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What is an I-212 Application/Waiver?

By Sierra AlongiMay 20, 2020
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Unfortunately for many different reasons, individuals have found themselves in situations resulting in deportation or removal from the United States whether it was intentional or unintentional. The I-212 waiver is available for those foreigners stuck in that type of situation. Essentially, it is an application for permission to reapply for admission into the US. This […]

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I-485 Form: Adjustment of Status in the United States?

By Sierra AlongiMay 14, 2020
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What is Adjustment of Status? Applying for adjustment of status also known as AOS through an I-485 form is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return […]

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How Can You Immigrate to the US under COVID-19?

By Sierra AlongiMay 15, 2020
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Here at VisaPlace, we know that right now during this COVID-19 national pandemic, many individuals are on their toes trying to stay on track to reach their immigration goals. Although Coronavirus restrictions have affected US immigration, it is important to stay positive and know what this really means for you. What is Really Happening in […]

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Military/Veterans Citizenship Applications are Now Being Accepted in the US

By Sierra AlongiMay 7, 2020
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As of May 6, 2020, the USCIS announced that US service members are now able to file for citizenship through an N-400 Form also known as an Application for Naturalization. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this is only available to apply through online filing. Online filing allows an individual to submit forms electronically, check […]

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Is US Immigration Closed?

By Ella BergquistApril 23, 2020
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No, not completely! There are only a couple of immigrant visas programs suspended but only temporarily for 60 days. Most of US Immigration visas and programs are still open! President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has partially suspended immigration to the United States, with the aim of keeping foreigners out of local jobs during the […]

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Getting a TN Visa: COVID-19 Impact on US Work Visas

By Sierra AlongiMay 27, 2020
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Many individuals come to the United States to work on a TN Visa. The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. Aside from knowing how to successfully obtaining a TN Visa, its important to know the […]

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Trump Executive Order Suspending US Immigration: What This Really Means and What You Should Do

By CaseyApril 23, 2020
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*Update 4/23/2020 11:07am The rule largely hits negatively the following groups – Parents of US citizens, Siblings of US citizens, Spouses and minor children of permanent residents, Green card lottery winners People NOT effected (These visa are still open) Spouses & minor children of US citizens, Special Immigrant Visas, EB-5 investor visas, Temporary visas of any kind—All work, […]

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If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?

By Sierra AlongiApril 21, 2020
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Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]

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Alberta Oil Workers Moving to Texas and New Mexico on US Visas

By Sierra AlongiApril 13, 2020
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Attention Oil Patch Workers, Contractors, and Business Owners! Did you know that many Canadians are moving to the US to work in the oil patch in Texas and New Mexico? Alberta’s oil curtailments, trouble building new pipelines, and cooling investor sentiment have depressed the Canadian oil industry. Because of this, Texas is taking advantage of […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Apply for US Visa Immigration?

By Sierra AlongiApril 9, 2020
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Yes ! Believe it or not, right now is a great time to apply for US immigration. Right now during the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, many individuals are scared to do anything so the number of US immigration applications is most likely to slow down or already has. This means that once the virus crisis passes, […]

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Are Immigrants Losing Jobs Because of Coronavirus?

By Ella BergquistMay 26, 2020
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Ever since the Coronavirus has taken over the country, foreign workers in the US have been nervous about the status of their employment. There are some shocking percent of immigrants working in the US such as 24% of maids/housekeepers are non-citizens. In the US 8% of physicians are also non-citizens. In total, non-citizens make up […]

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US Immigration Lawyers Plan to Sue Government in Response to Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistApril 5, 2020
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On April 3, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration Lawyers demanded that the USCIS suspend/freeze visa deadlines for foreign nationals in the US. Within the filed suit the lawyers demanded “immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for […]

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Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes

By Sierra AlongiApril 2, 2020
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What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]

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How the Coronavirus Will Affect US Immigration

By CaseyJuly 31, 2020
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Note: This page is constantly being updated. Please visit regularly for the most recent information. Read about VisaPlace’s statement on operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. July 29 Update: Department of Homeland Security announced that there Public Charge Final Rule will not be enforced while there is a declared national health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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H1B Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended with Coronavirus Restrictions

By Ella BergquistJune 22, 2020
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*Update 6/22: On June 22, President Trump signed an Executive Order on suspending some US Work Visas including the H-1B Visa until December 31, 2020. There are several options you can take to enter the US for work. Learn more about options for US work visas during the temporary suspension. *Update 3/25: U.S. Citizenship and […]

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