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What are the EB-5 Visa Requirements?

Q. What are the requirements for applying for an EB-5 Visa? Answer by Fadi Minawi, Lead US Immigration Attorney at Niren and Associates.  The requirements for the EB-5 visa permanent residence applications are as follows An EB-5 is a Greencard path for individual investor into a US business an amount of $500,000 to $1,000,000 or […]

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What Do I Need to Attend a Meeting in the United States?

Not everyone who visits the United States temporarily for business reasons is actually working in the United States for a United States employer or being paid by one. If you were working in the United States and being paid by a US Employer, you would require a United States Work Permit. However, if you are […]

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How to apply for a B-1 Visa from Canada

B-1 Visa for Canada for US Business A B-1 Visa is required for Canadians to conduct business in the United States. It is usually considered rather informal because you do not usually get an actual visa, rather you would just get a stamp on your passport. A B-1 Visa is used for business-related activities in […]

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Attention Passport Holders: Unacceptable Passport Photos Could Prevent You From Entering The United States

Canadian Citizens need a passport to gain entry to the United States Passing into 2012 means that it has been five years since five-year passports became mandatory for Canadians to travel into the United States in 2007. In 2007, a surge of people applied for Canadian passports in order to gain entry into the United […]

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Bar for Overstay in the US Rules may Change for Spouses and Children of US Citizens

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal that would change the application procedures for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens who are eligible for a US Green Card. The proposed rules would enable families to remain together during the process.   Under the rules as they are now, people who quality for US PR […]

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Sponsoring a Relative to the US? New I-130 Centralized Filing Procedures – UPDATE

New Filing Procedures for US Relative Petitions Effective Aug. 15, 2011, US Petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices must file their Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility in Chicago. This change makes the filing process more efficient and gives USCIS greater flexibility in […]

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Will facial recognition at the United States-Canada border be here soon?

Documents obtained by media outline Canada-United States security plan According to the Canadian Press, the Customs and Immigrations Union, which represents Canadian border officials, is backing the idea of a more secure border arrangement between Canada and the United States. The agreement, which both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama have […]

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Obama announces plans for US immigration reform

During his first major policy announcement since Osama Bin Laden’s death, United States president Barack Obama said in a speech on Tuesday, which was entirely on the subject of U.S. immigration reform, that he would be focusing on making life easier for illegal immigrants. Obama to reintroduce DREAM Act President Obama said he would be […]

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United States Immigration Visa Lottery glitch will disappoint many

People wrongfully told they won United States visa lottery for Immigration to the US Over 20,000 people were recently told that they’d won the United States visa lottery on the State Department website. But two weeks later, the State Department said they were going to have to redraw the numbers because of a computer glitch. […]

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Canada-United States border crossings: more security measures likely

US Senate for more scrutiny on Canada-United States border A Senate hearing later in May will put renewed focus on the Canada-United States border, pushing for higher security. The Canada-United States border is the longest border in the world – measuring 6,400 kilometers – but many American politicians are concerned about its security, according to […]

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US Congress will look at improving US Visa Process

Senator says America needs to make it easier for tourists to get United States visas In 2010, the Travel Promotion Act was enacted to attract more tourists and visitors to the United States. But for some, the process of getting a United States visa takes far too long. “It doesn’t do much good to promote […]

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US Work Visa for Canadian approved after 2 other lawyers couldn’t help

Hello Amandine, I’m sorry it took so long, but my life has been so crazy since I decided to move and work in New jersey. I really appreciate the work you all done for me at Visaplace. First when I started the process, I was turn down by another firm, in fact by 2 other […]

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Family faces charges for fake marriage immigration scam

Immigration scammers arrested in California A California husband, wife and daughter have been arrested for arranging fake marriages for immigration purposes, according to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Their immigration services company MPEagle Consultants allegedly charged people with visas $60,000 to arrange sham marriages using faked photos of people in different clothes and at […]

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WWII Veteran finally gets his United States Citizenship

Leland Davidson, the 95-year-old WWII veteran who found out he wasn’t a United States Citizen, has finally received his United States Citizenship. Davidson had applied for an enhanced driver’s license (which can be used to cross the Canadian-United States border in place of a passport) but could not show proof of citizenship. All he had […]

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H-1B Visas for the United States now being accepted: Get em while they are hot!

H-1B Visas accepted from April 1st H-1B Visa applications for the United States have been officially accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services since April 1st, 2011. These H-1B Visas will be for the 2012 fiscal year, which starts in October of this year. The cap on the H-1B Visa is 65,000 this […]

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