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Recent H1-B Changes in 2020/2021

By CaseyJanuary 22, 2021
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Did you know that the H-1B Visa is the most popular US immigration visa? The H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US firms and businesses to hire foreign workers in particular professions that require special expertise. This visa category is a great option for those skilled workers within specialty occupations that are looking […]

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Immigration to the US as an Architect

By SierraDecember 29, 2020
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Are you interested in immigrating to the United States and currently working and hold experience as an architect in your home country? The US is a great place to migrate to if you have architectural skills! Job Description (SOC 17-1010) Architects work in the construction industry designing and buildings new spaces in and around them. They […]

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Immigration to the US as a Lawyer

By Ella BergquistDecember 29, 2020
Work in the US

Are you interested in immigrating to the United States and currently working and hold experience as a lawyer in your home country? You’re in luck! The US considers those with educational and work experience as a lawyer, a skilled worker. Being a skilled worker allows foreign nationals to immigrate to the US through several paths. […]

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US Immigration Fees Will NOT Increase

By SierraOctober 13, 2020

Update October 7, 2020: The public interest weighed in favor of this injunction. The judge rejected the Trump administration’s request for increasing USCIS fees. The court ruling deals a blow to the Trump administration’s plans to restrict immigration and naturalization by raising fees for those foreigners who want to immigrate to America and become citizens […]

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Returning to the US with a Spouse or Fiance: What You Should Know

By CaseyOctober 5, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

US citizens living in another country often find someone they wish to marry and bring to the United States. If you are a United States citizen living abroad looking for the best way to obtain an immigrant visa for your fiance or spouse, there are a couple of options for you. File for the I-130 […]

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How Coronavirus Has Impacted International Couples

By SierraSeptember 21, 2020
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Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on Americans and foreigners the past 6 months with no end date in sight. As the pandemic and spread of COVID-19 has slowed down, many are still being impacted, especially international couples. In the US, you can find restaurants, stores, and other in-person establishments slowing re-opening by taking precautions […]

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Moving to Canada After the 2020 US Election Results

By SierraSeptember 17, 2020

Are you waiting for the 2020 Presidential Election results to make the move to Canada? The election is right around the corner and there is a possibility the results aren’t exactly how you wanted. If so, Canada is always looking for those looking to start a new life there and contribute to the country. There […]

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Options for Americans Seeking to Retire in Canada

By SierraSeptember 16, 2020
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There are many reasons why Canada is a great place to retire in, let alone live there! Many older applicants living in the US find they want to retire in Canada and think it’s rather easy. Unfortunately, this is not an easy process but there are a few paths available. Here is everything you need […]

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K-1 Visas May Be Prioritized in Processing

By Ella BergquistSeptember 9, 2020
Family Immigration News and UpdatesSpouse/Partner

K-1 Visas are back! It is overly important to make sure if you’re interested in sponsoring your fiance to the US, to do it now! On August 31st the State Department announced that some consulates will give K-1 fiance visas a high priority. Due to COVID-19 and the border shutdowns, K-1 visas have previously been […]

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USCIS Runs Second H-1B Lottery in August 2020

By SierraAugust 28, 2020
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There are many USCIS applicants interested in an H-1B Work Visa which allows those to temporarily work in the United States in their occupations who have specialized knowledge/education in their specific field. Some of these occupations include engineers, teachers, accountants, and more that heavily rely on the H1B lottery. Randomly, the USCIS will have an […]

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How to Cross the US/Canada Border During COVID-19 Closure

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2020
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Canada and the US shut down their border March 21st only allowing trade, business, and temporary residents with valid visas to enter. The restriction to the border has been extended six times. The latest border closure has extended until December 21, 2020. The border closure has definitely impacted both countries extensively but especially those who […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until the Election to Immigrate

By SierraAugust 17, 2020
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We have heard that many immigration applicants interested in immigrating to the United States are waiting for the 2020 presidential election results to decide if it is the right choice for them. To the individuals that may think that is the wiser choice, there are a few reasons why we recommend immigrating before the election, […]

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No-Blank Policy for US Applicants

By SierraAugust 12, 2020
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Last fall, the USCIS introduced another roadblock modification to the immigration system making it harder for foreign nationals to come to the US. It began rejecting applications unless every single field was filled in, even those that obviously did not pertain to the applicant which is called the No-Blank Policy. No-Blank Policy Immigration lawyers and applicants […]

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Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility for US Applicants

By SierraAugust 9, 2020
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Self-sufficiency has long been an important principle to immigration law since our nation’s earliest immigration statutes. Since the 1800s, Congress announced that aliens are inadmissible to the US  if they are  unable to care for themselves without becoming  public charges. On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule regarding how they determine if someone applying for admission or adjustment of status […]

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Options For International Students in the US To Avoid Deportation

By SierraJuly 15, 2020
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UPDATE July 14, 2020: The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the US. International Students in the US should not be worried about being deported for taking online classes due to COVID-19. If you are concerned about your status in the US […]

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