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  • Green Cards & Dual Intent

    If you’ve ever applied for a U.S. visa, you might have heard the term dual intent. Many people don’t know or understand this concept – watch the video below for the break down. You can also read more in our PERM/Green Card Center and Universal Visa Services page. If you have any questions, contact Berardi […]
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  • DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and Open Application Period

    On June 27, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the open application period for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. The Program provides funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities nationally. Up to $20 million in grants will be available, which doubles last year’s available funding of $10 million.  The Program will enable […]
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  • Canada’s Express Entry Draws Return to Normal Today

    Canada’s immigration department is restarting its draws today for all programs under Express Entry – a system used to select so-called economic immigrants – after it temporarily shut down over the pandemic and travel restrictions that came with it. Find out more in the video below and read about Exploring Canadian Citizenship on our blog. […]
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  • It’s Time for ArriveCAN to Go

    Watch the video below for why we think it’s time for ArriveCAN to go – what do you think? If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today – we’d love to hear from you!
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  • What is a Security Advisory Opinion?

    When applying for a U.S. visa, a foreign national must undergo a lengthy screening process conducted by a U.S. Consulate or Embassy. Consular Officers are fist in line to determine if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements of the visa. Though Consular Officers are highly trained to make eligibility determinations, there are some instances in […]
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  • Happy July 4th: 6 Reasons to Become a U.S. Citizen

    It’s July 4th and so we thought we’d share some great reasons to become a US citizen. Check out our US Citizenship services page for more info and contact us if you have any questions.
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  • 4th of July: Derivative Citizenship

    Derivative citizenship is when a child is born outside of the U.S. to at least one U.S. citizen parent who meets certain eligibility requirements. If the requirements are met, the child automatically derives citizenship upon his or her birth. No affirmative action is required of the child to acquire citizenship. Watch the video below for […]
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  • N-400 & Green Card Renewal

    Watch our video about the N-400 and green card renewal below, and check out our U.S. Citizenship section for more information. You can also read our blog posts on U.S. Citizenship at Birth, Automatic Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship After Birth, and How to Replace a Stolen or Lost Green Card. If you have any questions, […]
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  • Fourth of July Travel Tips

    Our fun-filled, celebratory holiday is approaching us! What do you have planned? Barbecue with family, boat ride with friends, or just kicking back with a cool drink to watch the fireworks? We, at Berardi Immigration Law, hope you enjoy a safe holiday with whatever venture you might find yourself on. If you are traveling for […]
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  • Adjudication of Employment Authorization Requests

    Rebecca discusses adjudication of employment authorization requests. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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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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