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How Immigration Laws Are Affecting Documented Dreamers

By SierraDecember 21, 2021
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Many individuals part of the DACA program are currently in limbo with immigration laws and looking for ways to avoid deportation. For many years, these individuals also known as ‘Dreamers’ have been fighting for the right to stay in the United States once they turn 21 years old. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) […]

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New COVID-19 Variant Omicron: Latest US Travel Restrictions

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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed.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 United States, along with other countries has officially started its latest battle with a new COVID-19 variant. As US officials and scientists gather more data […]

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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 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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed.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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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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How the US is Helping Afghans Immigrate to the US

By Ella BergquistAugust 31, 2021
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The United States Government has released a response to the situation in Afghanistan and provided some information to support those who need it. Currently, the Taliban has taken over and replaced the democratic government by force. The US has created an effort to help many at-risk Afghans who are qualified special immigrants and refugees to […]

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The US Extends Border Crossing Closure for Canadians

By CaseyDecember 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! On Wednesday, July 21st, the United States government announced plans to extend the closure of land borders with both Canada and Mexico to August […]

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US Immigration Application Backlog: What to Expect

By SierraApril 21, 2021
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The last few years within US Immigration have been challenging. Not only were work visas banned, but travel restrictions were implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and former President Trump made it difficult for foreigners to reach their immigration goals. As President Biden works hard to reverse any anti-immigration policies, these events along with others […]

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How To Prepare For A Biometrics Appointment in the United States

By SierraApril 7, 2021
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There are a number of requirements needed and actions to complete when applying for US immigration. In most cases, this includes completing the visa-specific requirements, immigration interview, a medical exam, and attending a biometrics appointment. What is Biometrics? Your biometrics appointment, also known as ASC, is generally scheduled 5–8 weeks after your filing date. Biometrics […]

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your US Immigration Processing

By SierraJuly 15, 2021
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Submitting an immigration application can be a long and complex process especially for those applying themselves. Ultimately, there is a lot of information an applicant would need to understand before submitting a successful application. We want to help so here are 5 tips to help speed up your US immigration processing time and avoid delays! […]

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Snowbird, Canadian Citizens, May Get US COVID-19 Vaccine

By Ella BergquistJanuary 12, 2021
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Since the US borders are open to Canadians many are still flying south during this wintertime. Some of these ‘snowbirds‘ are hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine while they’re living in the US for the winter. Florida holds the record for most snowbirds in the US. This southern state continues to have rising COVID-19 cases […]

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