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News, case studies, and more to help with your USMCA/NAFTA-related needs.

  • Navigating the TN Application Process for a Canadian Scientific Technician

    The TN visa category facilitates the entry of Canadian and Mexican citizens into the United States to engage in professional business activities. Among the numerous professions covered under the TN visa, the role of a Scientific Technician is both unique and vital, particularly in fields requiring technical support under the guidance of a professional.  Understanding […]
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  • Bridging Borders: Celebrating a 3-year TN approval for a Civil Engineer

    Our firm is proud to announce a recent TN approval for a Canadian citizen who needs to come to the U.S. periodically to work on projects as a Civil Engineer on behalf of a U.S. engineering firm. This approval marks a pivotal step in the engineer’s career and reinforces the bridge of talent and expertise […]
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  • TN Visa: A Bright Alternative for Canadian & Mexican Students Not Selected in the H-1B Lottery

    If you’re a Canadian or Mexican citizen and are feeling down because you weren’t selected in the H-1B visa lottery, we’ve got some good news for you: the TN visa category could be saving grace for staying in the U.S. Every year, thousands of international students face the uncertainty of the H-1B lottery, a process […]
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  • A Canadian Accountant’s TN Success Story

    Navigating U.S. immigration law to secure a TN work permit can be a daunting process. We’re excited to share a success story from Berardi Immigration Law, showcasing how careful preparation and understanding of immigration requirements can lead to positive outcomes. This story features a Canadian accountant who successfully obtained TN status, highlighting key steps and […]
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  • Why TN Visa Holders Can’t Be Self-Employed by the Sponsoring Employer

    Today, we’re diving into an important topic for those looking to work in the U.S. under the TN visa category: why self-employment is a no-go. If you’re researching the complexities of immigration law or just curious about your options, you’re in the right place. First off, let’s understand what the TN visa category is all […]
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  • Concurrent Employment for NIV Status

    Concurrent employment allows a nonimmigrant visa holder to work for multiple employers simultaneously under the same visa category. Each employer must file a separate petition and receive the requisite approvals from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Essentially, an individual can work for more than one employer, but each employment relationship must be independently […]
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  • USCIS Notice to Amend H-1B Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently proposed to amend its regulations governing H-1B specialty occupation workers to modernize and improve the efficiency of the H-1B program, add benefits and flexibilities, and improve integrity measures. Some of the proposed provisions would narrowly impact other nonimmigrant classifications, including: E-3, F-1, H-2, H-3, L-1, O, P, […]
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  • What To Expect At a TN Visa Interview: Insider Tips From an Immigration Lawyer

    Have you been planning to enter the United States through a TN visa and wondering what kind of questions you might be asked at an interview? An immigration lawyer will provide insider tips to help you know exactly what to expect and how to make sure your application is successful. Watch this video now for […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Computer Systems Analyst

    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. Attorney Zach Ahlstrom shares more in the video below. If you […]
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  • Extension of Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrants

    The Department of State (DOS) recently announced that it is extending its policy to waive in-person consular interviews for certain nonimmigrant applicants through December 31, 2023. Consular officers will have the authority to waive the interview requirement on a case-by-case basis for both first-time and renewing applicants. Individuals who hold the following nonimmigrant visa categories […]
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  • BREAKING: NEXUS at the Border Could Get a Whole Lot Better

    If you’re a frequent traveler between the United States and Canada, this news will be music to your ears. The NEXUS trusted traveler program could get a lot better and eliminate the backlog (currently 12-14 months) to schedule an interview for NEXUS. Check out the news release from Rep. Brian Higgins and if you have […]
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  • Higgins’ “Make Nexus Work Act”

    Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY 26th District) was in Buffalo on Monday, January 30, 2023, to talk about his new bill proposal. The proposed bill is called the “Make NEXUS Work Act” and will allow individuals to attend virtual NEXUS interviews. Under Higgins’ bill people who are applying for NEXUS will be able to connect through […]
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  • Canadian Immigration: Work Permits

    There are several different paths one can take when attempting to move to and work in Canada. The Canadian government has many rules and regulations in place to control the flow of immigrants and workers coming to the country. Below, we will outline a few of the different main documents workers and employers will need […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Engineer

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo discusses a recent client approval story involving a TN visa for an engineer below. The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. […]
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  • Applying for TN Status as a Mexican

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We’ve covered applying for TN status as a Canadian in another video on our site, and below Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom discusses what’s in involved in applying for […]
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  • Applying for TN Status as a Canadian

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about applying for TN status as a Canadian. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would […]
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  • Canadian Immigration Attorney Renews TN

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • TN Licensure Requirements

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Watch Jennifer’s video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Terminating Employees in H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1 or E-3 Status | If My Status is Terminated | Ep. 1

    Watch the video below on Terminating Employees in H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1 or E-3 Status and check out our related page on Universal Visa Services. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • TN Spotlight: Scientific Technician

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Watch the video below for some details on applying on a scientific technician basis and check out related TN Spotlight: Scientific Technician/Technologist post. If you have any questions, […]
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