Policy Changes and Updates: US Immigration News

The latest US immigration news and updates on the US visas and immigration programs including policy changes on work visas, study visas, visitor visas, business visas, and investor visas.

What is CEAC

What Is a CEAC Visa Status?

January 14, 2019 /

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

December 6, 2018 /

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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Officers Can Now Deny Visas without Providing Time to Fix Errors

October 1, 2018 /

A recent policy change now allows immigration authorities to deny visas without allowing the applicant to fix any mistakes. It also means that Immigration officers can deny an application if it is missing any pertinent information. Before this change, the officer had to send a notification to the applicant and allow them time to correct […]

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United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom

August 14, 2018 / /

Below we have provided you with all of the information needed to reach the United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom. The US embassy and consulates are spread throughout the sovereign state and each covers a designated section of the United Kingdom. Each office can provide passport assistance and emergency services, as well as notarial services to US […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban: What it Means and What to Do if You’re Affected

June 29, 2018 /

Over the past year, various versions of a travel ban on certain countries have been proposed. The first two versions were turned down, however, after months of deliberation the US Supreme Court has voted to uphold the ban as an acceptable exercise of executive power, with a few minor changes. Resulting in a 5-4 vote, […]

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The Naturalization Test: Language Test for US Immigration

June 15, 2018 /

When you’re attempting to become a U.S. Citizen, you will be required to pass the naturalization test. There are several pieces to the naturalization test: interview, civics test, and language test. The language test will assess your English skills in order to approve you for living in America as a citizen. English Language Test What […]

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Immigration Law Changes

Immigration Law Changes in 2018 by the Trump Administration and Future Implications

May 15, 2018 /

The Immigration and Nationality Act was enacted in 1965 with the intention of allowing 480,000 families every year to enter the U.S. on a family-based visa. However, if you are a permanent resident of the United States with loved ones still residing overseas, the process to bring family members to America can be complicated. Additional […]

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Tips for a US Embassy or Consulate Visit

April 30, 2018 / /

How to Prepare for Your Embassy or Consulate Visit Whether you are a US citizen or a non-US citizen visiting a US embassy or consulate, there are quite a few ways you can prepare yourself to have an easy experience. This involves understanding the type of behavior expected, what you should and should not bring […]

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US Immigration 2017: Year in Review

January 4, 2018 /

Visas and Immigration System Over the past year, the Trump administration has called for a reduction in legal immigration to the US, arguing that immigrants “take away American jobs.” To do so, he has put extreme visa vetting initiatives into place, proposed the RAISE Act, and called forth certain visas for reductions. However, with a […]

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Meghan Markle British Citizen

Top 10 Immigration Tips for Meghan Markle for Being a Royal

December 4, 2017 /

According to the New York Times, Prince Harry’s new fiancée could receive a royal moniker long before she’s a British citizen. Meghan Markle, who is set to become the first American-born member of England’s royal family, can be given a title such as “duchess” without earning citizenship if Queen Elizabeth approves. Should the Queen make […]

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