Category Archives: immigration lawyers

Beware This Student Visa Scam

You’ve been dreaming about this forever: ascending to the stage, receiving your diploma, shaking the dean’s hand and smiling for pictures as your proud family stands in the audience. There are many opportunities to study in the US or Canada. You can make that dream a reality. However, there are also many scams out there. […]

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Beware! These 3 Things Get People Denied Entry to the US Every Day

Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US through any one of the dozens of ports that dot the country’s lengthy borders. Not everyone who tries to enter is actually allowed in, though. In fact, hundreds of people are turned away at the US border every day. Why? Read on to learn the top three […]

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4 Things You Must Do When You’ve Overstayed Your Visa in the US

You may think that overstaying your visa in the US isn’t a big deal. “Who’s going to catch me?” you think, “I won’t face any harsh consequences.” That mindset can get you into a great deal of trouble. There can be serious consequences to overstaying your US visa, especially if the stay is for a […]

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This Mistake Costs People Permanent Residence in the United States

  It doesn’t seem fair – you’ve put in time, effort, and probably no small amount of money into applying for and maintaining your legal immigration status in the US. But US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now saying that you’re not eligible for permanent residency any longer. This isn’t uncommon. Many people make the […]

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Niren & Associates Awarded the Top 3 Best Immigration Lawyers in Toronto

Hello, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. I’m proud to announce that we have been awarded one of the three best rated immigration law firms in Toronto by ThreeBestRated.ca, which is an online review company that looks at reviews, customer satisfaction rates, and other metrics to determine whether or not a […]

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3 Myths About Immigration Law Firms

Like many professional services, there are always companies with poor reputations that make you think twice about the industry as a whole. Immigration law firms are not immune to this, and as a result there have been many myths and misconceptions appearing from time to time. Below, we’re going to highlight three of the biggest […]

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What Other Things Should I Consider When Applying for a Visa?

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. We were asked this question. If I get a visa, is that it? What else do I have to consider other than just getting the visa? And that’s a great question. What the questioner means is that […]

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Where Can I Find the Best Information About Immigration

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. We were asked this question. “Where do you find the most credible information about immigration?” That’s a big question. Obviously, these days people turn to online sources to find all about immigration. Immigration is everywhere, it’s in […]

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Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer to Help me Apply?

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. One question we get a lot is, “Can I do my own immigration application? Do I really need a lawyer or immigration professional to help me?” For the record, let me clear this all up. The […]

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How to Deal With all the Immigration Changes in 2015

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. We are asked about all the changes to immigration in the last six months. There’s been a tremendous amount of change. It’s been overwhelming. For example, the labor market impact assessment for temporary foreign workers, express entry […]

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