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Summer Jobs in the US for Foreign Nationals – Work in the US

By CaseyMay 3, 2019
Work in the USJob Opportunities

Workers come to find jobs in the U.S. to improve their skills, their education level, travel in the U.S. and just to get a feel of the American life. Working abroad in the U.S. is also a wonderful way for individuals to spend a summer abroad or spend a gap year. There are ample opportunities […]

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Secrets to Getting an E-2 Visa

By Ella BergquistApril 30, 2019
Investor Visa

An E-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa given to those from treaty countries who are interested in investing money into a US business in exchange for a temporary stay in the United States. You can learn more about the requirements and process of obtaining a E-2 Visa here. A E-2 Visa is a faster way […]

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Success Story: Married US Citizen, Sponsors Family

By Ella BergquistApril 29, 2019
Family Immigration

When I attended college in the United States, I married a US citizen. With my parents still living in the UK, I found myself missing them very much. After the wedding, money was tight so I didn’t get to travel to see them often. VisaPlace helped guide me in the right direction to be able […]

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How to Extend a US Work Visa: US Immigration

By CaseyApril 5, 2019
Work in the US

If you’re currently working in the United States under a US Work Visa your visa will have an expiration date. You must leave the US on or before that date or else you could suffer serious consequences. If you want to extend your stay in the United States, you must file a request before your authorized […]

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US Will Accept New H-1B Visa Petitions for 2020

By Ella BergquistMarch 26, 2019
Work in the US

UPDATE: The USCIS has announced that the amount of applications they will accept for 2020 has been reached. They are no longer accepting applications for H-1B visas. Recently the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that they will begin accepting new H-1B visa petitions on April 1st, 2019 for the 2020 year. Those who […]

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U.S. Plans to Close 23 International Immigration Offices in 2019

By Ella BergquistJuly 30, 2019
PolicyResourcesEmbassy

The Trump administration has announced that they are planning on closing all U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations. The announcement was written by USCIS Director Francis Cissna in an email. The plans called for shifting those duties to U.S.-based agency offices and American consulates and embassies abroad. The move is the latest from an administration that has […]

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Secrets to Get Through US Customs Successfully

By Ella BergquistFebruary 18, 2019
Tourist Visa

Coming to the US for leisure or work can be an exciting adventure but there is one thing that everyone can agree on, no one enjoys clearing customs. Regardless of what country you’re traveling from, everyone still has to answer to custom officers once you’ve arrived in the United States. Typically everyone dreads clearing customs […]

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21 Savage Overstayed Visa Case: Why & What Could Happen

By Ella BergquistFebruary 6, 2019
InadmissibilityDeportation

As many people know on Sunday, February 3, ICE detained famous rapper 21 Savage. He was held on a 23 hour lockdown until being released to his immigration attorney. This case is highly talked about through the immigration industry as well as the entertainment industry. Something that makes this case so unique is that 21 […]

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Saudi Teen Receives Asylum in Canada

By MorganJanuary 27, 2019
PolicyRefugees

Saudi Teen Flees Alleged Familial Abuse While on holiday  in Kuwait with her family, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled to Thailand. She arrived in Thailand on January 5, 2019. Mohammed had originally planned on flying to Australia but decided instead to enter Thailand. Once in Bangkok, at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Mohammed tweeted that she was seeking […]

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9th Consecutive Year, Niren & Associates Won Top Choice Immigration Law Award 2018

By Ella BergquistJanuary 21, 2019
Policy

With another year behind us we are proud to announce that once again, for the NINTH YEAR, we have received the Top Choice Award for the Top Immigration Law Service! We want to thank all of our amazing clients and our dedicated staff that are able to keep our mission to serve you possible! Here […]

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What Is a CEAC Visa Status?

By Ella BergquistJanuary 14, 2019
Policy

The Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC) allows foreign individuals and their legal representatives to check the status of U.S. visa applications online. People use this system to make payments for their applications, submit and check files and documents. After September 3, 2013, the United States required individuals to file their immigration petition to the U.S. DOS using […]

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US Immigration 2019: What to Expect

By MorganDecember 6, 2018
Policy

The year 2018 has been a big year for US Immigration policy. The Trump administration has re-worked several aspects of US immigration including the H-1B visa and has entered into a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. US immigration is becoming more challenging and 2019 could see more limitations on immigration emerging. H-1B Visa […]

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2019 Look-Ahead for Canada Immigration News

By CaseyDecember 6, 2018
Policy

2018 has been a busy year for immigration in Canada from Express Entry Draws to the Provincial Nominee Program. Not to mention, quite a few changes have been made in categories like inadmissibility and USMCA. Considering these changes, we can begin to predict what to expect for Canadian immigration in 2019. Canadian Immigration in 2019: […]

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Settling in the US: Things To Do After You Arrive

By CaseyNovember 21, 2018
Living in the US

What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in America Every year, the United States welcomes thousands of immigrants from all around the world. It is diverse, beautiful and full of opportunities. Starting a new life in America could be one of the most important decisions you’ve ever made. The first couple months can be scary […]

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Black Friday Sale: 50% Off Immigration Consultations

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2018
Policy

From now till November 26, 2018, VisaPlace will be offering 50% off all immigration consultations for our Black Friday sale! When you go to book a consultation the 50% off coupon will be automatically added to your purchase at checkout. Both US consultations and Canada consultations apply to the 50% off offer. So start your […]

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