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Category: Waivers

  • When It’s a Minor Offense Where You Live But a Serious Crime in Canada

    Just because your criminal criminal is considered “minor” where you live, doesn’t mean Canada treats it the same way. Some crimes are considered serious offenses in Canada and could keep you out of the country as a visitor. Find out more from Canadian Immigration Lawyer Tiffany McKenzie in the video below – and you may […]
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  • Denied Entry to Canada? Criminal Inadmissibility & Rehabilitation

    Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie continues her discussion of criminal inadmissibility and rehabilitation in the video below. Even if you have a criminal record and are worried about how it will impact your ability to travel, you can still vacation in beautiful Canada this summer – just don’t wait till the last minute. Watch below […]
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  • FAQ on Advance Parole

    Q: What is Advance Parole? A: Advance Parole is a document for certain foreign nationals who do not have a valid immigrant or non-immigrant visa to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad. If you fall in this category, you must be approved for Advance Parole PRIOR to leaving the U.S. In the case that […]
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  • How to Move from Canada to the U.S.

    Each year hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel to the United States for work, vacation or shopping. What some of these visitors may not realize is that they’re subject to U.S. immigration law and may require work permits, waivers, or green cards. You may be eligible for a work permit depending on your education and […]
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  • COVID-19 & Its Impact On Nonimmigrant Waiver Applications

    Form I-192 allows inadmissible nonimmigrant aliens to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the Canadian Border closing, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has stopped accepting waiver applications and is not processing I-192 biometrics for e-SAFE pending applications.  Originally, the I-192 filing fee was supposed to increase from $585 […]
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  • Entering Canada with DWI: FAQs

    Here at Berardi Immigration Law, we offer a wide variety of services to assist our clients. One such service is helping individuals with a DWI or DUI on their record enter Canada. Below is a list of the most common scenarios our office sees and some information on next steps…
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  • Holiday Travel to Canada

    Avoid any extra stress during the holiday season by taking care of any immigration issues before travelling. If you have an impaired driving conviction on your record and would like to travel to Canada, our team may be able to help...
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  • USCIS Proposes Filing Fee Increases

    On November 14, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed regulation, which would substantially increase the filing fees for many types of immigration benefits. The agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking, which is published in the Federal Register, explains that the proposed regulation would increase costs for most petitioners and applicants...
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  • Immigration and Extreme Weather: What to Know

    Natural catastrophes, such as extreme weather, can affect the processing of your USCIS application, petition, immigration request, or USCIS appointment. USCIS has the discretion to take the following measures, upon request, if you have been affected by...
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  • New Rulemaking Brings Significant Changes to EB-5 Program

    A new rule from USCIS, published July 24th, implemented significant changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. The changes will take effect November 21stof this year. USCIS reports that the changes were necessary...
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