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US Immigration Fees Increasing by $500

Fee increases for visas and other changes have been steadily introduced over the last few years under Trump and now the cost of online naturalization applications rocket from $640 to $1,160, rising by $500.

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US Tech Companies Say H1B Visas Are Vital for Economy Recovery

In response to news that the US government is thinking about suspending types of employment visas such as the H-1B, tech giants including Google, IBM and Amazon are calling for the US government to scrap these plans. The tech industry relies heavily on highly skilled immigrants and tech companies say these workers are critical to the recovery of the US economy post COVID-19.

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US Border Restrictions Extended Indefinitely

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first appeared in the US, there has been a great amount of disruption and uncertainty, as the Government seeks to balance the US economy’s best interests whilst also trying to prevent the wider spread of the virus.

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US Announces Extension to Canada and Mexico Travel Restrictions

Following the initial travel restrictions announced between the United States and Canadian and Mexican borders, the US officials have just announced that they will extend the restrictions by a further 30 days due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has been so devastating in the US.

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US Travel Ban for Europe Excluding UK

With the number of coronavirus cases and deaths rising each day in the US, Donald Trump has just announced that all travel from Europe is now banned for 30 days, with the exception of UK and Ireland.

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Australians to Face 3000% Visa Fee Hike for E1 and E2 Visas

As part of the Trump administration’s approach to making immigration policies stricter, there have been several fee increases affecting different types of US visa. Visas that impact non-immigrant workers have been a big focus of these increase and now it has been announced that Australian citizens face an astronomical visa fee increase of 3000%!

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The Huge Impact of the New US Visa Rules in Immigrant Communities

As Trump’s latest travel ban has been brought into effect, immigration communities are growing increasingly concerned about the impact it will have on being reunited with their families. There are many cases where family members of US naturalized citizens were getting close to the position of being able to join their family in the US but the introduction of the travel ban has put their futures on hold.

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All Information about ESTA in 2020

Historically, travelling to the US was much more complicated and required attending the US Embassy for an interview to obtain a US visa. The process was very lengthy, with long forms to complete and could take weeks or even longer to get a visa.

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US to step up ban on 'Birth tourism'

Donald Trump has been busy making lots of changes to the US immigration system over the last few years, in his quest to protect the US with a stricter approach to allowing foreign citizens to enter the US.

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Trump outlines plans to expand travel ban to 7 more countries

US President Donald Trump has announced that he will add seven more countries to his US travel ban during an interview this week with the Wall Street Journal. Trump first introduced the controversial ban in 2017, which banned Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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The criteria for countries being eligible to join the Visa Waiver Program is regularly reviewed and we have seen with the recent addition of Poland into the VWP and the US government is continually working with other countries to help get to a position where they can join.

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72 Hour ESTA Rule Catches Out Travelers to the US

The ESTA system that is available to citizens of the Visa Waiver Program can usually be processed very quickly but there are times when this is not possible. Earlier this year, the US government updated their guidance to state that people traveling to the US should apply at least 72 hours before the departure time.

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Poland Nominated for Visa Waiver Program

There is good news for Polish citizens who want to enjoy an easier process for visiting the US. Currently, any Polish citizen looking to visit the United States must apply for a visa to grant entry permission...

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