The global response to COVID-19 continues to impact international business travel and assignment plans. Many countries have implemented entry and exit restrictions, halted visa and work permit issuance, closed ports, and tightened quarantine rules in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. After nearly three months of restrictions, however, some countries are starting to “re-open” with announced plans to resume immigration processes in the coming weeks and months.

Join our senior business travel and global immigration leaders Sophy King and Jason Rogers as they examine the impacts for companies and employees during COVID-19 and beyond.

Watch this webinar to learn about:

  • COVID-19 travel policy and best practice overview
  • Areas of immediate focus and impact
  • Updates from Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific regions
  • Long-term measures: what possible immigration trends might look like
  • Other compliance issues

Meet our Presenters

Sophy King
Senior Vice President of Global Immigration

A recognized industry leader in global immigration, Sophy King leads Newland Chase’s regional immigration centres in London, Houston, and Singapore, as well as overseeing our partner network management team, immigration software implementation team, global knowledge management team, and global client services team. Sophy and her teams employ a regional model that is supported by Newland Chase’s national offices and global partners and strengthened by the company’s proprietary case and knowledge management systems. Sophy is a regular speaker at immigration conferences and seminars and a frequent contributor to white papers and articles in industry publications.

Currently based in the UK, Sophy has previously lived in Russia, China, Japan, and Spain. Sophy has worked in the global immigration industry for 15 years, starting as an Assistant Immigration Consultant for a well-known global service provider in 2003 and working her way up to Director of Consulting & Compliance. She then took the position of Director of Knowledge Management for a competing firm, before founding Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd in 2011, which became part of the Newland Chase group in 2016. She graduated from Cambridge University in the UK with an MA (cantab.) in Oriental Studies (Chinese).


Jason L. Rogers
Vice President and Senior Global Immigration Counsel

Jason L. Rogers, BA JD, is Newland Chase’s Senior Global Immigration Counsel. He is responsible for overseeing client immigration programs and providing high level consultation responses. Jason applies his diversified depth of knowledge of corporate immigration to produce complex and innovative immigration solutions that meet the needs of his clients. Jason has been practicing law since 2001 and has spent the past 12 years concentrating in the area of global immigration and corporate compliance. After graduation from Law School, Jason served as a Law Clerk, to the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Chancery Division, Essex County in New Jersey for a year. He practiced law as an Associate at a reputable law firm in New Jersey, before moving to the role that would capture his interest in Global Immigration.

He joined Ernst & Young LLP, in 2005 and managed their Compliance Coordination Group. He was responsible for reviewing and creating immigration policies with the General Counsel. He moved to the NY office of E&Y as the Global Visa & Immigration Manager in 2006, where he was responsible for drafting and coordinating the work permit applications for E&Y’s entire expatriate population. In 2008, Jason joined Littler Mendelson, PC as an Associate Global Immigration Counsel in their Atlanta office where he was responsible for managing Fortune 500 companies’ Global Immigration Programs. Jason is a graduate of the JD Seton Hall University School of Law and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.