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The US Extends Border Crossing Closure for Canadians

By CaseyAugust 20, 2021
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August 19, 2021 Update: The United States extends restrictions on non-essential travel across both land and ferry borders with Canada and Mexico to September 21st. On Wednesday, July 21st, the United States government announced plans to extend the closure of land borders with both Canada and Mexico to August 21st. This will only be in […]

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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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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 BergquistSeptember 23, 2021
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September 20, 2021 Update: The United States has prolonged its land border shutdown with Canada and Mexico for non-essential travel until at least Oct. 21. August 19, 2021 Update: US border opening for Canadians gets pushed back to September 21st. July 21 2021 Update: US border crossing for Canadians won’t open until August 21st. July 15, 2021 […]

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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 CaseyAugust 27, 2021
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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 effects COVID-19 has had on US immigration […]

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