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Category: Work In The US

  • USCIS Anticipates H-1B Quotas to Fill by April 4

    The filing period for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 numerical cap begins on April 1,2013.  Employees with approved FY2014 H-1B petitions are authorized to begin work in the U.S. on October 1, 2013. USCIS has made the following announcements regarding the FY2014 H-1B Program: USCIS anticipates that it may receive more […]
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  • Success with TN Applications can be a matter of DEGREE …

    Yesterday, Rosanna Berardi accompanied three Canadian clients to the Peace Bridge to present their applications for TN status. All three were approved in record time – just over one hour! Two of the three applicants had a similar issue.  Both were applying for TN work permits under the Computer Systems Analyst category. They both had […]
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  • Does your short-term project in the U.S. require work authorization?

    If you are coming to the U.S. to do “productive work,” even for a short period of time, you must be authorized by the U.S. government to do so. Berardi Immigration Law was recently retained by an independent film company who wanted to obtain work authorization for a Canadian Graphic Designer who has extensive experience […]
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  • Careful consideration should be given to degree for TN application

    In another successful TN border case, Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, represented a client who wanted to obtain a TN visa. The TN visa is available to Canadian or Mexican nationals seeking employment under the NAFTA Treaty.  The job position must be one of the approved professions set forth by NAFTA, like Accountant, Computer Systems Analyst, Engineer, and […]
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  • New Filing Option for Canadian TN Nonimmigrants

    Effective October 1, 2012, changes to filing procedures for TN classification have changed.  These changes impact both individuals and employers of foreign nationals.  Filing of L petitions are not effected by these changes. Canadian TN Nonimmigrants USCIS is now accepting Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers, filed on behalf of Canadian citizens seeking TN classification […]
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  • NEXUS helps time-strapped business travelers

    If you frequently travel between Canada and the U.S. for business, you have probably grown accustomed to long lines and delays at airports and border crossings. For frequent business travelers, using a NEXUS card to cross the border is a great solution to avoid lines,
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  • HR Professionals Ask About their Employment-Based Immigration Concerns

    Recently, Berardi Immigration Law reached out to a number of our corporate immigration clients to find out what some of the most frequently asked questions from their foreign employees are.   Here are some of those responses: Q: Can foreign employees working in the U.S. travel outside the U.S.? A: Generally yes but the requirements may […]
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  • Expatriate Immigration Issues

    U.S. employers often assign U.S.-based employees to work in overseas operations as “expatriates.”  Not only can the costs of sending employees on overseas assignments be significant, but managing the process can be time consuming and confusing for employers. Of particular concern is resolving questions
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  • Temporary work permits for Australian Professionals (E-3)

    Are you an Australian citizen? Do you hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent? Would you like to work in the U.S. in a professional position? If so, you may be eligible for a special visa classification for Australian professionals. Please call or email our office today to learn more. Summary: To qualify […]
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  • ALERT: Requests for Evidence and Denial Rates by CIS have Increased Dramatically

    New data obtained from CIS indicates a substantial increase in the number of Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Denials issued with respect to nonimmigrant employment-based petitions (L, H, O, P for example).  This is despite the fact that the law and relevant regulations remain unchanged.
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