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  • The Real Reason for NEXUS Delays

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, explains the real reason for NEXUS delays. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • L-1A Manager: Definition

    Rebecca Bentley continues her Breaking Down the L-1 series with a definition of an L-1A manager. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Favorite Places: Culebra

    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). Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli shares her favorite place in the world: Culebra, Puerto Rico. In this series, our attorneys are sharing some of their Favorite Places to visit. If […]
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  • Schedule A Green Card for Nurses

    Partner Jennifer Behm talks about Schedule A green cards for nurses. Watch the video below and you may also want to check out our post on Nurses and Physical Therapists: A Fast Track to an Employment-based Green Card. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • The 1-Step Marriage-Based Green Card Process

    A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States can sponsor their foreign national spouse for a green card. This process involves proving the bona fide nature of the relationship and then requesting that the government issue the physical green card. Watch the video for more details. Our team of skilled attorney’s will […]
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  • What are B Visas?

    If you are looking to come to the U.S. temporarily for business or tourism/pleasure, you must obtain a B-1 or B-2 nonimmigrant visa. B visas are also known as a “visitor” visa for individuals entering the U.S. temporarily as a nonimmigrant. Please note that Canadians are visa exempt. What is a B-1? The B-1 visa is […]
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  • Canada Implements New Medical Exam Exemptions for Certain Immigrants

    Canadian government has announced to waive off medical exams for around 180,000 temporary and permanent residence applicants who are already in the country. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Help is On the Way for U.S. Visa Appointments!

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, visa processing has been very slow. Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, shares updates from the Department of State and other insights for changes on the horizon. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today, we’d love to hear from you.
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  • Immigration Consequences of Being Sentenced to a Conditional Discharge in New York

    What is a Conditional Discharge? Under New York Penal Law section 65.05, a conditional discharge is a sentence that a judge can impose if they believe that neither a sentence of imprisonment nor one of periodic imprisonment or probation supervision is appropriate based on the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history, character, […]
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  • The Visa Bulletin Explained

    What is a Priority Date? Gabriella Agostinelli explains the Visa Bulletin. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Client Approval: L-1A for Canadian Engineer in TN Status

    Associate Attorney Rebecca Bentley talks about a recent client approval story involving an L-1A visa for a Canadian Engineer in TN status. Watch the video below for the details. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Client Approval: L-1 for Manager | People Manager vs. Function Manager

    The L-1 nonimmigrant category is for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom discusses a recent client approval and the difference between a people manager and a function manager. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • When Will USCIS Reuse biometrics?

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires biometrics for a handful of common applications. If you are getting ready for a biometrics appointment, be sure to read our post on Preparing for Your Biometrics Appointment. However, if you have previously submitted biometrics, you may be wondering if they can be reused.  After collecting your biometrics, […]
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  • Canada Lifts 20-Hour Cap for International Students

    Berardi Immigration Law’s Canadian attorney Tiffany McKenzie has big news for international students studying in Canada. Canada is lifting the 20-hour-a-week limit on the number of hours international students can work off-campus, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser announced on Friday, citing the country’s labour shortage. Watch the video below for more info and, […]
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  • Breaking Down the L-1 | Ep. 8: Applying with USCIS

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo continues her nine-part series: Breaking Down the L-1, the nonimmigrant category for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. Watch the video below focusing on applying with USCIS and, if you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today!
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  • USCIS Awards $20 Million to Citizenship and Integration Grants

    On September 29, 2022, USCIS awarded nearly $20 million in grants to 66 organizations in 35 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and those with a clear pathway to lawful permanent residency for naturalization. These grants were made possible thanks to funding provided by Congress, which doubled the funding available for fiscal year […]
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  • October 2022 Visa Bulletin

    The US Department of State has released its Visa Bulletin For October 2022. Berardi Immigration Law Partner, Jennifer Behm, 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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  • Extension of Temporary Waiver of 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its temporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) no more than 60 days before an individual applies for the underlying immigration benefit, including Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), through March 31, […]
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  • Will the U.S. Drop the Vaccination Requirement?

    When will the United States drop the vaccination requirement for foreign nationals? Only time will tell but the U.S. is the last country in North America to ban unvaccinated tourists (see our post on Canada: No More Vaccine Rules, ArriveCAN Ends October 1st and Reuters’ “Truckers, lawmaker push for U.S. to drop foreign visitor vaccine […]
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  • USCIS Extending Green Card Validity for I-90 Applicants

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) from 12 months to 24 months now for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) to renew an expiring or expired Green Card. This extension became effective on September 26, 2022.  […]
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