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!
I-485 Form: Adjustment of Status in the United States?
What is Adjustment of Status? Applying for adjustment of status also known as AOS through an I-485 form is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return […]
How Can You Immigrate to the US under COVID-19?
Here at VisaPlace, we know that right now during this COVID-19 national pandemic, many individuals are on their toes trying to stay on track to reach their immigration goals. Although Coronavirus restrictions have affected US immigration, it is important to stay positive and know what this really means for you. What is Really Happening in […]
Health Coverage Extension to Foreign Workers in Quebec Due to Coronavirus
As of April 29th, Quebec has granted temporary foreign workers whose permits are expiring and cannot be renewed due to processing delays health coverage extension during these unpredictable times. If you currently receiving health care coverage in Quebec and worried about Coronavirus affecting you this is great news! Individuals who have applied to extend their […]
Military/Veterans Citizenship Applications are Now Being Accepted in the US
As of May 6, 2020, the USCIS announced that US service members are now able to file for citizenship through an N-400 Form also known as an Application for Naturalization. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this is only available to apply through online filing. Online filing allows an individual to submit forms electronically, check […]
Getting a TN Visa: COVID-19 Impact on US Work Visas
Many individuals come to the United States to work on a TN Visa. The TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level. Aside from knowing how to successfully obtaining a TN Visa, its important to know the […]
Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affecting Foreign Nationals
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 Canada! Since the Coronavirus crisis broke nationwide, travel bans and restrictions have been instated. As we have done our best to keep you updated with the latest with these […]
Canadian Immigration Processing Fees Going Up on April 30th, 2020
Due to the increase in Canada’s Consumer Price Index, immigration processing fees will be increased which will be effective April 30th, 2020. It is important to know that the fees incorporated in this change do not include other possible expenses related to your application, for example, costs of documents, language tests, translations, and more. Fees […]
If My US Visa Has Expired, What Do I Do?
Many times individuals have found themselves in a situation where their US Visa has expired and as some may know, it’s extremely important to understand what that means for one’s immigration status. Whether you are on a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit, an expired visa is something to take seriously as it could […]
Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days
Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19, many Canadian immigration processes are changing rapidly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Announced on April 10th, 2020, the Canadian government decided to suspend the processing of non-essential visitor visa applications because of current travel restrictions. As of right now, this suspension of visitor visas will run for 21 days […]
Alberta Oil Workers Moving to Texas and New Mexico on US Visas
Attention Oil Patch Workers, Contractors, and Business Owners! Did you know that many Canadians are moving to the US to work in the oil patch in Texas and New Mexico? Alberta’s oil curtailments, trouble building new pipelines, and cooling investor sentiment have depressed the Canadian oil industry. Because of this, Texas is taking advantage of […]
Is Now a Good Time to Apply for US Visa Immigration?
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, […]
How Coronavirus is Affecting Canadian Immigration Processing Times
To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials have announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. These restrictions will affect immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport applications at this time and differentiate by the situation. The latest updates on Canadian immigration can also be found here Processing Times Like always, the processing […]
Parent and Grandparent Immigration: COVID-19 Update
You may be familiar with or heard of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Immigration Program. It’s a great program to sponsor a parent or grandparent to Canada based on that familial relationship. Many individuals have immigrated to Canada through family sponsorships and it has opened many opportunities for foreign immigrants. Like many other immigration services that have […]
Section 1325 Immigration Law: Effects, Changes
What is Section 1325? Blease’s law passed and became Section 1325 in the U.S. Code. For the first time in U.S. history, the law made it a crime for some people to cross the border. Section 1325 is set to incriminate offenses relating to (1)improper entry into the United State, (2)entry into marriage for the […]
Is Immigration Application Processing Being Delayed in Canada due to Coronavirus?
As the coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian immigration, immigration officials are still proceeding to accept and process immigration applications. Canada has recently refined the special coronavirus prevention measures affecting immigrants and their families. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still processing immigration and citizenship applications, taking measures to avoid delays […]