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US Hits Mid Year H-2B Visa Cap for 2022

By SierraOctober 21, 2021
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Did you know 33,000 foreign workers are already granted a US Immigration status in 2022? More specifically, thousands of skilled and unskilled workers who applied for the H-2B visa have been given the perfect opportunity to use their skills and make the US their new home. Only a certain number of immigrants can be invited […]

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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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How to Cross the US/Canada Border: Travel Restriction Update

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States or Canada! Travel restriction updates have been looming around for over a year now due to the impact COVID-19 left on the nation. Since then, both […]

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US Reopening Border to Fully Vaccinated Travelers

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States! The US announced its plans to ease travel restrictions to those interested in traveling from abroad. Many tourists have been waiting for this news since the […]

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What Does the United States National Visa Center Do?

By CaseySeptember 27, 2021
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The National Visa Center (NVC) is a branch of the United States Department of State that handles visa pre-processing on behalf of US embassies. The NVC, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, handles much of the fundamental processing for immigrant visas (green cards), relieving each embassy of the load. They also process some nonimmigrant visa categories […]

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US Extends Land Border Restrictions Until October 21st

By CaseyDecember 20, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States! According to White House officials, the United States has prolonged its land border shutdown with Canada and Mexico for non-essential travel until at least Oct. 21. […]

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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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What is a PERM Labor Certification?

By SierraSeptember 9, 2021
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Many foreign nationals looking to immigrate to the United States to work are oftentimes asking more questions about the job offer requirement. This is a very important part of your US work visa application process as it’s the main requirement to qualify. Program Electronic Review Management is an online processing system for filing labor certification applications. […]

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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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Is There a VisaPlace Office in India?

By Ella BergquistSeptember 10, 2021
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No, VisaPlace does not have an office in India. We have helped hundreds of thousands of Indian citizens immigrate to Canada and United States. Often their first question is, do you have an office in India? VisaPlace does not have an office in India. The VisaPlace offices are located within Canada and the United States […]

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How the US is Helping Afghans Immigrate to the US

By Ella BergquistAugust 31, 2021
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The United States Government has released a response to the situation in Afghanistan and provided some information to support those who need it. Currently, the Taliban has taken over and replaced the democratic government by force. The US has created an effort to help many at-risk Afghans who are qualified special immigrants and refugees to […]

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US Student Visa Processing Times 2022

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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The number of international students in the United States hit an all-time high in 2019 and expected to progress in again once COVID-19 travel restrictions are dropped. Many individuals are actively looking into their visa options to study in the United States. Making the move is huge and it’s important to complete your application completely […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get A US Family Sponsorship Visa?

By CaseyAugust 30, 2021
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The first step in the family-based green card procedure is to file the I-130 petition with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Filing the I-130 petition puts you in line for a family sponsorship-related green card as one becomes available. Unless you are the spouse, parent, or unmarried child (under the age of 21) of a […]

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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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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 […]