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Family Immigration News and Updates 2023

The latest news from the USCIS about family-based immigration to the US in 2023, including sponsorship and family reunification programs green cards or citizenship for spouses, children, parents, and other extended family members. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to the US, visit our section on the Family based petitions.

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The Visas Behind TLC’s Show 90 Day Fiance

By Ella BergquistJuly 28, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/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

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

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

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 CaseyMay 27, 2023
Family Immigration

Thousands of people contact VisaPlace each year with a similar question: how can I bring my boyfriend or girlfriend 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 makes people do crazy […]

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What is Birthright Citizenship in America?

By Ella BergquistSeptember 12, 2018
Family Immigration

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 2, 2021
Family Immigration

Thousands of US citizens adopt children from other countries but many people don’t understand the process. 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 huge role in the intercountry adoption process better known as immigration through adoption. […]

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Top 10 Things To Do Before Applying for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistOctober 23, 2017
Family Immigration

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 […]

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The DACA Program: Who Are DREAMers?

By Ella BergquistDecember 13, 2021
Family Immigration

Thousands of kids are brought to the US each year by parents wanting to give themselves and their families a better life. Sometimes, these families come to the US illegally which causes problems for many children who later become adults. In fact, as of March 2020, 1.8 million immigrants were eligible for the DACA program […]

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US Work Permits Granted to DACA Beneficiaries

By Ella BergquistNovember 3, 2020
Family Immigration

Minimal DACA Changes Under the Trump Administration Many people feared that the Trump administration was going to eliminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) once in office. In fact, President Trump vowed to end the DACA program immediately upon his arrival in office, which is within his executive authority. New information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]

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Same Sex Immigration: DOMA Prop 8 Decision Over-Turned

By fadiAugust 10, 2020
Family Immigration

The Supreme court has finally deemed DOMA  unconstitutional. For a long time, same sex couples were forced to either choose between their homeland, or their spouses. Same sex couples have faced a long and hard battle to be able to stay together. Same-sex couples will now be eligible to receive all the same benefits any […]

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How to Sponsor a Spouse to the United States

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family Immigration

One of the most popular ways of immigrating to the United States is through marriage to an American citizen or American permanent resident (green card holder). When you marry a United States citizen or green card holder, they are able to sponsor you to come to the United States as a permanent resident yourself. However, […]

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How To Sponsor Family to the USA

By Michael NirenOctober 26, 2020
Family Immigration

Did you know that if you are a United States citizen or green card holder (lawful permanent resident of the United States), they can sponsor you or their other family members to the US? Spousal Sponsorship in the USA In order to sponsor someone to the United States, the sponsor must be either a United […]

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How to Remove Conditions on Resident Status if Marriage is Dissolved in 2 Years

By Michael NirenNovember 12, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

While other spouses find it comfortable to file a joint petition in order to remove the conditions on one’s spouse Green Card, you could still be locked up in a situation where you feel it is too complicated to get your spouse to collaborate with you in filing your petition. An immigrant based on a […]

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What Are the Affidavit of Support Requirements for Green Cards?

By Michael NirenAugust 25, 2021
Green CardFamily Immigration

Often we get this question: “If I want to apply for a Green card, what are the Affidavit of Support Requirements?” The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally requires a petitioner to file an Affidavit of Support, which ensures that the intending immigrant has a sufficient financial source and will not be a public […]

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Surya Jana

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Edward Lawrence

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.

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Scotty Thompson

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.

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Mike Wiley

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.

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Alicia Oliver

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.

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Nicholas Mansfield

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.

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Steven Funes

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