On October 10, 2017, Jennifer Behm, Partner here at Berardi Immigration Law, met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to prepare him in presenting his TN Management Consultant application to Customs and Border Protection. Our client works for a consulting company in Canada and was applying for a one-year extension so that he could continue working on a specific project in the United States. Extension applications in the Management Consultant category can be challenging, as it is vital to prove that the need for the consulting services still exists beyond the prior approval. At their meeting, Jennifer provided our client with his TN application materials, went through the application in depth with him, prepped him for some of the questions that Customs and Border Protection may ask, and answered all of his own questions. Our client was successfully approved for the desired one-year extension in the TN Management Consultant category.
On September 28, 2017, Gabriella Agostinelli, Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, met with one of our clients in Fort Erie to prepare him for presenting his TN application to Customs and Border Protection under the Scientific Technician category. This TN category is different from the typical category, as in this role an applicant does not need to possess a bachelor or licenciatura degree. Rather, an applicant must be able to present evidence to establish that he or she has at least two years of training in a relevant educational program in one of the following scientific areas: agricultural sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, meteorology, or physics. Among other criteria, the applicant must also be able to present evidence to establish that he or she has theoretical knowledge in one of the above areas. For these reasons, Scientific Technician applications are often considered a challenge. Luckily, with Gabriella’s expert preparation and guidance, our client’s application was approved!