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Crispin Aranda, Chief Visa Officer

Currently serving as Chief Visa Counselor of IVC, KaVisang Cris was the lead paralegal of the San Francisco-based US Immigration Services Network with Atty. Norma Molinar. He is well-known in the Philippine migration industry as the main host of Amerika Atbp. TV show, which ran from 2000 to 2011. Still an active immigrant advocate, KaVisang Cris writes a column for The Manila Times, a Philippine daily broadsheet that comes out every Monday. He is also a regular guest of the following AM radio stations: Manila Broadcasting Company DZRH 666kHz (Tuesdays 2PM to 3PM); Radio Mindanao Network DZXL 558 kHz (Wednesdays 12NN to 2 PM); and a co-host of Global Pinoy on Aliw Broadcasting Corporation DWIZ 882 kHz (Saturdays 7PM to 8PM).

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Authored Articles

Redefinition of public charge and public benefits could cause refusals of applications for immigrant visas and permanent residency outside and inside the U.S.

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The changes take effect from 26 November 2018. Find out the length of time you can work after completing your studies under the new rules.

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Check both the FINAL and FILING Dates of your immigrant visa application and see how fast your category moved within a year and from last month's date.

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It's best not only to find out you (as sponsor) meet the minimum income requirements (updated table included below) and that your parent/ grandparent would pass the medical, criminal and other admissibility tests.

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Find out how to apply for a student visa to the UK after the Brexit vote and beyond.

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Articles Contributed To

Add to your CRS points to be one of thousands of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency and be among the million immigrants under Canada's Immigration Plan for 2018-2020.

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There are stories here, tales there, hearsay everywhere. There is no prescription for gossip, so we've decided to update this old, archived post that is unexpectedly still being searched for and read.

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One of the provinces in the Maritime region, Nova Scotia offers a high quality of life to its residents. As a new immigrant, there are a variety of free services you may avail of to help you settle in the province.

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If you have worked in Canada as a temporary foreign worker or on a postgraduate work permit, you might be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class (or CEC).

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