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Author: Jeff MacArthur

  • DHS Waives Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

    The Secretary of State and Department of Homeland Security have recently announced a new policy authorizing consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants through December 31, 2022. This new authorization applies to temporary workers that are applying for the H-1B, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q […]
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  • 4 Things You Should Do at Your Immigration Interview

    Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about four things you must do at your immigration interview in the video below. Preparing for a marriage-based green card interview – we’ve got that on the Berardi Blog, too. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • “Doing Business” L-1 Requirement

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning U.S. employer and foreign employee. Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo shares the details in the video below. […]
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  • Top 10 Travel Tips Recommended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    With Christmas just a couple of days away, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released some tips that travelers should heed to ensure smooth travel as wait times at Ports of Entry and airports will surely be increased during this busy holiday season. Prepare your documents Possess a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative document such […]
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  • Congratulations, You’re a U.S. Citizen!

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the US electoral process. The Form N-400, Naturalization Application is currently 20 pages long, and consists of complex biographic and travel questions. It is imperative that all information is accurately and properly completed to prevent delays in processing […]
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  • Immigration Help for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

    USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by a natural disaster, such as the recent tornadoes in Kentucky and surrounding states. To seek relief because of a natural disaster, you must still file any regularly required USCIS form(s) for your specific request, and then explain how the natural disaster created a need for the […]
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  • Crossing the Border: New Medical Exam 60 Day Rule Suspension

    Due to processing delays and related impacts from COVID-19, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily waiving a requirement that the Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) must have been signed by the civil surgeon (physician) performing the examination no more than 60 days before an applicant applies for an immigration […]
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  • Good News: Passports Can Be Filed Online

    President Biden has signed an executive order to allow online passport renewals. Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi has more in our Weekly Tuesday Video and you can find out more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Temporarily Waiving 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures

    On December 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil surgeon sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an applicant files an application for the underlying immigration benefit until Sept. 30, 2022. Under the newly […]
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  • Client Approval: Rehabilitation Application Reunites Family

    Just in time for the holidays, our Canadian Attorney Tiffany McKenzie has a heartwarming story about a boy’s Christmas wish and a family reunited in Canada. You can read more about Rehabilitation Applications on The Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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