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The Future of US Immigration in 2021

By Ella BergquistJanuary 19, 2021
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Between 2016-2020 we have experienced a massive shift in US immigration. Now that we expect President-elect, Joe Biden, to take office as the next President of the United States, there will be even more changes to US immigration policies. We have predicted some changes to US immigration, most of which will be extremely beneficial for […]

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Filing Form G-1145

By CaseyDecember 16, 2020
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The G-1145 form is used to request an electronic notification (e-Notification) when US Citizenship and Immigration Services accepts your immigration application. This provides USCIS with an alternative way to inform you of the status of your immigration application other than through physical mail. This convenient option provides applicants with faster, easier updates straight to a […]

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Form DS-260 for Immigrant Visas to the US

By Ella BergquistDecember 8, 2020
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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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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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How to Cross the US/Canada Border During COVID-19 Closure

By Ella BergquistNovember 20, 2020
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Canada and the US shut down their border March 21st only allowing trade, business, and temporary residents with valid visas to enter. The restriction to the border has been extended six times. The latest border closure has extended until December 21, 2020. The border closure has definitely impacted both countries extensively but especially those who […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until the Election to Immigrate

By SierraAugust 17, 2020
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We have heard that many immigration applicants interested in immigrating to the United States are waiting for the 2020 presidential election results to decide if it is the right choice for them. To the individuals that may think that is the wiser choice, there are a few reasons why we recommend immigrating before the election, […]

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US Immigration Visa Processing Times

By CaseyDecember 29, 2020
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If you are planning on applying for a United States visa to immigrate, it is common to question how long it will take for the US Consulate to process this visa. Note: As of March 2020, United States processing times may take longer than normal due to the affects COVID-19 has had on US immigration […]

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

By SierraApril 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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Recent Updates on Covid-19 and US Immigration

By CaseyJanuary 15, 2021
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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. January 12 Update: CDC has issued an order which requires all air passengers entering the United States to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before arrival. Said passengers must […]

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Legal Immigration to the US is Slowing

By Ella BergquistFebruary 27, 2020
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Data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that legal immigration to the United States has declined by more than 7% between 2016 and 2018. This data excludes refugees from the numbers of immigrants coming into the US. What Areas of US Immigration Are Down? Much of the decline can be linked to the lower […]

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Wealth Test on US Immigration Explained

By Ella BergquistFebruary 27, 2020
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The “wealth test” was approved by the Supreme Court last week. The new ruling creates a wealth test for immigrants based on their age, health, education, income and other assets. If you do not appear to have enough financial stability, US immigration officials can use this information to deny applicants who are seeking to enter […]

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UK Election Results: Impact on Immigration 2020

By Ella BergquistJanuary 16, 2020
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The United Kingdom held a general election on December 12, 2019. One of the major political issues being voted on was Brexit, the movement by the UK to leave the European Union. For many, a vote for the Conservative party and by extension, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was a vote to leave the EU. The […]

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