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Category: Waivers

  • 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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  • CBP to Launch New Online System for Filing Nonimmigrant Waiver Applications

    On May 30, 2019, CBP announced that a new online system, known as e-SAFE, will be launched in mid-2019 for electronic filing of Forms I-192 and I-212. This system allows eligible nonimmigrants, who do not require a visa to enter the United States, to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility via Forms I-192 and I-212. […]

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  • Will a DWAI Conviction Bar Entry to Canada?

    Recently, the rules surrounding DWIs, DUIs and DWAIs have changed in Canada, ushering in a new era of more aggressive enforcement. One of the most common questions our office receives is if a conviction for a DWAI will bar entry to Canada. The short answer is yes. A DWAI is treated the same way as […]

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  • IRCC Confirms Rules at the Border Surrounding DUIs

    On December 18, 2018, Canada introduced much tougher penalties for individuals with convictions of DWI, DUI or DWAI. The new bill, titled the Impaired Driving Act, has made impaired driving a serious criminal offense in Canada, whereas it was previously only considered a criminal offense. To learn more about this, click here.  However, since the […]

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  • Government Shutdown’s Continued Impact on Immigration

    The government shutdown that began in December 2018 has become the longest U.S. government shutdown in history and is having some major impacts on immigration processing. Customs and Border Protection officers are considered essential staff due to the important role they play in national security at the U.S. border and ports of entry. This ultimately […]

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