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.

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US Immigration Overstay Information for You

April 7, 2013 /

Overstaying a United States visa, meaning you have remained in the United States even though your visa has expired, is a very serious matter. However, it happens more often than you’d think – even to Canadians – for a variety of reasons. If you overstay your visa in the United states you could face a number […]

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United States Visa Overstay

April 6, 2013 /

Are you in the United States on a visa and you are worried you may not be able to leave the country before your visa expires? Have you already overstayed your United States work visa? Believe it or not, this happens very often to many foreign nationals including Canadian citizens. While this is a common […]

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United States Immigration Overstay

April 1, 2013 /

Someone who has obtained a visa for the United States but has stayed past the expiration date of that visa is considered to have overstayed their visa. This happens quite often, but it is a very serious matter.  What you need to know if you have overstayed a United States visa is speak with a […]

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Can I Request a Fast Appointment at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy?

September 27, 2011 / /

Many applicants who are required to attend US visa appointments at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy in Canada often ask “well, how soon can I get an appointment?” or “how long do I have to wait?”  These common questions all share a common answer. The current waiting times vary depending on the location of the Consulate/Embassy. In general, […]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program Introduced to Help Haitians in the US

February 12, 2010 /

Temporary Protected Status Program The United States Department of Homeland Security has introduced a Temporary Protected Status, or TPS program to help Haitians living in the United States. No other significant weather event has impacted Haiti more than the tragic January earthquake, which was the reason for the introduction of the program. The government has also […]

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Re-Entry Permits for US Green Card Holders: Maintaining US Permanent Residence Status

May 8, 2009 /

Re-Entry Permits for US Green Card Holders For those that have U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card Holders) but are planning on leaving the United States for an extended period of time (over a six-month period), one should file for the I-131 Re-Entry permit. Those that have not filed and have been absent from the United […]

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