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Category: Travel

  • Online Passport Renewal Now Available

    Starting June 12, 2024, travelers can conveniently renew their passports online! This new service aims to simplify the renewal process and save you time and effort. Read on for what you need to know. Eligibility & Process Travelers aged 25 and older with a valid passport issued between 2009-2015 are eligible for renewal. It is […]
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  • Exemption from the 6-Month Passport Validity Rule

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently announced an update to its Carrier Liaison Program (CLP), presenting a refreshed list of countries exempt from the six-month validity rule for passports. This update, effective as of January 28, 2024, supersedes any previous lists, including those found in the 2022–2023 Carrier Information Guides. The six-month validity […]
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  • Thanksgiving Travel Tips

    In the U.S., friends and family gather from all over to spend time together for Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning to travel over this holiday.  U.S. Citizens For U.S. citizens, Thanksgiving weekend might be the perfect opportunity to travel abroad. First, you should ensure that your […]
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  • Don’t Leave Home Without These Essential Travel Apps

    Planning a trip but don’t know which travel apps to bring? Learn the essential apps you need when traveling from Berardi Immigration Law! With almost 20 years of experience in immigration law, we help make your journey stress-free and enjoyable. Don’t leave home without these must-have travel app recommendations from Berardi Immigration Law (including Mobile […]
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  • USCIS Expands myProgress to Form I-765 and Form I-131

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced the expansion of the myProgress tab (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. The myProgress tab provides applicants with access, in their USCIS online account, to personalized estimates of their wait time for major […]
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  • CBP Announces ESTA Ineligibility for Travelers Who Have Been Present in Cuba

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) recently announced that individuals who have been present in Cuba or who are dual nationals of a Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”) country and Cuba will be ineligible for ESTA.  Previously, on January 21, 2021, DOS designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, making these individuals ineligible for travel […]
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  • Long Wait Times for Visitor Visas? Berardi Immigration Law Can Help

    Mayors across the country call for expedited travel visas and more in the video below with our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Understanding After-Sales Service and ESTA Guidelines

    When it comes to international travel, understanding the rules and regulations is crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. For individuals planning to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), it’s important to be aware of the guidelines regarding permissible activities. One area […]
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  • How to Overcome ‘Disarray’ at the Northern Border

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to immediately address mounting problems contributing to inefficient management of the border between the United States and Canada. Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi has important information on how to deal with long lines and delays at the US-Canada Border. If you have any […]
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  • Expansion of the Canadian eTA Program: Visa-Free Travel Now Accessible to 13 Additional Countries

    On June 6, 2023, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made a landmark announcement that carries substantial implications for international travel. The IRCC has expanded the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program to include 13 additional countries, augmenting Canada’s commitment to fostering global connections and promoting ease of travel. Canada’s eTA, an entry requirement for visa-exempt […]
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