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Category: Work In The US

  • USCIS Encourages Eligible Applicants to Switch their Employment-Based Categories

    USCIS is encouraging eligible applicants to consider transferring the underlying basis of their adjustment of status application to the first or second employment-based preference categories. The first preference category is for priority workers, the second preference category is for noncitizens in professions with advanced degrees or with exceptional abilities. USCIS is asking this of eligible […]
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  • Client Approval: L-1B vs. TN for Technical Publications Writer

    After receiving a denial for a TN as a Technical Publications Writer a client came to Berardi Immigration Law for help. We took a different approach, deciding the L-1B category was a better fit. Watch the video below and read more about the L-1B nonimmigrant category in our services section. See additional relevant blog posts […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Vocational Counselor

    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 Vocational Counselor. Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi […]
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  • H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens March 1st for FY 2023

    USCIS has announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon (EST) March 1st and will be open until noon (EST) on March 18th, 2022. Prospective petitioners and their representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online H-1B registration system. Petitioners […]
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  • Client Approval: L-1A Status Renewal Beyond 7 Years

    Do you need to renew your L-1A status but are beyond the seven-year limit? It can be done – just watch our video below to find out how! Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi Blog about L-1A Renewals and L-1A New Office Scenarios. If you need help applying for L-1A status […]
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  • Crossing the Border: Great News for L-2 & E-2 Spouses

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol begins issuing new I-94 designations for L-2 and E-2 spouse visa holders. Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Get Ready for the H-1B Lottery

    The H-1B category is designated for temporary professionals to work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation, which is generally defined as a position that requires at least a Bachelors degree or the equivalent. The applicant must prove eligibility for the H-1B category with documentation of sufficient educational credentials, licensure, and/or experience. Check out the […]
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  • The House Passes a Bill to Increase STEM Immigrant Flow to the U.S.

    On February 4th, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPLETES Act which is a legislative attempt to increase the flow of STEM field immigrants to the U.S. The Bill was passed with the votes swaying 222 for and 210 against. The content of the Bill has several provisions, mainly boosting STEM industries […]
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  • E-1 Visas for Canadian Consultants & Professional Services Companies

    Canadian citizens can often gain entry to the US with greater ease than others. Watch below and learn more about the E-1 visa on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Canadians: What You Need to Know About L-1 Renewals

    The L-1 nonimmigrant category is for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. It is available to individuals who have worked for a foreign corporation that has a parent, subsidiary, branch or affiliate company in the U.S. The individual must have been employed in an executive or managerial position (L-1A), or in a specialized knowledge capacity […]
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