On March 26, 2018, Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law Rosanna Berardi met with three clients in Fort Erie, Canada to review their petitions to be submitted to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. All three applicants were applying for L-1 status. Two of the applicants had very straightforward renewal applications. The first was for the President of a global company and the second was for the HR Manager of a global company. Both applications were successfully approved. The third application was for a blanket petition, which occurs when the sponsoring company already has pre-approval by USCIS making the process for each individual a bit easier. In this case, the client was accidentally issued an improper approval period. With Rosanna’s help, the client was able to have the error successfully corrected with Customs and Border and Protection (CBP) and was admitted for the full period.
On Friday, March 16, 2018, Partner of Berardi Immigration Law, Jennifer Behm, met three clients in Fort Erie, Canada to review their visa applications before submitting them to Customs and Border Protection at the Buffalo Peace Bridge. Jennifer reviewed their applications with them in detail and answered all of their questions. The first client, a TN Economist, was successfully approved for the full three-year period. The second client was the President of a very successful global corporation with operations in both Canada and the U.S. and was the perfect candidate for an L-1A visa. He was also approved for a three-year period. The third client was a TN Management Consultant. This was his third time applying for this visa and as such, the application required heavy information and evidence on the continued projects he would be working on. He was also successfully approved.
On Friday, March 9, 2018, our Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to review his TN Scientific Technician. The TN Scientific Technician category can be a bit tricky, as it is not as straightforward in terms of required qualifications as some of the other categories. TN Scientific Technicians do not require a Bachelor’s Degree, but does require that the position must be in direct support of a professional in one of the sciences, and the position must primarily include activity consistent with the support of a science professional. Catherine was able to prep the client, fully review the application with him, and answer all of his last minute questions. The client was successfully approved for TN status for the full three-year period requested!
On February 15, 2018, our Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada in order to help him prepare to present his L-1 application to Customs and Border Protection. Our office drafted the application in full and prepared our client to anticipate the types of questions CBP would ask. This application was a bit different, as the sponsoring company’s number of U.S. employees was lower than what is typically expected. Our office was able to overcome this and the applicant was approved for the full three-years of L-1 status.
This morning, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to prepare them in presenting their applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The first case was a TN Computer Systems Analyst application. Gabriella thoroughly reviewed the application with the client and answered all questions the applicant had. This was a strong and straight-forward case. As such, the application was approved by CBP for a full three-year period. The second case was an L-1A renewal application. Gabriella was able to prepare our client for the types of questions CBP would ask in regards to his managerial level position and the company affiliation. This application was also approved for the full three-year period.
Our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to thoroughly review and go over their TN applications. Our office fully prepared both applications. The first client was applying under the NAFTA TN designation of accountant. He presented his application to Customs and Border Protection successfully and was approved for a full three-year period. Our second application was a Management Consultant renewal application. These cases can be tricky as you have to prove to the government that the need for the consulting services are still there. Luckily, our client is hired by a consulting company directly which means that she is continually consulting with different clients on different projects. She successfully presented her application to Customs and Border Protection and was also approved for the full-three year period. If you are interested in applying for a TN visa, be sure to schedule a consultation to explore your options with one of our attorneys today!
On Friday, January 5, 2018, Partner of Berardi Immigration Law Jennifer Behm met with four clients at the duty free to prepare them for presenting their L-1 applications. Three of the four applicants were actually clients from other local attorney offices. Berardi Immigration Law offers the unique service of meeting clients in Fort Erie right before they present their applications. This allows our attorneys to thoroughly review the application with the client and answer any last minute questions the client may have. All four applicants were successfully approved for L-1 status. If you are interested in applying for an L-1 visa or have a client who would like to meet an attorney before presenting, please contact our office to setup a consultation today!