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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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Automatic Work Authorization Extensions for EAD Holders

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Many foreign nationals working in the United States with an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) were running into roadblocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past two years, US immigration has been in limbo due to processing delays, application backlogs, and travel restrictions. Many foreign nationals already in the US were also being affected by […]

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US Extends Land Border Restrictions Until October 21st

By CaseyDecember 20, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed.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 the United States! According to White House officials, the United States has prolonged its land border shutdown with Canada and Mexico for non-essential travel until at least Oct. 21. […]

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How the US is Helping Afghans Immigrate to the US

By Ella BergquistAugust 31, 2021
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The United States Government has released a response to the situation in Afghanistan and provided some information to support those who need it. Currently, the Taliban has taken over and replaced the democratic government by force. The US has created an effort to help many at-risk Afghans who are qualified special immigrants and refugees to […]

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The US Extends Border Crossing Closure for Canadians

By CaseyDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed.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 the United States or Canada! On Wednesday, July 21st, the United States government announced plans to extend the closure of land borders with both Canada and Mexico to August […]

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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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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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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 BergquistDecember 29, 2021
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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 the United States or Canada! Canada and the US shut down their border beginning March 21st, 2020 only allowing trade, business, and temporary residents with valid visas to enter. […]

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US Immigration Visa Processing Times

By CaseyJanuary 19, 2022
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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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Wealth Test on US Immigration Explained

By Ella BergquistFebruary 27, 2020
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The “wealth test” was approved by the Supreme Court last week. The new ruling creates a wealth test for immigrants based on their age, health, education, income and other assets. If you do not appear to have enough financial stability, US immigration officials can use this information to deny applicants who are seeking to enter […]

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US Immigration 2019: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 13, 2019
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration- some positive and some causing more of a disadvantage to those who wish to immigrate to the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year of 2019. Below is a summary […]

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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!

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Jen Wilbert

VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.