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Family Immigration News and Updates 2022

The latest news from the USCIS about family-based immigration to the US in 2022, 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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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 CaseyApril 23, 2021
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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How Long Does It Take to Get a Spouse Visa in the US?

By Michael NirenAugust 27, 2021
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

When an American citizen or lawful permanent resident marries someone from another country, they usually have one main question: how long will it take to bring my spouse to the United States? As a United States permanent resident, you can petition your spouse to immigrate to the United States. While your spouse can be eligible […]

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VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.

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Eddie de Witt

When you get the opportunity to go to the US for work from abroad, then I would say VisaPlace would be your best option to get all your documents in place. My 5 star feedback is based on the help I received from Danielle Grbic as she was really professional, I would straight away ask for Danielle to be in charge of your process. From the time that Danielle took over my case I felt confident that it will go well and at the end it went smoother than expected. On my own I would never have been able to get this internal work transfer done as a L1 visa and was best for the professionals to take charge. After arriving in the US, Danielle was still happy to assist with documents and advise. A huge thanks to Danielle and VisaPlace

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Sweet Ness

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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Peter Gianakas

I had a great experience with Andrew Diamond from The Visa Place. Andrew was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. When we had a discrepancy with my spouse’s Visa Andrew helped us navigate the system in the USA. He even offered to speak directly to the customs and border control officer to help us iron out the situation. Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Andrew and his services at The Visa Place.

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Vanessa Gomes

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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TK B

Great firm. They helped me with my visa at a reasonable cost. They were very responsive and most importantly compassionate about my situation. I have no hesitation to recommend them to others