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Is DACA Back After 3 Years? Federal Judge Rolls Back Previous DACA Halt

By Ella BergquistNovember 17, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

On November 14, 2020 a federal judge ruled that the previous stop for any new DACA applications would not be accepted was unlawful and would be overturned. Chad Wolf was the man who sent a memo ending DACA applications and limiting renwals to only one or two years amid an ongoing review. The Supreme Court […]

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Form I-751 Waiver for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistNovember 12, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

After marrying a U.S. Citizen a foreign national will get a “conditional” green card allowing them to reside in the United States as a permanent resident. This conditional green card expires in two years and within 90 days before that expiration date, the newlywed must file for a permanent green card jointly or separately. Filing […]

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Returning to the US with a Spouse or Fiance: What You Should Know

By CaseyOctober 5, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

US citizens living in another country often find someone they wish to marry and bring to the United States. If you are a United States citizen living abroad looking for the best way to obtain an immigrant visa for your fiance or spouse, there are a couple of options for you. File for the I-130 […]

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K-1 Visas May Be Prioritized in Processing

By Ella BergquistSeptember 9, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

K-1 Visas are back! It is overly important to make sure if you’re interested in sponsoring your fiance to the US, to do it now! On August 31st the State Department announced that some consulates will give K-1 fiance visas a high priority. Due to COVID-19 and the border shutdowns, K-1 visas have previously been […]

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The Visas Behind TLC’s Show 90 Day Fiance

By Ella BergquistJuly 28, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

The TLC network has a very popular show called the 90 Day Fiance which is based on the immigration process of the K-1 Visa. The show debuted in January 2014 and has 7 seasons and 79 episodes. The show follows the lives of international couples who have applied or are applying for the K-1 Visa. […]

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Orphan Adoption Program: Hague Adoption Convention Program

By Ella BergquistSeptember 26, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

What Do I Need to Know About the Hague Adoption Convention Program? What is the Hague Adoption Convention Program? The Hague Adoption Convention Program is an international program that protects inter-country adoptions. The Convention was concluded in 1993 and established the standards for inter-country adoption. The US signed the Convention in 1994 and it was […]

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President Trump Considers Ending US Birthright Citizenship

By Ella BergquistSeptember 3, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

Recently, President Trump announced that his administration was considering ending birthright citizenship. This would be accomplished via an executive order, which if approved by the courts, would mean children born to non-US citizens on US soil would not automatically become US Citizens. What Is Birthright Citizenship? Birthright Citizenship is the concept that if a child […]

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Success Story: Married US Citizen, Sponsors Family

By Ella BergquistApril 29, 2019
Family Immigration News and Updates

When I attended college in the United States, I married a US citizen. With my parents still living in the UK, I found myself missing them very much. After the wedding, money was tight so I didn’t get to travel to see them often. VisaPlace helped guide me in the right direction to be able […]

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Top Questions About Sponsoring a Boyfriend/Girlfriend to the US

By CaseyFebruary 20, 2020
Family Immigration News and Updates

Thousands of people contact VisaPlace each year with a similar question: how can I bring my girlfriend or boyfriend to the US? Although it seems like there could be an easy answer it can be a bit more difficult because there are many different options. Love is a powerful thing that make people do crazy things including […]

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What is Birthright Citizenship in America?

By Ella BergquistSeptember 12, 2018
Family Immigration News and Updates

Birthright citizenship is a term that comes into the media light every year. The term has been on the headlines a lot recently due to the current White House situation. President Donald Trump proposed in his immigration plan to stop automatically giving citizenship to most people born in the US. Although many people agreed with […]

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How To Bring an Adopted Child to the US: Immigration Through Adoption

By Ella BergquistAugust 21, 2018
Family Immigration News and Updates

Thousands of US citizens adopt children from other countries but many people don’t understand the process these people have to do to bring the children into the US. Intercountry adoption is defined as the adoption of a child born in one country by an adoptive parent living in another country. US Immigration plays a key […]

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Top 10 Things To Do Before Applying for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistOctober 23, 2017
Family Immigration News and Updates

Certain rules in the United States allow permanent residents applying for citizenship through marriage to become naturalized in about three years. The majority of permanent residents must live in the United States for a minimum of five years before applying for citizenship. However, the spouse of a United States citizen who resides in the United […]