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United States Immigration Overstay

By Michael NirenApril 1, 2013
Policy

Someone who has obtained a visa for the United States but has stayed past the expiration date of that visa is considered to have overstayed their visa. This happens quite often, but it is a very serious matter.  What you need to know if you have overstayed a United States visa is speak with a […]

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Applying for an H1B Visa in 2014

By Michael NirenApril 2, 2020
Work in the USTemporary Visa

The deadline for applying for the 2014 H1B work visa is fast approaching. The earliest starting work date for the applications that will begun being accepted on April 1st, 2013 Qualification for Applying for an H1B Visa 2014 The qualifications needed for an H1B work visa for the United States are strict, but if you […]

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Do I need a visa to work in the United States as a Canadian?

By Michael NirenApril 6, 2020
Work in the US

Are you a Canadian citizen who wants to work in the United States? It is possible, but you do need a visa. The type of visa you would require is a United States work visa, and there are many different types of these visas available. Each of the types of United States work visas available […]

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What to Expect at an Immigration Consultation

By Michael NirenMarch 16, 2020

*Note: Due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus, VisaPlace is offering no-virus immigration consultations. Here, you are able to contact us from the comfort of your own home without having to worry about the chance of being exposed to COVID-19. Visit our book a consultation page and we will be sure to answer all of […]

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United States Propose Green Cards for International Students in Certain Programs

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Green Card News and Updates

A group of United States senators have unveiled a plan to grant United States green cards to foreign students who complete postgraduate degrees in either engineering, math or science at an American University. The bill is expected to be a huge bonus for Indian students, who are obtaining student visas in record numbers in those […]

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US Green Card Approved for Canadian Happy Family

By Michael NirenFebruary 15, 2013
Green Card News and Updates

Hi Laura and Fadi. Myself and Shawn both just wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for helping bring our family together when we so need it the most. We’ve been separated on and off due to our paperwork, since we met and fell in love in may 2011 and are […]

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O-1 Visas for the United States Are Not for Just Anyone

By Michael NirenApril 3, 2020
Work in the US

An immigration consultant in Los Angeles was arrested last month after he allegedly took money from several aspiring actors, promising them that he would help them obtain O-1 visas but never filing the paperwork or refunding their money. One of the major problems with this story is that the actors in question – one from […]

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Couple Kept Apart – Wife Denied Entry to United States, Husband Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
InadmissibilitySecurity

An Australian citizen and a United States citizen who came to Canada for a second honeymoon have been kept apart by both of them bring denied entry – the Australian wife is currently being denied entry to the United States because her visa expired a few weeks ago, and her husband has old arrests that […]

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Harry Potter Actress Emma Watson denied entry to US

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
InadmissibilityRefusal

According to the New York Daily News, Actress Emma Watson was stopped at the JFK airport in New York over the Christmas break because the customs officers assumed she was an unaccompanied minor due to her youthful appearance. In fact, Emma Watson is actually 22 years old. However, according to several tweets on her personal […]

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US Business Visitor Visas for Canadians approved

By Michael NirenFebruary 20, 2020
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Hi Laura and Fadi, Thank you so much for your professional and friendly assistance you (Laura and Fadi )  have provided for our US Visas. Although we never actually met , you gave us a very personal and friendly service. You were always very patient, sufficient and quick to respond.  Not only have you guided […]

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The Dangerous Risks of Illegal Immigration

By Sam MoserAugust 12, 2020
InadmissibilityCriminal

For many people around the world, illegal immigration seems to promise a relief from the miseries that they face. Some take this route for economic reasons and others for political motives. Either way, the path of illegal immigration is fraught with dangers that should be considered before someone decides to break the law of their […]

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Am I Eligible for an H-1B Visa for the United States?

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Work in the US

Who is Eligible for an H-1B Visa A H-1B work visa is a United States work permit for specific occupations that require a highly skilled worker to fill an open position. Many of these positions are in technical fields and require a University degree. You could be eligible for one if you meet the following H-1B […]

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What Happens When You’re Denied Entry to the US at the Airport?

By Sam MoserMay 6, 2020
InadmissibilitySecurity

Canada is currently allowing foreign workers, students, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens into the country. If you have been refused entry at the airport because you are visiting you may be required to return once Canada re-opens its borders to visitors. If you were denied entry due to another reason not Coronavirus related, continue reading […]

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Work Permit Approved at Niagara Bridge: No Hassles

By Michael NirenOctober 29, 2012
Work in the US

Hello Shabnam, We are pleased to report that Ippei  is now in possession of a Work Permit. We  crossed the border at Niagara Rainbow Bridge on Friday Oct 26. It took 20 mins of processing time for Ippei to enter US. Returned on the same bridge 2 hours later  and got processed at Immigration Canada […]

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Tales from a ‘Reluctant” Immigration Lawyer

By Michael NirenDecember 20, 2019

Don’t get me wrong. I like what I do. Helping individuals, families and companies with their cross border needs is very rewarding and challenging. And I am proud of our track record and hope to continue doing what I do best for the forseeable future. But the truth is that I wish it all weren’t necessary. […]

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