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Upcoming E2 Investor Visa Seminar

By fadiJuly 5, 2016
Investor Visa

Learn how to get a visa to the USA by investing in or owning a business   OR Call +1 (416) 410-7484

Super Tuesday and rise of Donald Trump sees increase in Google search for how to move to Canada?

By fadiMarch 4, 2016

The denouement of Super Tuesday proved to be unanticipated as the American people learned of Trump’s projected seven state victories. Correspondingly, Canada’s immigration website was experiencing an overload of web traffic after the news of Trump’s achievements was disclosed. Unsettled citizens took to social media to share their discomfort of Trump’s rise, as well as […]

Changes are coming to the U.S. visa waiver program

By fadiDecember 11, 2015

The Paris attacks on November 13th, 2015 has caused for a close examination of the visa waiver program in the United States. The amendments to the visa waiver program will benefit the program which is thought to already have a positive impact on the U.S. economy. The amendments include the tightening of rules and the increase in sharing […]

Top 10 Reasons Why an E-2 Visa May be Right for You

By fadiDecember 10, 2015

1) Allows an investor from a qualifying country to live and work in the US (for the company he/she is investing in) 2) Allows an E-2 principal’s spouse to be able to work for any US company including the E-2 company with an open work permit 3) Allows dependent children under 21 to attend school without a […]

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Renouncing Your U.S Citizenship

By fadiAugust 12, 2020

Thinking of renouncing your U.S citizenship? Since the 1960’s, U.S citizenship laws have changed – simply voting in a foreign election would automatically revoke a person’s status. While certain laws have made revoking status a bit complicated, this has not impeded people to expatriate. There are many reasons why you may choose to do so. […]

Snowbird Travel Misconceptions Debunked

By fadiNovember 9, 2015

I often scour the internet and read articles from reputable newspapers and online sources and see the same mistake happening time after time. What is allowable for a Canadian to travel to the US? Is it six months out of a calendar year? Is it six months in a one year period? Is traveling to […]

New Opportunities on the Horizon for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Holders

By fadiJune 3, 2015

The E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress on April 16th and is currently under consideration. The E-1 Treaty Trader visa and E-2 Treaty Investor Visa may only be issued to nationals from countries of which the US maintains a trade treaty. People from all over the world bring their companies to […]

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U.S. Employers not Taking Advantage of TN Visas

By fadiJune 3, 2015
Work in the USTN Visa

Many employers do not utilize the option of the TN Visa so many of the talent is gone to waste, instead hiring using H-1B visas. The TN visa category is available for Canadian and Mexican citizens who will work for a U.S. employer as outlined under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA has […]

Increase of Vacant IT Jobs Due to Low H-1B Visa Cap

By fadiJune 3, 2015

Recently there have been a lot of vacant IT jobs in the US, which has resulted in a major impact on the American IT Industry; recently they have been arguing that the cap on the H-1B visas needs to be increased in order to attract new applicants. The IT industry is forever a growing field […]

U.S. Companies Say H-1B Hires Are “Critical” to Success

By fadiMay 5, 2015

The struggle for anyone submitting an H-1B petition has increased in the past few fiscal years, with the amount of applications being received increasing steadily every year. U.S. companies have been hiring more foreign workers based on their need for more foreign national talent. The consensus for most U.S. companies is that they would hire […]

U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B Petitions, a New Record

By fadiMay 5, 2015

This year has been a the U.S. has received a significant increase to the amount of H-1B petitions submitted for this fiscal year, about 50% more then what was received last year. The government only issues 85,000 H-1B visas a year, and 20,000 are reserved for people who have earned advanced degrees. So if you […]

U.S. Runs out of Investor Visas again as Chinese Flood Program

By fadiMay 5, 2015

Every fiscal year the United States sets a cap as to how many EB-5 immigrant investor visas can be issued; this is the second year in a row that the Chinese have over powered the amount of applications received. Starting May the State Department will no longer be issuing any EB-5 visas to individuals residing […]

Master CAP has been Reached For H-1B Petitions

By fadiApril 14, 2015

The desire to get a H-1B has grown immensely this fiscal year, with over 233,000 petitions! Although the USCIS will only allow 65,000 foreign nationals to be issued a H-1B status each fiscal year. This Visa would allow foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering, and computer programming […]

H-4 Rule Affecting Employment

By fadiMarch 2, 2015

In July 2014, we wrote about the proposal of the Department of Homeland Security to grant work authorization to certain H-4 dependents. On February 24, 2015, USCIS Director León Rodrigues announced that as of May 26, 2015, this work authorization will be granted to those eligible that apply. In order to qualify, the principal H-1B worker […]

H-1B Frenzy

By fadiMarch 2, 2015

We are in the midst of the H-1B season. April 1, 2015 is when the applications begin to flood the USCIS with the last day to submit being likely within 2 to 4 days afterwards.  Applications are being prepared earlier than ever and with a cap of 65,000 applicants that are permitted per year, it is important […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!