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Category: Work In The US

TN Spotlight: Urban Planner or Geographer

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Urban Planner or Geographer To qualify for TN visa status as […]

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TN Case Summary: Management Consultant

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details a successful TN case that our client presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying for a TN under the Management Consultant designation. This TN designation is heavily scrutinized because it is one […]

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COVID-19 & the TN Attorney Designation

In this video, Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli discusses what impact the COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closure may have on individuals applying for the TN designation of attorney, particularly attorneys who may have recently graduated from law school but have not yet had the chance to take the bar exam. The good news is […]

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L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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TN Spotlight: Research Assistant

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Research Assistant. How to Qualify as a Research Assistant   To qualify […]

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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Certain Agency Requests

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 30, 2020, USCIS announced that it would allow flexibility in responding to certain agency requests. USCIS has recently announced that they are extending this courtesy to cases in which notices were issued between March 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021.  This flexibility applies to the following: Requests for […]

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TN Case Summary: Car Dealership Consultant

Zach Ahlstrom, Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, discusses one of his client’s recent successful TN applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client submitted under the TN Management Consultant designation. This designation is one of the most scrutinized TN categories. CBP wants […]

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B-1 Visa Permissible Sales Activities

B-1 “visitor” visas allow citizens of foreign countries to enter the United States to conduct business. The B-1 visa typically allows an initial period of stay of one to six months and may be extended up to six months depending on the business conducted.  Employees engaging in sales activities on behalf of foreign corporations may […]

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