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The latest US Immigration news covers the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas, and citizenship. Stay up to date on US Immigration News through February 2024! For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.

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Passport Processing Times in the US Have Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

By CaseyJanuary 3, 2024
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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 […]

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US Adds 64k H-2B Visas for 2024 to Meet Workforce Demands

By CaseyNovember 21, 2023
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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 […]

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Risks of Delaying Your US Green Card Application

By CaseyNovember 22, 2023
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If you’re in the U.S. on a temporary visa, you might be thinking about when to apply for a green card. Waiting for potentially shorter processing times or more favorable immigration policies is understandable, but delaying your application comes with risks. Let’s explore the downsides of postponing your immigration process. Increased Wait Times Putting off […]

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US H-1B Workers Will Be Able to Renew Visas in the Near Future

By CaseyNovember 2, 2023
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Later in the year, the U.S. Department of State will initiate a pilot program that enables H-1B work visa holders to renew their visas within the United States, eliminating the need for them to travel to their home countries. For a considerable time, the H-1B visa category has served as the primary avenue for skilled […]

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Israeli Citizens and Nationals Can Now Apply for US Visa Waiver Program

By CaseyOctober 20, 2023
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Following Israel’s admittance to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the start of visa-free travel for short-term visits to the United States for qualified Israeli residents and nationals. Beginning October 19, 2023, eligible Israeli citizens and nationalities can begin applying for travel authorization to the United States via the U.S. […]

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US Will Allow Roughly 500,000 Venezuelan Immigrants to Work in the US

By CaseyOctober 2, 2023
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The Biden administration is announcing the provision of temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans currently residing in the United States. This move promptly allows them to seek employment opportunities. This decision comes as the administration faces an increasing influx of individuals escaping Venezuela and other regions, with their sights set on reaching […]

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What Is an ESTA Visa: Apply for ESTA Visa to the USA

By CaseyDecember 1, 2023
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The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an automated system that assists in determining eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. Upon completion of an ESTA application, a traveler is notified of his or her eligibility to […]

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United States on Course to Issue the Most Student Visas Since 2016

By CaseyAugust 22, 2023
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According to U.S. State Department officials, it appears that the United States is poised to grant the highest number of student visas in a single year since fiscal 2016. The count of visas issued in fiscal 2023 has now surpassed 392,000. To provide context, in fiscal 2016, a total of 471,728 F1 visas were issued. […]

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US to Lift COVID Vaccine Requirements for International Travel

By CaseyMay 15, 2023
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On May 11th, 2023, the Biden administration removed the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for entering international air travelers. “As we continue to monitor the evolving state of COVID-19 and the emergence of virus variants, we have the tools to detect and respond to the potential emergence of a variant of high consequence,” stated President Joe Biden […]

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TN Visa for Canadians: Requirements and How to Apply

By CaseyMarch 10, 2023
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Under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN visa category allows citizens of Canada and Mexico to temporarily work in the United States in a number of designated professions. TN visas for Canadians were introduced as part of the NAFTA agreement, which was signed in 1994. As long as the […]

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Business Plans for US Immigration Live Explained

By CaseyFebruary 27, 2023
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Recently, VisaPlace hosted a Facebook Live with Fadi Manawi, a US attorney with VisaPlace Legal, and Marianella Mansour, the Partner and Director of Sales and Marketing at Joorney Business Plans. They discuss the importance of business plans in US business visa applications and the key components that are needed for a successful business plan. Marianella […]

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US Plans to Lift Covid Emergency Declarations May 2023

By CaseyFebruary 8, 2023
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On January 30th, President Joe Biden’s administration announced that COVID-19 emergency declarations will be lifted on May 11, nearly three years after the US imposed broad pandemic measures to halt the spread of the virus. The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) were declared by then-President Donald Trump in 2020. Biden has continually […]

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