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Category: Enter The US

  • 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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  • Updated ArriveCAN Tutorial

    Crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada by land? You’ll need to register your travel on the ArriveCAN app. It’s recently been updated. And many rules have changed for cross-border travel. Berardi Immigration Law Canadian Attorney Tiffany McKenzie has a comprehensive step-by-step guide in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi […]
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  • New Rules for Air Travelers Entering the United States

    Omicron is prompting new rules for international travel to the U.S. Watch Rosanna’s video below for what you need to know and read 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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  • Strengthened U.S. Travel Restrictions Begin Due to the Omicron Variant

    Just as it seemed that the world was opening back up to international travel, a new COVID-19 variant has appeared and thrown a wrench into these plans. Now, the Biden administration has announced new changes to travel that affect both Americans and international travelers coming to the U.S.  The first major change affects air travel […]
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  • Canadians No Longer Need Covid Test to Re-Enter Canada!

    Beginning Nov. 30, Canadians who have spent less than 72 hours in another country will no longer need a Covid-19 test to return to Canada, making it easier and cheaper for residents near the 5,500-mile border to make quick trips to the U.S. to pick up groceries, fill gas tanks or go holiday shopping. Watch […]
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  • Biden Administration Issues New Travel Ban from Certain African Nations Among Omicron Variant Concerns

    On November 24th, 2021, the Republic of South Africa informed the world of a new variant of COVID-19, known now as the Omicron variant. This variant has been deemed fast spreading and very easy to transmit between people. That same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Omicron variant is a variant of […]
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  • Canada Drops Re-Entry Testing Requirement… for Canadians

    Ottawa has confirmed that, starting Nov. 30, it will nix COVID-19 test for Canadians taking short trips to the United States. This is great news, especially with the upcoming Holiday Shopping Season. For now, though, citizens of the U.S. and other countries will still have to abide by the testing requirement, so this news is […]
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  • DHS Announces Streamlined Processing for Afghan Nationals as They Resettle in the U.S.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will exempt filing fees and begin to streamline the application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons after July 30th, 2021. The DHS will streamline the process through the Operation Allies Welcome program, which is an ongoing effort […]
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  • U.S. NEXUS Enrollment Centers Open Nov. 29

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that the NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the United States will reopen on November 29, 2021. It should be noted, however, that the NEXUS and FAST enrollment centers in Canada will continue to be closed until further notice. Starting today, conditionally approved applicants may […]
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