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Category: Work-In-The-US

Continued Delays in Employment Authorization Document Processing Times

United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to increase. EADs are relied upon by many categories of foreign nationals in order to lawfully work in the United States. The processing times vary by USCIS Service Center, in addition to the category in which the applicant is […]

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TN Mechanical Engineer Case Summary 2.4.2020

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi is back from the U.S./Canadian border! She met with a client who is applying for a TN work permit as a Mechanical Engineer. In this scenario, our client was entering the U.S. periodically to provide services on behalf of a U.S. company and was told by CBP that he needed a work permit.  […]

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TN Management Consultant Case Summary 2.4.2020

Did you know that the Management Consultant classification is the only TN classification that does not require a bachelor’s degree? This forces Customs and Border Protection to look at Management Consultant cases microscopically as it is the most “abused” classification. In this situation, our client has had multiple TNs so we showed that our client’s work […]

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Updates to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

On January 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice to the Federal Register announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This new version was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on October 12, 2019.  Employers should begin using this updated form (10/21/2019) immediately, although the prior version (Rev. […]

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TN Computer Systems Analyst Case Summary 2.4.2020

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi discusses a recent TN application for a Computer Systems Analyst. This case is unique in the sense that the applicant did not possess a degree in computer science, rather, the applicant has an MBA and many years of work experience.  As some of you may know, the Computer Systems Analyst category requires […]

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Increase in US Visa Fees for Australians

The US Department of State has dramatically increased visa issuance fees for Australian nationals in certain visa categories as of December 23, 2019. The US government charges visa issuance fees for nonimmigrant visas that are approved. The fee increases are intended to reciprocate the fees the Australian government charges US citizens who are issued visas.  […]

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The L-1 Category and “Doing Business”

The L-1 category allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee from an affiliated foreign office to one of its offices in the United States. To qualify, there are specific requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and the beneficiary employee. On the employer’s side, it must […]

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L-1 Case Summary 1.21.2020

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli reports another successful trip to the border for a first-time L-1 applicant. When our team puts together an L-1 package, we want to be able to show several things: person holds a qualifying position the foreign entity and U.S.-based entity are properly affiliated; and the two entities are actively doing business.  […]

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TN Engineer Case Summary 1.14.2020

Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom discusses a recent TN application he submitted for an engineer. In this case, our client came to us after he was previously denied TN status at the border. Unfortunately, he submitted his application on New Year’s Day around 10pm, and the officer reviewing the application was not fully versed in the TN […]

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