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The latest US Immigration news covers the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas, and citizenship. Stay up to date on US Immigration News through June 2022! For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.

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Automatic Work Authorization Extensions for EAD Holders

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Many foreign nationals working in the United States with an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) were running into roadblocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past two years, US immigration has been in limbo due to processing delays, application backlogs, and travel restrictions. Many foreign nationals already in the US were also being affected by […]

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What to Know About Medicare As a Green Card Holder

By CaseyNovember 4, 2021
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If you’re approaching retirement and have a green card, you might be wondering if you qualify for Medicare. Medicare is available to permanent legal residents in the United States but has some restrictions based on work and residency history. Medicare Requirements There are a few key differences in requirements for Medicare for green card holders. […]

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Getting a Green Card through Registry

By Ella BergquistNovember 3, 2021
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You may be eligible to register for a Green Card if you have resided continuously in the U.S. since before January 1, 1972. Current immigration law includes a provision known as “registry”, which permits some non-citizens who have lived in the United States for a long time but are either illegal or in the country on a […]

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Green Cards for Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking

By Ella BergquistOctober 25, 2021
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Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking may qualify for a Green Card to live in the US permanently. You may be eligible to apply as a… If you… Human Trafficking Victim Currently have a T nonimmigrant visa Crime Victim Currently have a U nonimmigrant visa Green Card for Victims of a Crime You must hold […]

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What is the T Nonimmigrant Visa for Victims of Human Trafficking?

By Ella BergquistOctober 24, 2021
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T nonimmigrant status is a temporary immigration benefit that allows certain victims of a severe form of human trafficking to stay in the United States for up to four years if they have complied with any reasonable request from law enforcement for assistance in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of human trafficking or qualify for […]

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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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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!