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Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban on Legal Immigration
Former US President, Donald Trump, halted the issuing of Green Cards until the end of 2020. He did this because he said it would protect the job market for US citizens due to the coronavirus. On December 31, 2020 when this order was supposed to expire, he extended it until the end of March 2021. […]
President Biden’s Immigration Policy and Plan
February 2nd Update: President Biden signs 3 executive orders which include: reunifying children and their families who still remain separated under policies enacted by the Trump administration developing a strategy to address irregular migration across the Southern Border and create a Humane Asylum System restoring faith in the US Legal Immigration System and promoting integration […]
Alien Registration Number or “A-Number” for Green Card
When you apply for Permanent Residency (Green Card) in the United States, you will be asked to provide your Alien Registration Number, also known as an “A-number”. Many people wonder what an A-number is and where can you find your own A-number. An Alien Registration Number is designated for any non-citizens of the United States. […]
Completing A Form I-551 For US Permanent Resident Card
You may be starting the process to become a permanent resident in the United States. If this is you, you will probably need to complete Form I-551 formerly known as a Green Card which is simply the document that will enable you to immigrate to the US on permanent resident status. It is proof of […]
I-90 Form to Replace US Green Card
For those who want to renew or replace a green card, they must fill out the I-90 Form which is officially called the “Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card”. People will use this form for several reasons such as a green card expiring, already expired, been stolen, damaged, or destroyed. Do I Need the I-90 […]
New Naturalization Test Updates for Civics Portion
In order to become a US Citizen, you will be required to pass a Naturalization Test. The naturalization test has two parts, English and Civics. All applicants for naturalization filed on or after December 1st will be required to take the new version of the civics test. 2020 Civics Test Version Previously the civics portion […]
I-485 Form: Adjustment of Status in the United States?
What is Adjustment of Status? Applying for adjustment of status also known as AOS through an I-485 form is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return […]
How Can You Immigrate to the US under COVID-19?
Here at VisaPlace, we know that right now during this COVID-19 national pandemic, many individuals are on their toes trying to stay on track to reach their immigration goals. Although Coronavirus restrictions have affected US immigration, it is important to stay positive and know what this really means for you. What is Really Happening in […]
Military/Veterans Citizenship Applications are Now Being Accepted in the US
As of May 6, 2020, the USCIS announced that US service members are now able to file for citizenship through an N-400 Form also known as an Application for Naturalization. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this is only available to apply through online filing. Online filing allows an individual to submit forms electronically, check […]
Green Card Holder Laws Change in 2020
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several laws that will take effect in 2020. The new laws that go into effect in 2020 could get permanent residents deported if you don’t pay attention. New Green Card Rules for 2020 Tax Returns Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or […]
New Policy on US Citizenship for Children of US Troops Born Overseas
Recently, United States immigration officials justified a new policy for military members brought forward by the Trump administration. This new policy states that some children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States. Previously, their children would be considered to be both living […]
Trump Administration Plans to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Food Stamps and Other Public Aid
** UPDATE: On January 27th, 2020, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs. ** On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a new rule that would enable officials to deny green cards […]
What Does US Immigration Look Like in 2020?
Looking at the future to 2020, a lot of changes are predicted to be put in place for United States immigration. This is not through laws passed by Congress, but through rule-making processes from Federal agencies including USCIS. Cost Will Increase USCIS plans to increase its fees in 2020, including an 83% increase for a U.S. citizenship […]
Green Card Country Cap Lifted, Benefits H-1B Indian Holders
This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India. Some Indians wait decades […]
How to Immigrate to the US from the UK
Thousands of immigrants come to America to pursue the ‘American Dream’. The United States is the second most popular country for UK emigration. The US is filled with many different cultures and diversity. Many UK citizens see the country as a country full of great prospects, many different climates and world wonders to see. You […]