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The latest news from the USCIS about US Green Cards or permanent residency in the United States. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for a US Green Card in America, visit our section on the US Green Card.

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Canada & US in the Top 10 Powerful Passports

By Ella BergquistJanuary 19, 2022
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The Henley Passport Index is the first and most authoritative assessment of all passports in the world, based on the number of countries to which its holders may travel without a visa. The “best passports” are graded by the number of countries to which passport holders get visa-free entry. Canada and the United States both […]

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What to Expect for US Immigration in 2022

By CaseyJanuary 3, 2022
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As a result of regulatory adjustments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States immigration procedures encountered significant difficulties and delays in 2021. Many candidates within the US received new immigration policies and rules in 2021 to make it easier for them to stay, while many applicants from outside the country were barred from […]

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US Immigration 2021: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 28, 2021
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Throughout the year of 2021, many important developments in immigration have occurred in the United States, particularly as a result of COVID-19’s continuous immigration adjustments. Despite this, the majority of visas are still being filed for, and US immigration is on the rise. President Biden has made several adjustments to the US immigration system about […]

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Getting a Green Card through ‘Other Categories’

By Ella BergquistNovember 29, 2021
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On every Green Card, there is a section for “category”. Every US Permanent Resident will have a category that qualified them for a Green Card. The Categories for the Green Card are: Family, Employment, Special Immigrant, Refugee or Asylee Status, Human Trafficking and Crime Victims, Victims of Abuse, Other Categories, and Registry. There are many […]

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US Introduces Gender ‘X’ Passport for Non-Binary, Intersex, and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals

By SierraDecember 18, 2021
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The United States joins a handful of other countries and recently issued the first passport to an individual who falls under the new Gender ‘X’. Thousands of US citizens across the country who have also been waiting for this change can now select ‘X” as their gender which is huge relief for many. Gender ‘X’ […]

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What to Know About Medicare As a Green Card Holder

By CaseyNovember 4, 2021
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If you’re approaching retirement and have a green card, you might be wondering if you qualify for Medicare. Medicare is available to permanent legal residents in the United States but has some restrictions based on work and residency history. Medicare Requirements There are a few key differences in requirements for Medicare for green card holders. […]

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Getting a Green Card through Registry

By Ella BergquistNovember 3, 2021
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You may be eligible to register for a Green Card if you have resided continuously in the U.S. since before January 1, 1972. Current immigration law includes a provision known as “registry”, which permits some non-citizens who have lived in the United States for a long time but are either illegal or in the country on a […]

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Green Cards for Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking

By Ella BergquistOctober 25, 2021
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Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking may qualify for a Green Card to live in the US permanently. You may be eligible to apply as a… If you… Human Trafficking Victim Currently have a T nonimmigrant visa Crime Victim Currently have a U nonimmigrant visa Green Card for Victims of a Crime You must hold […]

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Getting a Green Card as a Refugee or Asylee

By Ella BergquistOctober 19, 2021
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Both refugees and asylees are eligible to become permanent residents after living in the United States for at least one year. One year after the US government accepts your asylum or refugee plea, you can apply for an Asylum Green Card or Refugee Green Card. If your spouse or children got “derivative” asylum with you, […]

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Democrats Effort to Help Illegal Immigrants in the United States

By SierraSeptember 20, 2021
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The Democratic Party has recently been suggesting ways to welcome more undocumented immigrants in the United States. The Biden administration shared their idea to create immigration pathways for illegal immigrants seeking US citizenship along with other categories. Those eligible included participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, those who are protected by […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine Will Be Required for United States Green Card in 2021

By CaseySeptember 8, 2021
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new policy on August 24, 2021, requiring foreign persons seeking a green card in the United States to be completely vaccinated against COVID-19. This new policy is said to take effect on October 1st, 2021. The CDC is in charge of assuring that non-citizens […]

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N-400 Form for US Naturalization Citizenship

By Ella BergquistAugust 26, 2021
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For those who want to become a US Citizen then you will need to fill out the N-400 form, which is the application for naturalization. Naturalization is the process to become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the US. If you meet certain requirements, then you may become a U.S. citizen. What […]

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!

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Jen Wilbert

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.