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USMCA/NAFTA News Center

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

  • Can I work remotely for a U.S. employer with an H-1B, L-1, or TN visa?

    The COVID-19 pandemic greatly shifted workplace environments around the world. Many companies implemented long-term remote options for their employees. Since this implementation, several questions were raised as to how U.S. visa holders would navigate this drastic change. One common question we receive is: can an H-1B, L-1 or TN visa holder work remotely for a […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Management Consultant

    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. Check out the client approval video below, and you may also be interested in our previous TN Spotlight: Management Consultant post on our blog. If you have any […]
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  • Everything You Need to Know About VisaScreen Certificates

    VisaScreen, also known as the Visa Credentials Assessment Service, is a comprehensive screening service used for foreign healthcare professionals who are seeking occupational visas in order to work in the United States. Upon completion and approval of an applicant’s VisaScreen, they will receive an official ICHP Certificate, satisfying the U.S. Federal screening requirements that certain […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Civil Engineer

    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. Zach talks about a recent client applying for a TN work permit for a civil engineer in the video below. You can also check out our TN Spotlight […]
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  • Client Approval: TN Status for Management Consultant

    In this video, we explore how the type of sponsorship can decide the outcome for a management consultant applying for TN status. 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. Find out more in the video […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Canadian Accountant

    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 our video below and read more about the TN Visa for NAFTA Professionals and check out our NAFTA News Center, including our TN Spotlight on Accountants, TN […]
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  • TN Extension: Apply at the Border or Through The Mail?

    Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about two ways to apply for an extension of your TN work permit in the video below. You can travel to the border to apply – or you can file through the mail. There are differences, pros and cons, you need to know about. The TN Visa category was created […]
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  • Travel Updates at the Canadian Border

    With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions winding down, there are many new travel updates happening in countries across the globe. Borders are opening, restrictions are loosening, and requirements are being dropped. Canada is no exception, with many new developments for vaccinated travelers beginning in April that will make travel much easier! Beginning April 1st, 2022, fully vaccinated […]
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  • 15 Things To Do For Your TN Interview

    If you’ve already booked your TN interview at the border then now is the time to prepare. Berardi’s Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, provides insights for how to make your TN interview experience go smoothly in the video below. You may also be interested in our section on the TN Visa for NAFTA Professionals and our […]
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  • Client Approval: L-1B vs. TN for Technical Publications Writer

    After receiving a denial for a TN as a Technical Publications Writer a client came to Berardi Immigration Law for help. We took a different approach, deciding the L-1B category was a better fit. Watch the video below and read more about the L-1B nonimmigrant category in our services section. See additional relevant blog posts […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Vocational Counselor

    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 Vocational Counselor. Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi […]
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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: Iranian Canadian Denied Multiple Times at U.S. Border

    Iranian Canadians often undergo increased scrutiny at U.S. Ports of Entry. This was the case with a recent client, who was denied entry multiple times. In this Client Approval video, Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli shares the story of one client who applied for a TN application as an engineer. The TN […]
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  • Client Story: TN Economist

    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. Watch the video below and learn more about the TN Economist […]
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  • U.S. CDC Tells Americans to Avoid Travel to Canada

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised against travel to Canada because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The border is NOT closed! This is just a warning from the U.S. CDC. Keep an eye on our website and YouTube channel for the latest. Watch Rosanna’s video below for […]
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  • CDC Advising Against Travel to Canada Due to Rising COVID-19 Numbers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now placed Canada under a ‘Level 4 travel advisory’, the CDC’s most severe ranking. The CDC cites a high likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19 as the reasoning behind this move. Canada has been placed into the Level 4 category alongside 54 other nations that include […]
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  • U.S. NEXUS Enrollment Centers Open Nov. 29

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that the NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the United States will reopen on November 29, 2021. It should be noted, however, that the NEXUS and FAST enrollment centers in Canada will continue to be closed until further notice. Starting today, conditionally approved applicants may […]
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  • Client Story: TN Environmental Engineer Application

    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. Canadians and Mexicans may be eligible to work in the U.S. as a nonimmigrant NAFTA professional under the following conditions: The applicant is a citizen of Canada or […]
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  • Client Story: TN Economist Application

    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. Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom discusses a tricky TN […]
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  • The Department of Homeland Security’s New Rules for Non-Citizen Land Travel

    For the first time since March 2020, non-citizen travelers will be permitted to enter the U.S. through a land border or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason, such as tourism, beginning November 8, 2021. There are some rules that non-citizens must follow to be allowed to gain entry, however.  Non-citizens may enter the U.S. if […]
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