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!
What Does US Immigration Look Like in 2020?
Looking at the future to 2020, a lot of changes are predicted to be put in place for United States immigration. This is not through laws passed by Congress, but through rule-making processes from Federal agencies including USCIS. Cost Will Increase USCIS plans to increase its fees in 2020, including an 83% increase for a U.S. citizenship […]
Green Card Country Cap Lifted, Benefits H-1B Indian Holders
This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India. Some Indians wait decades […]
How to Immigrate to the US from the UK
Thousands of immigrants come to America to pursue the ‘American Dream’. The United States is the second most popular country for UK emigration. The US is filled with many different cultures and diversity. Many UK citizens see the country as a country full of great prospects, many different climates and world wonders to see. You […]
Top 6 Secrets to Getting a Green Card
Although holders of Green Cards are typically known as Lawful Permanent Residents, Green Cards are not forever. The much sought after cards are renewable every ten years and they can be withdrawn for committing a serious crime. Typically after obtaining a Green Card people will upgrade to U.S citizenship, which is for life. Before reading […]
US Citizenship Rates Increase Under Trump
US Citizenship Rates US citizenship rates have escalated in the face of Trump’s strict immigration policies. With plans to crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration to the United States, the Trump Administration has instilled fear among thousands of people who already live in the US. With this fear in the background, many […]
Supreme Court Makes It Difficult to Revoke US Citizenship
Maslenjak v. United States Out of 7,000 – 8,000 petitions a year, the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases. This year, an immigration case made its way to the highest court in the United States. Maslenjak v. United States concerns Divna Maslenjak (a Serbian woman) on one end and the US government on the other. On Thursday, June […]
Green Card Lottery Winners Have Been Picked
What It Takes To Win A Green Card On May 2nd, 2017, over 14 million people found out if they won the 2018 U.S. Green Card lottery. This lottery process is sometimes known as the diversity visa lottery. Although over 14 million people applied for a green card, only about 50,000 people will receive one. […]
When Is The Next US Green Card Lottery?
Update October 5, 2022: The State Department started accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. Foreign nationals who want to enter the lottery must do so online by Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at noon EST. The DV lottery program will provide up to 55,000 green card numbers obtainable through […]
US Green Card for Same Sex Immigration
DOMA No More: An Important Update For Same-Sex Couples Seeking Status With the United States Supreme Court finding The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Department of Homeland Security has been quick to react. Under the direction of President Barack Obama, the DHS along with all other Federal agencies of the United States Government […]
Can I Get a Green Card from an E-2 Visa?
Hi, this Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. We were asked this question. Can I get a green card if I’m on an E-2 Visa? Is there a way? Well, the answer is yes and no in that there is no direct path to a green card from an E-2 Visa. An E-2 […]
EB-1C Green Card for Multinational Executives and Managers
(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today, I want to discuss a not very well known option for a U.S. permanent residents under the EB1C category. That’s for executives or managers of multi-national companies. Now these companies don’t have to be huge companies, […]
Don’t Make These Common US Citizenship Application Mistakes
Are you worried that your US citizenship application won’t be accepted? It can be daunting, especially because any errors you make could end up affecting your chances of becoming an official US citizen. We’ve put together five of the biggest mistakes you can make on your US citizenship application, so you know exactly what to […]
6 US Citizenship Myths, Busted
Are you interested in applying for US citizenship but find it difficult to separate some of the myths and misconceptions floating around the internet from fact? There can be a lot of confusing information online (or word of mouth) about the process of applying for US citizenship, which is why we’re going to bust some […]
Immigration to Canada for US Citizens
(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. This is a reach out to our American friends, many of whom are interested in immigrating to Canada. The Canadian economy has done very well and withstood the downturn since 2008, and we are […]
US Immigration Interview Questions – Prepare Yourself
That time has arrived, you have been called in for an interview. Don’t be worried, prepare yourself to win. This is your chance to convince the immigration officer that you are worthy of immigrating to this beautiful country. An Overview of Immigration Interview Questions In order to obtain citizenship in the United States, you must […]