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  • TN Biologist Case Summary 1.14.2020

    Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom discusses a recent TN application he prepared for a biologist. Our client applied for status when a U.S. laboratory needed this individual to come to the United States to research cancer medications and the effects of these medications on the human body. To qualify as a biologist under TN status, we need […]

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  • TN Interior Designer Case Summary 1.3.2020

    Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom was able to successfully secure our client’s TN work authorization for a three-year period by showing that the applicant possessed a bachelor’s degree in interior design and was coming into the U.S. to provide interior design services.

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  • TN Accountant Case Summary 1.3.2020

    In addition to describing the TN category, Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom tells us about a recent case where our client is an accountant. He explains the educational requirements needed to show that an individual is qualified for this category. The application was approved for a three-year period and our client is happily working in the U.S.

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  • TN Landscape Architect Case Summary 1.3.2020

    The TN category is designated for Canadian and Mexican citizens who enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services for a U.S. entity. Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom recently assisted a landscape architect enter the U.S. to provide professional services for a large U.S. company. With his help. this application was ultimately approved for a three-year period.

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  • TN Management Consultant Case Summary 12.03.2019

    Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom describes a recent success at the border for a TN client, in which he gathered information on the applicant’s 30 years of relevant experience. With Zachary’s help, our client received a visa for the full three year period in the highly scrutinized category of TN Management Consultant.

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  • L-1 Case Summary 10.25.2019

    In addition to summarizing a successful L-1 application, Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom covers some of the information you should know about entering the U.S. over land versus air. He explains what the I-94 would look like for each and how to check your I-94 status online.

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  • L-1 Functional Manager Case Summary 10.25.2019

    Our firm recently assisted a senior project manager secure an L-1 visa for the full three year period. Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom was able to prove that she would fill the role of function manager, as opposed to a people manager, and would be involved with decision making in the U.S., despite having no direct reports.

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  • TN Geologist Case Summary 10.15.2019

      Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom describes how our team was able to prove our applicant fulfilled the requirements of the TN Geologist category by showing evidence of his education in a related field and that he would be entering the U.S. to provide services as a geologist. Thanks to his efforts, our client received a visa […]

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  • TN Case Summary 10.15.2019

    Partner Jennifer Behm explains how our team overcame CBP’s objections for a recent TN applicant by mailing in an application to USCIS.  While we typically advise the in-person interview, our team determined that the paper option was the best choice for our client.  We were successful, and our client was able to enter the U.S. […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary 10.11.2019

    One of applicants applied at the Derby Line point of entry in Vermont.  The first time applicant managed teams in the U.S. and Canada.  Our team overcame the challenge of establishing the affiliation between the two teams, including translating voluminous documents and highlighting what information from those documents was important for the case.  Attorney Sarah […]

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  • L-1 Renewal Case Summary 10.11.2019

    Attorney Sarah Michalek tells us a bit about a recent applicant’s success at the border. The applicant was a long time L-1A holder, and our team was able to show that he was within the limits for days spent in the U.S., had permanent ties to Canada, and that he held a managerial role. Border […]

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  • TN Case Summary 07.31.2019

    Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, Zach Ahlstrom, recently had a successful TN application presented by one of our clients to Customs and Border Protection located at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying under the Graphic Design designation. In order to qualify under this designation, the beneficiary […]

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  • TN Visa Case Summary 07.17.2019

    Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, Zach Ahlstrom, recently had a successful TN application presented by one of our clients to Customs and Border Protection located at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying under the Economist designation. In order to qualify under this designation, the beneficiary must […]

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  • TN Visa Case Summary 07.05.2019

    Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful TN-visa application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. The applicant was applying for a job in the U.S. as an economist. Generally, with an economist designation, an applicant has to show that […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary 07.05.2019

    Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. This L-1 application was for a manager who didn’t necessarily manage people. Instead, this applicant managed an essential function or component within the organization […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary 06.26.2019

    Gabriella Agostinelli, Senior Associate Attorney with our firm, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. This L-1 was for a first time applicant. We were able to submit this application as our client had just recently reached his one […]

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  • L-1B Case Summary 06.07.2019

    Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1B application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. The L-1B visa, unlike the more common L-1A visa, allows a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating […]

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  • TN Management Consultant Case Summaries 06.04.2019

    Jennifer Behm, Partner at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had two successful TN Management Consultant applications processed by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. The TN Management Consultant application is one of the most highly scrutinized categories under NAFTA. Unlike other TN categories, this is the […]

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  • B-1 Case Summaries 05.29.2019

    Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom recently had two successful applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. Both applications involved a unique caveat to the B-1 Business Visitor category, allowing the entry of individuals performing voluntary services for religious organizations. Typically, the B-1 is used […]

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  • L-1B Case Summary 05.21.2019

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had yet another successful L-1B application submitted to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located just a few miles away from our Buffalo, NY office. This client was applying for a renewal L-1B, seeking to obtain the remaining two years of validity she […]

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