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Category: Enter-The-US

President Trump Expands Travel Ban 3.0 Adding Six New Countries

President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on January 21, 2020, expanding the Travel Ban 3.0 to include certain individuals from Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on a DHS assessment after reviewing updated security criteria first established with the original travel ban. […]

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Department of State Issues New Rules Restricting Entry for Pregnant Women

Effective January 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) amended its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the “B” nonimmigrant classification for temporary visitors for pleasure.  This new rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the U.S. is an […]

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B Visa: What is it? What can you do with it?

In general, when a citizen of a foreign country wishes to enter the United States, the foreign national must first obtain a visa. The visa allows a foreign national to travel to a U.S. port of entry and request permission of a U.S. immigration official to enter the United States. While Canadian Citizens are required to present a valid passport at the port of entry, they typically do not need a visa to enter the United States directly from Canada for the purposes of visiting or studying...

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Back to School: Tips for International Students

As summer break comes to an end for many F-1 international students, it is important to keep in mind a few tips for a smooth entry into the U.S. for the upcoming school semester. When you re-enter at a U.S. Port of Entry, you should carry the following documents: your valid passport...

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Periodic Border Crossers & L-1 Status

The L-1 nonimmigrant category enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee from an affiliated foreign office to one in the U.S. L-1 workers may be admitted to the U.S. for an initial maximum period of up to three years. The total maximum period of stay is capped at seven […]

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Dos & Don’ts of US Border Crossing

With summer upon us, cross-border travelers can enjoy their trip by keeping these “DOs” and “DON’Ts” in mind. DONT be disrespectful. When approaching inspection, each individual should have their passport or travel document ready to hand to the CBP Inspector, as well as proof of vehicle registration. Phone conversations should be ended prior to entering […]

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