TN Management Consultant Case Summary 06.12.2018

On June 12, 2018, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi met one of our long-standing clients in Fort Erie, Canada to assist him in preparing to present his TN application to Customs and Border Protection. Our client was filing a renewal application as a Management Consultant. Renewals in the Management Consultant category can be difficult, as CBP typically finds that a consultant who has been working for a U.S. company for several years may now be employed by that company rather than performing consulting. Luckily, in this instance, we were able to prove that the client was in fact consulting on several different ongoing projects for the U.S. company. Our client was successfully approved for another three-year period. If you are interested in applying for a TN Management Consultant visa, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law toll-free at 1-877-721-6100 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!

TN Case Summary 06.08.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada on June 8, 2018, to help him prepare for presenting his TN application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. Our client was applying for a TN visa as a Computer Systems Analyst. In order to qualify as a Computer Systems Analyst under NAFTA, a beneficiary must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a computer-related field and must have a job offer from a U.S. company. Our beneficiary possessed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and had a job offer from a notable healthcare provider in Western New York. With Catherine’s help, our client was successfully approved TN status for a full three-year period. If you are interested in applying for a TN Visa, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law toll-free at 1-877-721-6100 today!

L-1A Case Summary 06.06.2018

On June 6, 2018, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to help prepare them for presenting their L-1A applications to Customs and Border Protection. For both clients, Catherine conducted a thorough analysis to determine that they each had at least one year of qualifying managerial or executive experience with a foreign entity and that the foreign and U.S. companies were properly affiliated. Catherine was able to successfully prepare both applications in full. In Fort Erie, she went over the applications with each applicant in detail, reviewed some of the questions that Customs and Border Protection may ask, and answered all of our clients’ last minute questions. We are happy to report that both clients were successful and received full three year approvals! If you are interested in applying for an L-1A visa, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law toll-free at 1-877-721-6100 today!

L-1 Extension Beyond 7th Year Case Summary 05.23.2018

On May 23, 2018, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to assist him in preparing for presenting his L-1A renewal application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. This L-1 application was unique in that he was applying for a renewal beyond the seventh year of allowable stay in L-1 status. Because our client spent less than 183 days in the aggregate here in the United States in L-1A status, we were able to apply beyond the seventh year. In order to document this, we included a detailed travel log, twelve months of credit card statements, and evidence of a home in Canada. Our client was successfully approved for the full three-year period. If you are interested in applying for an L-1 visa, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law toll-free today at 1-877-721-6100!

TN Management Consultant and B-1 Monk Case Summary 05.22.2018

On May 22, 2018, Partner Jennifer Behm met two clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to review their applications for admission to the United States before they presented them to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. The first application was for a TN Management Consultant. These applications can be tricky and are highly scrutinized by the government. We were able to prove that our client would have a hands-off consulting role and would be paid through his own independent consulting company, and he was ultimately approved. Our second client was a Monk who was looking to continue his religious studies here in the United States. We were able to prove that the B-1 visa was the proper fit rather than the R-1 visa for religious workers, as our client will not be paid in any way during his time in the U.S. and will only be furthering his studies. His application was successfully approved for the full one-year requested. If you are interested in applying for a TN or B-1 visa, be sure to contact BerardiImmigration Law toll-free today at 1-877-721-6100!

L-1B Visa Case Summary 05.09.2018

On May 9, 2018, our Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met a client in Fort Erie, Canada in order to help him prepare in presenting his L-1B visa application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY. The L-1B visa can be tricky, as it can sometimes be difficult to provide hard evidence that the applicant possesses specialized knowledge. In this case, Catherine was able to prove his specialized knowledge through his unique education and company documents detailing the advanced training process. At the meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, Catherine reviewed the full application with the client and let him know what kinds of questions he could expect. She also answered all of his last minute questions. We are happy to report that the client was successfully approved for the full three-year period by CBP! If you are interested in applying for an L-1B visa, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law toll-free at 1-877-721-6100 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.