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).

Pic of Crispin Aranda

Authored Articles

For visa applicants whose petitioners are elderly or in advanced age, the Filing Date chart should be monitored closely. Knowing when you can start processing is crucial especially if the petitioner's health and well being is compromised or the petitioner wants to return to the Philippines.

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Which province would be your match? Under what stream or category could you qualify? When should you submit your application?

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Discover which Canadian provinces are aggressively competing for applicants to nominate as permanent residents.

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As a popular destination of international students, Australia merged several student visa subclasses into one. With the simplified structure, apply for a Subclass 500 Visa if you want to study full-time in an education institution.

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Articles Contributed To

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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