L-1 Case Summary 05.17.2019 from Gabriella Agostinelli
Gabriella Agostinelli, Senior Associate Attorney at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had another successful L-1 approval at the border. She is sharing a few important tips that any L-1 applicant should follow in order to have a smooth process at the border:
- Always apply early in the morning. The officers are often less busy and more familiar with NAFTA.
- Be careful when choosing the correct port of entry when applying. It’s important to choose a larger port of entry because their officers may be able to demonstrate more experience in adjudicating L-1 applications.
- If you find yourself at odds with an adjudicating officer during an interview, it’s important to ask to speak to a supervisor. The supervisor may be able to intervene and fix the issue that you are having.
- If you hold a NEXUS card, it is very important to inform the Trusted Traveler Program office of your new L-1 status. It is important to reflect your new status when you are crossing the border, otherwise you are violating the status of entry.
If you have questions on applying for an L-1 visa at the border or would like to learn more about the process, please contact our office to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys today!