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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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Form DS-260 for Immigrant Visas to the US

By Ella BergquistDecember 8, 2020
Resources

Everyone who wants to apply for a US immigrant visa must fill out the Form DS-260 online through an electronic form. The purpose of the DS-260 form is to convey information to the National Visa Center which is responsible for collecting information from you and transfer your file to a US consulate where you live. […]

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H-4 EAD: Employment Authorization for Dependents

By SierraDecember 5, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you a skilled worker interested in immigrating to Canada with your spouse and/or dependents? When immigrating through an H-1B visa, you are given the chance to bring eligible family members with you on an H-4 nonimmigrant visa. US businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreigners in specialty occupations that require a bachelor’s or higher degree […]

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New Rules for H-1B Visa Will Not Pass

By Ella BergquistDecember 13, 2020
Work in the USTemporary VisaH-1B Visa

Previously, President Trump has voiced his opinion on making the H-1B visa requirements more restricted. Recently, the Chamber of Commerce and others challenged the Trump administration’s visa rules issued in October. In October, the administration required US employers to pay foreign workers on the H-1B visa significantly higher wages than US workers. This would make […]

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US Immigration 2020: Year in Review

By Ella BergquistJanuary 6, 2021
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration. Especially with COVID-19 taking over the world in 2020, there have been many ongoing changes for those immigrating and immigrants currently in the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year […]

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I-90 Form to Replace US Green Card

By Ella BergquistDecember 3, 2020
Green Card

For those who want to renew or replace a green card, they must fill out the I-90 Form which is officially called the “Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card”. People will use this form for several reasons such as a green card expiring, already expired, been stolen, damaged, or destroyed. Do I Need the I-90 […]

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I-94 Arrival/Departure Forms for Visiting the US

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2020
Visitor VisaBusiness VisitorTourist Visa

The Form I-94 is a requirement for foreign nationals entering the US for a temporary amount of time. All people except for US citizens, permanent residents, those with US immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit, are required to fill out the form. A Customs and Border Protection officer will attach the […]

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New Naturalization Test Updates for Civics Portion

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2020
Green CardUS Citizenship

In order to become a US Citizen, you will be required to pass a Naturalization Test. The naturalization test has two parts, English and Civics. All applicants for naturalization filed on or after December 1st will be required to take the new version of the civics test. 2020 Civics Test Version Previously the civics portion […]

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Form I-601 Waiver US Grounds of Inadmissibility

By SierraNovember 18, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you considered a public charge and inadmissible to the United States? The ground of inadmissibility are reasons a foreigner could be denied entry, a visa, or a green card in the United States that doesn’t apply to everyone. The term “public charge” is a type of ground of inadmissibility, in this case, someone that […]

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Is DACA Back After 3 Years? Federal Judge Rolls Back Previous DACA Halt

By Ella BergquistNovember 17, 2020
Family Immigration

On November 14, 2020 a federal judge ruled that the previous stop for any new DACA applications would not be accepted was unlawful and would be overturned. Chad Wolf was the man who sent a memo ending DACA applications and limiting renwals to only one or two years amid an ongoing review. The Supreme Court […]

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Form I-751 Waiver for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistNovember 12, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

After marrying a U.S. Citizen a foreign national will get a “conditional” green card allowing them to reside in the United States as a permanent resident. This conditional green card expires in two years and within 90 days before that expiration date, the newlywed must file for a permanent green card jointly or separately. Filing […]

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President-Elect Joe Biden’s Plans for US Immigration

By SierraJanuary 6, 2021

The results are in! As of Saturday, November 7, we know that former Vice President Joe Biden will now be America’s next President and will be inaugurated in January 2021! These are the results many have been waiting for and are now wondering what this means for US immigration moving forward. Here at VisaPlace, we […]

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Immigration to the US as a Journalist

By SierraJuly 29, 2021
Work in the US

If you are currently a Journalist in your home country and interested in moving to the United States, you may be able to make your dreams come true! There are a few occupations that tie with being a journalist in the US. As technology has grown tremendously, you not only see journalists in the industry […]

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Preparing to Move Abroad with Relocation Assistance

By SierraApril 12, 2022

Many people are busy and need assistance, as deciding to move abroad can be risky and exhilarating. Getting your checklist sorted out before the move can be lengthy and overwhelming but a global relocation assistance service can reduce stress in the planning process. It’s a big commitment as there is a lot to prepare to […]

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Benefits of Becoming a US Citizen

By SierraNovember 16, 2020

Are you currently living in the United States but not a legal US Citizen? You may want to think about applying for US Citizenship soon! Becoming a US Citizen after you’ve planned to settle in the US indefinitely comes with its number of advantages. These advantages include: Vote Serve on a jury Travel with a […]

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Investing in a Franchise vs Independent Business in the US for Immigrating

By Ella BergquistDecember 29, 2020
Work in the USInvestor Visa

On October 7th, there was a free Facebook live event where immigration professionals spoke about what the Pros and Cons are when investing in franchises or existing businesses. Both VisaPlace and Vetted Biz had immigration professionals speak on the topic. Patrick Findaro from Vetted Biz/Visa Franchise and Fadi Minawi from VisaPlace discussed: How to Analyze […]

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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!

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Jen Wilbert

VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.