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  • Exploring Canadian Citizenship

    If you’re interested in exploring Canadian citizenship then check out our latest video below. Plus, check out our other posts on Happy Canada Day, The One Thing That Will Keep You Out of Canada, and You Can Enter Canada with a DUI. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love […]
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  • USCIS Recommends Sending in Medical Exams Upfront for Employment-Based AOS Applicant

    When applying for an employment-based green card with an Adjustment of Status Form I-495, there is a requirement to obtain a medical examination from a civil surgeon. A civil surgeon is a medical practitioner specifically designated by USCIS to perform these evaluations. When going for this exam, it is important to bring a Form I-693 […]
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  • Happy Canada Day!

    Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867 united the three separate territories of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Watch Rosanna’s video below and check out […]
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  • Latest on H-1B Lottery

    There’s a deadline approaching for the H-1B Lottery! The H-1B category is designated for temporary professionals to work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation, which is generally defined as a position that requires at least a Bachelors degree or the equivalent. The applicant must prove eligibility for the H-1B category with documentation of sufficient […]
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  • A Warning for Summer Travelers

    Some recent news shows that summer travelers need to be prepared to enter the United States. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • PERM Green Cards & The Mobile Workforce

    Is the PERM position remote? In the office? Or hybrid? Check out the video below to see why it matters and check out Berardi’s PERM/Green Card Center for more info. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • H-1B and OPT Considerations for Graduating International Students

    For many international students studying in the United States, there are quite a few options to stay in the country after graduation and work to gain experience. International students attending U.S. colleges and universities must have an F-1 visa to attend and can gain practical experience in their degree field after graduation by applying for […]
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  • Vaccine Mandate for Domestic Travel Within Canada Ends

    Canadians no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to board domestic flights and trains or outbound flights abroad. Find out more in the video below and check out Canada Suspends Random COVID-19 Tests at Airports and Canadian Passport Delays: How Long to Renew on our blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi […]
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  • 17 Reasons to Celebrate Our 17th Year!

    We’re celebrating our 17th Anniversary and here’s the secret to reaching 17 amazing years in the immigration law business: our team! Berardi Immigration Law has been named Best Places to Work in WNY by Buffalo Business First, winning first place in the “micro” category for organizations with 10-24 employees. We’ve grown a lot since Rosanna […]
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  • Relinquishing Your Green Card and How It May Affect Your Social Security Eligibility

    You’ve been living and working in the U.S. for years under Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status, and now want to move back to your country of origin. While living and working in the U.S., you were paying into, and maybe even collecting, depending on your age, the government’s social security benefits. When you relinquish your […]
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  • Client Approval: U.S. Citizenship for Mother & Child

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the U.S. electoral process. The Form N-400, Naturalization Application is currently 20 pages long, and consists of complex biographic and travel questions. It is imperative that all information is accurately and properly completed to prevent delays in processing […]
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  • The One Thing That Will Keep You Out of Canada!

    You no longer need a COVID test before crossing a land border into Canada, but you do have to use the ArriveCAN app (at least for now). You also need to be vaccinated. But there IS one more thing that could prevent you from being granted entry to Canada and that you should keep in […]
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  • Automatic Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship After Birth

    Erica talks about pathways to U.S. citizenship in the video below. Learn more about Citizenship After Birth on the Berardi blog, as well as posts on U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad, Delving Into Derivative Citizenship, and U.S. Citizenship at Birth. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to […]
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  • What is “Cap Gap” and Are You Eligible?

    Qualified F-1 foreign student visa holders who are transitioning to an H-1B work visa may be able to extend their status and work authorization beyond the period initially authorized with a Cap Gap Extension. Since new H-1Bs do not become available each year until October 1st, students whose F-1 status ends between April 1st and […]
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  • Canada Suspends Random COVID-19 Tests at Airports

    Canada’s Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra, has announced that mandatory random COVID-19 tests at Canada’s airports will be paused for vaccinated travellers until the end of the month. Please note that there is no change with respect to land border entries. Watch the video below and check out our post on Do You Still Have to […]
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  • Canadian Visitors Interested in Extending Their Stay in the United States

    Some Canadian visitors may be unaware that they could be permitted to extend their stay in the United States beyond the initially authorized six-month period. We, at Berardi Immigration Law, have some important tips to keep in mind! When a Canadian visitor applies for entry to the United States, they’re typically admitted as a B-2 […]
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  • U.S. Drops Covid Testing Requirement for International Travelers

    Just in time for summer the Biden administration has dropped the Covid-19 testing requirement for inbound air travelers from abroad, ending one of the longest-running travel restrictions of the pandemic. Check out our Coronavirus Breaking News page for more on this subject. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Civil Engineer

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Zach talks about a recent client applying for a TN work permit for a civil engineer in the video below. You can also check out our TN Spotlight […]
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  • Can You Live in the US & Work Remotely?

    You’re a foreign national – working for a company in your home country – and you want to live in the U.S. and work remotely. Sounds easy but it’s not that simple. Watch our video below and check out our Universal Visa Services section for how we can help. If you have any questions, contact […]
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  • Tips for Parents Crossing the Border with Their Children

    With summer right around the corner, many families in the U.S and Canada alike are gearing up for beach days, camping trips, and visits to family across the border. While crossing the border with your children isn’t anything to stress about, there are some useful things to know when planning your trip. Customs officers are always […]
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