
The government confirmed that all new entries could apply for the Japan visa and enter Japan from March 1, 2022. Now companies may apply for entry exemption (Certificate of Receipt) for non-resident foreign nationals who have visited or stayed in countries included in the entry ban list through the relevant Japanese government ministry before arrival.
Quarantine and entry requirements:
To determine which entrants are considered fully vaccinated, the Japanese authorities have indicated that the individual must have received three vaccine doses. The first and second doses must be either or a combination of Pfizer / Comirnaty, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Janssen. The third dose must then be either Pfizer or Moderna. Janssen is treated in two doses for the first and second doses. After that, the third dose should be Pfizer or Moderna.
All travelers to Japan must submit a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test result, conducted within 72 hours before departure.
All travelers must pledge (in the form of a signed Written Pledge) to be in quarantine, retain their location data, and provide such information to the health authorities (as requested). This should be prepared before arrival.
- On arrival in Japan, all travelers must submit their certificate of a negative Covid-19 test result and their Written Pledge.
- Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival for all entrants.
- Relevant smartphone applications should be installed on the traveler’s smartphone.
No source available at the time of writing.
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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Slovakia: Cancellation of scheduled appointments
The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic announced that all scheduled reservations/appointments at foreign police stations are cancelled and must be rescheduled. Foreign police departments will only serve foreigners coming from Ukraine who are citizens of Ukraine and their family members until further notice. Foreigners who will not be able to apply for renewals of their permits due to the limited operation of the foreign police departments will be extended.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Ministerstvo Vnutra Slovenske Republiky (in Slovak).
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 Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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