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  • TN Spotlight: Attorney

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Attorney. Watch the video for more info. If you have any questions, or to […]

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  • Client Approval: Admission Period vs. Approval Period

    Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is back with another Client Approval video. This time, she’s talking about the difference between an admission period and an approval period. Find out the details in the video below. As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, please let us know.

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  • Crossing the Border: What’s Going On With NEXUS?

    The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. But, for the most part, there has not been a way to get a NEXUS card during the pandemic. Are you thinking about applying for NEXUS? Or are you a current cardholder wondering how you’ll be able to renew? Watch […]

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  • A Warning for U.S. Work Permit Holders

    Are you a U.S. work permit holder on an overseas holiday? Just because you have a work permit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to return to the U.S. once your vacation is finished. In this video, Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has vital information for any U.S. work permit holder who is traveling […]

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  • Canadians: Watch This Video Before You Travel

    If you’re a Canadian citizen on a U.S. work permit traveling outside North America, you need to watch this video right away. Many of our clients, who have U.S. work permits but traveled to Europe or other destination over the summer, are having difficulty flying back to the United States. Currently, U.S. travel restrictions only […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Sales Engineer

    Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is talking about the TN category today. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Sales Engineer. If you […]

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  • USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

    On August 12, 2021, USCIS announced that it is temporarily extending the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examinations and Vaccination Record, to four years. The form was previously valid for only two years.  Under the newly released guidance, USCIS may consider a completed Form I-693 valid if:  The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no […]

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  • Client Approval: L-1A New Office Scenario

    Attorney Erica Chiodo is here with another Client Approval video. A company needed help transferring a project manager from operations in Canada to the U.S. We used the L-1A non-immigrant classification, which allows such a transfer. Watch below for more! If you have any questions about working in the U.S., contact Berardi Immigration Law today. […]

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  • Traveling to Canada under the “Vaccinated Traveler Exemption”

    As of August 9th, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes. Vaccinated travelers are also exempt from the quarantine and day-8 testing requirements previously implemented by the Canadian government.  How to qualify for the Vaccinated Traveler Exemption To qualify for the Vaccinated Traveler Exemption, an individual must […]

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  • Crossing the Border: Everything You Need to Know About Testing

    All travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a COVID-19 test result to enter Canada. All travelers must provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test, including those who are fully vaccinated. Find out more in the video below, plus check out the Government […]

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  • Client Approval: TN & L-1 Success

    Partner Jennifer Behm is back with another Client Approval. Two of our clients applied for TN Status in the area of Scientific Technician. We’re happy to report they were approved, along with five other clients in the same week. Be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law if you have any questions about applying for TN […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: L-1 Renewals

    Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is back with answers to your questions about L-1 Renewals. Did you know you can hold L-1 Status for up to seven years? But, if you are spending less than 183 days in the U.S. per year and you are an intermittent border crosser, L-1 status could be extended indefinitely. Be sure […]

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  • DNA Collection by US Agencies

    As of January 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been gradually implementing a phased DNA collection policy mandated by federal statute. This requires Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to collect DNA samples from individuals detained or in the custody of their agency. Aliens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Computer Software Engineer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Computer Software Engineer. If you have any questions, or to start your TN process, […]

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  • H-1B Applicants File Lawsuit Against DHS

    Hundreds of H-1B visa applicants have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over “rampant fraud and abuse” in the new H-1B online registration system. According to the complaint, the online registration system, which was created in 2019, has sparked a whole industry of consulting firms and fake employers that register […]

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  • Canada Opens Borders to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

    Canada opened its borders recently to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents and Berardi Immigration Law made the trip from Buffalo, New York, to Ft. Erie, Ontario, via the Peace Bridge. You need three things to travel to Canada (check out this video for more details about crossing the border): you must be vaccinated, you must […]

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  • Client Approval: TN Status for Management Consultant

    Attorney Erica Chiodo has another Client Approval story. A client reached out to us for help preparing her application for a TN as a management consultant. She was already In the United States with TN status and had a job opportunity with a new U.S. company. We advised her to exit the United States and […]

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  • USCIS Announces that Employers May File H-2B Petitions for Returning Workers

    The H-2B program allow a U.S. employer or agent to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. This classification requires a temporary labor certification issued by the Secretary of Labor. Currently, Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with 33,000 for workers who begin employment in the first […]

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  • Crossing the Border: How to Use the ArriveCAN App

    Berardi Immigration Law’s Tiffany McKenzie has a quick step-by-step on how to use the ArriveCAN app to enter Canada. Vaccinated American tourists can travel north as of Aug. 9, but there’s lots to know before you go. The Canadian government will start to allow entry to American citizens or permanent residents who can prove they […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Pharmacist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Pharmacist. How to Qualify for TN Status as a Pharmacist To qualify for TN status as […]

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