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How Long Does It Take To Get A Green Card in the United States?

By CaseyAugust 26, 2021
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Changing your status to that of a lawful permanent resident of the United States is a significant step. The wait can be lengthy and stressful. You’re probably wondering what occurs after you file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and how long it will take for you to get your green […]

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New Naturalization Test Updates for Civics Portion

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2020
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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 […]

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I-485 Form: Adjustment of Status in the United States?

By SierraMay 14, 2020
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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 […]

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Military/Veterans Citizenship Applications are Now Being Accepted in the US

By SierraMay 7, 2020
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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 […]

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New Policy on US Citizenship for Children of US Troops Born Overseas

By CaseySeptember 10, 2019
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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 […]

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US Citizenship Rates Increase Under Trump

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2019
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US Citizenship Rates US citizenship rates have escalated in the face of Trump’s strict immigration policies. With plans to crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration to the United States, the Trump Administration has instilled fear among thousands of people who already live in the US.  With this fear in the background, many […]

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Supreme Court Makes It Difficult to Revoke US Citizenship

By Ella BergquistJune 30, 2017
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Maslenjak v. United States Out of 7,000 – 8,000 petitions a year, the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases. This year, an immigration case made its way to the highest court in the United States. Maslenjak v. United States concerns Divna Maslenjak (a Serbian woman) on one end and the US government on the other. On Thursday, June […]

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Don’t Make These Common US Citizenship Application Mistakes

By Michael NirenApril 17, 2015
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Are you worried that your US citizenship application won’t be accepted? It can be daunting, especially because any errors you make could end up affecting your chances of becoming an official US citizen. We’ve put together five of the biggest mistakes you can make on your US citizenship application, so you know exactly what to […]

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6 US Citizenship Myths, Busted

By Michael NirenAugust 12, 2020
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Are you interested in applying for US citizenship but find it difficult to separate some of the myths and misconceptions floating around the internet from fact? There can be a lot of confusing information online (or word of mouth) about the process of applying for US citizenship, which is why we’re going to bust some […]

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Immigration to Canada for US Citizens

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2014
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. This is a reach out to our American friends, many of whom are interested in immigrating to Canada. The Canadian economy has done very well and withstood the downturn since 2008, and we are […]

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US Immigration Interview Questions – Prepare Yourself

By fadiMay 25, 2013
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That time has arrived, you have been called in for an interview. Don’t be worried, prepare yourself to win. This is your chance to convince the immigration officer that you are worthy of immigrating to this beautiful country. An Overview of Immigration Interview Questions In order to obtain citizenship in the United States, you must […]

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Immigrating to the United States when you marry a US citizen

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2019
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When someone marries a United States citizen or a United States green card holder (permanent resident) they are eligible to be sponsored by that citizen or permanent resident for a green card of their own. There are multiple ways of doing this, but no matter which way you do so you need to be aware […]