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  • E-2 Visas: The Money Trail

    The E-2 visa is a great way for foreign nationals investing in and owning U.S. businesses to live and work in the U.S. However, they are considered one of the more difficult visas to obtain, as they require substantial capital investments. There are also requirements as to how the applicant must transfer the capital needed […]
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  • Crossing the Border: Great News for L-2 & E-2 Spouses

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol begins issuing new I-94 designations for L-2 and E-2 spouse visa holders. Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • E-1 Visas for Canadian Consultants & Professional Services Companies

    Canadian citizens can often gain entry to the US with greater ease than others. Watch below and learn more about the E-1 visa on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Client Approval: E-2 Treaty Investor for UK TV Producer

    The E-2 Treaty Investor visa exists for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. It enables an individual to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. A major benefit of this classification is that it can be utilized […]
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  • Client Approval: E-2 Visa for Canadian Working in U.S.

    The E-2 Treaty Investor visa exists for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. It enables an individual to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. A major benefit of this classification is that it can be utilized […]
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  • USCIS Announces New Policy Suspending Biometrics Requirement for H-4, L-2, E Applications

    On May 3, 2021, Acting Associate Director of Service Center Operations (SCOPS) for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Connie Nolan signed a Declaration announcing the biometrics requirement will be suspended for H-4, L-2 and certain E Applications.  USCIS has the authority to require and collect biometrics, which include fingerprints, photographs, and digital […]
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  • U.S. & Mexico Announce Change in Visa Reciprocity Revisions for Certain Work Visas

    On April 26, 2021, the Governments of Mexico and the U.S. announced a change in the visa reciprocity standards for certain work visas for Mexican citizens and work permits for U.S. citizens. The principle of reciprocity is grounded in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and requires the Department of State (DOS) to set country-specific […]
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  • E Visa Updates from the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

    The U.S. Consulate in Toronto recently held a Zoom video conference to address recent changes and updates to the processing of E visas. The E visa category includes treaty traders and investors who come to the U.S. under a treaty of commerce and navigation between the U.S. and the country of which they are a […]
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  • E-2 Visa Applications for Essential Employees under the BAHA Executive Order & Prohibition Against Job Shops

    As the E-2 Treaty Investor visa becomes an increasingly popular category for foreign business expansion efforts into the U.S., it should be remembered that the “spirit” of the E-2 is to create jobs for U.S. workers and to stimulate the U.S. economy with commercial interaction with the treaty country.   The E-2 visa allows a foreign […]
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  • E-1 Visas for Canadian Consultants & Professional Service Companies

    Canadian citizens can often gain entry to the US with greater ease than others; this preferential treatment for our friends across the border is linked to treaty provisions within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of the first visa categories considered when analyzing U.S. employment authorization options for Canadian nationals is the TN […]
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