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  • Favorite Places: United Kingdom

    In our Favorite Places series, our attorneys are share places they love to visit. Here, Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie talks about her favorite trip, which was while she was going to law school in England! Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, whether it’s universal visa services, a business/recreational B visa, and whatever other […]
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  • BIL Profile: Erica Chiodo

    Erica Chiodo is an in-house renaissance woman who can do it all. Having spent several years with our firm as a Law Clerk prior to becoming an Associate at Berardi Immigration Law, Erica has had a bird’s eye view of everything from NAFTA filings to Marriage Based Green Cards and everything in between. In addition […]
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  • USCIS Committed to Removing Barriers to Naturalization for U.S. Service Members

    With Veterans Day nearly upon us, USCIS has announced that it will be hosting several Veterans Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the nation, exclusive to veterans, service members, and military spouses looking to become U.S. citizens. Over 3,900 naturalization candidates composed of U.S. military, veterans, and their families will take the Oath of Allegiance in 50 […]
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  • Vacation? Business Trip? How to Enter Canada with a Criminal Record

    A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) allows an individual to enter and/or stay in Canada for a specific period of time if a valid reason for entry can be established. A TRP is typically granted for one off, short trips. A TRP is a temporary solution to the 10 year ban on admissibility, but it provides […]
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  • Options for Laid Off Tech Workers

    In the video below, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi talks about options for laid off tech workers in the wake of recent tech industry actions. Read more on What Tech Layoffs Mean for Individuals in the U.S. on a Work Visa and check out our new Tech Workers Resources page. If you have any questions, contact […]
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  • What Do Tech Layoffs Mean for Individuals in the U.S. on a Work Visa?

    You’ve likely seen the news that Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, laid off 3,700 people from the company – nearly half of its staff. While Twitter is making the headlines, many other tech giants have also laid off large numbers of staff. Lyft let go of 13% of its workforce, Opendoor let go of 18% […]
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  • Applying for TN Status as a Canadian

    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. In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about applying for TN status as a Canadian. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would […]
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  • Favorite Places: Semester at Sea

    In our Favorite Places series, our attorneys are share places they love to visit. Here, Partner Jennifer Behm talks about her wonderful experience spending a semester at sea. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, whether it’s universal visa services, a business/recreational B visa, and whatever other legal assistance you need, Berardi Immigration Law can […]
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  • When to Start the PERM Process: Current Processing Delays

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli discusses when to start the PERM process in the light of current processing delays in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Immigrant Visa Processing & Adjustment of Status Applications

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli shares updates on immigrant visa processing and adjustment of status applications. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Can You Use Your NEXUS Card After It Expires?

    Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie talks about whether you can use your NEXUS card after it expires in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Removes Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced an updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. To adhere to President Biden’s Executive Order 14012 and Executive Order 13985 and in response to the administration’s legal immigration goals, USCIS has shortened and simplified Form N-648. […]
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  • Good News for E Visa Appointments!

    Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi shares some good news about E Visa appointments. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Client Approval: H-1B Cap Exempt

    Watch Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo’s client approval story in the video below relating to an H-1B cap exemption. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Favorite Places: Greece

    Associate Attorney Rebecca Bentley continues our series of Favorite Places to visit with a look at Greece in the video below. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, Berardi Immigration Law can help with your visit. Check out our Universal Visa Services page for more info and, if you have any questions, contact us today.
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  • Health Care or Child Care Worker? Expedite your EAD Application Now!

    The government has issued an advisory memorandum on ensuring essential critical infrastructure workers’ ability to work during the COVID-19 response. Gabriella Agostinelli has more in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Naturalization & Registering with the Selective Service System

    Rebecca Bentley discusses registering with the selective service system. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors.  Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in certain requests or notices before taking any action, if the request […]
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  • How to Avoid Denied Entry to Canada

    Berardi Immigration Law can help you cross the border with confidence. Your criminal record may be sealed – or old criminal charges may have been removed from your record in the United States. But you could still be denied entry to Canada. It happened over the weekend to a popular musical act. Don’t leave it […]
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  • USCIS Update on Expedited EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

    Here is a an update on expedited EADs for healthcare and childcare workers in the US. Expedited Processing of EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers Any healthcare workers or childcare workers who have a valid immigration status and have an initial Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) that has been pending for over 90 days […]
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