July 2019 Archives

US immigration ups the ante on golden visas

People in British Columbia who are saving to get funds together to obtain a golden visa might have to reconsider their plans. Since 1993, U.S. immigration required an investment of $500,000 for an EB-5 visa. This would then grant the person a conditional green card that is valid for two years. A new rule, which will take effect on Nov. 1, 2019, was recently published to show the new minimum investment will increase to $900,000.

US immigration requirements for citizenship applications

Anyone in British Columbia who is also a holder of a green card might have questions about becoming a United States citizen. Under U.S. immigration laws, applicants must meet specific requirements before they could qualify for citizenship. The first is the applicant's age. He or she must be 18 or older, except if the person is a military member.

Insurance Coverage Across Borders

Many people can agree that it’s always a good idea to take a break and go on a vacation. With that being the case, you want to make sure if you are planning a road trip, that your auto insurance provides you with coverage across borders.

Cross-border personal injury can involve motorcycles

Taking a trip from Vancouver to Seattle is nothing unusual, and it is par for the course for many British Columbia resident. Travel options include taking the bus, riding the train or drive to Washington state by car, motorcycle or other mode of transport. It is not a tough drive, but to avoid cross-border personal injury due to a crash, it is always a good idea to check road conditions before taking the trip.

US immigration options for British Columbia truckers

Tens of thousands of commercial vehicle drivers haul cargo across the border to and from the United States. Working on tight schedules and having to meet deadlines can be challenging if valuable time is wasted during each border crossing. Fortunately, an agreement between U.S. Immigration and the government of Canada seeks to simplify that process.

Being proactive might prevent cross-border personal injury

Drivers who frequently travel between Vancouver and Seattle know that they will always be vulnerable. Even when driving in perfect weather, anyone can fall victim to a distracted driver in another vehicle. Dealing with cross-border personal injury can be daunting. One precaution may be to learn how to become a proactive driver because that could allow the driver to anticipate and avoid potential dangers.

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