Popular Topics in Immigration
Popular Topics in Immigration
*Consultations are performed by licensed lawyers or immigration consultants. Some meetings are exploratory meetings under supervision.
**All legal work is conducted by independent licensed lawyers or immigration consultants.
Our experienced team of Immigration Lawyers and Consultants are here to help!
Welcome to VisaPlace! Founded by Toronto immigration lawyer Michael Niren, VisaPlace is a key resource for all your US and Canadian immigration needs. This website is your go-to source for the latest immigration and visa news and programs. We work with an experienced team of immigration lawyers and licensed consultants to provide quality and affordable visa services. Our team helps you understand your options so you can make well informed decisions based on an analysis of your situation and credentials. A consultation is the best way to get started on your path to immigration.
What our clients are saying
Mark R. Post
My new life is possible because of working with Visaplace. they took my case and knew exactly how to achieve the goals I’d set for myself and my family. Kind and courteous and got the job done.
James C. Starkes
I got my US L1 Visa through them, pretty smooth process. We weren’t sure they’d take our case as we had some issues with retrieving some documents, but they worked with us on getting everything we needed. Recommend.
Michael H. Perry
I express deep appreciation to VisaPlace for their unwavering commitment in securing my visa successfully. Their unmatched professionalism has left me thoroughly satisfied with the results.
Allow me to express that our case proved to be more complex than initially anticipated. However, Aisha and Reena provided unwavering support throughout the entire process. At each juncture, they offered clear guidance on necessary actions, guiding us through the intricacies we couldn’t navigate independently. While the procedure proved more intricate than expected, our legal team maintained close communication, ensuring we were well-informed and adequately prepared. Confronted with challenges, they approached them with a positive attitude, instilling confidence through their professionalism and competence. I wholeheartedly recommend their services. While moments of stress were inevitable, their assurance and ability to convey that confidence were instrumental. Reflecting on the experience, I am certain we would not have succeeded without their assistance, or at the very least, the journey would have been significantly prolonged.
Very impressed. We had an application that was not straightforward, but our legal team put us at ease at every step of the way. I can’t imagine what the process would have been like without their help. Highly competent and reliable. If you’re trying to avoid a lot of headaches and grief, this is the firm you want in your corner.
John E. Raabe
I extend immense gratitude to VisaPlace for their dedicated efforts in successfully obtaining my visa!! Their unmatched professionalism has left me absolutely satisfied with the results.
VisaPlace offers professional guidance that will lead to successful visa acquisition and immigration to North America if obeyed. The staff is very caring and thoroughly discusses your case to find the best path for your application. My favorite is Mansi Sanghvi. I appreciate your support, VisaPlace.
VisaPlace is a reliable Immigration law firm that you can count on. Initially, very skeptical with the transfers, however they know how to deal. Reena Sandhu is very exceptional in achieving success. Frank is the one who initially who provided the hopeful thoughts.
VisaPlace is a reliable and effective immigration office. From the initial consultation to the successful resolution of my case, their team displayed expertise and dedication. They navigated the complexities of immigration law with ease, providing guidance and support. I wholeheartedly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking trustworthy immigration services.
Choosing VisaPlace was a wise decision for my immigration needs. Their team exhibited a deep understanding of immigration law, and their personalized approach made me feel supported and well-informed. The efficiency and professionalism of VisaPlace set them apart. I’m thankful for their assistance and highly satisfied with the results.
VisaPlace exceeded my expectations. The team demonstrated a high level of professionalism and commitment in handling my immigration case. Their transparent communication and thorough approach instilled confidence in their services. I’m grateful for the positive outcome, and I highly recommend VisaPlace to others.
I had an outstanding experience with VisaPlace. The team’s expertise and attention to detail were evident throughout the immigration process. They were responsive to my concerns and provided clear guidance every step of the way. VisaPlace is a trustworthy choice for anyone in need of immigration services.
VisaPlace is an exceptional immigration office. Their team provided invaluable assistance in navigating the complexities of the immigration process. Their dedication, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge made a significant difference in my case. I highly recommend VisaPlace for anyone seeking reliable immigration services.
VisaPlace has been very helpful and ensured all of our processes were successful. They exhibit kindness, hard work, and dedication to finishing all projects. Definitely recommend!
My lawyer at VisaPlace was patient and understanding, despite English not being my first language. I find writing easier than speaking. She was patient and used language that was simple enough for me to understand without making me feel stupid. She answered all of my questions and provided very good legal advice.
AS SEEN ON
Common Immigration Questions
Is there a difference between lawyer and attorney?
No. Generally speaking an attorney is a person who is a member of the legal profession while a lawyer is someone who is trained in the field of law and provides advice.
Are you open during the Coronavirus pandemic/lockdown?
Yes! VisaPlace is 100% open during the COVID-19 pandemic. US and Canadian immigration are still accepting applications and inviting foreigners to apply so this is the best time to apply! All of our immigration consultations are done in a socially distant manner.
Do I need to hire an immigration lawyer?
Hiring an experienced lawyer or a law firm can help minimize mistakes and improve chance of successfully getting a visa. In many immigration situations you do not want to risk representing yourself or applying without the advice of an experienced immigration professional. Failing to work with an immigration lawyer can lead to wasted money, wasted time, and frustration.
