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TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One of these occupations is “Management Consultant.” How to Qualify as a Management Consultant To qualify for TN status […]

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Humanitarian Parole Request Case Summary: Funeral

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details our client’s successful humanitarian parole application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Humanitarian parole is used when an individual is inadmissible to the United States and has an urgent need to enter. In this case, our […]

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Humanitarian Parole Request Case Summary

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details his recent humanitarian parole case presented at the Peace Bridge port of entry here in Buffalo, NY. Humanitarian parole requests are a bit more rare than our TN or L-1 cases. A humanitarian parole request involves asking Customs and Border protection to admit an individual who would […]

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TN Spotlight: Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster

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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a disaster relief insurance claims adjuster.  How to Qualify as a TN Disaster Relief Insurance […]

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TN Spotlight: Librarian

TN Category Overview 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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Librarian.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Librarian To […]

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Are you a U.S. Citizen seeking a NAFTA Professional work permit in Canada?

Tiffany McKenzie is a Berardi Immigration Law Canadian Attorney who represents individuals and corporations seeking to obtain work authorization in Canada.  She also represents our clients at Visa Centres and ports-of-entry to come to Canada to present their criminal rehabilitation applications.  This blog focuses on the NAFTA/USMCA Professional category.  You can also check out our […]

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TN Spotlight: Hotel Manager

TN Category Overview  The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Hotel Manager. How to Qualify as a Hotel Manager  […]

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Q&A: Canadian Alternatives to the U.S. H-1B Visa

Tiffany McKenzie is a Berardi Immigration Law Canadian Attorney who represents individuals and corporations seeking to obtain work authorization in Canada.  She also represents our clients at Visa Centres and ports-of-entry to come to Canada to present their criminal rehabilitation applications.  The focus of this blog is on work permits but you can also check […]

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TN Spotlight: Graphic Designer

TN Category Overview 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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Graphic Designer. How to Qualify as a Graphic Designer To qualify […]

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US/Canada Border Update (June 25, 2020)

Senior Associate Attorney, Gabriella Agostinelli, keeps you up to date on what’s happening at the US/Canadian border.  In her latest video, she confirms that CBP is still processing both new and renewal L-1s and TNs.  Although the border remains closed through at least July 21st, Gabriella had three clients successfully apply for L-1 status just this […]

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TN Spotlight: Engineers

TN Category Overview 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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  A TN visa or status request may be approved for Canadian and Mexican Engineers who intend […]

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USMCA Changes the Foreign Investment Landscape Between the U.S., Canada, & Mexico

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has been in place for almost thirty years, goes into effect on July 1, 2020 and will change the way foreign investors can sue to protect their investments.  NAFTA established investor-state arbitration provisions which allowed foreign companies to sue the […]

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Can I Still Apply For or Renew My TN or L-1 Status?

In this video, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli answers one of the most common questions we are hearing from clients right now: “Can I still apply for or renew my TN or L-1 status?” The answer is yes! While the border remains closed until July 21, 2020, CBP is still accepting applications for both […]

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TN Spotlight: Zoologists

TN Category Overview 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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a zoologist.  How to Qualify as a TN Zoologist To qualify for […]

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How Does the USMCA Affect TN Visas?

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect on July 1, 2020 after all three countries certified their readiness to implement the new agreement. The USMCA aims to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has governed trade and investment between the countries since 1993.  The NAFTA established the TN visa category, […]

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Current State of TN & L-1 Applications at the Canadian Border

While technically the Northern border between Canada and the United States remains closed due to COVID-19, our Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details what activities are still allowed at the border. This includes traveling to the United States for work purposes and also applying for a TN or L-1 visa! Unfortunately, travel for pleasure purposes, such […]

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TN Spotlight: Forester

TN Category Overview The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Forester.  How to Qualify as a Forester To […]

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TN Spotlight: Economist

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

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TN Spotlight: Computer Systems Analyst

TN Category Overview 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 the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Computer Systems Analyst. How to Qualify as a Computer Systems Analyst […]

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