How much does an immigration attorney cost?
The cost of hiring an immigration attorney varies depending on the services you are requesting. Typically you will pay for the processing fees which are assigned by the government and then you pay for the service of the lawyer or attorney which they will give you during the consultation. During your initial consultation with the immigration consultant be sure to ask for an estimate so that you will know how much you are required to pay.
Should I only work with an immigration lawyer near me?
Although most of our immigration lawyers are based in our office in midtown Toronto, we can help you immigrate to Canada or the US from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re in the GTA or overseas, our immigration consultants can communicate by phone or video conferencing. This allows us to help people from the comfort of their home or office. We can accommodate any client with their preferred method of communication.
What is the difference between an immigration lawyer or an immigration consultant?
An immigration lawyer acts as an advisor and counselor for foreign citizens and immigrants. Green card lawyers provide aid when dealing with visa applications, permanent residency, citizenship, and naturalization. Immigration lawyers represent their clients and help mediate communication between them and immigration authorities. They also represent their clients in an immigration hearing.
An immigration consultant is an individual who provides assistance to immigrants. This assistance can be with filing applications, filing a petition, gathering the required documentation for their application, or helping to find a translator. Canadian consultants are licensed by the IRCC, a certification all of our consultants have.
How do I start my immigration process?
If you would like to start your process but you are not ready to hire an immigration lawyer then you can fill out our free online immigration questionnaire. Here you can fill in our immigration goals and let us know a bit more about you. We will be able to tell if you are eligible for immigration then reach out to you to book a consultation.
How do I get immigration advice?
Your first step is to book a consultation with an immigration professional to start mapping out the steps to complete your immigration journey. We will help you understand you eligibility and the best path to complete your immigration goals. Book a consultation now!
Is there a difference between a US and a Canadian immigration lawyer?
Yes, the United States and Canada are two completely different countries, who both have different rules and regulations involving immigration. Our immigration lawyers have the experience and knowledge to lead you in the right direction whether you are interested in US or Canadian immigration.
Don’t miss anything Latest Immigration News
IRCC Announces New Alberta Immigration Path
Express Entry Draw February 16, 2024 #285 – Latest CRS Score
Canada Express Entry Draw February 16, 2024 #285 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on February 16th, 2024, which was the 285th Express Entry Draw. This was an agriculture and agri-food draw. The draw offered: 150 ITA 437 cut-off score (CRS minimum) Agriculture and agri-food occupations This is the fourth Express Entry draw of February […]
IRCC Now Accepts Pearson Test of English for Canadian Immigration
In this article, we discuss: What Is the PTE Core Test The 2 Types of PTE How to Prepare for the PTE Core Test How Much Does the PTE Core Cost? Do I Need to Take the PTE Core for Canadian Immigration? On January 30th, 2024, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core test will […]
Express Entry Draw February 14, 2024 #284 – CRS Score
Canada Express Entry Draw February 14, 2024 #284 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on February 14th, 2024, which was the 284th Express Entry Draw. This was a healthcare occupations draw. The draw offered: 3,500 ITA 422 cut-off score (CRS minimum) Healthcare Occupations Draw This is the third Express Entry draw of February 2024. Canada […]
Express Entry Draw February 13, 2024 #283 – CRS Score
Canada Express Entry Draw February 13, 2024 #283 The latest Express Entry Draw took place on February 13th, 2024, which was the 283rd Express Entry Draw. This was a general draw. The draw offered: 1,490 ITA 535 cut-off score (CRS minimum) General Draw (All Programs) This is the second Express Entry draw of February 2024. Canada […]
USCIS Announces Final Changes to H-1B Visa Lottery
What Are H-1B Fees Changing To?
Visa Fee IncreaseThe rule raises visa fees from $10 to $110, marking the first increase since 2016.Effective from April 1. H-1B Registration Fee Hike Registration fees for H-1B visas will go up from $10 to $215.
H-1B Lottery Process...
USCIS Fee Changes: Impending Increases and Concerns
February 2024 Update: See the chart below for updated increases for certain visas and adjustment of status in 2024. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is gearing up for substantial modifications to its fee structure. The recent update from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reveals that the Office of Information and Regulatory […]
US Immigration Outlook for 2024
The immigration environment in the United States is expected to undergo changes in 2024, including adjustments to processing delays, policy changes, and modifications to visa requirements. Here’s a little peek at what the upcoming year holds in store. Visa Changes and Updates Visa Categories 2024 may witness updates to various visa categories. The Biden administration […]
Passport Processing Times in the US Have Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The processing times for U.S. passports have significantly reduced, now at their quickest pace since before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This positive development translates to a faster path for international travel for those holding U.S. passports. What Are the Processing Time Changes for US Passports? Effective December 18, 2023, the updated processing times […]
US Adds 64k H-2B Visas for 2024 to Meet Workforce Demands
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have issued a temporary rule providing an extra 64,716 H-2B visas for the fiscal year 2024, beyond the annual cap of 66,000. This addresses the demand for temporary nonagricultural workers in industries such as hospitality and landscaping. The move aims to fulfill […]